Constipation is a very common problem in kids. Common culprits are diet, not enough fluids or a lack of physical activity. But when it comes to toddlers, this finicky bunch may ignore the urge to go because they don’t want to stop playing a fun game or they are afraid of toilets, causing the stool […]
For active and bubbly McKenna Hale, a typical day would start and end with a glass of milk. Her parents, much like many, never thought twice when she asked for a glass. It wasn’t until a whirlwind trip to the pediatrician, emergency room (ER) and hematology inpatient unit at Akron Children’s did they realize […]
Toddlers do the most adorable things: Give unexpected hugs, squeal with laughter and cuddle up to you when they’re tired. But as any parent of a toddler will tell you, they also do some not-so-adorable things, like kick, scream … or even bite. “Biting can be a way for toddlers to get attention or express […]
Beach vacation with a toddler? Yeah, right! Most parents gawk at the idea of traveling to the grocery store with their toddler, let alone an extended trip away from the comforts of their own home and bed. “To travel whether by plane or car, it’s challenging because kids have to be confined for long periods […]
An infant’s innate need to suck can make pacifiers a helpful item for baby and parents alike. In this video, pediatrician Joel Davidson discusses when you may want to give your child a pacifier, as well as when you might need to take it away.