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Hand sanitizer (specifically alcohol-based products) is commonly used to decrease the spread of germs. But are there certain germs or types of germs it does not kill? Below…

Solid Foods for Babies It is not essential to begin solid foods until 6 months. Babies are usually ready to start solids when they can hold their heads…

Sun Safety for Babies Babies under 6 months of age should be kept out of direct sunlight. It is okay to apply a small amount of sunscreen on…

Drowning is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. for children 1-4 years old (leading cause is birth defects). Toddlers and teenaged boys are at greatest…

Swimmer’s Ear  After days spent happily splashing around the pool, all of a sudden your child begins to complain that her ear is starting to hurt. A case…

Drooling Most babies start drooling and putting their hands in their mouths at 3-4 months old as their gums become sensitive. Babies also put their hands in their…

Preparing for Temper Tantrums It’s not just the “terrible 2’s.” Children from 15 months to 4 years old have frequent temper tantrums. They are easily frustrated by the…

Throat Infections in Children Most throat infections (more than two thirds) are caused by viruses, and are associated with fever, headache, stomachache, and swollen glands under the jaw….

Acetaminophen (name brand = Tylenol) is a pain, discomfort and fever reducer commonly used during illnesses and for conditions such as teething.  Acetaminophen is broken down (metabolized) by…

We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives. We firmly believe in the safety of our vaccines. We firmly believe…

How common is e-cigarette use among teens? A Surgeon General report released in December 2016 concluded that e-cigarette use is unsafe in children and adolescents.  Unfortunately, vaping e-cigarettes…

Difference Between Viral and Bacterial Infections Bacteria are tiny living organisms that exist throughout the world. They are present in the home, on the skin, everywhere. Probiotics for…

Vitamin D and Fluoride for Babies All breastfed babies should get daily Vitamin D drops because it is not well transferred through the milk, unless the mother is…

Vitamins for Babies All breastfed babies should get daily Vitamin D drops because it is not well transferred through the milk. As long as they are receiving any…

Vomiting in Children Nausea and vomiting are symptoms that can be caused by many different illnesses. Usually, it is a stomach or intestinal virus that can produce fever,…

What an exciting time in your lives! We are honored and humbled to join you through these next 18 years, as we watch your child grow and develop…

Do you want to build a snowman? Or take a sled around the park? Yes, it’s time for a ‘frozen’ Richmond with snow sports and outdoor winter activities….

A child’s first birthday is a time of celebration for family and the mark of transition from infancy to toddlerhood.  Your child’s language, gross motor (big movements) and…