How many of us were spanked as children? My guess is probably a lot. Our parents most likely thought they were doing the right thing by swatting us on the behind, and that spanking was an acceptable way to discipline a child or show them “who’s in charge.” However, times have changed.
Many moms-to-be (as well as dads-to-be) know that breastfeeding has several important health advantages for babies, such as an increased immune system and fewer infections. Yet in addition to the many ways your baby benefits from breastfeeding, there are significant benefits for moms too. It really is true that breast is best, for both of […]
If you have a baby, you’re probably going to have to deal with diaper rash, no matter if you’re using cloth or disposable diapers and even if you’re hyper-vigilant with changes. At Westchester Health, we’ve helped thousands of parents learn how to prevent diaper rash, as well as treat it if it occurs. We’re here […]
No matter how cute and cuddly they are, all babies cry. Parents accept this and understand that crying is the way their baby lets them know they’re hungry, wet, scared or tired. If your baby has colic, though, the crying can seem to come out of nowhere with no apparent cause and can feel like […]
At Westchester Health, maybe the only thing we like better than new babies is helping parents learn how to take of their new babies. They typically come to us with lots of questions, first and foremost being, When will our baby sleep through the night?
At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we care deeply about each of our patients and do whatever we can to help them grow up happy and healthy. When we discover (or suspect) that a patient is injuring herself/himself, we take it very seriously. We immediately evaluate the individual, and if need be, refer her/him to a mental […]
Between school, travel sports, clubs, dance, religious classes, volunteer work, homework and maybe a job after school, a great many kids today are busier than their parents. And even though it can be a hassle driving them to and from all their activities, some parents take pride in their kids’ chock-full schedules and see them […]
At Westchester Health, parents of a newborn (especially if it’s their first child) often come to us wanting to know how to take care of their baby’s umbilical cord. While proper cord care is not very hard or involved, there are several do’s and don’ts to follow, which are explained in the following blog by Lauren Adler, […]
Flu season is here: time to get the flu shot! Even though it might seem like winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated against the flu. Don’t delay—it’s very important to protect yourself and your family by getting the flu shot before flu season is in […]
If you’re a parent with more than one child, you’re probably experiencing some sibling rivalry. Often, siblings clash because they’re different ages and want different things, or because they’re close in age and want the same things. And, like all of us, even the most loving brothers and sisters (or brothers and brothers, or sisters […]