Flu Shots for Children

Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics is now scheduling appointments for flu shots!  Our pediatricians and the Centers for Disease Control recommend that children over 6 months old and their families get the flu vaccine each year to protect them from serious illness or death. Each year, vaccine scientists develop a unique influenza vaccine that includes inoculating against […]

What You Should Get at Coffee Shops for Kids

Is driving through a coffee shop on your must-do list most days, whether the kids are in the car or not? Maybe the coffee shop is the most kid-friendly place to take a break at the shopping center you need to go to today. Maybe the kids just love the fun drinks at coffee shops. […]

Is Chaos Bad for Kids’ Mental Development?

Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign conducted a long-term study of about 300 families that looked for issues in home life that can have negative effects on kids’ mental development. Some of their conclusions were surprising.  Things that can hinder optimum mental development in children: sugary snacks processed foods noise and conflict a disorganized home […]

Understanding Cradle Cap

Cradle cap, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a condition of crusty or scaly patches on a baby’s head. This is not a painful condition and it is not a sign of any serious health issues. It is very common and you can usually take care of it at home.  Cradle cap doesn’t itch. It is not […]

Don’t Forget Kids’ Immunizations!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and immunizations may be on your mind more than ever this year.  COVID-19 vaccines are on our minds this year as Northwest Arkansas sees more new cases. As of this writing, Washington County is at the Medium (yellow) level of risk though Benton County is still at the Low […]

New AAP Breastfeeding Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new set of recommendations for breastfeeding. The recommendations include two primary points: Babies should be breastfed exclusively for 6 months. Breastfeeding should be continued, with other foods introduced as supplements at 6 months, for as long as mother and baby want to continue, to 2 years or […]

Children’s Safety Center Dream Big Gala

The Children’s Safety Center’s 15th annual Dream Big Charity Gala will take place on July 30, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Center. Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics is proud to sponsor the Dream Big Charity Gala. The Children’s Safety Center of Washington County provides a safe space for children and a community-centered response to […]

Back to School Checkups

It’s summer at last! Time to relax, enjoy family fun, explore the outdoors, and time to…schedule your back-to-school checkups!  What? Doesn’t it seem too early? Many of us don’t think about back-to-school checkups until we’re ready to buy new shoes and school supplies sometime in August. The problem is, that’s when everyone else is also […]

5 Popular Head Lice Myths

School’s out for summer, so you won’t have to worry about head lice on your kids till they head back to school in the fall — right? No need to worry, really, but the idea that lice are mostly spread at school is one of the many popular myths about head lice. Here are five of […]

Bug Product Safety

It could be a bad year for insects in Northwest Arkansas. Rising temperatures and a mild winter mean that mosquitoes, ticks, and more six-legged beasties could be out in force this summer. You can turn to insect repellent, but when it comes to kids, safety is an important consideration. What are the important things to […]