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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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How do I help my picky eater try more healthy foods?16916211/27/2021 10:04:04 AM11/27/2021 10:04:04 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors It can cause a lot of 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{35527563-0E17-4A43-8ADD-3C3D6038BFF5}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My partner and I got COVID-19 vaccines while I was pregnant, but is it safe for our newborn to be around unvaccinated people?16842511/27/2021 10:04:02 AM11/27/2021 10:04:02 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors Having a new baby is 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{9C9A31B1-66CD-40D6-A45B-5120232F3012}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My child plays with an imaginary friend. Should I be concerned?16562211/27/2021 10:04:00 AM11/27/2021 10:04:00 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At age 4 or 5, a child's 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{8A197F75-6F2F-4EFC-A1A4-AC0A8A164E8F}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How can I help ensure my child will be safe in and around the water at summer camp?16447311/27/2021 10:03:57 AM11/27/2021 10:03:57 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors If it is, check if there 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{EC8AAA49-EE79-4EF1-8CC7-04C42D2007BD}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My kids are worried that their sports seasons may be on hold again because of COVID. How can I help them cope?15901311/27/2021 10:03:55 AM11/27/2021 10:03:55 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors Here are 10 tips to get 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{3F591DC4-02CC-4625-BCFC-84D32613D358}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it safe to get a flu shot if I am pregnant?7904711/27/2021 10:03:52 AM11/27/2021 10:03:52 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors But it can also lead 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{FC160C92-ABDC-4652-BCB0-AAED53F8AD05}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My baby is turning a year old this month. Should she be talking by now?14251411/27/2021 10:03:50 AM11/27/2021 10:03:50 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At around 6 or 7 months 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{3A0349DC-EEF1-4A1D-991B-133608E47009}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What is the safest way to keep my children warm when the power goes out at home during the winter?9965511/27/2021 10:03:47 AM11/27/2021 10:03:47 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors You may be able to use 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{93FD73E8-405D-4081-B2A3-6B98E0222792}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How can I help my child avoid eye and back strain from being on the computer?15623011/27/2021 10:03:45 AM11/27/2021 10:03:45 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors If a laptop is the only 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{692C344C-CCF7-4E9C-A599-EB430E9A3853}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What is the safest sleep solution for my baby with reflux?1888111/27/2021 10:03:42 AM11/27/2021 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
Is it safe for families to travel now?89817ask-the-pediatrician~With COVID-19 vaccines becoming available, some families wonder if it may be safe to travel this spring. Learn why it will likely be safer, and more relaxing, to wait until summer or later in the year.11/24/2021 7:40:59 PM11/24/2021 7:40:59 PMOur 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{057594DC-82C7-4A45-9BDC-5DE6316A809A}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can my child get a COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine at the same visit?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.11/24/2021 2:07:23 PM11/24/2021 2:07:23 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors If your child is 5 years 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
Can we attend holiday gatherings safely with our unvaccinated young children?167464Follow these safety tips this holiday season to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for children who are too young to get vaccinated.11/23/2021 4:41:43 PM11/23/2021 4:41:43 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{CE2FFA1D-AF12-411B-AF69-AF6B49DDB3F6}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Do I have to pay to vaccinate my child for COVID?165313ask-the-pediatrician~The COVID vaccines are free for everyone who is eligible, including kids, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Learn more here.11/19/2021 6:28:55 PM11/19/2021 6:28:55 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors You do not have to bring 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{106AF189-1BBF-46F2-977E-AC6AF21609D7}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My child wants to be a vegetarian. Is that ok?101982ask-the-pediatrician~Vegetarian diets are healthy for kids, as long as they get key nutrients needed to grow healthy and strong. This can take some extra planning at mealtime, though.11/17/2021 4:39:10 PM11/17/2021 4:39:10 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors They also tend to be at 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{632EDC26-CA67-4581-8826-8796A090F321}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js

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