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June 16, 2017

This article encompasses 20+ years of observations as a practicing pediatrician to enlighten new parents on the “survival period” of the first few weeks of life shared with a newborn. It is best not to have expectations during this time since all newborns are different, yet the majority displays some very common characteristics.

First and foremost – newborns do NOT know a day/night schedule; after...

April 19, 2017

Car seats are a common source of confusion—which car seat do I need? When can my child face forward? When can my child sit in the front seat? Oklahoma State law was updated in November 2015 and now more closely follows the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.

Oklahoma Car seat law, the skinny:

  • Birth to age 2: Rear facing car seat with harness

  • Age 2 to 4: Forward facing car seat with h...

June 9, 2016

Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  For sun and water safety tips, see this tip sheet.

FIREWORKS SAFETY

  • Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and even death.

  • Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and b...

June 7, 2016

One of the most common concerns of parents is that their babies are “turned around” or have “their nights and days mixed up”. This is very common in newborns which, along with the frequent need to feed, makes caring for a newborn such a challenging (but wonderful) experience.    We expect some exhaustion and schedule disruption at first, but how long is too long and what can we do if the sleep pro...

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