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Your reliable resource for current topics related to your child’s health and development – plus lots of tips for new (and experienced) parents.

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Tips for new dads

Monday, August 29, 2016

Do an online search for newborn advice and you’ll find a lot of articles that address the mom. Dad’s are important too! Northpoint Pediatrics, an Indianapolis group with offices in Indianapolis and Noblesville has three tips for new dads as they get to know and love their newborn baby.

dad holding newborn baby

Tips for creating a baby registry

Monday, August 22, 2016

The baby shower. There may or may not be silly games but there will most certainly be fun, smiles and gifts!

Have you thought about what you want and need for your new baby? Walking into the store or studying the pages of Amazon can be overwhelming for a first-time parent. You might be asking, “How can you possibly choose when there are so many choices?” Indianapolis pediatricians seeing patients at Northpoint Pediatrics have some advice as you prepare for the birth of your new baby.

What do you need for new baby?

The importance of Baseline and Concussion (imPACT) Testing

Friday, August 19, 2016

As children get older, sports shift into more competitive mode. And when sports get competitive, injuries are more likely. Children can suffer a concussion in any sport - not just high impact sports such as football or lacrosse. Concussions can be very serious and advanced assessments - done before the season even starts - help doctors better treat and manage concussion recovery.

teen athletes from a variety of sports

ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is used by thousands of high schools, colleges and professional teams to help medical providers better manage concussions. Northpoint Pediatrics offers Baseline imPACT at both our Indianapolis and Noblesville offices.

Capturing memories of your new baby

Monday, August 15, 2016

Few things in life are as precious as those first few days with your new baby. These hours are just as special with your first child as they are with your fourth. There’s nothing quite like getting to know this new member of your family.

These newborn days are also fleeting. It’s amazing how quickly our children go from being tiny little things to wide-eyed babies soaking in the world around them. One of our favorite things at Northpoint Pediatrics is meeting your new baby. It's always a special moment. Over the years we’ve seen some great ways of capturing the memories of a newborn baby and we’d love to share them with you.

Photos with newborn baby

Tips for getting into a fitness routine

Monday, August 8, 2016

When you’re the parent of a newborn, toddler or preschooler, it can be hard to find time to exercise. Your schedule is no longer your own. But taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your child. When you exercise regularly you are
  • being an active healthy parent
  • increasing your energy levels
fitness routine with baby
Whether you’re starting a new fitness routine or trying to get back on the exercise bandwagon, there are some great benefits to staying physically fit. So how do you get into a fitness routine when you have a baby to care for? Northpoint Pediatrics, an Indianapolis based group, has some great tips for parents who are ready to get moving again.

Top 3 family road trip travel hacks

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Taking your family on a road trip is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll share together. The stories and memories made on those trips will last a lifetime. Cranky children tired of sitting still can make the trip itself feel like a lifetime too! Don’t despair! Road trips can indeed be fun for everyone with a little advance planning and creativity. Let’s review our top three family road trip travel hacks.

Boy in car

5 tips to fight off the boredom blues

Thursday, June 16, 2016

There’s nothing to do!

Can’t I just watch more TV?

It’s inevitable. At some point during summer vacation your child will utter those dreadful words: “I’m bored.” They might be surrounded by toys and have a yard full of things to do, but there are times when children just can’t think of things to do. This is a prime time to help your child build their powers of imagination and creativity. We’ve got five tips to beat the boredom blues this summer.

Bored child

Summer Rash Survival Guide

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Rashes are more common during the summer months than any other season. It can be hard to distinguish between a rash, sting or insect bite. Keep this guide handy to help treat and soothe the most common rashes.

Girl scratching arm

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