Swim Safety Reminders for Summer

Swim Safety Reminders for Summer Summer is just around the corner and we know many of you will look forward to cooling off at the pool, beach, or lake! While these activities can be a wonderful way to spend time as a family and get outdoors, we want to encourage you to practice water and…

How You Can Help Your Child Avoid Unhealthy Perfectionism

How You Can Help Your Child Avoid Unhealthy Perfectionism As parents, we want our children to be successful. However, in today’s day and age it seems increasingly hard to meet higher and higher standards when it comes to performance in school, sports, and other extracurricular activities. According to the American Psychology Association, many teens also…

Tips for Dealing with Wetting the Bed

Tips for Dealing with Wetting the Bed Bedwetting affects approximately 5 million children in the United States, but it’s a common issue that many kids outgrow as they get older. While most children become potty-trained between 2 and 4 years old, some may struggle with wetting the bed for a while longer. By age 15,…

How to Help Protect Your Children from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 

How to Help Protect Your Children from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  Each year in the United States, approximately 50,000 individuals visit emergency departments due to carbon monoxide poisoning, resulting in over 400 fatalities. The Risks of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  When children inhale carbon monoxide, it disrupts their blood’s ability to carry oxygen. While everyone faces the…

Preparing to Bring Your Baby Home

Getting Ready to Bring Home Baby When you’re preparing to welcome a new baby, especially a first baby, it may be wise to do a few things ahead of time to make the process smoother! Coming home to a house that is ready to receive your newborn and having a plan in place for the…

How to Help Your Teen Be a Safe Driver

How to Help Your Teen Be a Safe Driver The teenage years bring a lot of growth and development for your child as well as new-found freedoms and responsibilities! One of the biggest challenges for many parents during these years is loosening the reins and trusting that their teen will be safe on the road…

Signs of Low Self-Esteem in Children & Teens

A healthy sense of self-esteem is essential for growing strong and confident children! Here at Augusta Pediatric Associates, we believe that you can foster a strong sense of self-worth in your children by teaching them who they are created in Christ. We believe that all children are gifts from the Lord and he has made…

Understanding Infant Reflux 

Spit up happens! But, why does it happen and what does it mean? Should you be concerned? Today, we’re taking a deep dive into infant reflux. Essentially, Infant reflux occurs when a baby spits up liquid or food. This happens when content from your baby’s stomach moves back up into the esophagus. The esophagus is…

Identifying and Treating Ear Infections

Ear infections may seem like one of the most common grievances of the early childhood years. That’s because nearly five out of every six children will experience an ear infection by the age of three (NIH.gov).  What causes an ear infection? An ear infection happens when bacteria or viruses infect the small space behind the…

Is it RSV or a cold?

Is it RSV or a cold? As a parent of a young child, you’ve likely been cautioned to keep a watch out for RSV. So, what is RSV? How does it differ from a cold? Today we’re going to answer some questions about RSV and talk about how you can help prevent the spread of…