Category: Help for your child

Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

During the first year of life, a baby grows and learns very quickly. Although babies develop at their own rate, most babies reach developmental milest ...
Fever and your baby

Fever and your baby

When your baby has a fever, it can be very frightening. Here is some information that can help you better understand why your baby has a fever and wha ...
Zika in New York City

Zika in New York City

If you live in the New York City area, you may have seen or heard the advertisements about the Zika virus. There has been an increase in the number ...
Can sleep affect your child with special needs? Or you?

Can sleep affect your child with special needs? Or you?

Quick answer…YES. Sleep is more than, well, sleep. It is restorative and essential to a healthy life. It is as important as water, food and ai ...
Developmental screenings are helpful for early diagnoses

Developmental screenings are helpful for early diagnoses

Before your baby leaves the hospital, he receives a series of tests called newborn screening. These tests look for serious but rare conditions, includ ...
Is the Zika virus affecting babies in the U.S.?

Is the Zika virus affecting babies in the U.S.?

Short answer…Yes. The CDC just released a report that measured the number of brain related birth defects in the U.S. before and after the arrival o ...
Why do we have World Birth Defects Day?

Why do we have World Birth Defects Day?

In a day and age when many cures exist for diseases and conditions, it may seem hard to believe that birth defects still occur. Yet, unfortunately the ...
Why reading aloud to your baby is so important

Why reading aloud to your baby is so important

Did you know that reading to your baby helps promote language skills? Science has shown that reading to your baby helps build vocabulary, speech, and ...
Parent navigators – a lifeline for NICU moms and dads

Parent navigators – a lifeline for NICU moms and dads

If you’re the parent of a baby born prematurely, you know the stress and anxiety that is a part of having your baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care uni ...
Recognizing families who care for preemies

Recognizing families who care for preemies

In addition to November being Prematurity Awareness Month, it’s National Family Caregivers Month. These two themes go together well. Caring for a prem ...