Doctor Visits

Dealing with Children Who Have a Fear of Vaccination

2019-09-09T03:26:07+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Doctor Visits, Shots|

Does your child tremble at the thought of getting a shot? Fear of needles is actually one of the most common stressors among children. Vaccines help protect children against various illnesses, but that doesn’t change the fact that they hurt. Here are five tips to help make your next visit to the children’s doctor smoother. Be Honest How often have you heard that shots didn’t [...]

A First-Time Mother’s Guide to Newborn Care

2019-09-09T03:03:56+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Baby Care, Doctor Visits|

You can attend all the newborn care classes you want during your pregnancy, but diapering and feeding a baby doll just isn't the same. When your baby arrives, you will still feel overwhelmed. Nobody is really ever prepared to be responsible for another life. But, don't worry. Your parental instinct will soon kick in. It's a good idea to ask the nurses at the hospital [...]

Why Infant Care is Important for Parents

2019-09-09T03:30:08+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Baby Care, Doctor Visits|

Taking care of a baby comes with a lot of challenges. Here’s why knowing how to properly care for your child is a skill you need to learn as you welcome the newest arrival to your family. The Umbilical Cord Will Fall Off Your baby’s umbilical cord will fall off within two weeks. Don’t be surprised when it does. That’s nothing to panic over. Be [...]

An Inside Look at the Real Causes of Toddler Constipation

2019-09-09T03:05:24+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Baby Care, Doctor Visits|

Constipation is defined as having three or fewer bowel movements per week, and while some children might pass stool every day, others can go days at a time with no ill effects. However, there comes a time when the symptoms of toddler constipation should not be ignored. Symptoms of Constipation in Toddlers When a toddler is constipated the most direct evidence is the condition of [...]

Why Your Toddler Needs a Flu Shot

2019-09-09T03:33:46+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Baby Care, Doctor Visits, Shots|

It’s flu season, meaning you’re probably surrounded by the following: coughing, runny noses, sore throats, etc. Flus are more than just irritating, however. They can sometimes be deadly. In 2018, Arizona recorded a whopping 523 flu-related deaths. Who’s most at risk? Children under two. How Old Do You Have to Be to Get a Flu Shot? A baby has to be at least six months [...]

Treating Fever in Children Safely

2019-09-09T03:23:25+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Baby Care, Blog, Doctor Visits, Emergency, Health|

While it may not always be medically necessary to bring a fever down, your child may be very uncomfortable until you do so. Here’s what measures you can take to safely bring down a fever. Relax Not every fever is a sign of a serious issue. Often, fevers are just your child’s immune system fighting off an infection. Panicking may overwhelm your child and make [...]

At What Age Should Dental Checkups Begin?

2019-09-09T03:17:04+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Baby Care, Dental, Doctor Visits|

Many parents aren’t aware of how much early dental care can make a difference in their child’s teeth. Pediatricians and dentists can often see signs of future dental conditions long before your child’s first tooth comes in. Early checkups can mean healthier teeth later on in life. If you want to start your baby on preventive dental care, here’s what you need to know. At [...]

Why New Parents Need a Pediatric Doctor for Newborn Care

2019-09-09T03:02:11+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Baby Care, Doctor Visits|

Having a baby is both an exciting and scary time for parents. With so many questions and new experiences, the most important decision parents can make is finding the right doctor for well child checkups. Online Help Isn’t Enough Medical articles can be a fantastic resource and a great first step to the baffling situations new parents encounter. That being said, it’s only a first [...]

It’s Not the Common Cold, but it’s More Common Than You Think!

2018-10-12T08:12:51+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Blog, Doctor Visits, Health, Shots|

It’s quite easy to chalk up your child’s illness to the common cold. However, not every cough and stuffy nose indicate a cold. Here are signs you’re dealing with more than the common cold. Allergies If your child’s cold disappears once they step out the house, they might be allergic to something in your home. You may have mold in your walls or layers of [...]