Infants/Toddlers

How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, one topic that seems to cause parents more angst than almost any other is sleep. “Is my baby/toddler/adolescent/teenager getting enough sleep?” is something we get asked just about every day. Our answer? It depends on the age of your child. A helpful rule of thumb is: if your child wakes up

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How To Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations Are Up To Date

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we strongly believe in the importance of immunizations and fully advise giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. Most vaccine-preventable diseases are spread from person to person. When a person has been vaccinated for a particular

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Learn How To Give Your Newborn The Best Start In Life

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Expecting a baby? Congratulations! You’re about to embark on one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in life. To make sure you get all the information you need to give your newborn a healthy start, Westchester Health Pediatrics is offering a series of prenatal talks once a month from January-June 2017. Please join us!

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10 Best Survival Tips For Stay-At-Home-Dads

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For any stay-at-home dads out there, are you ready for the most fulfilling but maybe the hardest job you’ve ever had? Along with all the giggles, hugs and finger painting, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics know that raising kids can also feel lonely, frustrating and thankless. Every child is different, and every stage of a child’s development

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To Circumcise Or Not To Circumcise?

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In the United States, approximately two-thirds of all newborn boys are circumcised each year. Parents who choose circumcision typically do so based on religious beliefs, concerns about hygiene, or cultural or social reasons, such as the wish to have their son look like other men in the family. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we strongly feel

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Why Does My Child Need An Annual Physical?

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Some parents ask us why their child needs a physical every year when they seem perfectly healthy. Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that an annual physical plays a very important role in the health of your child and should take place every year even if your child hardly ever gets sick. Not only

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The Safety Dos and Don’ts of Bathing Your Baby

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we firmly believe that the strength of the parent-physician relationship is critical to your baby’s health and well-being, and to your peace of mind. We consider ourselves collaborators in your baby’s care and together, we’ll take good care of your new little one. Bathing your newborn is one of those areas where

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How Discipline Ultimately Creates A Happier, Healthier Child

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As a parent, one of your jobs is to teach your child to respect others, obey authority, be kind to those older and younger, and share. In other words, to be a good person. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that appropriate discipline, along with plenty of praise, is an important component of helping your child develop

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How To Know If Your Child Has Autism

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One of the hardest things we have to do as pediatricians is tell parents that their child has autism. But one of the most meaningful things is watching these same families learn to value their child for who they are rather than who they are not. To help dispel some myths about autism, we’ve gathered

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6 Tips For Maintaining a Happy, Healthy Family

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that there is no perfect family, or even a “normal” one. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and have their unique ways of interacting with each other. However, something we’ve observed over the years is that healthy, well-functioning families tend to have several key characteristics in common:

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