Relax, Dad. You got this!
Some new dads know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to taking care of a new baby. Others haven’t a clue. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we love them all. We particularly enjoy listening to their concerns and answering their questions so they can be informed and feel confident taking care of their kids.
Did you know that kids whose fathers take an active role in raising them are more likely to be emotionally secure, do better in school and have better social connections with peers? It’s true. Plus, kids raised by hands-on dads are less likely to become depressed and abuse alcohol and drugs.
So, dive right in, dad. We’re with you every step of the way. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.
Got dad questions? We’ve got dad answers.
Over the years, we’ve found that dads have very different questions than moms…and yet often, the same ones. Either way, we’re here for you with expert advice and guidance to help you raise happy, healthy kids, and we’ll take as long as you need to get your questions answered.
Great news! You now have access to some of the nation’s best pediatric specialists
Now that we’re part of Northwell Health, you have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital exclusively for children and one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.
If you have a child with a serious health issue, such as sickle cell disease or cancer, we can now refer you to the outstanding specialists at Cohen Children’s Medical Center who provide a full spectrum of diagnostic, medical, interventional and surgical treatments for your child. Today, our valuable partnership with Northwell Health not only allows you to take advantage of these extraordinary resources but it also enables us to greatly expand our services to bring you and your family the best possible care in the region.
6 survival tips for new dads
If parenting is new to you, no problem. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve helped raise lots and lots of kids, from infants all to the way to young adults. Here’s some information you might find useful along your journey — please come see us for more detailed guidance and support.
1. Helpful tips for dads-to-be
Research shows that new moms have a much better pregnancy experience when dads are actively involved. Here are 5 ways you can show your partner you two really are in this together. Read more.
2. Adjusting to life as a new dad
Feed your baby. Change your baby’s diaper. Soothe your baby. Repeat. Yes, you’re probably going to be overwhelmed and sleep deprived during the first few weeks with your newborn, but hang on…it gets better. Read more.
3. Dads can get the baby blues too
Although postpartum depression in new moms is well known, it’s much less acknowledged that fathers can also become depressed after their baby’s birth, but just as important. Read more.
4. Dads have different parenting styles and guess what? Kids are better for it.
When it comes to raising kids, men’s parenting styles can be just as effective as women’s (and sometimes more so). Read more.
5. The stay-at-home-dad: so much work, so much joy
Although the stay-at-home dad (SAHD) is still considered a rarity in some places, the fact is that these days, more and more men are deciding to stay home with the kids — close to 2 million in the U.S. and growing. Read more.
6. Circumcision: a personal decision
If you have a baby boy, you and your partner will want to discuss whether to circumcise him or not. Read more.
Make an appointment today to come in and see us
At each of our 11 locations throughout Westchester County, our highly experienced pediatricians are welcoming, knowledgeable and ready to help. They’re eager to get to know you and your child, answer all your questions, listen to your concerns, and give you the comforting guidance and support you need. Please visit our Locations page to find the WHP office nearest you.