The “My-Kids-Are-Sick” Ten Commandments

The “My-Kids-Are-Sick” Ten Commandments

Here's the one blog you'll want to share this year -- in hopes that we can create a healthier, safer community if more parents read, take note, and oblige. As pediatricians, we get it more than anyone. Kids get sick. Usually at the most inopportune times; right before...

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The Problem With YouTube Kids

The Problem With YouTube Kids

If you're a parent, you likely are all too familiar with that very moment of silence -- the moment of despair when you hand your smartphone or iPad over to your child. Enamored into a bug-like trance, your little ones go into wide-eyed silent mode, and you have a few...

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Baby & Toddler Products: The Must-Have Guide

Baby & Toddler Products: The Must-Have Guide

The "Mommy Recommended, Pediatrician Approved" Must Have Baby Products are here! Parents of babies and toddlers are forced to navigate through a sea of products and ingredients these days, and that can be pretty overwhelming. Whether you have a baby on the way, or...

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So What’s The Deal With This Solar Eclipse?

So What’s The Deal With This Solar Eclipse?

Our resident science genius, Dr. Paul Gilbert M.D. is about to break down this whole total eclipse thing for parents! by Paul Gilbert, M.D. What’s Happening? On Monday, August 21st a total solar eclipse will occur in the early afternoon, peaking around 2:50 PM in the...

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The History Behind Boca VIPediatrics

The History Behind Boca VIPediatrics

Hi there! We're Boca VIPediatrics. But more importantly, we are a family. Once upon a time in 2012, we had this crazy idea for a pediatric practice. And by crazy, we actually mean quite practical. We're in the digital age of everything. You can order food through an...

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They say raising a child takes a village, so we’re here to bring parents the information about common pediatric topics direct from the pediatrician!

Heads Up for Babies

Flat Skull (Positional Plagiocephaly) An extremely common condition during an infant’s first year of life, positional plagiocephaly (aka: flattening of a portion of the skull or positional skull deformity), is seen in up to 48% of infants.  This condition which can be...
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Eczema

Itch, Itch, Go Away One of the most common skin disorders in children, atopic dermatitis, aka: eczema, can be aggravating for both children and parents because of its chronic and often uncomfortable symptoms. The features of atopic dermatitis are that of a chronic...
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Cord Blood Banking

Should we consider cord blood banking… public vs. private?The debate about whether or not to privately store your child’s umbilical cord blood is one that currently and likely will continue to be ongoing.  It is very likely that you have seen advertisements in...
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Should We Still Be Worried About Zika?

It's been a little over a year since the Zika virus came to South Florida. You heard about it on the news constantly, read about it online, and maybe even tuned in to our Facebook live video featuring special guest, OB/GYN Dr. David Lubetkin. So what's going on with...
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Fever: Myths & Facts

The Trials & Tribulations of Fever: Myths & Facts 1. Does a fever above 102.5 mean you need to go to the ER? One of the most common questions parents ask is “at which temperature is a fever dangerous”? Before going into more detail, a fever is defined as a...
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