Your little ones have extra sensitive skin because it’s thinner than yours. Their immune system has not developed yet, so they are more susceptible to irritants of all kinds. It’s important for parents to stay ahead of the curve and remove common irritants inside your home and while enjoying the outside. Caring for your child’s sensitive skin is an ongoing parental challenge.
PediatriCare of Northern VA, PCIt’s bad enough that you suffer from seasonal allergies, but when your child has the same problem, it’s twice as tough. Let’s take a look at seasonal allergies and how to help your child find relief.
Most kids love winter, and they dream about the first snow day — moms and dads, not so much. Kids consider themselves invulnerable whereas moms and dads know better. Each time a child heads out the door to snowboard, ski, go ice skating or sledding, an accident is possible. Here is a useful review of winter weather safety tips for children.
Each generation seems to have its own set of challenges for parents. It was the dawn of rock and roll during the fifties and sixties and the sexual revolution in the next decade. Today’s generation of parents must cope with raising children in the digital age, and that is no easy task.
When your little one is not eating, feeling a bit feverish, and no amount of love and cuddling will calm him or her, you become worried. Knowing when to give your child medicine and when not to is essential before you do anything. Let’s explore in more detail giving your child medicine.
Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available for children ages five to eleven, many parents are on the fence as to whether or not to vaccinate their children.
For most children with COVID-19, the cases have been mild. However, the virus has been shown to be unpredictable, and most healthcare providers are urging parents to take all available precautions to protect against the virus.
We strongly feel that current circumstances continue to require innovative processes to keep your family safe. It’s our commitment to you and our community. It’s #HowWeKeepYouSafe
Here’s how we continue to honor that commitment….
COVID-19 Vaccination Site
We are registered and approved by the VDH as a COVID19 Vaccination Site. We are currently have a supply of Phizer vaccine for children ages 5+. If you are interested in more information, please select “request an appointment” on this site and fill out the request form. We are following VDH and CDC guidelines for immunization. We will be reaching out within 24 hours of receiving your appointment request to schedule the appointment. Our established vaccine policy requires a child to be up to date on well care to be immunized. Call us to make sure your child’s preventative care is up to date.
Reduced Traffic Flow in the Common Areas of the Building and Our Office
Elevators are operating at reduced capacity and people are practicing strict social distancing too. Plenty of parking combined with hallways and elevators where people don’t jump in with one another. It’s a win/win.
We Take Care of Ourselves So We Can Care For You
We have always followed scientifically established protocols to ensure that our facility is clean and our staff is healthy, now more than ever, rest assured that our processes for infection control are superior and our commitment to minimizing risk is unwavering. We are happy to report that our staff has remained healthy during this pandemic because of the exceptional commitment we have, as part of your village, to adhering to CDC guidelines both at work and during our time off.
No apps to down load, No special processes that make life difficult and it’s HIPAA compliant and easy to schedule. We would love to tell you more. It’s a fantastic way to have your child’s health concerns addressed in the privacy of your home. Please call the office to identify if your request is one that can be accommodated by a video visit and to ascertain if there is a provider available.
We remain committed to you and your children and we are ALWAYS here for you and resolve to employ practices designed to keep you safe. For more information contact PediatriCare of Northern Virginia at (703) 330-3939, or request an appointment online.
Here we are again, back to school with all the germs, bacteria, and viruses, all mingling among your kids. As a parent, it is hard to fight it. All you can do is know what to look for and be prepared. Here are the most important contagious diseases to watch for this year.
Imagine if you had been getting non-stop attention from your spouse, and suddenly they are less attentive. You would probably be unhappy, angry, confused, and might even act out. You’re an adult, so imagine how your little one feels with a new sibling. There are tips and necessary dynamics involved in helping your first born adjust to a new sibling.
We are approaching the time when kids and parents start preparing for going back to school. As the time nears, there are numerous tips to prepare and get your kids off to a great start, including PediatriCare’s back to school guide.