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San Francisco may be known for its fog and overcast days, but that doesn’t mean that the sun’s UVA and UVB rays aren’t harmful to your infant’s skin. As part of your infant care routine, you should make sure that you are protecting your baby from the sun, whether it’s sunny or grey in San

The sun gets a bad wrap for its cancer-causing reputation, which of course is a reason for serious concern. However, pediatricians are learning more and more about the vital role sunlight plays in your child’s overall development. If fact, studies show that as kids spend more time playing indoors and in front of screens, they’re

We all know vitamin D’s bone-building power does a body good. However, mounting research indicates that this sunshine vitamin is becoming more and more crucial to our overall health. Recent studies reveal that vitamin D may help to increase our life expectancy. How? Because it bears the possibility of “affecting genes that impact both longevity

Newborn hygiene is an important concern for new and experienced San Francisco parents alike. One of the most common newborn baby care questions the doctors at GetzWell Pediatrics get is how often newborn babies should be bathed. The short answer is that it depends on what’s right for you and your family. Below are a

Ask any San Francisco parent and they will tell you that newborn care can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Newborns depend on their parents for absolutely everything and crying is the leading instigator of sleep deprivation. Learning how to soothe and cope with a crying baby is a great way to mitigate the

For many new San Francisco parents, one of their biggest worries once they’re home with their new baby is not knowing how  to tell when their infant is hungry versus tired, needing a diaper change, is  over-stimulated or any of the other reasons that a newborn baby cries. While some people will tell you to

At GetzWell Pediatrics, holistic newborn care means a more comprehensive approach to achieving total well-being in our San Francisco patients. Our professionals focus on treating children—not diseases. Medication may be able to resolve symptoms of an illness, but our doctors look at underlying causes that, if addressed, can help patients stay healthier and happier long-term.

When we at GetzWell Pediatrics talk about holistic care, we are describing our emphasis on the whole child whose health is impacted by many factors, not the least of which is how well mom and dad are doing. New parents often focus solely on concerns related to their babies, forgetting that their own well-being is

From the moment of birth, your newborn begins absorbing the sights and sounds of his world. Though it will take some time for your baby’s visual acuity to reach that of an adult, a surprising amount of that progress occurs during the first 8 months of life. As a parent, you want to do all

The question of co-sleeping comes up frequently with new parents. There’s a lot of conflicting and controversial information on the subject, so it can be difficult to decipher fact from fiction. Furthermore, there is no one-size fits all strategy in regards to sleeping arrangements. There is more than one way to save babies lives and promote