Liquid Medication Dosing Errors: Tips Every Parent Should Know

Dosing errors of children’s OTC liquid medications are more common than you may think.  A 2016 study published in the medical journal Pediatrics showed that 84% of parents using dosing cups measured the wrong dose of liquid medication based on their children’s recommended dose (68% of those mistakes involved measuring out too much medicine). Board-certified holistic […]

Fever in Baby: Tips for Taking Baby’s Temperature

If you’re worried that your child has a fever, follow these simple steps to find the most accurate temperature reading for your baby: Rule out Overdressing: If your baby feels warm to the touch and is flush or sweating, that doesn’t necessarily mean he or she has a fever. It may mean that your baby […]

The Role of a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Did you know pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) are very similar to pediatricians? Some have master’s degrees in nursing, while others have doctorates. Pediatric nurse practitioners work independently of pediatricians and, due to their extensive knowledge verified by certification, are allowed to directly manage the healthcare of children. This includes:           diagnosing […]