“’Twas the night before Christmas.” You’re probably familiar with this famous opening phrase of Clement C. Moore’s poem. Several lines later, the poet writes that the children were nestled in bed, “while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.” Things haven’t changed much since this poem was written in 1882: Most children still look forward […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
Sleep problems are some of the most common challenges parents face when it comes to baby care. Anyone who’s been there knows firsthand there’s nothing worse than a tired, cranky baby as a result. That’s why experts tout myriad sleep-training strategies that promise restful nights, from Dr. Ferber’s cry-it-out method to Dr. Sears’ no-tears method […]
More than 200 viruses can cause the common cold; infants and children are among the most susceptible. Colds make children feel miserable, but antibiotics aren’t the remedy. Antibiotics don’t work for viruses, only bacterial infections. Certified Nurse Practitioner Sharon Juszli of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Green discusses the appropriate use of antibiotics: Does the […]
Children who suffer from asthma sometimes find symptoms are particularly bad at night. Wheezing and coughing at night are common among children and teens with asthma. But nighttime symptoms can indicate severe asthma and increase risk of complications if they’re not brought under control. “About 60 percent of kids with asthma have nighttime cough that […]
How long is too long when kids are playing outside in the winter? In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, answers this and other questions about keeping kids safe in the winter.
While a clear chimney makes it a little easier on Santa, it also goes a long way toward keeping you and your family safe during the holidays. In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, shares this and other tips for a safe and magical season.