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Tummy Troubles Around the Holidays

Tummy Troubles Around the Holidays

“My husband was great and cooked dinner for me tonight. Now I have diarrhea and stomach cramps and it feels terrible! Do I have to go to the hospital?”

How can I get my children to eat their veggies?

How can I get my children to eat their veggies?

All parents want their children to adopt better eating habits, and Dr. Gordon — a proud father of seven — can relate. Here you’ll find some techniques that work and some that don’t. But in the end, the best answer may be simpler than you think!

Infant Swim Lessons

Infant Swim Lessons

We started each child in infant swim lessons shortly after they learned to crawl. They learned to float as infants and then swim-float-swim as toddlers.

Do you recommend co-sleeping?

Do you recommend co-sleeping?

I do not recommend co-sleeping. I do agree that when humans slept in caves, newborns slept with or on top of their mothers. I also recognize that babies sleep their best on their mother’s belly.

Introducing the New Baby

Introducing the New Baby

Preparing for another child is always an exciting time for a family. But what’s the best way to introduce a young toddler to your new baby?

Is Swaddling Safe?

Is Swaddling Safe?

New parents often learn how to swaddle their infant from the nurses in the hospital, and when done correctly, swaddling can be an effective technique to help calm infants and promote sleep. If you plan to swaddle your infant, you need to follow a few guidelines to make sure you are doing it safely.

Vaginitis

Vaginitis

Does your little girl complain about a recurrence with vaginal discharge? Dr. Gordon explains how vaginitis, or vulvovaginitis, is an extremely common issue, and provides a home remedy to treat vaginitis.

Orlando’s Best Pediatricians!

Orlando’s Best Pediatricians!

Knowing just how important our kids’ healthcare is to us, we recently asked our readers to name Orlando’s Best Pediatrician. Using the data provided, we compiled this list with hopes that it might help you find just the provider you are looking for to care for your kiddo’s health.

Plagiocephaly

Plagiocephaly

As a pediatrician, Dr. Gordon has learned to look for abnormal head shape, medically referred to as plagiocephaly. The most common way this happens is from laying a child on firm flat surfaces too often. …more

Spitting up

Spitting up

All babies spit up, but few need medical treatment. It is important to differentiate normal spitting up from GERD. Normal spit-up is non-projectile vomiting of white to…

Smartphones and Toddlers

Smartphones and Toddlers

Many people know the uneasy feeling of a lost or misplaced smartphone. This common feeling forces us to recognize the important role these devices have in our lives. Frankly, we are dependent on them …

Can breastfeeding be GREEN?

Can breastfeeding be GREEN?

I try to recycle. I am using less harmful chemicals in my home for cleaning. We attempt to conserve water and electricity. If I have errands to run, I try to do them all in one trip to …