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!

Cadmium: Risks & Dangers

Are children at risk? Recent media attention has brought light on cadmium exposure in young children.  Cadmium, a natural element in the earth's crust is found nearly everywhere in nature.  According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a division...
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The ABC’s of Cribs

New Crib Requirements New federal safety requirements approved by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) for cribs went into effect on June 28, 2011.  There have been numerous changes to the previous standard for crib safety requirements.   Virtually all...
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To tan or not to tan… That is the question

My 14 year old daughter brought home a permission slip for her to use a tanning bed. Should I sign it? The short answer and one that most teenagers don’t like to hear: NO. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a report urging pediatricians and...
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Teething Tips

Tips for the tiny teethers. Beginning with the central incisors, around 4 to 8 months of age and lasting up to age 3, the primary (non-permanent) teeth start to come through the gums.  This can at times be uncomfortable for a child and difficult for the caregivers who...
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Don’t forget the meds

Going to the Emergency Room? --A tip every parent should know-- 1 in 5 children are brought to the emergency room (ER) every year.  With statistics as staggering as this, there may unfortunately be a time when you have to bring your child to the emergency room for...
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