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Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
This April 2, Connecticut Children’s celebrates its 24th birthday – and we’re thinking of all the kids out there who have birthdays around this time too. From school to sports to shopping, some of your child’s favorite activities may have already been sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing efforts. Unfortunately, a traditional birthday […]
Schools are closed, restaurants are empty and leaders are telling everyone in Connecticut and other parts of the country to stay home due to the coronavirus pandemic. This can be really hard for all of us, including kids. It helps to understand the reasoning behind it, and to know if you’re doing it right. Here, […]
With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, we’re all trying to do a better job disinfecting items and surfaces that get a lot of contact. That goes for baby gear, too. Of course, cleaning baby gear is important all the time to remove germs, dirt and other soiled materials. But there are so many different kinds of […]
As communities work to stop the spread of coronavirus, many parents may hear instructions from their physician to self-quarantine themselves, their child or their whole family for 14 days. That may sound daunting. However, there are steps you can take to make the process more manageable and less stressful. Nancy Trout, MD, a primary care […]
By now, it’s probably sinking in for your child – and you – that coronavirus school closures and social distancing aren’t simply an extended vacation. As we all deal with changes to daily life, it’s important to take stock of what your child actually understands about COVID-19 and recent developments, and how they’re feeling about […]
If you feel like you just became your child’s substitute teacher and camp counselor all at once, you’re not alone. With kids around Connecticut staying home due to COVID-19 school closures, it’s up to parents and other caregivers to keep children engaged, excited and learning new things. Feeling overwhelmed? Ann Koenig, an education specialist at […]
Schools across the state of Connecticut are closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and many parents have no choice but to return to work. If you’re one of them, how can you decide if your child is ready to be left home alone – and how will you make sure they’re safe? Kevin Borrup, […]
For many children who live in New England, skiing is a part of winter. However, for some children with special needs, the sport is a challenging one that their families often avoid. “He absolutely loves it” Melissa Yager of Brookfield, Connecticut was reluctant to have her son Ryan try the sport until she found the […]
During stressful times, children need parents to be at their best. That can be especially challenging right now, amid school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. Connecticut Children’s pediatrician Rebecca Moles, MD, joins the blog with strategies to help. Take great breaks. The best breaks involve movement! Get up, move around, go outside, have a […]
Kids of all ages (and adults too) perform best with structure: When they know what to expect, they can adjust better and more successfully moderate their mood and behavior. For tips to create a successful home environment during COVID-19 school closures, Rebecca Moles, MD, joins the blog. Maintain a consistent bedtime. When kids say, “But […]
After careful preparation, Connecticut Children’s is excited to welcome your child back for many surgeries, procedures and in-person appointments.
As you resume this important face-to-face care, you can count on us to keep your child safe and sound every step of the way. Learn about our enhanced safety program, Safe and Sound.
Call your child’s specialty clinic today to schedule a surgery, procedure or appointment, or to schedule a Video Visit.
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