Most of the time, our immune systems work quite well to keep us healthy. It does a wonderful job regulating itself and doesn’t necessarily need that much help. As we prepare our kids for school and the upcoming fall and winter months, it’s helpful to understand that there may be times when

Winter is a magical time of year: snowflakes, hot cocoa, warm mittens, sledding, skiing and more. What isn’t so magical is getting hurt from being out in the cold for too long. Keep your child safe this winter season with these winter safety tips for kids from the Association of Childcare Physicians:

During cold and flu season, it’s pretty much inevitable that someone you know either at work, school, or in your household will get sick. Especially in the close quarters of your home, having a child battling a cold or flu virus means it’s important to be diligent about staying healthy. As their

Discussing the danger of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine misuse is a very important but often overlooked conversation that every parent needs to have with his or her children. All too often, children are taken to the E.R. due to the accidental misusage of OTC medicines. Educating your children on the importance of medicine

As parents, we know that sleepless night can happen. Whether it’s a knock on the bedroom door in the middle of the night because of a nightmare, or a sleepy-eyed child that can’t sleep due to a bellyache, we tend to sleep with one eye (and one ear) open and alert. When

Did you know that each year an average of 20,000 children aged 5 years or younger are hospitalized due to flu-related complications? Influenza, commonly known as the flu, causes more trips to the hospital than any other vaccine-preventable disease. In addition to getting your annual flu shot, there are ways that you

As parents, it’s difficult when we know our little ones aren’t feeling well. Especially when they are too young to fully communicate with us exactly “where it hurts”. When your normally cheerful and active 3 year old starts to become lethargic and grumpy, as a parent we immediately know that something is

When it comes to the application of cool or warm compresses, there are guidelines, rules of thumb, exceptions to the rules and sometimes even the need to “try a little of both and see what helps.” Since using the wrong application can cause further damage, it’s a good idea to occasionally review

Ask veteran parents what you need to know about children’s ear infections and they might sum it up with, “nobody will get any sleep.” Of course, there’s more to childhood ear infections than that, but it may be all a parent remembers after their children have grown. For handy reference, here are