Tagged with children’s health

10 Tips on Feeding Your Picky Eater

Originally posted on Well Child Chats:
Your baby had a great appetite.  Happily ate everything.  Tried lots of flavors and foods.  Then your baby became a toddler.  Suddenly meals feel like a horrible battle.  Sound familiar? Picky eating is very common, especially in toddlers and pre-schoolers. After the first year of life, a toddler’s appetite decreases quite…

Recent Changes to Vaccine Recommendations

Originally posted on Well Child Chats:
Vaccinations are a cornerstone in prevention and public health.  Ongoing research continues to maximize the role of vaccines in protecting individuals and populations at large from previously common illnesses. The American Academy of Pediatrics has released its 2012 update on vaccinations.  Review of the evidence from recent vaccine studies has led…

Prevent Obesity: 5 Tips for Healthy Eating

Originally posted on Well Child Chats:
As parents, we all work hard to feed our children well.  We all go through stages of worrying whether our children eat too much or too little.  We all wonder at times if they are getting enough nutrition. On the flip side, sometimes life feels too overwhelming to pay much…

The Importance of Play: A reminder from my kids

The other day, my kids were playing with a big cardboard box.  Within the span of 45 minutes, it had transformed into a car, a submarine, a cave, an airplane, a mountain, then back to a car. I am enthralled by the simple act of play.  In a society that is increasingly dependent on television, computer, smartphone, video games, … Continue reading

Vaccines: It’s a Small World After All

The World Health Organization reported in a press release today some striking numbers. Approximately 6500 cases of measles among 30 countries in Europe.  From just the start of this year.  That’s less than 4 months. Take those 6500 cases and imagine the number of contacts each individual has and the possibility of spread.  This is … Continue reading