Navigating Tablet Gifts for Kids this Holiday Season: AAP Guidelines and Usage Tips
As the festive season approaches, the allure of gifting children tablets or electronic devices is undeniable. While these gadgets offer educational and entertaining possibilities, understanding their proper use is vital for parents. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advocates for balanced screen time to ensure children’s overall well-being and development.
The AAP recommends that children under 18 months should avoid screen time. However, video chatting is an exception to this guideline, as advised by the organization. Children aged two to five years old should be limited to...
Navigating Thanksgiving with Picky Eaters: Tips for an Enjoyable Feast!
As Thanksgiving approaches, families across the country are preparing for a delightful and bountiful feast. Yet, for parents with picky eaters in the family, the prospect of an enjoyable holiday meal can sometimes seem challenging. Fret not, because we're here to offer some tried-and-true tips for navigating Thanksgiving with picky eaters while ensuring a memorable, stress-free celebration.
- Involve Kids in Meal Prep:
Engage your picky eaters in the meal preparation process. Allow them to choose a dish they'd like to help make, giving them a sense...
Ensuring a Spooktacular & Safe Halloween for Your Child!
Halloween, with its costumes, candies, and creative decorations, is an exciting time for children and families. However, it's also essential to prioritize safety during this festive season. At Fairhope Pediatrics, we care deeply about the well-being of your children, and we're here to offer some tips on ensuring a safe Halloween for your little trick-or-treaters.
- Costume Safety: Encourage costumes that are both fun and safe. Opt for brightly colored costumes or add reflective tape to make your child more visible to motorists, especially in the dimly lit...