What is Routine Illness for your Child?

Some children seem to always have the sniffles. They get one cold after another after another. And many parents wonder, "Isn't my child having too many colds? Is there something wrong with their immune system?" Dr. Gellner The truth is, children start to get colds after about six months of age when the immunity they received from their mom fades and they have to build up their own immune system.

Age Appropriate Vision Milestones

Vision problems may be suspected in children who are not responding to their environment properly. The following are some age-related guidelines that may help to decide if your child is having problems. It is important to remember that not every child is the same, and some children may reach milestones at different ages. Consult your child's doctor if you are suspicious that your child is not seeing correctly or is having other problems with his or her vision.

Bugs!

Most of us know to practice vigilant sun safety during the hottest months of the year, when the sun’s rays are at their most intense, but sometimes we forget it’s also very important to protect against dangerous insect bites. Warm temperatures are just as appealing to insects as they are to Chicagoan’s ready to leave a long winter behind.

Summer Checklist for Kids

Summer means lots of kids will be playing outdoors, but it's important to keep a safety checklist in mind to keep kids safe while they're having fun. Here are some great tips to keep in mind for kids' safety. Post this safety checklist on your fridge or family bulletin board as a reminder of ways you can keep your kids safe and prevent injuries or accidents from intruding on your family's summer fun.