10 Fun Ideas for Entertaining a Child Who’s At Home Sick

If your child is at home feeling sick, what they need most is rest and relaxation — but try telling that to a rambunctious little one! The next time your child is at home sick, try these fun, low-key sick day activities to keep them busy and help them get over feeling under the weather. […]

Back-to-School Health Tips for Portland Kids

Before you know it, your kiddos will be heading back to school! It’s been a great (and beautiful!) summer here in the Portland area, but fall is just around the corner. It’s time to prepare your family for the back-to-school routine. We want to help you start things off on a good note. Our pediatricians […]

What to Do With A Picky Eater

If your child is a picky eater, you might be worried about whether or not they’re getting the right nutrition. You may even feel guilty, frustrated, or stressed about the problem. What should you do? While extreme picky eating can be a problem, it’s quite common for young kids to turn up their noses at […]

Why Continuity of Care Matters

The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends parents aim for continuity of care for their children. But what does that mean? And why is this important? Let’s explore both these things and more.   What is continuity of care? Continuity of care means having your child examined by the same pediatrician for as many of […]

How to Help Your Teen Develop Healthy Habits

As a parent, you’re responsible for ensuring your child lives a safe, happy, and healthy life. But as your child creeps into their teenage years, you’ll need to slowly start trusting them with this responsibility. As we wrote in a recent article, it all starts by encouraging healthy habits from a young age. Promoting these […]

The Doctor’s Office Blues: How to Reduce Your Child’s Anxiety

The truth is, not many people actually look forward to going to the doctor. But when it’s your child who’s scared, even a standard well-child checkup can result in a traumatic meltdown. Luckily, there are things you can (and should!) do to calm your child’s fears and help them feel more comfortable with these routine […]

Emergency Room, Urgent Care, or Pediatrician? Who to Visit & When

Imagine this scenario: You just picked the kids up from school and are climbing out of the car when you hear a scream. Your youngest has slammed her finger in the car door. What do you do and who do you call? In this scenario, and any other unexpected accident, you can: Visit the emergency […]

Advantages of a Pediatrician Over a Family Doctor

Both pediatricians and family practitioners are qualified to provide health care to children – so how do you know which type of doctor you should choose? In today’s blog post, we’ll help you understand the difference between these 2 types of doctors and what to consider to make the best decision for you and your […]

6 Creative Ways To Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

  We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard parents and guardians tell us, “My child won’t eat anything but junk food!” or “I can’t get my kid to go outside, she just wants to play video games all day!” You’re not alone. Research finds that 54% of children under the age of 3 […]

8 Things Oregon Parents Need to Consider When Choosing a Pediatrician

As you’re preparing for a new little one, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is choosing a pediatrician. Your pediatrician will be a great source of parenting advice and will help manage your baby’s medical and developmental health. How to you pick the perfect provider to fill this role? Read the top 8 things […]

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