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COVID-19 Update

Due to the recent Erie County recommendations, we are asking our parents and patients to call and speak to a nurse prior to making any and all sick appointments.

We ask that you do not come to the office without a scheduled appointment.

Please be patient with our office as we work through this health care crisis together.

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Important Advice to Parents of a Child With Down Syndrome

Maybe your first reaction to the news of having a child with Down Syndrome was fear and dread. Now you realize your little one is a loving gift to you and the entire family. He or she may look somewhat different than other children, be slower to develop certain skills, but they will enjoy a happy productive life with a little extra help.

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Immediate Care For A Child’s Asthma Attack

It can be difficult to ascertain if your very young child has asthma, so it’s important to watch for symptoms, note when they occur, and report those to Suburban Pediatrics. An asthma attack in a young child can be quite frightening, and the immediate care for a child’s asthma attack can prevent a life threatening situation. 

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Brain Snacks For Kids

Brain Power Snack Ideas for your Children

With your busy schedule and active lifestyle, it can be difficult to pack healthy snacks for your children. While pre-packaged snacks are an easy choice, they are often loaded with processed ingredients that can be harmful for kids. Here are a few options for easy, healthy snacks that are kid-approved:

PB and fruit protein balls: All you need is a cup of dried. 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter, a cup of flake oats, two scoops of vanilla protein powder, 1/4 cup ground flax and 3 tbsp of vanilla almond milk!

Cheese and cucumber sandwiches: The healthy snack can be made in just a few minutes. It still has the great crunch of cheese and crackers and it gets your kids about 1/4 of their recommended daily vegetable intake.

Apple sandwiches: All you need is five minutes to core and slice apples and mix almond butter with granola. The combination of apples, almond butter and granola gives your children enough protein to stay full through after-school activities until dinner.

Banana bites: All you need to do is spread natural peanut butter on a whole wheat tortilla, place roll the banana into the tortilla and cut it into bite-size pieces.

Veggies and hummus in a mason jar: Pack the bottom of a mason jar with hummus and place your favorite vegetables on top for an on-the-go snack. If your kids aren’t a fan of hummus, try adding peanut butter or homemade yogurt dip with natural peanut butter, Greek yogurt and honey.

Warnings and Risks Associated with Teen Vaping

If you somehow didn’t know that vaping is dangerous for young kids, teens, and young adults, let’s set the record straight. Yes, vaping is very dangerous. If you’re still not convinced, or your teen isn’t, here are factual warnings and risks associated with vaping. 

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Prioritizing Your Child’s Mental Health and Wellness

At no time in our history have our children been bombarded with as many distractions, fears, anxieties, and mixed messages than now. Parents can be overwhelmed with the multitude of issues that are involved with raising children like keeping them physically healthy and encouraging good learning habits. Added to those tasks, a parent must also focus on prioritizing their child’s mental health and wellness. In today’s world that can seem an insurmountable task, but it can be accomplished with the right tools.

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5 Speech Therapy Techniques to Try at Home with Your Child

If you find that your little one is having trouble communicating, there are many ways you can assist your child in developing better skills. You understand the importance of language, articulation, and comprehension and their value in successful interactions. As a result, you can choose to work with a professional speech pathologist, or you can try 5 speech therapy techniques at home with your child, or you can do both!

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Playdate Strategies for Your Shy Toddler

Some toddlers are the social butterflies of the group and always want to be in control, while others would prefer to play alone quietly and off in the corner. In some respects it’s not much different than a typical workplace or an adult party. If you are worried about your little one and their shyness, let’s look at some playdate strategies for you to start trying, and at the same time discover why shyness may not be such a bad thing.

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How to Help Your Child on the Topic of Weight Loss

As adults we find it pretty difficult to talk about weight loss with a best friend or close relative.  Should you say something to encourage them to drop a few pounds, or should you say nothing? How exactly can you help, or should you even try? Now imagine this is your own child. How to help your child on the topic of weight loss is like walking a tightrope, but we have a few tips to help you keep your balance when approaching this tricky subject.

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