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Feeding tips for Newborn Babies

Feeding tips for Newborn Babies

Newborn feeding tips! Congratulations! You have a new addition to your growing family, and I know how those first few days and weeks can be very overwhelming. I remember when I had my first child, how overwhelmed I felt and the only thought I had in my mind was that I...

To cream or not to cream your Newborns Skin

To cream or not to cream your Newborns Skin

To cream or not to cream your Newborn Baby's Dry Skin? Newborn baby skin tends to dry out in those first few days and most parents will comment on how there may be some drying, peeling, and some cracks forming on the skin. I recommend not using anything on the skin...

Melatonin Hype Dietary Supplement!

Melatonin Hype Dietary Supplement!

Melatonin Hype! Can I use melatonin to help my child sleep? Melatonin is a natural, hormone-like substance produced by the brain. It is released naturally at night and tells the body it's time to sleep. Melatonin is sold as a sleep aid. It can be found over the...

The Attack of the Summer Mosquitoes!

The Attack of the Summer Mosquitoes!

The Attack of the Summer Mosquitoes!   How can I prevent getting mosquito bites? There are some natural ways to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. I recommend avoiding the outdoors at sunset and right after the rain when there is standing water. There are many...

Travel Tips for Families with Children

Travel Tips for Families with Children

Travel Tips for Families with Children:   How to make that plane ride FUN! Most parents worry about possible ear pain from the pressure changes when the plane takes off and lands. We as adults experience that sensation as well and for a child it can be very...

My Healthy but Picky Eater Child

My Healthy but Picky Eater Child

My healthy but picky eater child!   How do I get my child to eat a variety of foods? Often parents worry about the foods their children are eating. Remember we need to model healthy eating behaviors. I recommend encouraging family meals where everyone sits at the...

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Facts for families

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Facts for families

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Facts for families.   How do I know my child has ADHD? Often children behave differently in the home and differently in other environments. Usually, first-time parents are alerted to concerns about ADHD when the...

Sun Protection for Kids: FAQs and Tips for Parents

Sun Protection for Kids: FAQs and Tips for Parents

Keeping your skin safe while you have Fun in the Sun!   Should we use sunblock every time we go out? Is there a difference between the cream and the spray? How often do I need to apply sunblock on the skin? Summer Holidays are here and keeping your children’s...

Do’s and Don’ts about Fever medications

Do’s and Don’ts about Fever medications

The Do’s and Don’ts of Fever medications in babies and children!   Can you give pain/fever medications to your new baby? I always like to start with the fact that newborn babies should never be given any pain medications like Tylenol or Motrin. If your newborn is...

Flu Shot

Flu Shot

What is a flu vaccine? Influenza (flu) vaccines (often called “flu shots”) are vaccines that protect against the four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Most flu vaccines are “flu shots” given with a needle,...

What to Expect in the Hospital once your baby is born?

What to Expect in the Hospital once your baby is born?

Once your baby is born the baby will be examined by the in-hospital pediatrician and will be examined thoroughly. Weight, height, head circumference, and vitals will be monitored. Usually, the baby starts to breast feed and the mother’s initial milk is called...

Choosing the Best Pediatrician for Your Newborn in Houston

Choosing the Best Pediatrician for Your Newborn in Houston

Welcoming a new member to the family is an incredibly joyful experience. Newborns require a lot of attention and care, particularly in the early stages of life. Regular visits to a pediatrician are crucial to ensure the newborn is healthy and developing properly....