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Bathroom Troubles?

Written by Zest Pediatrics Elimination patterns in children are often of concern to parents. Normal elimination patterns can be rather variable. Yet we all know that children should have regular bowel movements and urine production. This article will discuss normal and abnormal urinary habits and when you may want to call your pediatrician. All children, […]

Playing Through Time: A Journey into the History of Playgrounds

Playgrounds have been an integral part of childhood for generations, serving as spaces where imagination, social interaction, and physical activity meet. These vibrant spaces have evolved over time, reflecting changes in societal values, urban development, and educational philosophies. Join us on a journey through history as we explore the fascinating evolution of playgrounds and their […]

Bees, Wasps, Yellow Jackets … Oh My!

Written by Zest Pediatric Network Children are children, bugs are bugs and the two will frequently meet. During the late summer and early fall the stinging insects (hymenopterans) like bees, wasps, yellow jackets, fire ants, and hornets often become more aggressive, and stings become more common. These stings/bites can lead to serious allergic reactions like […]

All you need to know about left-handedness!

As a parent, you may have noticed that your child seems to favor one hand over the other. This can be an indication that your child is either right-handed or left-handed. While this may not seem like a big deal, knowing which hand your child favors can help you in numerous ways. One of the […]

Putting a child’s needs first amidst a divorce

Divorce is a challenging time for everyone involved, especially when there are children in the picture. Amidst the emotional turmoil, it is crucial for parents to prioritize their children’s well-being. By setting aside personal differences and focusing on the best interests of the child, parents can navigate the divorce process in a manner that minimizes […]

Zzz: is your child getting enough sleep?

Sleep is a fundamental aspect of human health and well-being, and it plays a crucial role in the development and growth of children. As parents, caregivers, or educators, it’s essential to understand how much sleep children require at different stages of their lives. This blog post aims to shed light on the importance of sleep […]

How much TV is too much TV?

It’s no secret that kids love watching TV. Whether it’s cartoons, movies, or educational programs, there’s always something to keep them entertained. But as parents, it’s important to ask the question: how much TV is too much TV for children? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children between the ages of 2 and […]

We are going digital, plus some!

We’re going digital! We have now enrolled in a sustainable future with digital enrollment paperwork. Plus, every digital enrollment paperwork submitted will plant a tree in an in-need community! We have partnered with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization dedicated to global reforestation, to plant a tree for every digital enrollment paperwork submitted. We are […]