Dr. Warren Seigel, NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
A healthy start to a new school year starts with a visit to your child’s doctor. Dr. Warren Seigel, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, offers seven tips to help you prepare your kids for a healthy year:
Click here to find an expert pediatrician in your neighborhood. Weekend and evening appointments are available at many locations.
Check the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene website to find the latest information on vaccine requirements for your child. You can also find more details by visiting the NYC Department of Education website.
NYC Health + Hospitals also offers the HPV vaccine for both boys and girls. The vaccine against HPV can help prevent certain types of cancer.
A healthy snack before homework.
One hour of physical activity.
Screen time limited to two hours maximum (whether handheld, computer, or TV).
A pre-bedtime routine such as bathing, brushing their teeth, and reading together.
Newborns 0 to 3 months should sleep 10.5-18 hours every day. They may sleep from a few minutes to several hours at one time.
Babies 4 to 11 months: 9-12 hours every night plus naps throughout the day, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Toddlers 1 to 2 years: 11-14 hours, including naps.
Children 3 to 5 years: 11-13 hours. Their naps should get shorter and happen less often.
Kids 6 to 13 years: 9-11 hours.
Teenagers 14+ years: 8-10 hours.
NYC Health + Hospitals offers expert pediatric and adolescent health services at little or no cost.
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