Sudden cardiac arrest is rare in young people, but it can happen. The CDC estimates that 2000 seemingly healthy young people under the age of 25 die each year of sudden cardiac death. CPR and AED training could save your child’s life.
If you have not been introduced to tummy time for your baby, let us be the first. It is simply turning your baby on its tummy for relatively short periods of time and supervising that time. It would be dangerous to leave your little one unattended. Tummy time should be a daily occurrence and only when your baby is awake. For newcomers to tummy time, here’s when to start and 4 benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the warm weather upon us and with kids spending more time outdoors, it is a good time to focus on their health and safety. Read through PediatriCare’s guide to summer safety, and contact us with any questions.
When you have a child with severe allergies, every new day brings the risk of an allergic reaction. This risk multiplies when a child leaves the comfort of their home for adventures at a sleepaway summer camp.
Do not panic. Your child can certainly make it through the summer without an allergic reaction, but it is always best to be prepared.
Let’s be clear right away that hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common disease among young children, it is not usually serious, but it is a very contagious virus. It has no relationship to the animal disease known as foot-and-mouth disease which preys on sheep, pigs, and cows. Now that we understand this is a human disease, let’s learn about preventing and treating hand, foot, and mouth disease in your child.
Just as adults need to see their physician at least once a year for a wellness visit, so do children. You wouldn’t hesitate to take them if they are sick, but it’s just as beneficial to take them when they are not. It’s a way to be sure your child is developing according to certain benchmarks and that there are no medical or developmental issues. If this is news to you, here is what to expect during your child’s well-child visit.