The Dr. Is In®

  • Good Night, Sleep Tight: Establishing Healthy Sleep Routines

    There’s no contest: Sleep is the topic that new parents stress over the most, both their babies’ and their own. Being deprived of sleep is tough enough; yet not knowing when you might get a good eight hours of sleep again, so you can function at full capacity during the day, can feel like torture. read more
  • It Takes a Village

    All babies cry. They eat, sleep, pee, poop, and cry. But knowing that doesn’t make it any easier to listen to your own child upset. While bringing a new baby into your home always comes with challenges, having a baby that cries excessively truly makes it even harder. read more
  • Bath Safety

    When you first bring your baby home from the hospital, it will be too soon to give her an actual bath. Until the umbilical cord falls off, pediatricians recommend giving sponge baths before moving to an infant tub. read more
  • When You Were Kids…

    Despite the fact that I am a pediatrician and closely follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics with my patients and my own kids, I frequently hear them saying, “When you girls were kids, we didn’t have all of these crazy gadgets - we just let you be kids and you were fine!” read more
  • A Labor of Love

    Labor Day was originally created to celebrate the labor movement in our country, but there is another labor that is even more vital – the labor that leads to the birth of your baby. What causes that labor to start? read more