Practical, Low-Cost Ways to Baby Proof Your Home

Believe it or not, injuries in the household are one of the top reasons why children aged 3 and under visit the emergency room each year. Your child’s risk of injury starts from day 1, so it’s best to start thinking proactively about making your home safe and secure before baby comes home. Even before […]

Do Babies Need Shoes?

If the shoe fits, should a child wear it? Socks or booties are just fine to keep little piggies warm. And once babies start to crawl, pull to stand, and eventually walk, being barefoot can be beneficial in many ways. Why? Feedback from the ground directly to the foot means a baby can continue to […]

Why Do Babies Walk So Funny?

It’s so common for parents to be concerned about baby’s feet and legs during the first 3 years of life. Why, you ask? Because little ones are all over the map in the way they walk until the muscles and supporting structures necessary to carry them fully through life develop. After all, baby spends 9 […]

Ask Dr. JJ: Which Foods Can My Baby Eat Raw?

Shari: Many of the recipes call for you to cook veggies and even some of the fruits. Do you have to always cook them? What foods can be left raw and blended in the Baby Bullet to serve? Just started cereal with my 4-month-old this week. Trying to get a plan for next week. Dr. […]

Ask Dr. JJ: Eating with Sensory Issues

Kerri: My son is almost 2 and has sensory issues with eating. He gags when his food is a little chunky. He does see a therapist, but do you have any suggestions about what I can do? Dr. JJ: Sometimes when kids gag on chunks, it’s because they may have one of a few things […]

Surviving the First Few Weeks with Your Newborn

Okay, there are a million things friends, family, and the books tell you that you MUST do to be ready for baby’s arrival home. But let’s get real! Survival during the first few weeks with your newborn depends on you really knowing what is most important: eating, sleeping, eliminating, (being safe), repeat! (And that’s just baby, not […]

High Tech Injuries

We certainly can’t navigate our world these days without our necessities – a laptop or computer, a cell phone, a tablet, GPS, Bluetooth devices, and a connection to the internet. Without these tools of the modern trade, we feel lost! As humans have evolved, the powers that be probably didn’t have technology in mind when […]

Fire Safety this Fourth of July

Fireworks and July 4 go hand in hand, and yet, every year, when consumers use fireworks, problems abound! Here are the statistics: Fires  In 2011 an estimated 17,800 fires were directly caused by fireworks 1200 structure fires 400 vehicle fires 16,800 outside/other fires On July 4, fireworks account for 2 out of every 5 reported […]

New Baby Food Recommendations

New Recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology With the rising prevalence of atopic disease (or diseases that pertain to allergies), primary prevention may play a role in reducing its incidence, especially in high risk infants. The Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee of the AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) […]

No Pain, a Real Gain!

Having come from the trenches of general pediatrics, it was very clear to me that needle phobia and fear of pain was an all-consuming theme for many of the children in my practice, but also teens, and even many parents, as well. When I left my first group and opened my own office, I was […]