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Winter Car Seat Safety

Here in Western New York, we don’t let a little cold weather stand in our way. Skiing, sledding, enjoying a nature walk – that’s what we do. Bundle the kids up, pack a thermos of hot chocolate, and you’re on your way. But before you head out, take a quick check of your child’s car… Read More

kids crafting ideas, Village Pediatrics in Hamburg, NY

6 Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids

The Village Pediatrics staff is thankful for our patients and their families! So to celebrate you, we’ve rounded up a few fun craft ideas to try at home with your kids. Happy Thanksgiving!   1. Gourd Turkeys Each of these turkeys is a one-of-a-kind! All you need are a selection of gourds, some bright colored… Read More

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7 Fun Things for Kids (and grown ups) While Quarantined

We know you’re loving this extra time with the little ones, but let’s be honest: after a while, you might be looking for something to fill the time. We put together a few neat ideas that you might not have thought of yet. Take a look.   1. Create a daily schedule together Use a… Read More

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Tips for Erie County Residents

This information originally appeared on the Erie County Website COVID-19 is a disease caused by new respiratory virus first identified in China and is now spreading worldwide.  This disease can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath. There are thousands of confirmed cases in a growing number of countries internationally and the virus is now… Read More

NYS Child Carseat Laws

NYS Child Passenger Safety Laws: What’s Changing

This information is taken from The New York State Website. New York State law requires all children to be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system while riding in a motor vehicle, until they reach their 8th birthday. Effective November 1, 2019, all children under the age of 2 must ride in a rear-facing car seat. Safety… Read More

When to visit an urgent care

When to go to Urgent Care and when to call your Pediatrician

Parenting is complicated. You’ve got to make a lot of decisions, and when it comes to your sick little one, you want to make the right decision quickly. So, how do you decide when to take your child to an Urgent Care, Emergency Room, or Primary Care Physician? This is a simple question with a… Read More