Safety Tips for Non-toy Gifts

December is designated as Toy Safety Month to help us be aware of toy safety as we do our holiday shopping. However, in the 21st century, children receive a lot of gifts that are not toys.  In one survey, 59% of parents said that kids 10 and up no longer need toys. More than half […]

Welcome, Dr. Amy Randall

Dr. Amy Randall comes to Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics from the Community Clinic in Rogers.  She graduated from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville summa cum laude in biology and completed her MD at UAMS at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.  There she served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. She was a member of the Residents Council […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Barefoot Kids: Pros and Cons

As the weather warms up, your kids may want to kick off their shoes. In fact, if they’re not going to school, they might not put shoes on for most of the summer. They can play outside and relax inside barefoot and enjoy the freedom. Or should they not go barefoot, for health reasons? Benefits […]

A Dozen Easter Basket Alternatives

Easter means family gatherings, egg hunts, and Easter baskets full of chocolate bunnies and jelly beans! But candy isn’t the only thing your kids will enjoy in their Easter baskets this Easter. Colored eggs are a basic! Kids enjoy coloring hard-boiled eggs and they’ll enjoy seeing the eggs they made in their baskets, too. Art […]

Helping Kids Listen: 5 Essential Tips

It’s one of the most common complaints from parents: their kids don’t listen to them. If you have to repeat what you say multiple times before your child pays attention, your frustration can lead to anger. Helping kids listen can reduce stress and conflict. What do you mean by “listen”? When parents say their kids […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids!

The American Academy of Pediatrics is working to get kids 5 and up vaccinated against COVID-19.  Where can my child get the COVID-19 vaccine? Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics and most MANA Family Medicine locations are offering the lower dose vaccine for established patients age 5-11 and the vaccine for age 12-18 by appointment. Learn more Clinic […]