The recent news about a measles outbreak at a Broward County elementary school has naturally raised some concerns among our community, especially considering how quickly this virus can spread. As a pediatrician, I'm dedicated to ensuring families are well-informed and equipped to tackle health issues such as measles.
With Christmas having come and gone, and a bounty of gifts now part of our homes, it's an opportune time to sort through them, particularly from a safety perspective. As both a pediatrician and a parent, I recognize the challenge in navigating gift choices, especially when they're given with love. However, prioritizing the safety and well-being of our children is crucial.
I'm eager to pass on a beloved tradition from our home to yours. It may seem a little predictable, but it's a cornerstone of our holiday joy. When the holidays roll around, it's elf time at our house, and it's a total giggle fest! Every morning, we're on the lookout for what funny stuff our elf has done next. So if you want to join in on the elf game and need ideas, I've got five to share. They're fun, easy, and the kids will love them. Let's make some merry elf magic!
Cheers to the beginning of the holiday season! Families are getting ready for a flurry of festive events, joyful get-togethers, and cherished moments. However, this period can also bring changes in routines, weather, and heightened social interactions that may affect children's well-being. As a pediatrician, we're here to offer advice on managing these challenges to ensure your family enjoys a healthy and joyful holiday season. We cover topics such as adjusting to daylight saving time, smoothly transitioning through the holiday season, and maintaining your child's health during this time.
Navigating the complexities of breastfeeding while pregnant, this post delves into the personal journey of Dr. Lastra as a soon to be mother of two. A heartfelt account for National Breastfeeding Month, it's a testament to the unique paths every mother treads, regardless of how they choose to feed their child.
Allow me to shed some light on why, as a pediatrician, I decided to take the expressway to the ER with my daughters injury, bypassing the exits for an urgent care center or a regular pediatric check-up. I’m also going to tell you what we did to prepare for our outing to the ER and how I handled this as a mommy!
Traveling with children can be an exhilarating adventure. As both a pediatrician and a mother, I've compiled a list of essential tips to help make your travel experience smoother, safer, and more enjoyable for everyone involved.
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Pediatric house calls for kids in Tampa Bay by Board-Certified Pediatricians at Head2Toe Pediatrics! We're all about personalized, top-notch care that's tailored to meet your family’s needs. So say goodbye to busy waiting rooms and hello to the doctor knocking on your door!
As a parent, it can be challenging to find snacks that your toddler will love and that are also packed with nutrients. That's why I've rounded up three easy and nutritious snack ideas that your little ones are sure to enjoy!
At Head2Toe Pediatrics, we understand that the safety and comfort of your child is your top priority, and it's ours too. That's why we offer families in the Tampa Bay area medical-grade ear piercing services from a trusted provider with extensive experience, ensuring the highest level of safety and care for our patients.
It’s hard to navigate the never-ending products for baby. Dr. Lastra narrows it down for you.