Ages & Stages

Raising children can be a daunting task. It’s important to provide them with the right guidance and support in order to help them grow into well-rounded individuals.  We provide tips and answers for every age and stage with guidance to nurture their physical, emotional, mental and social development, as well as how to best prepare them for the future.

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Baby: 0-12 months
When to See the Doctor for Ear Pain? - Ear pain is a common complaint among children and can be caused by a variety of conditions, ranging from mild…
Curing your child’s fear of monsters - Kiddos commonly have a fear of monsters in their room, under their bed or in their closets. We even have…
Pain in the Testicles - Pain in the testicles can be a concerning symptom for boys of any age. It can range from mild to…
Mommy Minute: Walking Safety - Teaching your kids the basics of walking safety is an important part of parenting. It is essential to equip kids…
Why does my baby get hiccups and how do I make them stop? - Ever wonder why a baby, child or even you get hiccups? It is a spasm of your diaphragm followed by…
Diphtheria Vaccine - Diphtheria is a serious infectious disease that can cause severe respiratory symptoms, including difficulty breathing and swallowing. The Diphtheria Vaccine…
Your Baby’s Four Month Well Visit - Your Baby's Four Month Well Visit and Check-up time is here and we will discuss vaccines again. Your baby's eating…
When to see a doctor over a headache? - Headaches are not limited to adults; children can also experience this discomforting symptom. While most headaches in children are benign…
Infant Erections - Infant erections are a natural part of the development process for babies. They occur when the baby's body is maturing…
Toddler: 1-3 Years
Why does my Child have Night Terrors? - Terrorizing, horrific, pulse-pounding panic are the first feelings you experience in your child’s Night Terrors. They are probably one of…
Constipation from the Point of View of a Pediatrician - As a pediatrician, one of the most common complaints I hear from parents is about their child's constipation. Constipation is…
The Mommy Minute: Do I need to fear the brain eating amoeba? - Is it true? Is there really such a thing as a "Brain Eating Amoeba" and should we be concerned? Well…
Choosing the right clothes for potty training - Potty training is a big milestone for children and parents alike. It can be an exciting and challenging time, and…
Sunscreen Reminder - Sunscreen is an important part of your daily routine. It helps protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays…
The Truth About Pressure Equalization Tubes - Pressure equalization tubes, commonly known as ear tubes, are small devices inserted into the eardrum to help treat various ear…
Preschooler: 3-5 Years
The Mommy Minute: Mosquito Bite Treatment - With the arrival of summer, outdoor activities and pleasant evenings become even more enjoyable. However, one downside of the warmer…
Wet Wipe Safety Tip - Wet wipe safety tip: Use them when handling hot seat belts to protect your kids from getting burned. Hot seat…
Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) - Kidney infection in children is an alarming medical condition that can cause severe health issues if not treated properly. It…
The Mommy Minute: Introducing Chewing Gum to your Kid - Chewing Gum can be a tasty treat, but it can be risky. In this episode of The Mommy Minute, Dr.…
Dental Water Pick - A dental water pick is an essential tool for anyone looking to maintain their oral health. It helps remove plaque…
The Mommy Minute: Swimmer’s Ear Prevention and Relief - Knowing how to prevent swimmer's ear can prevent you and your baby or kids from a lot of suffering. For…
The Mommy Minute: How to Treat Used Car Seats - How to treat used cars seats from The Mommy Minute could not only help protect your baby, it could protect…
Gran’ MawMaw’s Good Advice: Cure for warts - Throughout history, old wives' tales have been passed down from generation to generation, offering unconventional remedies for various ailments. the…
Color Blindness: Most Likely Color Deficient - Color blindness is very common. A condition that affects 8% of males (about 1 out of every 12 males). This…
Child: 6-10 Years
A girl with poor mental health sits in front of a couch with her hand on her forehead. The warning signs of poor mental health in kids - Recognizing the warning signs of poor mental health in children is crucial for early intervention and support. It's important to…
A child suffering from the common cold sneezes into a handkerchief. The Common Cold - The common cold in children is usually a mild illness that can be treated with simple home remedies. Here are…
Mommy Minute: Dry Drowning - Dry Drowning is a real danger, but is it all that the media makes it out to be? Pediatrician, Dr.…
A girl stand in front of a green meadow blowing her nose because she suffers from seasonal allergies. Seasonal Allergies! - Seasonal allergies can make you suffer with constant runny nose, sneezing, cough, headache, congestion and just feeling terrible.  Springtime and…
When to see the doctor if your child is peeing a lot? - When to see the doctor if your child is peeing a lot? If your child is peeing more frequently than…
Gran’ MawMaw’s Good Advice: Cure for warts - Throughout history, old wives' tales have been passed down from generation to generation, offering unconventional remedies for various ailments. the…
Why do we treat Strep Throat - Swamp-toed, web-footed disease is a condition that requires immediate action before irreparable damage can set in. Some believe its effects…
