Baby weight

  A Normal-term newborn typically loses 5 to 8% of their birth weight during the first few days of life.  They regain this weight by the end of the first 2 weeks.  After this period of time, newborns typically gain at least 1/2 to 1 ounce per day during the first 2 months, and 1 […]

Introducing the Kitten Scanner

Mr. Elephant got good news. It turns out the reason he had a bellyache was simple. When he swallowed that last gulp of water, he accidentally swallowed some fish with it. His young doctor showed him the image on the new scanner. UCSF Children’s hospital has a new Kitten scanner. This scanner is located in […]

Do all babies have separation anxiety?

  Yes, to a degree. Separation anxiety is a normal stage of emotional development that starts when babies begin to understand that things and people exist even when they’re not present – a concept called object permanence. This starts to occur as early as 5-6 months of age, usually peaks between 10-18 months, and eases […]

Resources for your little ones

As a new mom myself, it is easy to get overwhelmed with information on your new little one. Here are some resources I have used over the past few months to help me learn the “mommy” side of pediatrics. Newborn Apps I like: Ovia Parenting Baby Center The Wonder Weeks – $ White Noise App […]

The Oath

  When I was in medical school, I took an oath. Most people know about the Hippocratic oath that doctors take. I swore to help the sick to the best of my ability and judgement and abstain from wrong-doing. I also swore to not divulge what I saw or heard in the course of my […]

Summer Safety Tip- Drowning

  Be aware that the biggest danger for Drowning is the home swimming pool! Thirty percent of all unintentional deaths for toddlers aged 1 to 4 years are from drownings, most in family owned pools.  Constant, careful supervision is key.  Never leave children unsupervised when they are in water.  Have children take swimming lessons. Even tiny children can […]


It seems like the odds are stacked against our teenagers. As they go through the growth spurt of adolescence, they need more sleep, often over 9 hours. But only 3% of teens get that amount and most report getting by with only 6 hours! What is going on? The sleep routine changes as children age. […]