Author Archives: Dr. Shaw

Trick or treat, smell my feet…are you sure what you’re handing out this Halloween is safe for kids to eat? We’ve included a list of what candy is best to hand out to trick-or-treaters this Halloween and which ones to steer clear from. Halloween should be an enjoyable time for kids of

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” In simple terms, it makes sense to eat breakfast since your body has rested for eight hours and it needs the first meal of the day to refuel. It’s even more important

It’s finally flip flop weather and that means more outdoor activities, warmer temperatures, and summer fun. Now is the perfect time to go over safety tips with the entire family so they know how to protect themselves from too much sun, bug bites and more. Children of all ages can benefit from

When you become a parent, you are making crucial decisions on an ongoing basis regarding the health and happiness of your child. One of those decisions, as common as it may sound, is regarding where your child sleeps and it’s a wildly debated topic. A parent can decide to co-sleep with their

Fruits, grains, protein and vegetables are all a part of the classic “food pyramid”. A newer representation of this handy graphic, called MyPlate, can be found at www.choosemyplate.gov offering an easy reminder for all of us to eat healthy. A variety of foods offer our children the vitamins and minerals needed to maintain

Amazon recently announced the toys they anticipate being the hottest for Christmas this year. The Good Housekeeping team also weighed in on which toys are going to be the most popular. Based on their recommendations, we’ve accumulated the top 10 educational toys for kids that you may want to find at your

With school starting up and schedules becoming packed, many families return to familiar routines. For some, this can mean a routine of chaos. With school, extra-curricular activities, and sports, you and your family may find yourselves in a rush and begin neglecting the healthy lifestyle you were able to maintain with more

Although children are pretty durable in all the tumbles they take, there is one injury that should always be taken very seriously: a head injury. A fall, a softball to the helmet, or a collision on the soccer field could all result in a concussion and should be closely monitored. Because concussions

Today, children are using the Internet at younger and younger ages. As exciting as this new technology is for young kids, it often raises safety concerns for parents. The Internet provides many social-learning and educational opportunities for children young and old, but the Internet is also a safe haven for child predators

After an unpredictable winter that far outstayed its welcome, it is finally sweet summertime. While this change in season brings a great deal of joy, adventure and excitement, it also brings a number of dangers especially centered around the harmful UV rays from the sun. These dangers are no reason to miss