How Often Should I Bathe My Baby?

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we believe that bathing your baby is about more than getting your newborn clean. It’s an intimate, deeply meaningful time to bond with the newest member of your family, and for both of you to get to know each other better. Yet bath time also brings with it some anxiety for parents,

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Realistic Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

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Is your child constantly on his/her phone? iPad? iPod? Laptop? Are you worried about the effects that hours of screen time might be having on your child’s eyesight, sociability or emotional health? Do you sometimes wish you could throw all the gadgets out the window and go back to the 19th century? At Westchester Health

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Cohen Children’s Medical Center Earns Top 50 National Ranking for Exceptional Care in 9 Specialties

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All of us at Westchester Health Pediatrics, Westchester Health, Northwell Health and Northwell Health Physician Partners are thrilled that our partner hospital, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, has recently been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the best pediatric hospitals in the nation, delivering exceptional care in nine specialties. “US News’ latest survey

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It’s That Time Again! Our Best Back-to-School Tips

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Wow, where did the summer go! Is it really time to start school again? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel the same way. We’re parents too and feel the same pangs of anxiety, and relief, as many of our patients’ parents when school rolls around every year. Is my child ready for a new year,

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Westchester Health Pediatrics Strongly Supports The LGBTQ Community

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, our fundamental mission is to “provide exceptional medical care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults to age 21.” Furthermore, this commitment to providing the best available healthcare encompasses people of all gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and others. At WHP, we feel strongly that gender identity is

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10 Best Ways To Help Your Toddler Fall Asleep

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Did you know that once toddlers reach the age of two, they’ve typically spent more time asleep than awake? And not only do those hours spent sleeping give tired moms, dads and caretakers a much-needed break, they’re also crucial for toddlers’ mental and physical development. Most of the growing children do is while they are

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Too Much, Too Little, Just Right? How To Know If You’re Giving Your Child The Right Dose

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Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, a common issue that we see is parents not knowing the correct dose of medicine to give their child, particularly with over-the-counter medications. They often don’t know the difference between measurements in teaspoons, mL’s or cc’s, and may not want to admit that they don’t understand. Or if it is

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What To Do When Your Toddler Is The Bully

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It’s one of the phone calls parents of toddlers dread: to come pick up their child from preschool because he/she is bullying another child and is being sent home. Although most parents immediately blame themselves, even the most well-mannered kids can bully. There are a number of reasons why one child bullies another. The good news

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Is There a Reason NOT to Vaccinate Your Child?

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The simple answer is NO!!! Because children still get vaccine-preventable diseases, it’s more important than ever to understand the benefits and risks of vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases. You never know when your child may have been exposed to a disease or was immune to an exposure because of his/her vaccine-induced immunity. Get your child vaccinated!

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Vaping and Tobacco: What You And Your Family Should Know

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E-cigarettes or vapes, are devices that create a vapor or aerosol of a nicotine-based substance. But unlike cigarettes, vapes do not create smoke so their use is less obvious to those around the person vaping. Moreover, many healthcare professionals are becoming increasingly alarmed at the popularity of vaping because the vapor that is released actually

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