Most of us spend a significant amount of time in our vehicles, so making sure our children are safe along the way is very important. Car seats play a huge role in protecting children. However, to be most effective parents need to follow the recommended car seat guidelines. Dr. Lisa Ryan explains these guidelines and
The stomach flu, or the “dreaded stomach bug,” is technically called viral gastroenteritis. But no matter what you call the stomach flu, it’s scary when your child has it. And the one question all parents want to know: if your child has the stomach flu, when should you go to the ER? In this video,
As pregnancy brings many normal changes for your body, it can be challenging to identify red flags that may point to premature labor, even if you are far from your due date. So how can you know if you are experiencing preterm labor? Here are the symptoms you may be able to recognize at home.
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. Subscribe
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. Subscribe to
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.
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. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/2vHvSCw Like
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
The Parenting Junkie asks if you think good marriages come naturally. Yes there may be those couples that have an amazing marriage but most have to work at it to get there. In order to make marriage work you have to put in the work. Making marriage work is a daily choice. In most cases,
What can you do at home to safely remove excessive ear wax from your child’s ears? In this video, Dr. Maithilee Menezes, a pediatric otolaryngologist with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, offers tips about Q-tips, plus advice on how to make a home solution to soften ear wax which you can administer like ear drops. Subscribe
On Mother’s Day 2018, Caroline was admitted to St. Louis Children’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in toxic shock. She was rapidly progressing and was quickly placed on ECMO, an advanced life support technique used for patients with life-threatening heart and/or lung problems. Thanks to her incredible care team at Children’s, Caroline survived over 40
So often, kids wind up in our care for things that seem small at the time. For Galen, it was high school football try-outs. Symptoms surfaced on the field in July 2012 that would result in a leukemia diagnosis. He spent 14 months with us, and, as is the case with most of our long-term
Hernias in children are common reasons why an otherwise healthy child might need to see a pediatric surgeon. But what is a hernia? Do you know the 2 most common types of hernias in children? In this video, Dr. Jesse Vrecenak answers these questions. Plus, she explains what you should look out for as a