Finding Just the Right Toy
Finding Just the Right Toy

Your children already have a closet full of toys that they ignore. How can you find the toys that they will actually play with? A good general rule is to take into account their temperament and their current favorites. These will give you good guidelines to go by when shopping. Some toys are also better … Continue reading “Finding Just the Right Toy”

Having the TV on Disrupts Toddlers From Normal Play
Having the TV on Disrupts Toddlers From Normal Play

We all know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no TV for children under two. But what about letting the TV play in the background, especially when your child seems to be paying little attention to it? Nope, your best bet is to keep it off. A study by researchers at the University of … Continue reading “Having the TV on Disrupts Toddlers From Normal Play”

Rotavirus Vaccine Dramatically Reduces Hospitalization and ER Visits
Rotavirus Vaccine Dramatically Reduces Hospitalization and ER Visits

Have you heard of rotavirus? It’s a fairly common disease that causes diarrhea and vomiting. Most people who get rotavirus report symptoms during the months of January through May. Adults with strong immune systems who get rotavirus may not even notice that they have the disease. But in young children, rotavirus can be deadly. Every … Continue reading “Rotavirus Vaccine Dramatically Reduces Hospitalization and ER Visits”

Pressuring Children to Eat: Winning the Battle, Losing the War
Pressuring Children to Eat: Winning the Battle, Losing the War

Infants and toddlers are picky eaters, and parents are often concerned that their little one isn’t getting enough to eat. But according to a study published in Pediatrics, pressuring children to eat might actually make them eat less. The studied involved 62 mothers and their children from birth to two years. The study found that … Continue reading “Pressuring Children to Eat: Winning the Battle, Losing the War”

Want to Make Your Children Happier, Healthier, Smarter and More Well-Adjusted? Eat Dinner With Them!
Want to Make Your Children Happier, Healthier, Smarter and More Well-Adjusted? Eat Dinner With Them!

It is hard enough to get the whole family together in one room at the same time, let alone eat dinner together, but researchers at the University of Minnesota are saying that this time together is very important to our children in a variety of ways. Better nutrition: Serving up a well-balanced meal increases the … Continue reading “Want to Make Your Children Happier, Healthier, Smarter and More Well-Adjusted? Eat Dinner With Them!”

Studies Link Physical Activity with Better Academic Performance
Studies Link Physical Activity with Better Academic Performance

Will running around outside help your child do better on her upcoming test? A growing field of research is saying that it will. Studies are showing that students who engage in physical activity do better in school. “It’s not only Johnny’s getting fat, and heart disease down the road — all that’s true. But it’s … Continue reading “Studies Link Physical Activity with Better Academic Performance”

Things You Can Do To Prevent the Flu
Things You Can Do To Prevent the Flu

Getting the flu isn’t any fun, but it can also be serious. Each year, 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and around 36,000 die from these complications. Protect yourself and your family by taking the following steps. Get a flu vaccine … Continue reading “Things You Can Do To Prevent the Flu”

A New Combination Vaccine

Pentacel is a new combination vaccine that combines DTaP, Hib, and IPV. Pentacel will reduce the number of needle sticks children will experience during their 2, 4, 6 and 15/18 month visits. This vaccine takes the same vaccines that normally would be given separately during these visits and combines them into one vaccine or shot. … Continue reading “A New Combination Vaccine”

Having a Healthy Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are many things you can do to ensure the health of your baby and your own comfort and well-being. Ideally you should seek advice from your doctor or obstetrician before you become pregnant. They can perform examinations and tests to make sure you can achieve a healthy pregnancy and address any questions … Continue reading “Having a Healthy Pregnancy”

Find Resources on Developmental Milestones on the Utah Valley Pediatrics Website

Visit our website to find a variety of resources to help you know what to expect as your child develops. These resources will give you a general idea of how your child should be developing, but it is important to remember that every child is different and you should not be worried if your child … Continue reading “Find Resources on Developmental Milestones on the Utah Valley Pediatrics Website”

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