Category: Help for your child

Holiday season and the NICU

Holiday season and the NICU

The holiday season is a time full of cheer for many families, but if your baby is currently in the newborn intensive care unit (also called NICU) it ...
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 ...
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 ...
Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or cleft palate

Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or cleft palate

Breastfeeding can be challenging for any mom. But, for the mother of an infant with a cleft lip or cleft palate, it can be daunting. In honor of Worl ...

What is a Pediatric Neurologist?

A Pediatric or Child Neurologist specializes in treating problems of the brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscles, in babies and children up thr ...