When to see a doctor over a headache? - Headaches are not limited to adults; children can also experience this discomforting symptom. While most headaches in children are benign…
The Mommy Minute: Rethinking Video Games - Video games on all the electronic devices might make great babysitters, but are our kids playing too many video games?…
Pinworm & the Butt Itch - The most common symptom of pinworms is an itchy rectal area (butt itch). Symptoms are worse at night when the…
Preteen: 10-13 Years
Are those well visits really needed? - Yes! Maybe it’s easier to give you the reasons I think I need to see your child at their regularly…
A mother and child sit in yoga poses for their mental well being. Mental well-being of children - The mental well-being of children is of paramount importance as it forms the basis for their overall development and future…
Cleaning Around Braces - Braces are a common orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth and correct misaligned bites. While braces can be a great…
The Mommy Minute: Rethinking Video Games - Video games on all the electronic devices might make great babysitters, but are our kids playing too many video games?…
Tetanus Vaccine - Tetanus is a serious and potentially fatal disease that can be prevented by vaccination. The tetanus vaccine is one of…
The Mommy Minute: Can Fidget Spinners help with ADHD? - Fidget spinners are all the rage and are for sale literally everywhere! There have been numerous claims that it could…
When to see a doctor for a cough? - Coughing is a common symptom in children and is usually nothing to worry about. However, in some cases, a cough…
Healthy Snacks - As parents, we want to ensure that our children are getting the nutrition and energy they need to grow and…
Preventing pee from exiting between the seat and the bowl - Keeping a toilet clean and hygienic is a priority for every parent. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to keep your…
Top 10 ways your child can succeed in school written in large yellow and orange font. Top 10 Ways Your Child Can Succeed in School - Every parent wants the best for their child, especially when it comes to their education. As a pediatrician, I have…
Teenager: 13-18 Years
Mommy Minute: In Flight Ear Popping - In flight ear popping is a common issue for kids while flying. When the air pressure changes during takeoff and…
Head lice. Tips and Tricks for Treating Lice - Lice can be a real itch No one loves creepy-crawlies, but bugs are a fact of life. The worst types…
Mommy Minute: Brain Eating Amoeba - Brain Eating Amoeba is a rare and potentially fatal condition caused by an amoeba called Naegleria Fowleri. This single-celled organism…
Understanding Learning Modalities - Every child is unique and possesses distinct ways of perceiving, processing, and retaining information. As parents, educators, and caregivers, it…
The Mommy Minute: Rethinking Video Games - Video games on all the electronic devices might make great babysitters, but are our kids playing too many video games?…
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) - Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition that affects people of all ages. It is an…
Understanding Concussion Symptoms: What You Need to Know - Concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury that can occur in various situations, such as sports, falls, or…
Mommy Minute: Anemia Symptoms - Anemia is a condition that occurs when the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Anemia symptoms can…
Pain in the Testicles - Pain in the testicles can be a concerning symptom for boys of any age. It can range from mild to…
A diagram of the inner ear canal to illustrate ear infections and ear pain. Ear Infections and Ear Pain - Ear infections and ear pain are common conditions that can affect people of all ages. While many cases of ear…
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Why are vaccines given at specific intervals? - Hello, dear parents! Let's dive into the fascinating world of vaccines. As parents, we want the very best for our…
When to See the Doctor for Ear Pain? - Ear pain is a common complaint among children and can be caused by a variety of conditions, ranging from mild…
Mumps Vaccine - Vaccines are an essential part of preventive healthcare, and the mumps vaccine is no exception. The mumps vaccine helps to…
Wet Wipe Safety Tip - Wet wipe safety tip: Use them when handling hot seat belts to protect your kids from getting burned. Hot seat…
The Mommy Minute: Heat Stroke in Babies - How to prevent your baby from getting heat stroke is the first step, but you need to know what steps…
Rubella Vaccine - Rubella, also known as German measles, is an infectious disease caused by a virus. It is highly contagious and can…
Mommy Minute: Boiling Water For Formula - Preparing formula for your baby is an important task. Boiling water, for formula, is one of the necessary steps in…
When to see a doctor over a headache? - Headaches are not limited to adults; children can also experience this discomforting symptom. While most headaches in children are benign…
Understanding Concussion Symptoms: What You Need to Know - Concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury that can occur in various situations, such as sports, falls, or…
Curing your child’s fear of monsters - Kiddos commonly have a fear of monsters in their room, under their bed or in their closets. We even have…
Car Seat Installation - Proper car seat installation is crucial to ensure the safety of your child while traveling in a vehicle. The National…
Gran’ MawMaw’s Good Advice: Thrush Mouth - Grandmama's homespun advice on how to cure Thrush Mouth and Dr. James tries to explain...could it happen.
