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Toddler

Melatonin, Use It or Lose It?

a little girl sleeping with hands under head on blue sheets

Sleep. We as parents know how coveted a good night’s rest can be, and most of us would pay large sums of money just to be guaranteed some solid shut eye. So, who can blame us when we run to CVS for some magical sleeping gummies—otherwise known as melatonin— for our restless children or even

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Did Someone Say Ear Infection?

What is the leading cause of sick visits to the doctor and the most common reason for children to get antibiotics? You guessed it—which probably wasn’t too hard since it’s the title of this post, but I’ll cut you some slack—ear infections, or acute otitis media, are truly what we see most as pediatricians. So,

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What’s With All the Whining?

a little girl crying while holding her mom's hand

If you’re like me, hearing your child whine is right up there with the worst ways to die. Last year when my youngest (who is now  perfect thank you very much) was whining literally every hour, I sort of lost it. I became unglued. I responded in ways I am not proud of and if

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Parkside Summer Safety Tips

Well Care Visits The summer is a great time to prioritize preventative care. Call us to schedule an annual check up today! Sun Protection Apply, and re-apply, sunscreen (for children 6 months+). Utilize hats, sunglasses, and tight weave clothing whenever possible. Water Safety Awareness Be conscious of your surroundings and never leave your child unattended

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Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s Ear is a common problem during the summer months, especially this summer when the pool can be our only saving grace to keep our kids active and happy during a pandemic. Swimmer’s ear, or Otitis Externa, is an infection of the ear canal. It occurs when water is left in the ear canal, creating

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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Sunscreen

Who doesn’t LOVE having their kids play outside in the sun? It’s a great way for them to soak in vitamin D, burn off some energy, and explore the world around them. At Parkside, we love the sun too, but we do want to educate families on the importance of sun protection for all ages-not

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Coronavirus: How to Get Your Little One to Wear a Face Mask

My toddler literally runs around naked by choice and her favorite word right now is “NO!“. Now I’m being told I need to force her into wearing a face mask? I feel exhausted at the simple thought… Despite the wishes of our strong-willed toddlers —and the quickly fading energy of us quarantined, working from home,

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Ring Worm

Contrary to its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm but is actually a skin infection caused by a fungus. It is commonly known as ringworm because it can cause a ring-shaped, red, itchy rash on the skin. Ringworm can also be referred to by its medical name, Tinea. There are many different types

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Concussion

A concussion is a mild brain injury that can cause headaches, memory loss and confusion. Concussions can cause alarming behavior but are somewhat common. A concussion typically occurs as a result of a fall or other type of accident, often during sports. If your child gets a concussion, especially during sports, it’s very important that

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Night Terrors

three year old boy laying in bed with a blanket and a teddy bear looking scared

The screaming started again. This time it was coming from the bedroom across the hallway. As I jumped up to help, the nursing care plan I was working on scattered in 10 directions. My youngest brother was now sobbing, padding into the hallway in his little sleeper…sound asleep. Night after night, something similar to the

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