by Dr. Jennifer Brannon When you think of water safety, you should automatically think of a fully fenced pool and adult supervision during pool times. But did you know that Continue Reading →
by Dr. Jennifer Brannon If it seems like your one-year-old’s eating habits have taken a nosedive after his first birthday, you are noticing something that many people have experienced. This Continue Reading →
by Dr. Jennifer Brannon You probably already know that playing outside is great for kids, but it can be great for infants and toddlers, too! The earlier you start exposing Continue Reading →
by Dr. Jennifer Brannon Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a very common respiratory virus that usually causes mild symptoms like those of a common cold. Even though most people recover Continue Reading →
Once your baby is able to sit up and feed herself, a new set of challenges begin. This is not intended to be a complete list but instead a few Continue Reading →
While you are busy keeping track of immunization schedules and tracking milestones, there’s one important thing you can do for your baby that you can never start too soon. You Continue Reading →
By now you are aware of the many benefits of breastfeeding for babies. These include natural immunization, increased brain development and other benefits that are still being discovered. But how Continue Reading →
Since February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a good time to remind parents the importance of protecting those first pearly whites. Decay in baby teeth can affect the Continue Reading →
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement this year stressing the importance of nutrition on developing brains. Specifically, the first 1,000 days of development, which begins with good maternal nutrition and ends with the child’s second birthday, are critical for neurodevelopment. This critical time can affect children for the rest of their lives. Lack of nutrients can lead to lower IQs, neurological delays and obesity.
Some keys to success for the first 1,000 days:
- Expectant mothers should speak to their doctors about key nutrients and ensure they are eating a healthy diet.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life, then adding in solid foods while continuing to breastfeed until at least the child’s first birthday.
- According to the USDA, children 1-3 years of age should be offered servings of grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy and protein on a daily basis. Speak to your pediatrician about the proper nutrition for your toddler.
So, is Time-Out effective? Yes, but it must be done right. A recent study in the Academic Pediatrics journal looked at over 400 parents of kids aged 15 months to Continue Reading →