Entries by The Children's Clinic

Car Seat Safety In The Winter

As the weather is getting colder we all want to make sure our kids are cozy warm when we leave the house.  Something to keep in mind, however, is that puffy coats and car seats don’t mix!  Car seat straps are intended to lay against your child’s body with little space between the strap and […]

Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing number […]

Sleep For Different Ages

​​​​​​​​​​Sleep is just as important to your children’s development and well-being as nutrition and physical activity. The amount and quality of sleep we have can affect our safety, how alert we are, as well as our memories, moods, behavior, and learning abilities. Establishing good sleep practices while your children are young will not only benefit […]

Boys and Puberty

During puberty, a person goes through many physical, emotional and social changes. Boys usually begin puberty between the ages of 9 and 15, and it may take five to seven years for all of the changes to occur. The most obvious of these changes include a growth spurt; the voice becoming deeper; shoulders becoming broader; […]

Is Your Teen Ready For Babysitting

Is your teen ready for babysitting? For many teenagers, babysitting is a time-honored way to earn money. Some teens have regular Saturday night families, others help out after school, and others get hired during school vacations. Those who babysit enjoy spending time with kids and realize that there are some great benefits to this work […]

Treating Bee Stings

Do you have a bee sting? If you only have a sting site reaction , a cold compress or an ice pack should be enough treatment. For pain, take aspirin or acetaminophen. Don’t give aspirin to a child under age 19 because of the risk of Reye’s syndrome, which affects the liver and brain. Try […]