Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccine to Patients age 12 to 20

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for the 12-15 age group! Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics is now offering vaccine appointments for our established patients 12 and older. If your child is a current patient of Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics, call (479) 442-7322 to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Summer Camp in 2021

Sleepover camps and day camps have been an important part of kids’ summer memories for decades. Will 2021 provide those opportunities to make friends, learn skills, and develop responsibility? It’s early days, but it’s not too early to look into the possibilities and make plans. Will camps be open? Arkansas is allowing summer camps to open. […]

Nutrition for Teens

March is National Nutrition Month. As a parent of young children, you may have heard that it’s your job to serve healthy food and your child’s job to decide what to eat. Feeding your teens can bring up new challenges, though. You are no longer their only source of food, and they expect to have […]

Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Families are adopting pets at much higher rates than normal during the pandemic. Shelters were reporting double the demand for dogs and cats last summer, and some are running out of puppies completely.  Between more time spent at home, a need for something safe and special to do, and the growth of loneliness, there has […]

6 Potty Training Tools

You can begin potty training whenever your child is ready. Most kids are ready by age three. But children are different from one another. Your 18 month old might ask to use the potty and be dry during the day after a few months, or your two-year-old might resist potty training as though it’s just […]

Sanitizing Masks for Sniffle Season

Children who go to school or child care wear face masks. This helps to keep them safe, but it can also create challenges. How can you keep kids’ masks clean and comfortable, even in allergy or cold seasons? Have plenty of masks Have several masks for your kids so they will have a mask to […]

Getting Ready for Kids’ Sports

Local schools’ plans may be up in the air for 2021, but the American Academy of Pediatrics has some suggestions for kids’ sports this season.  Wear masks We’re still learning more about COVID-19 all the time. At one point, there was uncertainty about wearing face coverings while exercising. However, the AAP now recommends masks for […]

Is Your Child a Picky Eater?

An article in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, recently acknowledged that the definition of “picky eater” can make it difficult to address the problem. As many as half of American kids could fall into that category depending on how you define a picky eater. Something so normal can’t really be seen […]

At What Age Should Kids Lift Weights?

Kids don’t always get enough exercise; this is especially true during the pandemic. The American Heart Association recently reported that more than half of American kids don’t get enough exercise for basic cardiorespiratory fitness. This study was completed before the pandemic, and many of us are more sedentary now that we’re staying home from work […]

Back to School 2020

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. Back to School always brings challenges as well as excitement, but this year’s back to school season has some extra uncertainty. In Northwest Arkansas, schools have changed their proposed schedules several times. […]