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Preventative Care Tips During Flu Season

Cold and flu season is upon us and nothing is worse than a house full of runny noses! Fairhope Pediatrics has put together a handy list of tips and tricks to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy all season. The best preventative care tricks start with daily and weekly tasks we should all maintain […]

Let’s Get Back to School!

Heading back to school comes with endless errands and running around tying up loose ends before the school year starts. Fairhope Peds is here to help knock some of those items off your list! Did you know we have a patient portal to help you access your child’s medical records, request information from your provider, […]

Safety Guidelines for a Safe & Fun Summer

Water Safety   The best way to beat the summer heat is playing in the water! However, water can be extremely dangerous, so it is important to establish some water safety guidelines with your children before entering any body of water. Always swim with a buddy and have an adult present Apply a broad spectrum […]

Social Media and Mental Health: How to Help Your Child Develop Healthy Social Media Habits

In today’s world, children and teens are growing up in a digital age and are exposed to various types of devices. Social media influences how children and teens feel, learn, think, develop, and behave. It is inevitable for your child to be exposed to the online world, and at Fairhope Pediatrics, we encourage you to […]

Pediatric Mental Health Through Our Eyes

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to share how Fairhope Pediatrics is leading the way in pediatric mental health. At each wellness visit, our patients are screened for depression, anxiety, and behavioral and developmental concerns. Our providers can treat and refer based on these results. […]

The Benefits of Laughter

Families that laugh together tend to be happier, healthier and more supportive of one another. As busy as life can be, it’s important to build fun into family time. Whether it’s singing silly songs in the car or telling jokes around the dinner table, remember to take a moment to laugh with your kids.  Kids […]

COVID-19 Vaccines Through the Eyes of a Pediatric Health Care Expert

As you consider getting your child vaccinated against COVID-19, you may find it difficult to process all the information circulating around vaccines. Fairhope Pediatrics is here to provide clarification and help you avoid misinformation as you consider vaccinating your child against COVID-19. The Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in […]

Screening Early for Developmental Delays

Did you know that one in six children between ages three and 17 have one or more developmental or behavioral disabilities? According to the American Family Physician’s journal, less than one-fifth of children with developmental delays receive early intervention services and are unaware of their developmental disabilities. Developmental delays refer to a child who has […]

Let’s Talk: Healthy Habits for the New Year

New year, new family habits! This month, take time to set goals the entire family can participate in. Our pediatrician-approved healthy habits are attainable goals your family can set and maintain throughout 2022 and beyond. 1. Snack smart. It’s time to leave processed snacks behind. Snacks such as cookies and sodas have zero health benefits […]

Our Pediatric Approved Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…again! Don’t panic, at Fairhope Pediatrics we have you covered with our pediatric approved gift guide. Although high-ticket items are popular buys, it is important we remember your child’s specific developmental needs. Trust us, we got Santa’s approval! Infants (0-1 Years): In the first year, your baby will […]