Why Not to Use Teething Gels - Teething is a natural process that all infants go through, but it can be a difficult and painful experience for…
Mommy Minute: Teething - Are you a new mom struggling to calm your baby's teething pain? Teething can be a challenging phase for both…
Streptococcal Pneumonia Vaccine - Streptococcal pneumonia is a serious and potentially life-threatening infection caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. It can cause severe respiratory…
When to see a doctor over a headache? - Headaches are not limited to adults; children can also experience this discomforting symptom. While most headaches in children are benign…
The 3 scariest things that terrify a Pediatrician - As a Pediatrician, we often face the daunting task of having to deal with some of the scariest and most…
Choosing the RIGHT underwear for potty training - When it's time to transition your child from diapers to underwear, it's important to make a big deal out of…
A diagram of the inner ear canal to illustrate ear infections and ear pain. Ear Infections and Ear Pain - Ear infections and ear pain are common conditions that can affect people of all ages. While many cases of ear…
Painless bandage removal - Helpmommy.com's Dr. James and Stunt Baby show how to painlessly remove the adhesive-type bandages. This is one of the most…
Mommy Minute: When to teach your children to swim - Swimming is a life skill that every child should learn. Swimming is an essential life skill that can bring joy,…
The Mommy Minute: Can Fidget Spinners help with ADHD? - Fidget spinners are all the rage and are for sale literally everywhere! There have been numerous claims that it could…
Mommy Minute: In Flight Ear Popping - In flight ear popping is a common issue for kids while flying. When the air pressure changes during takeoff and…
Hitting the target: Sometimes it requires an actual target - Potty training boys can be a challenge, but with the right target it can be made easier. A target is…
Understanding Bladder Infections - Bladder infections, also known as urinary tract infections (UTIs), are a common health concern among children, with nearly 8% of…
The Pee and Poop connection - Potty training is an important milestone for young children, and understanding the pee and poop connection is key to success.…
The Mommy Minute: Heat Stroke in Football Players - For all you football fanatics out there, young and old(er) alike, heat stroke can be deadly. In today's video, Dr.…
Gran’ MawMaw’s Good Advice: Cure for warts - Throughout history, old wives' tales have been passed down from generation to generation, offering unconventional remedies for various ailments. the…
Mommy Minute: Chiggers - Chiggers are tiny, red mites that can cause a lot of discomfort if they get on your skin. These pests…
Travel Training Seat - Traveling with a potty-training child can be a stressful experience. It can be difficult to find public restrooms that are…
Curing your child’s fear of monsters - Kiddos commonly have a fear of monsters in their room, under their bed or in their closets. We even have…
Kids demonstrate youth volunteerism by carrying a recycling bin. The Mommy Minute: Youth Volunteerism - It is great to get your kids involved in their community by volunteering. We all need to be involved more…
Influenza (Flu) Vaccine - The influenza (flu) vaccine is an important tool in helping to protect kids from the risks of the flu. It…
Vaccines and Our Immune System - Vaccines and Our Immune System. Our immune system is an amazing and complex defense system that helps us fight off…
Introduction to Pediatric Vaccines - The field of pediatrics plays a crucial role in safeguarding the health and well-being of children. One of the most…
Getting New Braces - Getting new braces can be an exciting but also intimidating experience. Braces are a great way to improve your smile,…
Guilt associated with Bed Wetting - Guilt associated with Bed Wetting. Bed wetting is a common problem among children, but it can also be a source…
Understanding Concussion Symptoms: What You Need to Know - Concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury that can occur in various situations, such as sports, falls, or…
Understanding Learning Modalities - Every child is unique and possesses distinct ways of perceiving, processing, and retaining information. As parents, educators, and caregivers, it…
Seat Mat Automotive Protectors - Seat Mat Automotive Protectors are the perfect solution for keeping your car's upholstery looking like new. These protectors provide a…
Pain in the Testicles - Pain in the testicles can be a concerning symptom for boys of any age. It can range from mild to…
Cleaning Around Braces - Braces are a common orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth and correct misaligned bites. While braces can be a great…
Color Blindness: Most Likely Color Deficient - Color blindness is very common. A condition that affects 8% of males (about 1 out of every 12 males). This…
Growing Pains Why is my child having Growing Pains? - Growing pains, I would just like to add a collective sigh for everyone involved.  These are going to be a…
The Mommy Minute: Do I need to fear the brain eating amoeba? - Is it true? Is there really such a thing as a "Brain Eating Amoeba" and should we be concerned? Well…
Why do Fevers Happen at Night? - As a pediatrician the question, “Why do they always get a fever at night?” is heard frequently. Other than your…
Color Blindness: Most Likely Color Deficient - Color blindness is very common. A condition that affects 8% of males (about 1 out of every 12 males). This…
Meningococcus Vaccine - Meningococcus vaccine is an important tool in protecting against meningococcal disease, a bacterial infection that can cause severe illness and…
Understanding Learning Modalities - Every child is unique and possesses distinct ways of perceiving, processing, and retaining information. As parents, educators, and caregivers, it…
What is a Sprain? - A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones…
Preventing pee from exiting between the seat and the bowl - Keeping a toilet clean and hygienic is a priority for every parent. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to keep your…
Ahhhh, Wisdom Teeth - Wisdom teeth are a set of four molars that usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. They are…
Influenza (Flu) Vaccine - The influenza (flu) vaccine is an important tool in helping to protect kids from the risks of the flu. It…

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