Snacking can be healthy and helpful (VIDEO)

Plopping down in front of the television with a snack bowl might not be a bad idea, depending on the size of the bowl, the snack and whether you’re really even hungry. In this Children’s Channel video, Danielle Dimengo, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides some fun and nutritious ideas for snacking.

A variety of foods can provide your infant with a solid foundation (VIDEO)

The transition to solid foods is a milestone for your little one, adding some nutrition, variety and texture to her diet. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Sabrina Ben-Zion, MD, a pediatrician for Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Wadsworth, discusses when and how the transition should take place.

Naps can be a frequent, helpful aid for babies (VIDEO)

If it seems all your newborn does is eat, sleep and poop, then you’re probably doing it right. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Shellie Russell, a pediatrician with Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Wooster, discusses the importance of naps to a child’s early development.

Taking temperatures can be an art and science (VIDEO)

Advancements in technology and knowledge have provided parents with several ways to take their child’s temperature. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Shellie Russell, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics’ Wooster office, discusses which options may be best for your little one.

When and how to use short-term asthma control medications

Now that school is out, it may be a little bit easier to get the kids out of bed in the morning. The final days of school spent battling spring fever while taking exams have been replaced by swimming, playing ball and just running around the backyard in search of adventure. But for as many […]

Know the role of long-term asthma control medications

While many people breathe a sigh of relief when spring arrives, the 7 million American children who have asthma may simply find it more difficult to breathe. Spring ushers in the pollen season, which may trigger allergies that lead to asthma.