We may think of health screenings as things adults do – a blood pressure check, an inspection of the ears and throat and maybe even a cholesterol or blood sugar level check. In fact, for our babies, health screenings begin just moments after they are born. [Read more…] about Health Screenings In The Delivery Room
Whether you open a chapter book or select a pile of favorite picture books, curling up with your child to read can be the perfect way to spend time together. You may both think that this is just some quality time spent without screens. In reality, you are planting seeds for an enormous harvest of advantages for your child.
Bay Street Pediatrics is here to explain five ways reading aloud to your child – at any age – benefits them.
Our Bay Street Pediatrics providers are often asked if we believe COVID-19 will ever really end and life can return to normal. While we trust this virus will eventually become just another mild illness, we do know that that won’t happen until everyone does three very vital things.
Families everywhere are hoping for a holiday filled with laughter, wonder and joy; kids opening presents gratefully, singing cheerfully and eating everything on their plates. Unfortunately, without proper preparation and planning, the holidays are much more likely to be a headache of tantrums, meltdowns, and crying. Ho, ho, NO!
Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, the Solstice, Mawlid Un Nabi, Christmas or Kwanzaa,is here to help your family get through the next two weeks with all the joy you’ve always wanted the holidays to hold.
As the COVID-19 vaccine rate continues to rise, families are beginning to look with hope at the post-pandemic future. While optimism comes with getting vaccinated, it’s important to remember that infections are rising again in some parts of the country and our littlest ones are still vulnerable.
Bay Street Pediatrics understands that many of us are traveling for the holidays to be with family for after being vigilant about isolation for nearly two years now. We are here to help with advice about staying healthy as you take this step to normal holidays once again.
Remember puberty? You probably don’t really want to. While it’s a critical time in our physical and mental development, it’s rare that anyone thinks it was a happy time of life. And just when we may have stopped cringing at the memory of this awkward time, we realize that our children are about to hit that same stage.
Bay Street Pediatrics is here to help both you and your child get through puberty as painlessly and positively as possible. With open communication and a good grasp of puberty science, both you and your child can make it through!
The death of a child at any age causes a grief few can understand, but when an infant dies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), feelings of heartbreak can be overwhelming.
Bay Streets Pediatrics is here to detail the risk factors of SIDS and how to keep your infant as safe as possible. [Read more…] about SIDS: Risk Factors & Making Baby Safer
In 1978, Penny and Andrew Stanley wrote the book of “Breast is Best” as a guide for new mothers, and the “Breast is Best” campaign began soon after. In the late 70’s, breastfeeding numbers were at an all time low and people were losing generational breastfeeding knowledge passed from mothers to daughters. “Breast is Best” reversed that trend and now, breastfeeding rates continue to improve year after year.