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Childhood Developmental Milestones: Age Birth to 1 Year

The first year of life is a time of incredible – and rapid – development. Your baby experiences multiple physical, cognitive, and emotional changes in a matter of weeks – and often days. From birth to the 1 year milestone, infants go from not being able to control their own limbs to developing the fine Read More…

Food Allergy Bullying is Real and You Can Help Prevent It

Approximately one third of children suffering from food allergies have reported being bullied because of their condition. Many people, particularly young children, do not understand the potential severity of a food allergy. The special treatment that sufferers receive at schools – separate tables, schoolwide reminders, and more – can serve to single out these individuals, Read More…

5 Things You Never Knew About Asthma in Children

If you are the parent of a child with asthma, you know all too well the feeling of helplessness that can overtake you when an attack occurs. Fortunately, with proper pediatric intervention, medication, and an overall awareness of potential triggers, the condition can be successfully monitored and regulated. But there are some things about asthma Read More…

4 Reasons We Get Sick When the Seasons Change

Spring is here! We’re all feeling great, right? Our waiting rooms seem to suggest otherwise. Many parents believe a change in seasons is the cause of the onslaught of cold symptoms affecting their children. But is there any validity to this notion, or is it just an old wives tale? While many doctors say the Read More…

9-Year-Old Patient Transcends Bullying with Compassion, Poetry

Sometimes, it just takes a few words to start a healing process. The following poem was written by one of our primary care patients – a 9-year-old girl whose expressions of compassion helped her overcome her experience with bullying. “Bullying” I was bullied at school for two whole years. Most days I shed a lot Read More…

Plumbing the Depths of Constipation in Children

I met the father of a patient the other day who told me he was in the plumbing and waste management business. “So are we,” I replied, only somewhat jokingly. In reality, we pediatricians deal with constipation and all related bathroom woes on an almost daily basis. The affliction is unfortunately a common problem in Read More…

What’s That Horrible Smell? Rotavirus Symptoms Strike Again

KinderMender has been busy treating an influx of young patients presenting with vomiting, diarrhea, and watery stools. This isn’t the work of influenza, however. The flu is an “all over” sort of nastiness, affecting a wide spectrum of systems. It causes congestion, sore throat, coughing, and more. In lieu of those telltale respiratory issues, one Read More…

Excessive Screen Time for Children Can Cause Them to Miss the Big Picture

Electronic influences are everywhere. Tablets; toys; smartphones; smart televisions; video games; YouTube channels about video games (and “unboxings”, and Minecraft walk-throughs, and someone else’s family going to Disneyworld); and apps of every conceivable variety. Screen time for children is at an all-time high. According to UNICEF, children under the age of 18 represent 1 in Read More…

Take a Deep Breath and Avoid Seasonal Allergy Triggers

Mild temperatures ushered in seasonal allergy triggers slightly earlier than anticipated this year, with widespread effects being felt as early as February throughout Maryland. And, now, with March’s arrival, that itchy, sneezing, squinting time of the year is officially here. An allergic reaction occurs when your child’s immune system overreacts to environmental stimuli it considers Read More…

Check the Nursery: Thousands of Children’s Products Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced thousands of recalls for child and infant-related products. Safety hazards were discovered in merchandise ranging from high chairs to heaters, lotions, and shake and sing elephants. For complete details, including what steps to take if you own one of these potentially dangerous products, check out the Read More…

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  • “Everything about the visit was outstanding. We are so very happy we found this place. The staff is efficient, professional, and friendly. The facility is bright, clean, and child friendly. This will be our go to medical office…”

  • “Everyone we worked with, from the time we first called with questions through when we left after our appointment, was extremely friendly, efficient, and just overall wonderful and easy to work with. The place was clean, pretty, warm, and inviting!”

  • “Everyone is always patient and kind; it is so important to me that my kids are treated well especially at a doctor’s office because it directly influences their level of comfort and anxiety for the rest of their lives.”

  • “Fast, friendly and efficient service received. The Doctor was very friendly and informative. My child felt comfortable and was at ease by the kind nature of everyone. From the time we walked in we were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and immediate attention.”

  • “Always very welcoming and KinderMender makes it as comfortable as possible for the children. My son is no longer scared of going to the doctor because of his wonderful experiences here. It is so nice to have somewhere to take him that is not ‘scary.’ Thank you!”

  • “Everyone is always very friendly, helpful and sensitive to my child’s needs. They had us in and out in less than 20 minutes which is so important when dealing with a grouchy, sick child.”

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