You don’t always remember to ask every question at your child’s check-up. When something comes up with your child and you’re looking for some answers, you don’t want to wait. That’s why it’s good to know you can go online and find an abundance of information from knowledgeable sources.
Here are the pediatrician blogs you should check out:
- Seattle Mama Doc
The author of this blog, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, is both a mom and pediatrician. She started this parenting blog at Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2010 to share her insights for keeping your kids healthy. Dr. Swanson says, “Parents just want to do what is right. It’s the defining what’s right that, on occasion, remains elusive.” Read our interview with Dr. Swanson: Doctors Blogging? A Wildly Successful Case Study.
- The Chart: Children’s Health
This blog hosted by CNN Health takes a very technical and scientific approach. The blog posts focus on health news and medical trends. The only issue is that it shares space with other health domains, so you often find yourself lost in other categories.
- Confessions of a Dr. Mom
Dr. Melissa Arca prides herself on being a child advocate and describes her blog as “truly the place where my two worlds of doctor and mom collide.” In one of her blog posts, We are all Doctor Moms, she connects with all moms by describing the roles women assume once they become a mother.
- Pediatrics Now
Dr. Gwenn O’Keeffe allows you to sort through health topics by age and get information in categories such as seasonal issues to emotions and development. However, her main focus is healthy digital living, providing information on the digital world’s impact on kids and families. Her blog is filled with cybersafety tips and resources.
- Two Peas in a Pod
Dr. Julie Kardos and Dr. Naline Lai are both parents and board certified pediatricians at The CHOP Care Network. Their pediatric blog covers important topics from newborns to teens. They also have a pediatric podcast for parents on the go who don’t have time to read the blog.