Posts Categorized: Pregnancy & Parenting Tips

Babywearing: Good for Baby and Parents

Babywearing

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas As a new mother, I often found it difficult to get much accomplished during the day. My little one needed to be touching me every minute or he’d have a meltdown, so “wearing” him became my solution.

Ask an Expert: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

HPVtest

Welcome to “Ask an Expert,” a Q&A series with Sarasota Memorial’s health and medical experts, where you can get thorough answers to your health queries from a local source you can trust. Have question that you’d like to “Ask an Expert”? Email them to AskAnExpert@smh.com. To learn more about Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the HPV vaccine and… Read more »

How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

sleep recommendations

Written by Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas Today was one of those days when the whole family struggled to get out of bed. We had spent the weekend moving to a new house, and after two days of unpacking our lives—and very little sleep—I began wondering exactly how much shut-eye my kids need to be… Read more »

Tips for NICU Families — Parent to Parent

NICO Graber

Written By NICU-Graduate Mom Jamie Jalwan It sounds intense: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The NICU. And the experience can be intense. And scary. No parent signs up to be a NICU parent, and I’m guessing no baby spends their time in utero dreaming of being a “NICU baby.” But sometimes, the NICU is the very… Read more »

Flu-shot Primer: What You Need to Know

Flu Shot

By SMH Ambulatory Services Director Jen Storch Flu season is officially upon us, and the best way to protect you and your family from the flu is by getting the flu shot. Here on the Suncoast—like most places in the US—influenza activity typically begins in October or November and increases during the fall and winter… Read more »

Halloween Costumes, Candy & Decorating Tips

Halloween

by SMH Trauma Coordinator Leeann Putney Halloween is a magical time for children, with many fun activities such as classroom parties, haunted houses, fall festivals and trick-or-treating. But for parents, there is often a fine line between Halloween fun and safety worries, especially on Halloween night, when the streets and sidewalks are filled with trick-or-treaters…. Read more »

Practice Sun Safety Year-round in the Sunshine State

Summer Safety

Although it doesn’t feel like it yet, fall has arrived! Temperatures will eventually start to fall, but that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down when it comes to sun safety. Fall in the Sunshine State often means spending even more time outdoors—at farmer’s markets, festivals and sporting events—rather than hiding in the AC…. Read more »

Back-to-school Safety 101

school safety

By Leeann Putney It’s back-to-school time! If you’re a parent to a school-aged child, this is the ideal time to review safety rules with them, whether they ride their bike to school, walk, or take the bus.

Ask an Expert: Mommy Tummy, aka Diastasis Recti

ShaynaShefrin

Welcome to “Ask an Expert,” a Q&A series with Sarasota Memorial’s team of doctors, nurses, and other health experts, where you can get thorough answers to your health and wellness queries from a local source you can trust. Have a medical- or wellness-related question that you’d like to “Ask an Expert”? Email them to AskAnExpert@smh.com…. Read more »