More than one third of kids ages 4 months to 17 years old in the United States are sleeping less than what is recommended for their age range. In this Talking Pediatrics episode, host Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd and Dr. Ben Ryba-White, pediatric sleep medicine clinician, talk about the importance of sleep for kids and what primary care clinicians can do to help.
It’s that time of year again where everyone will be setting their clock back an hour. While a one-hour time change may not seem like a big deal, it can take kids some getting used to an earlier bedtime. Fortunately, there are ways to help your child adjust to a new schedule more easily.
With so many distractions around, getting your child or teen to sleep can be hard at times. Many parents have turned to using melatonin as a sleeping aid to help regulate their kids' sleep, which can be dangerous and has led to kids getting hospitalized.
Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, gives advice for families and resetting screen time limits.
Dr. Pamela Niksich, medical director of Children’s Minnesota, West St. Paul clinic, and Baylee Zittlow, nurse practitioner in the Adolescent Health Clinic at Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, give tips to maintaining healthy habits and routines while at home during COVID-19.
Parents know good sleep is essential for healthy growth and functioning. Parents also know that good sleep can be hard to come by. Sleep Awareness Week happens every year and is recognized March 14-20 in 2021!
At Children’s Minnesota, we integrate behavioral health professionals into our primary care setting so we ensure children get the care they need when they need it most.
We talked with Carolyn Solberg, pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) at Children’s Minnesota, about the top five questions parents ask their PNPs or primary care provider during a well-child visit.