Keep Kids Moving while Staying at Home

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19 is keeping us at home, but kids still need to get moving every day. In fact, the added stress of living through the pandemic makes it more important to include physical […]

Talking with Kids about Coronavirus

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. Chances are good that you are feeling some anxiety right now, and therefore chances are very good that your kids are also experiencing some anxiety. Some of the signs you might be […]

Kids and Coronavirus

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19 is a new disease, so we’re learning new things about it every day. One of the areas of uncertainty has to do with children and the coronavirus. Are the symptoms different? […]

CDC Recommends Cloth Face Masks in Public

The CDC is now recommending wearing cloth face masks in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We are asking you to please wear your mask to the clinic if you have an appointment. Mask Wearing 101: Learn more about the types of masks and how to wear one effectively! Learn how to make […]

Parents’ Top Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the new coronavirus, COVID-19, we know parents have a lot of questions about how to keep their children and family healthy and safe. We asked Stacy Furlow, MD, an experienced pediatrician at Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics, to answer your questions. 

NWA Pediatrics No Longer Seeing Walk-Ins

Beginning Monday, March 16, for the safety and well-being of our patients and families, we will no longer be seeing walk-in patients. Please call the clinic for an appointment to be seen:   Fayetteville: (479) 442-7322 Pinnacle Hills: (479) 464-5597   This is a temporary measure to decrease the spread of Coronavirus in our community. We understand this is not […]

Car Seats 101

Arkansas requires car seats for children. Arkansas Code 27-34-104 specifies that children less than 6 years of age and weighing less than 60 pounds are required to use a car seat when riding in a car.  Rear-facing car seats You’ll start your baby in a rear-facing car seat, and you should keep your child in a […]

Daylight Saving Time and Kids

Kids need 10 hours of sleep a night to feel rested and ready for their day. Teens need 8 to 10 hours. Daylight saving time (DST) can disrupt sleep, even for children, and lead to temporary sleep deprivation. The physical response to daylight saving time is a lot like jet lag: our natural circadian rhythms […]

Healthy Snacks for Kids

According to a new Nielsen survey, most Americans have made healthy changes in their eating habits over the past five years, and they expect to do better in the future as well. As many as 70% of survey respondents plan to eat more fresh food, less fast food, and healthier snacks. Most parents want healthy […]

First Aid for Kids

Kids get hurt. From the early days when they’re getting used to gravity to broken bones in sports events, cuts and scrapes and bumps and bruises are a normal part of life with children. Be prepared with some basic first aid for kids knowledge. Cuts and scrapes If your child gets a cut and is […]