Booster seat graduate?

Question of the day: When may my six year old stop using a booster seat? Answer: According to NYS law, a child needs to be in a booster seat until 8 years of age, unless he is 4 ft 9 in, or 100 lbs. Both NYS and the American Academy of Pediatrics suggest that the … Continued

Front seat in the car?

Question: What are the requirements for children to sit in the front seat of a car ? Height? Weight? Answer: There are no specific height and weight recommendations. We would all be safer in the back seat. The recommendation is to stay in the back seat until age 13. If your child is very small, … Continued

Bug Spray

Question: my daughter will be 11 in october…she will be going on a trip with her camp next week and the camp is suggesting to bring bug spray. ..I am not a fan of bug spray. What do you recommend? Answer: We don’t recommend routine use of bug spray, but if a child is going … Continued

Speech Delay & Early Intervention

Question: Thinking about getting both of my kids evaluated for speech. What do I need to do to have to do to get the ball rolling? Answer: Young children, (0-3 years) are evaluated by the state through the early intervention program. Children over 3 years (or a little younger) need to be evaluated through the … Continued

Ear Piercing at PHA

Ear piercing is a subject that can bring out strong opinions.  Some people feel strongly that infancy is the best time because any discomfort is quickly forgotten.  Other people believe that this surgical procedure should not be done before a child is old enough to ask for it.  Leaving the social implications for another time, … Continued

PHA Vaccine Schedule

PHA doctors feel strongly that vaccines are a very important part of preventive medicine in chidren. We follow the immunization guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We recommend that all vaccines are given when they are due. We allow small amounts of leeway for special situations which you should feel free to discuss with … Continued

Back Pack Safety

Backpacks come in all sizes, colors, fabrics, and shapes and help kids of all ages express their own personal sense of style. And if they’re used properly, they can be a useful tool for kids. Many packs come with multiple compartments that help students stay organized while they tote their books and papers from home … Continued

Well Child Care – 1 week

Name:​                       Date:​ Weight:​                     Height:​                  Head Circumference: Feeding: Your baby is growing! At this age, a baby only needs breast milk or infant formula. Most babies take … Continued

Well Child Care – 1 month

Name:​                                               Date:​ Weight:​                   Height:​               Head Circumference: Sleep: Parents want their children to go to bed without … Continued

Well Child Care – 2 months

Name:                    ​Date:​ Weight:​                  Height:​               Head Circumference: Sleep: By two months your baby will be more alert and spend more time awake during the day. Many babies will still wake every 3-4 … Continued