How many hours of sleep per day do children need at different ages? — Melanie M. A good night’s sleep is as important to youngsters as a hearty breakfast. There is no magical number of hours that they require at varying ages, but there are averages. Newborns should average eight or nine hours of nighttime […]
Archive | December, 2012
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki wowed the crowd in Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center Dallas with stories about how he started playing basketball, his favorite board game when he was a kid and plenty more. Check out the video below to watch No. 41 in studio.
Christmas at Children’s is a season filled with special events and visitors that add to the wonder of the season. This year, we captured the highlights of the holidays at our hospital and want to spread the joy.
Earlier this week, 120 families made up of 299 kids, and a total of 521 patient family guests, not including volunteers or medical staff, attended the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders‘ Oncology Holiday Celebration. Every kid at the party got a toy, thanks to generous donations made at Urban Taco and Hair by Charlie […]
Kristen Johnson, a child life specialist at Children’s, gives tips on the most helpful toys to donate and how toys help children heal in the hospital setting. Children in the hospital like the same toys as kids at home. Sometimes, they may have specific needs, depending on their medical condition or developmental level. This is why it is so important […]
In light of today’s tragic shooting in Connecticut, you should be prepared to talk to your children about the event. Pete Stavinoha, Ph.D., a child neuropsychologist at Children’s, says that while you should discuss today’s events with your children, the subject could also raise anxieties in children who see the images on TV or hear about them on the radio or […]
Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in 2012 and has been updated with new information. It’s so easy to buy the kids in your life a toy that looks “fun” for the holidays. But the fun won’t last long if those toys pose a choking hazard or other danger. Jesus Alderete, a coordinator […]
It’s nearly impossible to spend time with 4-year-old Caydence Barrett without noticing her heart. You see it in the way she lovingly smiles at her parents, Joe and Stephanie Barrett; in the excitement she shows describing their summer trip to Disney World; and in the way she wears it on her sleeve when she feels […]
We are proud to share this beautiful letter from Angelica Flores, a Plastic and Craniofacial patient’s mom. This holiday season brings to mind the past two years that the team at Children’s Medical Center has been involved in our lives. When my daughter was diagnosed with a cleft lip, the reassurance from Dr. Kane and his team […]
Flu season is in full swing, unlike last winter, when the DFW area didn’t see the flu hit until late March. We’ve seen 150 patients at Children’s since Nov. 10 who have tested positive for the flu, compared to just one case recorded as of this time last year. And our experts say the flu […]