Some of the joys of childhood are going to school, participating in fun activities, and attending sporting events. However, a hectic pace can take a toll on a child. Here are some of the warning signs that indicate your child may be suffering from toxic stress and some preventative measures proven to be effective.
Though you very diligently apply and reapply your child’s sunscreen, accidents happen and the occasional sunburn is inevitable. When it happens, parents often wonder how to treat it, especially if it’s their child’s first one. Dr. Kristen Bruno offers her professional opinion on the best ways to relieve and treat your child’s sunburn.
Photo: Courtesy of Janine Cole One Saturday morning last fall, my marriage ended before I even had a chance to finish my coffee. Our three kids were clearing the table—an onslaught of nine-year-olds were arriving any minute for my daughter’s book club. As our kids stacked breakfast dishes in the kitchen, my husband, Mike, looked
Feeding your infant when they have a stuffy nose can be tricky! Colds and other respiratory illnesses cause congestion, which can make feeding your baby or young child even more difficult than usual. In this video, Dr. Kristen Bruno offers tips for parents, including advice on how to clear an infant’s stuffy nose. Plus, learn
“Don’t play with your food!” The reprimand still resonates in all our ears, I’m sure! It’s probably still inappropriate for a 6 year old to blow bubbles in his milk at the dinner table, but sometimes it is actually okay to allow – even encourage – a child to play with his or her food.
The risk of your kid doing a stupid dare is no longer limited to peer pressure at school. Any child with access to social media can be exposed to these sometimes gross, sometimes dangerous challenges that are trending online on platforms like YouTube and TikTok. Childish (and sometimes harmful) dares are nothing new. For instance, “bloody
Children with cerebral palsy spasticity who’ve been selected for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital benefit from the latest technology and access to some of the world’s leading neurosurgery specialists. Learn more about what to expect before, during and after your SDR surgery.
Taking your child to their first dentist appointment is an exciting milestone. However, it may also bring about many questions. Should you see a pediatric dentist or a general dentist? Is there a difference? Dr. Emily Hahn answers all of the common questions parents ask about pediatric dentistry.
Photo: iStockphoto Parenting is hard work—you both deserve a break to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and each other. Don’t let L-O-V-E fall by the wayside just because you’re stuck at home with the kids. Here are seven ways to get creative with your Valentine’s Day plans: 1. Do a day date Play hooky or take the day off so you
On the last installment of our special Mother’s Day MomDocs series, hear some final words from our special guests! Learn all the best parts of having a mom who’s also a doctor. Plus, learn why it can be hard (it’s impossible to fake sick!). Finally, one more time from the whole MomDocs team, Happy Mother’s
Do you know how to play with kids? In this episode of Mom Docs, Dr. Dehra Harris shares a few tips to keep in mind when playing with children. “It’s all about connection,” explains Dr. Harris. When you play with your kids, ask questions and let them know you enjoy the activity. Let them take
Paul Jenkins, one of the physical therapists at St. Louis Children’s hospital gives a step-by-step tutorial outlining kinesiotaping techniques for clubfoot. Clubfoot is a congenital foot deformity that affects the bones, muscles, tendons, and blood vessels of approximately one in every 1,000 children born. The foot is usually short and broad in appearance, with the
Our patients are brave. They face things they don’t fully understand with a spirit that continues to astonish us. Jubi was featured at the 2016 Table Tops Spring Event, an annual fundraising event for St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This is her story. Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Jubi. She had
Today we’re talking all about periods and going over everything you should know for your daughter’s first period. At what age should you expect it? How long should it last? How can you help your daughter get ready for her first period? Dr. Holly Hoefgen, Pediatric Gynecologist, answers all of these questions and offers advice
Photos provided by Sunshine Recently, our crew managed to get away for a little bit of luxury and a whole lot of play at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ontario. I expected it to be a getaway “just for the kids,” but I quickly realized that this place is incredible for kids of all