Child Health Topics

If your child needs an urgent care facility when our office is closed, our physicians recommend Night Light Pediatrics. You may find one of their three locations by visiting their web site:

If your baby or child is having diarrhea, you can find some home care advice on this document. Make sure to follow these instructions carefully, and if the problems persist, contact us.

For advice on having your baby start eating solid foods, download this article (PDF Format).

* Para informacion en espanol sobre el manejo de alimentos solidos en su bebe, descargue este articulo (Formato PDF).

Understand your child’s sleeping habits and get useful recommendations. Click here to read an extract (PDF format) from “Solve your Child’s Sleep Problems”, the all-time best selling classic from Richard Ferber, M.D.

You may access recommended doses for over the counter medications below. Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol); Ibuprofen (brand name Advil/Motrin) dose; Benadryl dose

Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen dosing

Benadryl dosing

 Important disclaimer: The information on is for educational purposes only and should not be considered to be medical advice. It is not meant to replace the advice of the physician who cares for your child. All medical advice and information should be considered to be incomplete without a physical exam, which is not possible without a visit to your doctor.


Domeboro packets are available at most pharmacies. Ask your pharmacist if you don’t see it on the shelf. 

  1. Dissolve one packet in a pint (one large glass) of warm water.
  2. Saturate wash cloth with solution and lay wash cloth across diaper area.  Put a diaper on to help hold wash cloth in place.
  3. Leave saturated wash cloth on diaper area for about 30 minutes.  Do this 3 or 4 times a day until diaper rash clears.

**For Small Babies**

You may mix in same proportions and soak in bath tub.  Let child soak for 30 minutes 3 to 4 times daily.

Example:  3 packets to 3 pints of water

***It is helpful to leave the diaper off at least twice a day for an hour each time.  This allows the air to get at the rash and helps it to heal more rapidly.