Newborn Care

Tylenol Revisited: It’s NOT as Benign as People Think – Especially During Pregnancy

What you choose to put in your body during pregnancy directly impacts your child’s health – and Tylenol (aka acetaminophen/paracetamol) is no exception. For decades Tylenol has been commercially endorsed as THE “go-to” over-the-counter pain reliever, with over 60% of women in the United States relying on it to alleviate aches and pains related to pregnancy. However, mounting evidence continues to underscore the potential short- and long-term health risks it poses to babies – before and after birth.

Toddlers, Tantrums & Teens – Oh My! Tips for Supporting Your Child at Every Stage of Development

Kids are often mistaken for being little manipulative masterminds. But the truth is – they’re not. They’re burgeoning beings who are learning how to navigate the world and interact with people around them.

To better manage your child’s behavior it is instructive to understand why they do the things they do, and every stage of childhood development comes with a set of common behaviors and challenges. Below we’ll give you a brief breakdown of what you can expect during these developmental stages along with pediatric care tips to help alleviate some of the stresses of parenting.

Baby’s First Foods: A Jump-Start to Lifelong Health

More and more studies are proving that our earliest exposures to food – both before and after birth – set the stage for lifelong flavor preferences and eating habits. This means, as parents, you have more control over what kinds of foods your child likes than you probably realize.

Tips to Protect Your Baby’s Skin During the Summer

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 Francisco. Below are some tips from the doctors at GetzWell Pediatrics for safeguarding your baby’s sensitive skin.

Sunlight: Growing Healthy Kids from the Outside In

he 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 more susceptible to a host of chronic ailments.

Let’s take a look at three important ways sunshine can help you grow a healthy kid in San Francisco.

How Often Should I Bathe My Newborn Baby?

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 few suggestions and safety tips for keeping your baby clean.

How To Cope With A Crying Baby

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 stresses that come with caring for a newborn.  Read on as GetzWell Pediatrics’ doctors provide you with best practices for coping with your crying baby.

How Can I Tell If My Newborn Baby Is Hungry?

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 feed your newborn on a strict schedule, every infant and mother-baby pair is unique. Maybe you or your little one do better with on-demand feeding. In any case, it’s important to know what your baby’s cues are so that you become confident of  hunger signals and understand when she needs to be fed as opposed to soothed in other ways. See the tips below from the San Francisco doctors at GetzWell Pediatrics to learn more about how to determine if your newborn is ready for his or her next meal.