The Summery Blog

Parenting is always on, so we are too. The Summery brings together all the resources you need to go deeper into your kid’s health, without the overwhelm.

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Newborn
Dr. Marcy Borieux
Dahlia Rimmon, RDN

How to change your baby's diaper

We'll walk you through the basics of changing your baby's diaper.

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Preparing a warm bottle: breastmilk vs infant formula

To help you through those sleepless nights, Nicole Silber, RD, CSP, CLC, Summer Health’s lactation expert, has tips on warming breast milk or baby formula safely and to the perfect temperature.

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9 ways to soothe newborns and infants without a pacifier

Even without a pacifier, there are ways to help calm your little one down — and teach them to self soothe.

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Newborn
Dr. Marcy Borieux
Dahlia Rimmon, RDN

What to expect during your newborn's first week

A new parent’s guide to everything you need to know

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Am I overfeeding my baby?

Summer Health’s pediatric registered dietitian, Nicole Silber RD, CSP, CLC, is here to share how to decode your baby's hunger and fullness cues.

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What to do when your baby has diarrhea

We'll break down everything you need to know about newborn diarrhea, how to recognize it, how it differs from normal poop, and what to do if your baby is experiencing it.

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How to stop breastfeeding and tips for weaning

This transition can be emotional and is not always straightforward, so to help you with weaning, Nicole Silber, RD, CSP, CLC, a lactation expert at Summer Health, is here to share her tips on transitioning from the breast.

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Colds
Dr. Marcy Borieux
Megan N. Freeland, PharmD

All about summer colds: What parents need to know

Kids getting sick during the summer can really put a damper on your fun-in-the-sun plans. We asked Summer Health pediatrician Marcy Borieux, MD, FAAP to share a few important facts about summer colds in children.

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Feeding issues
Dr. Marcy Borieux
Megan N. Freeland, PharmD

Understanding iron deficiency in infants: Symptoms & signs of anemia

Not knowing whether your child has enough iron can be worrisome. So we asked one of Summer Health’s esteemed pediatricians — Marcy Borieux, MD, FAAP — to share her wisdom about iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in infants to help answer your questions and ease your concerns.

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Posts about Colds

Colds
Megan N. Freeland, PharmD

All about summer colds: What parents need to know

Kids getting sick during the summer can really put a damper on your fun-in-the-sun plans. We asked Summer Health pediatrician Marcy Borieux, MD, FAAP to share a few important facts about summer colds in children.

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Colds

Allergies or the Common Cold?

As a parent, it's natural to worry when your baby or child isn't feeling their best. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between a common cold and allergy symptoms.

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Colds

What to Expect this Flu Season

Our Summer Health experts have outlined what to look out for this year, and included recommendations around how to keep your family healthy heading into the holidays.

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Posts about Sleep

Sleep
Dahlia Rimmon, RDN

Understanding sleep regressions, according to a sleep specialist

To better understand baby sleep regressions, we're turning to Summer Health’s sleep specialist, Jess Ellsworth, for expert advice that will hopefully help you catch a few more Z's.

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Sleep
Dahlia Rimmon, RDN

5 tips to help your baby to sleep in a crib, according to a sleep specialist

We want the transition to the crib to be as smooth as possible (and we want some well-deserved rest for you too!), so we sat down with Summer Health’s sleep specialist Jess Ellsworth for some pro tips on getting your newborn to sleep in the crib.

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Sleep
Dahlia Rimmon, RDN

Why won't my baby sleep? 9 sleep tips for newborn slumber

One of the toughest challenges of adjusting as a new parent is the lack of sleep. When your baby is struggling to doze off, you're wrestling with sleep too, leading to some seriously tough nights and drowsy days. While we all wish there was a magic trick to help babies sleep soundly, the reality is that babies need time to adapt to life outside the womb, and to develop their own sleep rhythm. We're here to share the ins and outs of promoting healthy sleep habits for your little sleep fighter. But before you nod off and turn into a zombie, just know we’re here for moral support and we’re only one text away.

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Sleep
Dahlia Rimmon, RDN

How to practice safe sleep for babies

After a long, exhausting day of non-stop feeding, fleeting cat naps (seriously, can they stretch them out any longer?), and endless diaper changes, all you’re craving is putting your baby down for the night and to finally catch some Z’s yourself. But as soon as they're down for bed, bam! Anxiety hits. Is my baby too cold? Is the sound machine too loud? Are they still breathing? These parental worries are totally relatable, and for a good reason - we just want our babies to sleep safely.

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