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By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
May 29, 2019
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We all know that applying sunscreen to our infants, kids, teens and even ourselves is annoying and time consuming.  But until scientists come up with a better way to protect us from sun damage, we offer these sites to make using sunscreen easier (and maybe even fun)!!

From Verywell Health:  Choosing the Best Sunscreens for Kids and Infants 

A clever, catchy video:  How to Apply Suncreen: the #MimicMommydance

By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
April 08, 2019
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Several new cases of measles have been confirmed in Oakland County.  The health department has given over 2,000 doses of MMR to adults and children who are concerned about being incompletely covered.  We are proud of the high immunization rate of the patients in our practice.  We know, however, that there are people in the community who have not vaccinated themselves or their children, and we strive to provide information to help individuals who fear the vaccines more than the illnesses themselves. 

Please share these excellent articles with anyone who may benefit from them.  

No, the Measles vaccine is not worse than the Measles.

50 Anti-Vaccine Myths and Misinformation

Myths That Keep Parents From Vaccinating Their Kids

By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
January 28, 2019
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Another Snow Day?!  You don't have to be stuck inside.  You just need to  know how to play outside safely when it's bitter cold and snowy. 

This kinder care blog has the instructions you need to get outdoors and burn off some of your kids infinite energy! read more...

And this post from the American Academy of Pediatrics gives you more advice on winter weather risks and specific sports. read more...

Do we see a snow sculpture in your future?

By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
January 18, 2019
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We know how frustrating and stressful it can be to instill healthy eating habits in our kids, especially when siblings have different body types or temperaments.  This article does a really good job of addressing the challenge. Read more...   

What MLK Jr. Day Can Teach about Healthy Eating

By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
December 21, 2018
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FDA Warns Against Use of Teething Necklaces, Bracelets, and Other Jewelry Marketed for Relieving Teething Pain or Providing Sensory Stimulation: FDA Safety Communication 12/20/2018 

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As some of our parents have learned, we have been concerned about the dangers of  these products for quite a while.  The FDA is confirming the hazards of these products including choking and strangulation.  There are safer ways to make your child comfortable!! Read more....