Front view of child with face mask going back to school after covid-19 quarantine and lockdown.
Back to School: CDC Updates

Here at HealthPark Pediatrics, your child’s health and safety are our top priority. It is our commitment to our patients and their families to share the latest in CDC guidance for COVID-19 prevention in schools. As always, our pediatricians and entire office staff are dedicated to staying up to date on changes in guidelines and […]

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Cow’s Milk and Milk Alternatives

We’ve talked about 8 of the most common food allergies on the HealthPark Pediatrics blog before. Many children have food sensitivities, intolerances, or allergies. Food sensitivities and intolerances could cause uncomfortable symptoms like gas, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, or nausea. Allergies are an immune response to certain proteins in foods. The symptoms of allergies can be […]

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Switching to Big Kid Beds

Last month on the HealthPark Pediatrics blog we talked all about big kid beds. We discussed the right timing, choosing a big kid bed, and some safety basics surrounding a toddler’s new bed. Now we’re tackling the big transition! We’re sharing tips on making the transition from a crib to a bed and how you […]

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Home Safety Month

June is recognized as Home Safety Month. Making sure your home is child-proofed, safe and protected is an important step in preventing avoidable accidents or damage. According to the Home Safety Council, Home Safety Month is the perfect time to take a few steps to improve the safety around your home, especially with children in […]

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All About Big Kid Beds

While the timing is different for every family, toddlers can usually start making the transition from the crib to their first big kid bed between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. We recommend keeping your little one in a crib as long as you can, but when they start expressing their desire to […]

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Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. We’re in the midst of peak allergy season, which the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) states is the perfect time to educate about these conditions. According to AAFA, more than 16.2 million American children have asthma and allergies. Some children may have one or both of […]

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Youth Sports Safety Month

April is recognized as National Youth Sports Safety Month. This national month of sports safety recognition is in place to help raise awareness of preventable sports injuries in kids in addition to helping coaches, parents and players learn how to avoid injuries and play safely. Part of preventing sports injuries and promoting safety in youth […]

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COVID & Sports

Dear Parents – New AHA guidelines require special clearance for any patient age 12 and up who will return to sports practice within six months of having COVID.  If your child needs a physical for sports, we will inquire about their COVID history and perform the necessary screening.  If your child has already had a yearly physical, […]

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Spring Art Show for SAFEchild: Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This national month of awareness is meant to share the importance of working together as a family unit and as a community to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Children’s Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, collaborates to provide prevention services and support to […]

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Fine Motor Skill Development for Kids

An important part of early childhood development is gaining motor skills, both fine and gross. The two types of motor skills are movement-based but differ by the muscle groups that are worked.  Fine motor skills: Fine motor skills work the smaller muscle groups that are found in children’s wrists, hands and fingers.  Gross motor skills: […]

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