Newborn Care

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.

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.

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.

What Is Holistic Newborn Care?

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.

3 Newborn Care Tips

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 essential to that of their newborn.

What is the Process of an Infant’s Vision Development?

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 you can to ensure the development of healthy vision in your child and San Francisco pediatricians Julia Getzelman, MD and Nicole Glynn, MD are here to help.

8 Tips to Co-sleeping With Your Infant

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 the well-being of families. This is why San Francisco’s newborn care experts at GetzWell Pediatrics partner with you to understand the factors unique to your family in order to help you reach a decision about where your baby should sleep.