We are excited to offer a new service to our patients!
Effective Tuesday, March 17, those with APPOINTMENTS will now be able to check-in remotely by texting us when you arrive.
Simply text your child’s name and date of birth to 870-351-9587 upon your arrival to the parking lot. We will check in your child and send a confirmation text back to you. You may wait in your vehicle instead of our waiting room.
When your exam room is ready you will be called on the number from which you texted. Simply come to the reception desk and you will be escorted back to be seen.Read More
COVID-19 update from The Children’s Clinic, we will be posting updates regarding changes in our operating procedures later today. For now, we want to assure our followers we have NOT had any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in any of our staff or patients.Read More
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 the child. Any extra bulk or padding will compress a great deal from the extreme forces of a car crash, leaving extra space under the harness a child can then slip through the straps and be thrown from the seat.
These tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will help parents strike that perfect balance between keeping little ones warm as well as safely buckled in their car seats.
- Store the carrier portion of infant seats inside the house when not in use.
- Get an early start
- Dress your child in thin layers
- Don’t forget hats, mittens, and socks or booties
- Use a coat or blanket over the straps
- Use a car seat cover ONLY if it does not have a layer under the baby
- Remember, if the item did not come with the car seat, it has not been crash tested and may interfere with the protection provided in a crash
- Pack an emergency bag for your car
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 of countries internationally. The first case in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.Read More
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 you, but it will help them for many years to come.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) provides some helpful guidelines regarding just how much sleep children need at different stages in their development. Children thrive on a regular bedtime routine. Regular sleep deprivation often leads to some pretty difficult behaviors and health problems—irritability, difficulty concentrating, hypertension, obesity, headaches, and depression. Children who get enough sleep have a healthier immune system, and better school performance, behavior, memory, and mental health. Keep in mind that these numbers reflect total sleep hours in a 24-hour period. So if your son or daughter still naps, you’ll need to take that into account when you add up his or her typical sleep hours.
- Newborns (0-3 months ): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day (previously it was 12-18)
- Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours (previously it was 14-15)
- Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours (previously it was 12-14)
- Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours (previously it was 11-13)
- School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)
- Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)
- Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category)
- Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours
- Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category)