Keep your kids healthy and happy with the help of pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner. She's passionate about preventive care, childhood obesity, allergy and asthma management and the power of reading aloud to your children. She'll keep you informed about the latest trends and issues facing children today, plus give tips that will help raising your kids a little less stressful.
Debunking Old Wives' Tales: Baby's Hair
Will shaving your baby's head make its hair grow thicker? Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner says no. On this episode of Debunking Old Wives’ Tales, Dr. Gellner highlights some common misconceptions out there about what makes a baby's hair grow and gives some real, science-based tips for caring for your baby's hair.
Is My Child’s Stinky Funk Normal?
Most smells come from kids being active explorers and can wash off with soap, water, and teeth brushing. But what if an offensive odor doesn’t go away? Dr. Cindy Gellner goes smell by smell to identify what’s causing that stink and talks about whether you should visit your child’s pediatrician.
Helping Your Newborn Get Through Painful Pooping
That constipated look your baby gives you when they can’t poop can be entertaining to look at, but can be quite painful for your baby. Luckily, painful pooping, or infant dyschezia, is a very common, normal and curable problem. Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about what might cause dychezia and what safe methods you can use to help your baby.
Reducing Pandemic Fatigue in Your Kids
Pandemic fatigue is the mental exhaustion that comes from the sustained increase of stress and uncertainty during the global pandemic of COVID-19 and it can impact children just as much as adults. With few signs of the world returning to normal soon, how can you keep your kids spirits up? Dr. Cindy Gellner explains what she’s seeing in her young patients and strategies you can use to help your loved ones.
What Are Those Dark Circles Under My Child's Eyes?
Does your child occasionally have discoloration on the skin beneath their eyes? It can be easy for a parent to worry, but dark circles are not a sign of anemia or a vitamin deficiency. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains the most common reasons for a child’s dark circles and what a parent can do about them.
Preventing Suicide in Teens
Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss with a teenager, but it is too important to ignore—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teen depression, self-harm, and suicide have seen a rise as teenagers are cut off from their sense of normal. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner shares her personal and professional experience with suicide, and the importance of checking in with your child and helping them process what they are experiencing.