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Ask the Pediatrician

 Real Questions. Answers You Can Trust.


 


 

​​Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians and pediatric specialists answer parents' commonly asked health questions.​​


 


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What is the safest sleep solution for my baby with reflux?188811/16/2021 10:03:33 AM1/16/2021 10:03:33 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors And if your baby is one STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{91D85FFB-B98E-419A-85DF-A70F421C4D39}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My daughter is extremely shy and anxious around strangers. How can I help her?188721/16/2021 10:03:31 AM1/16/2021 10:03:31 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{11A01A0E-10B7-4B54-B68B-CA103CA2E803}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can telehealth “video visits” be a good option for my child? How do they work?18848ask-the-pediatrician~In certain situations, however, video visits and other telehealth tools used within a child’s medical home can give families increased access to high-quality pediatric services.1/12/2021 10:21:00 PM1/12/2021 10:21:00 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{B60F6539-351D-4536-9FD0-1EFC44784399}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it really that important to see my pediatrician right now?137171ask-the-pediatrician~You should always feel free to call your pediatrician's office, even during our current coronavirus pandemic. Your pediatrician cares about your child’s health and is happy to talk to you about anything.1/6/2021 8:03:45 PM1/6/2021 8:03:45 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors What to do if your child STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{1DC8693B-8A64-4FA0-A4DB-34D0302F1882}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine?90049ask-the-pediatrician~Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for children need to be expanded now in hopes we can have a vaccine for at least some younger age groups before the next school year.12/19/2020 10:03:31 AM12/19/2020 10:03:31 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{DF150568-1493-40CF-BA9D-711965CD201C}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Should we cancel our family’s holiday travel plans this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic?142716ask-the-pediatrician~​This holiday season, you (and many other parents) may be facing the same difficult decision: whether or not to travel to see your loved ones. Read on for helpful information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.12/12/2020 10:03:29 AM12/12/2020 10:03:29 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors Try to travel by car if STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{C61B0BAB-00B6-4267-8DF2-3354FF462069}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Are holiday gatherings OK during the COVID-19 pandemic?138242ask-the-pediatrician~Follow these safety tips to reduce your risk of being exposed to, getting, or spreading COVID-19 during at holiday season get-togethers.11/28/2020 10:03:30 AM11/28/2020 10:03:30 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors If you need to shop in STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{CE2FFA1D-AF12-411B-AF69-AF6B49DDB3F6}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it safe to send my child to child care during COVID-19?138949ask-the-pediatrician~Don’t hesitate to talk with your pediatrician during the COVID-19 pandemic about when it is safe to send your baby to child care during the COVID-19 pandemic.11/2/2020 4:24:12 PM11/2/2020 4:24:12 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{8380A956-BA94-43A1-A191-137ED3A6D7DC}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Are infrared thermometers safe?78501Some social media posts have questioned the safety of non-contact infrared thermometers, widely used in schools and child care centers to screen for fever. The good news is that claims about possible dangers of these devices are false. Learn more.10/15/2020 8:04:58 PM10/15/2020 8:04:58 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{D809A3EC-85B7-4C5B-BA45-9199366137B0}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can children get COVID-19?152541ask-the-pediatrician~You may have heard of a recent rise in reported COVID-19 cases in children. This confirms that children are not immune to the virus. Here is why the rise in cases may be happening, and what it means for going back to school.10/1/2020 5:28:25 PM10/1/2020 5:28:25 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors You may have heard of a STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{56BAD9F8-AABF-476E-AF96-B9FAB0CF4D9F}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How can I help my child, who has a developmental disability, cope during COVID-19?139416ask-the-pediatrician~Learn about ways to help children with disabilities understand and adjust to changes and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. 7/21/2020 3:29:17 PM7/21/2020 3:29:17 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors This is also a good time STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{8E4B4859-671D-437E-84DE-7E21FBE37642}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can household disinfectants be used to treat COVID-19?137583ask-the-pediatrician~There are some dangerous myths families may hear about ways to treat or prevent COVID-19. Household disinfectant products such as bleach are poisonous and should never be used on or in our bodies. Read more household safety tips here.5/13/2020 7:51:36 PM5/13/2020 7:51:36 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors Is it OK to see my STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{3905152B-8B8A-4879-A5C3-A2DBB7CF8A88}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How should we feed our baby if we’re running low on money?137902ask-the-pediatrician~Lost jobs and business during the COVID 19 outbreak has left many families struggling to pay for groceries, including infant formula. Here are some tips to help families struggling to afford infant nutrition products.5/2/2020 9:03:26 AM5/2/2020 9:03:26 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors It is best to stick to STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{2CA95F62-1E1B-467F-94BD-A678A75E1832}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
During the COVID-19 pandemic, would it be safer to plan a home birth rather than deliver my baby at a hospital?54444ask-the-pediatrician~AAP believes hospitals and accredited birth centers are still the safest places for babies to be born in the U.S. But if you’re planning a home birth during the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s what you need to know.4/25/2020 9:03:56 AM4/25/2020 9:03:56 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors Be ready to go to the STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{D1F8610D-0D21-4184-814A-9A95C1D93D23}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it OK to buy imported formulas online?124833ask-the-pediatrician~In this article, the AAP lists reasons parents should use caution if considering buying imported baby formula online from a third-party vendor.3/9/2020 3:44:18 PM3/9/2020 3:44:18 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://hc-2019.aap.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{FC82428C-5FAC-44FB-AD61-01C231BED453}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js

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