fbpx
  • Lactation Essentials

    Whether you call it breastfeeding, chestfeeding, nursing or bodyfeeding, the team at Premier Pediatrics wants to give you the best possible support and information to help you meet your goals.…

    Read All
  • Infant and Toddler Dental Care

    This post was written by Dr. Mindy Homer of Happy KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry – www.happykiddsdental.com Most new parents recognize that dentistry is an important element for the overall health of…

    Read All
  • Face Coverings

    Adults and older kids are starting to accept wearing masks outside as the new norm and a public health necessity.  Now, we need to figure out a way to help…

    Read All
  • Creating a School Day Schedule

    Creating a Picture Schedule One of the reasons that young children seem so comfortable at preschool is because they know exactly what is happening when.  Their classroom routines become automatic,…

    Read All
  • Safe Eating and Your Baby

    Under 1 years old Choking is a very common cause of unintentional injury or death in children under age one, and the danger remains significant until the age of five.…

    Read All
  • Anxiety and Depression in Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Mental Health Challenges and Coping Strategies While Social Distancing As we continue to live through this unprecedented time, there is still so much we are working to understand about COVID…

    Read All
  • COVID-19 and PMIS

    Over the past two weeks, there has been a lot of attention paid to a new pediatric condition associated with covid-19 called “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome”.  We want to reassure…

    Read All
  • Vitamin D

    Read All
  • 3 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF INFANT MASSAGE

    by Lena DeGloma, MS, LMT, CD, CLC, CCCE As a licensed massage therapist who specializes in prenatal and postnatal massage, I love teaching parents about how to massage their babies!…

    Read All
  • Social Development in a Period of Self-Isolation

    During the current pandemic, many parents have asked about the impact of social isolation on toddler development.   The first three years of life are characterized by remarkable growth in…

    Read All
  • Take Back the Snacks: Strategies for Snacking during Quarantine

    Without a doubt the questions I have gotten most from clients since everyone has been staying home are about snacking. When you’re home, with the kitchen in plain view and…

    Read All
  • Sleep Part II – The Sleep Wave

    Teaching your baby to sleep well begins early.  During the first four months of life, an infant  can learn to self-soothe and fall asleep without a caregiver’s help (see previous…

    Read All
  • Keeping Your Infant and Toddler Moving While You Shelter in Place

    Shelter at home has caused us to temporarily modify the way we live our lives. For children, one of the biggest challenges is how to keep them active and keep…

    Read All
  • Recovering Your Postpartum Body Safely Through Pilates

    This post was written by Jessica Hynes, Certified Pilates Instructor, please visit her website jessicahynes.co  Pregnancy and postpartum are special yet challenging times for new mothers. They have just experienced a major…

    Read All
  • Sleep as easy as 1,2,3,4

    There are many different books dedicated to teaching infants to sleep well.  I think the hard part is finding the book or strategy that is right for your family.  …

    Read All
  • Handling quarantine calmly

    HOW TO STAY CALM – QUARANTINED SEGMENT The world as we once knew has drastically changed. Quarantine has become our new norm. However, this is new and extremely challenging. How…

    Read All
  • Sheltering from Coronavirus in Two Homes

    We have to stay home for the virus crisis.  Your family has two homes.  Those homes may or may not see the world in different ways, may or may not…

    Read All
  • Breastfeeding During Covid-19

    Breastfeeding with concerns about COVID-19 can be quite nerve racking. It is important to realize that a healthy, breastfeeding mom can take comfort in the fact that nothing needs to…

    Read All
  • Talking to Your Kids About Covid-19 – Blueprint of a Conversation

    When talking to your child about covid-19, there are a number of simple principles that can guide your conversation.  It is important to think about your initial  conversation as the…

    Read All
  • Asthma

    What is wheezing? Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breathe. Wheezing is caused by inflammation of the small airways and can have a variety of different underlying…

    Read All
  • In The News: Playground Accidents

    A new study found that toddlers are prone to leg fractures when sitting in their parents lap while using a slide.  The inciting accident usually occurs when a child’s foot…

    Read All
  • Positivity A Real Indicator of Academic Success…

    A recent study by researchers at Stanford concluded that a positive attitude is as important as IQ as a predictor of academic success.  The researchers demonstrated that a positive attitude…

    Read All
  • The Relative Age Effect

    An interesting study from Finland describes that children who receive a diagnosis of ADHD between 7 and 9 years old  are more likely to have a birthday from September to…

    Read All
  • Sleeping Habits

    Last Tuesday, Natalie Barnett PhD, a sleep expert from Seven Oaks Sleep, joined a number of Premier parents to talk about establishing excellent sleeping habits. I would like to share…

    Read All
  • What it’s Like to Raise Quadruplets

    It’s 7 a.m. in the Ferraro household, and 7-month-old quadruplets Charlie, Claire, Henry, and Dillon are crying for breakfast. Two-year-old Molly is hungry, too. To Read More Click Here

    Read All
  • What nobody tells you about kindergarten: 6 things to know

    School has already started in some parts of the country, but if you’re sending your first child to kindergarten this fall, you may want to take your own crash course…

    Read All
  • Is 99.9 A Fever?

    Fevers are a big topic in my pediatrics practice. After all, they’re common. Nearly all children will develop a fever at some point in their lives. Fevers are also upsetting…

    Read All
  • Winter Wisdom

    Just when we’ve finally gotten used to the fall weather, it seems that Old Man Winter is nipping at our toes. This will mean some chilly days playing outdoors, but,…

    Read All
  • Whoop There It Is! Explaining the Whooping Cough

    It may seem like recently there has been a lot of press about the whopping cough. That is with good reason. There is currently an epidemic of whooping cough in…

    Read All
  • Keeping Your Child’s Skin Safe During the Summer

    Thank you to Jen Eden for this guest post about summer safety. In about two weeks, I’ll be sending three of my four kids to sleepaway camp. Which means that,…

    Read All
  • A Father’s Day Gift From the Heart, Robert Kaufman Day Gift From the Heart, Robert Kaufman

    Being a father in today’s world can mean many things. There are the traditional roles of provider, protector, teacher and fixer of all. And, thanks to the more enlightened views…

    Read All