Tummy Time: When To Start And 4 Benefits

If you have not been introduced to tummy time for your baby, let us be the first. It is simply turning your baby on its tummy for relatively short periods of time and supervising that time. It would be dangerous to leave your little one unattended. Tummy time should be a daily occurrence and only when your baby is awake. For newcomers to tummy time, here’s when to start and 4 benefits.

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Baby Formula Shortage

If your child is older than 6 months of age and is usually on regular formula (not a specialty product for allergies or other special health needs), this may be an option. In a pinch, you could feed them whole cow’s milk for a brief period of time until the shortage is better. This is not ideal and should not become routine. However, it is a better option than diluting formula or making homemade formula. Although we don’t have a specific amount of cow milk that infants 6-12 months should drink in this situation, follow the limits of no more than 24 ounces a day for children over a year of age.

Visit American Academy of Pediatrics to learn more about what should I do if I can’t find any baby formula.

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Caring For Your Child’s Sensitive Skin

Your little ones have extra sensitive skin because it’s thinner than yours. Their immune system has not fully developed yet, so they are more susceptible to irritants of all kinds. It’s important for parents to stay ahead of the curve and remove common irritants inside your home and while enjoying the outside. Caring for your child’s sensitive skin is an ongoing parental challenge.

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Navigating Through Teething

Just when you think you finally can get some sleep and your sweet baby is into a routine, all of a sudden things turn on a dime. They are cranky, cry and keep you up at night, and it’s deja vu all over again. You are now officially navigating through teething. Here are some tips to make it a bit less traumatic for you and your baby.

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Updated Mask Policies for Pediatric Associate Offices

The new CDC recommendations, and the lifting of community mask mandates, are positive signs for us all.

However, because we are a medical facility who serves high-risk patients, and these risks are still present, we will continue to require masks for staff and visitors in all of our buildings at this time.

Thank you for your understanding, and for protecting these vulnerable individuals.

We look forward to the time when we can see each other with full smiles soon.

Stay tuned for more updates.

COVID-19 Tests In Our Offices: Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Testing For Children in Greater Columbus

Frequently Asked COVID-19 Testing Questions

At Pediatric Associates, Inc., we offer comprehensive COVID-19 testing for children in the Greater Columbus area. If your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and is in need of a test please schedule an appointment at one of our office locations today!

Can my children get a COVID test in your office?

Yes, if you have a child (or children) who are showing symptoms of COVID-19, you can schedule an ill visit with a doctor to be tested for COVID-19.

If my child has no symptoms, but has been exposed and needs a test to return to school or activities, can you do the test in your office?

Yes. You can schedule a doctor’s visit to have your child seen and tested.

Do you offer “nurse only” visits for COVID-19 testing?

No. Due to shortages in nursing staff, we are not able to offer this service. But you can schedule an appointment with a physician.

Do you have home COVID-19 tests you can give us?

No. We have an antigen test we use in our office. You can now order COVID-19 tests for your family at https://www.covidtests.gov/ .

Everyone in our house either has COVID or has been exposed.  Will you see our children if needed?

Yes! If your child has more severe COVID symptoms such as breathing difficulties or severe wheezing, we will direct them to an Emergency Department. Call your primary office first to see how best to schedule your child.

Schedule an Appointment for COVID-19 Testing in the Greater Columbus Area

If your child is in need of COVID-19 testing, schedule an appointment at one of our pediatric clinics in Canal Winchester, Hillard, Delaware, Pickerington or Columbus, OH. Our board-certified pediatricians are here to answer any questions you may have and are dedicated to helping your child feel better.