Drugs and Alcohol
We are a pro-vaccine practice. We expect parents to immunize their children according to the schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). We do not accept patients in our practice who refuse to immunize their children. If you have concerns or questions about vaccines in general or a specific vaccine our physicians are happy to discuss it with you during your child's well visits.
Vaccine Information Sheets
Over-the-Counter Medication Dosage Charts
Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems, by Ferber - This book discusses common sleep problems such as night waking, children who demand to sleep with their parents, night-mares and -terrors, and irregular sleeping patterns. It also discusses ways to prevent many of the above-mentioned problems and the normal physiology of sleep. Read this book before problems arise.
Guide to Your Child's Sleep, by Cohen - This is a publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics and discusses all aspects of sleep during childhood.
Helping Babies Sleep: The Science and Practice of Gentle Nighttime Parenting, by Anni Gethin, PhD & Beth MacGregor.
The Nursing Mother's Companion, by Huggins - With hints on how to prepare for breastfeeding before the birth to information on breastfeeding through the toddler years, this book is a valuable resource, especially for first time mothers.
General Child Care
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child (Birth to Age 5), Caring for Your School-Age Child (Ages 5 to 12), and Caring for Your Adolescent (Ages 12 to 21) - These three books contain a wealth of information beginning before a baby is born and lasting past the school years. They discuss everything from well child care (feeding, safety, etc.), to development, to common symptoms and illnesses that you can expect to encounter. Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Guide to Your Child's Symptoms - The title is self-explanatory. This book covers symptoms from birth through adolescence, most of which is also covered in the Caring for Your... series mentioned above. Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Guide to Your Child's Nutrition - Again, much of this information is included in the Caring for Your... series. It provides very reasonable and effective advice on how to deal with nutritional problems and conflicts with your child, in addition to lots of useful general nutritional information. Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
What to Expect When You're Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, and What to Expect the Toddler Years, by Eisenberg, et al - These books discuss ways to prepare for pregnancy, childbirth, and the raising of your children through the preschool years. They are organized chronologically and are very good at helping new parents distinguish between old wives' tales and actual pediatric fact.