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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?1888111/21/2020 10:03:42 AM11/21/2020 10:03:42 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?1887211/21/2020 10:03:39 AM11/21/2020 10:03:39 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
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
Is it OK to call my pediatrician during COVID-19?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.10/1/2020 3:34:48 AM10/1/2020 3:34:48 AMOur 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
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
How long should my child ride rear-facing?18858ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has long recommended that―infants ride in rear-facing car seats and encourages rear facing for as long as possible―at least through a child's second birthday.3/7/2020 10:09:11 AM3/7/2020 10:09:11 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{B5B15D82-8CD9-4C7D-84E1-CB1280445FC6}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Our health plan offers telemedicine services. Can “video visits” be a good option for my child?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.3/7/2020 10:09:07 AM3/7/2020 10:09:07 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{B60F6539-351D-4536-9FD0-1EFC44784399}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Why is my baby always getting diaper rashes?119477ask-the-pediatrician~Reasons why your baby may still be getting diaper rashes―despite your best efforts to keep their bottom clean and dry. 1/11/2020 10:12:35 AM1/11/2020 10:12:35 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{F7FBF2F1-E40A-4F2A-BAF5-99CE52BB9723}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Why should my son get the flu shot at the pediatrician’s office vs. a retail-based pharmacy?18889ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explains the definite advantages to immunizing your child at the pediatrician's office.11/21/2019 8:41:17 PM11/21/2019 8:41:17 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors The cost for your son 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{E6E6B7E4-D869-4FF9-B41B-92158514AB59}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js

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