The first days and nights with your baby can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time parent. “One of the most important things you can do is try to relax, especially if you’ve decided to breastfeed,” said Dr. Jessica Tattershall, a pediatrician with the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics office in Austintown. “The more you stress, […]
Splashing in the pool is a great way for your baby to stay cool and comfortable during hot summer days. But spending too much time in a water-soaked diaper can result in diaper rash. Hot, humid weather can also promote diaper rash because baby’s skin doesn’t get a chance to dry out and the excess […]
When enjoying a summer day with your baby or taking her for a walk in the stroller, it’s important to protect her delicate skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. “The outer layer of babies’ skin is much thinner than the skin of older children and adults and there’s a greater surface area,” said Dr. […]
Despite its name, ringworm is actually a highly-contagious fungal infection that can lead to round, very itchy spots on the skin. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Emma Raizman, a pediatrician at the Medina office of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, offers tips to identify and treat this persistent condition.
While summer offers relief from cabin fever, the pests that signal its return can create more serious problems for kids enjoying the outdoors. In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, discusses the prevention and treatment of mosquito and tick bites.
You’ve probably stocked your bathtub with an abundance of toys that can make bath time fun and exciting, but do you know how to make this cherished time safe? From bumps on the head to drowning in only an inch of water, there are many dangers − potentially deadly ones − lurking in the bathtub. In fact, the U.S. […]