Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

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

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 […]

Infants/Toddlers, Parents

The Secret to Good Behavior in Your Toddler? Self-Confidence.

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we get lots of questions from parents of toddlers who want to know how to “improve” their child’s behavior, especially regarding how they interact with their peers on playdates and at preschool. Our answer? After many decades of helping parents raise their infants and toddlers, we’ve found that what most affects toddlers’ […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

Is There a Reason NOT to Vaccinate Your Child?

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! […]

Infants/Toddlers, Parents

What’s The Best Way To Care For My Baby’s Umbilical Cord?

Hooray! You’ve made it through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and now you have a new little wonderful bundle of joy in your life. If you’re a first-time parent, you’re finding out (fast) about all the tasks that come along with that wonderful bundle: feeding, diapering, burping, swaddling…and that’s just the beginning! It can all seem […]

Parents, Teens

What You Need to Know About the 8 Most Common STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

While anyone can contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) at any age, 15- to 24-year-year-olds account for half of all new STD infections, according to the CDC. Whether you’re straight, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, having unprotected sex can expose you to STDs, some of which can seriously affect your health, possibly fatally. You don’t […]