Introducing Peanuts

6th Jan 2017

Introducing peanut butter as an early first food dramatically reduces risk of developing an allergy to peanuts.   Here are some tips to follow: 1. Begin solid foods when your infant is developmentally ready. For full term babies this is usually at 4-6 months old. 2. Choose a non-allergenic food first: sweet potato, avocado, bananas are good examples. Once your baby has shown their readiness to eat solids, then consider peanut butter. 3. If your

Learning To Be Brave

30th Sep 2016

Needles, Shots, &Swabs Another Session Group for Kids & Parents with Dr. Tai Chiappa!! Cognitive Behavioral Treatment that can work fast! For children ages 6 through teens Education: What is Normal Fear Anticipatory Anxiety Running Wild Your Body’s Been Hijacked By Your Mind Parent Guidance: What You Can Do to Help Your Child Do’s & Don’ts Before, During & After Intervention & Treatment:  Calming Down Your Body Calming Down Your Mind Regaining Control Over Fear Gradual


8th Aug 2016

Hyde Park Pediatrics recommends that you review a home fire safety plan on a regular basis. 1. Install and maintain smoke alarms in your home. Alarms should be on every floor and near all rooms where family members sleep. Test the batteries monthly–many people make it a habit to do this on the first of every month. 2. Have an escape plan. Create and practice a family fire escape plan; involve kids in the planning.


1st Aug 2016

Beautiful sunny days can turn ugly if the power of the sun is over-looked. Sunburns aren’t just painful, they’re dangerous as well, since every sunburn increases risk of future skin cancer. If your child will be outside for more than 20 minutes apply sunscreen. Keep fresh tubes in the car, in your purse, in your child’s school or athletic bag. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that parents use broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB blocking), water-resistant

Proper medication dosing

11th Feb 2016

There are over 70,000 emergency room visits per year in the U.S. for unintentional medication overdosing of children. Hyde Park Pediatrics reminds our families that liquid medicines should ALWAYS be measured with the dosing device that came in the medication packaging. For accuracy, dosages should be described in milliliters rather than teaspoons. NEVER mix and match dosing devices. This can lead to serious over or underdosing of medication. For young children, small errors can make


5th Nov 2015

DR. SAX OFFERS ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO IF YOUR YOUNG CHILD LIES TO YOU Before you get angry, take a deep breath and realize that in young children, lying is a normal behavior. Young children lie when telling the truth does not make sense to them. Preschoolers are not developmentally ready to understand an adult moral code of behavior. If you ask your child if he hit his brother, and he knows you didn’t

Five tips for breastfeeding success

8th Oct 2015

by Dr. Elisabeth Dipietro The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding your baby until at least twelve months, if possible. Breastfeeding offers many benefits for your baby- -protection from infection, reduced risk of allergies and obesity , likely higher intelligence, and decreased risk of SIDS. Breastfeeding is a commitment and you will want to read books, articles, and/or attend a few classes while you are pregnant.   Hyde Park Pediatrics wants to support you in your

Flu Clinic Registration

31st Aug 2015

It’s that time of year again

Sun Protection: Dangerous Effects of Sun Exposure and How to Prevent Them (Part 2)

4th Jun 2015

Part two: PREVENTING SUN DAMAGE Repeated sun exposure and suntans cause premature aging of the skin (wrinkling, sagging, and brown sunspots).  Repeated sunburns increase the risk of skin cancers in the damaged area.  Every blistering sunburn acquired doubles the risk of developing malignant melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. Preventing Sunburn Prevention is the key to managing sunburn, and several means of sun protection should be employed to avoid UV damage to the

Infants and sleeping

10th Apr 2015

As infants age, they naturally acquire the ability to sleep longer stretches overnight. There are proven strategies to help babies learn to prolong these sleep stretches. Beginning by about 2 months old, we recommend that you try to catch the deliciously drowsy moment just before your baby falls asleep and put him down then, in his usual sleep space, before he is sound asleep. If he falls asleep while feeding, give him a kiss or