Infants/Toddlers

Helping Your Preschooler Become Independent

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Try these tried-and-true, pediatrician-approved tips for enjoying the “I did it myself!” years As every parent knows, the years when their kids are past the toddler stage but not yet in kindergarten zip by especially fast. Full of boundless energy, curiosity, belligerence and yes, more than a few tantrums, the years from ages 3-6 are an important

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Best Ways To Treat Ear Infections In Children

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Next to the common cold, an ear infection is a very common illness. Most children will have one by the age of 3, and they can be hereditary (run in families). If they recur often and are not treated, they can lead to hearing issues and other problems. Fortunately, two recent vaccines, Prevnar and Hib,

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Baby Skin 101: Smart Tips For Protecting Your Little One’s Skin

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Other than feeding, burping and sleeping, possibly what is most on parents’ minds when they have a newborn is the condition of their baby’s skin. Is it too damp, too dry, is that a rash? Rest assured, here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve helped thousands of parents learn how to take care of their babies’ skin, and

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Are You Concerned About Your Child’s Speech?

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Children learn to communicate early in infancy, and any challenge with speech or language can have a significant effect on social, emotional and academic development. That’s why it’s so important to identify the difference between speech and language disorders and to intervene early so that children can be more likely to be successful academically and

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The Facts About Growth Disorders, Such As Short Stature

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Normal growth requires a child be healthy, well-nourished and loved. Hopefully, all children develop “normally” but sometimes, either due to nutrition deficits or genetics, certain children develop growth disorders. The good news: Today there are excellent treatments and therapies to help reverse many growth disorders, such as short stature. Also, in many cases, growth disorders are temporary and

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All The Information You Need For CPR and Car Seat Safety

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The Tuckahoe/Bronxville office of Westchester Health Pediatrics would like to remind families that it’s never too late to educate. We are firm believers in doing all we can to help you and your family stay safe, this summer and all year round. Below are some local CPR courses and locations to get car seats installed and

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Summer Safety Tips: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

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Summer Safety Tips: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Summer is a great time when the weather warms up and kids and families spend more time outdoors. Outdoor activities allow for more physical activity but parents need to know how to keep their children safe. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease

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A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Colic

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This blog was authored by Rachel E. Menaged, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics. No matter how cute and cuddly your baby may be, after weeks (or months) of seemingly non-stop crying, even the most
stalwart of parents may feel on the verge of losing it…

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New, Highly-Advanced Prenatal Tests Help Identify Problems Early, Says Westchester Health’s Navid Mootabar, MD

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Prenatal Care, Using New Innovative Testing Methods, Is Increasingly An Essential Part Of A Healthy Pregnancy Dr. Navid Mootabar, Westchester Health Associates OB/GYN, Praises Breakthrough Advances in Prenatal Testing For Early Identification Of Possible Problems Katonah, NY, May 18, 2015 — The long nine months of pregnancy can be an anxious time for many parents, especially first-timers,

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The Sun Is Out In Any Season So Protect Your Skin Year-Round

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As we all know, much study has been devoted to the effects of the sun on our skin. That wonderful, warm sun that we love to bask in and play in can cause significant damage to our skin. But if we are not careful, injury can occur, such as first or second degree burns. Spots and

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