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Bedwetting is a near and dear topic for me. I wet my bed until I was 9 years old and believe this issue encouraged me to become a pediatrician. Several of my children are or were bedwetters.

Twenty five percent of all five year olds wet their beds every night. (I joke this means 50% of five year old boys). Typical bedwetters are (... more on Bedwetting)

Bunk Beds

Do you have thoughts on how young is too young for a bunk bed or loft bed? Our 5 year olds room is small and he needs a space for a desk. Do you know of any guidelines? Bunk beds may be the (... more on Bunk Beds for Children)

Getting Children to Eat Vegetables

As a child, I was the picky eater of our family. My parents often joke that I survived only because of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. In contrast my children are great eaters, in large part thanks for my (... more on Getting Children to Eat Vegetables)


At what point should I address turned in toes. I am concerned about my 7 year old daughters feet. Will this be something she out grows or do we need to see ortho about it? The vast majority of (... more on Intoeing)

Obesity in Children

Since we are starting a new year and I plan to get on a healthy eating/fitness track I wanted to start my kids off right as well.  I was wondering if you have a resource that tells how many calories a child should be getting?  (... more on Obesity in Children)

Probiotics in Children

Probiotics are relatively new to mainstream Western medicine. The idea is ingesting “good for you” bacteria to obtain health benefits. Russian physician Ilya Metchnikoff is recognized as presenting the concept of probiotics to (... more on probiotics in children)

Sunscreen for Children

What type of sunscreen do you use for your children?  I do not recommend a specific brand of sunscreen. For our children, we use “sunscreen sticks” with SPF 50 or greater for their faces. (... more on Sunscreen for Children)

6 year old with motion sickness

We took our first long road trip with friends at the beginning of the month (we went to NC to see snow). On the long drives, our son would start getting car sick. I thought it was because he was riding in the 3rd row of a (... more on 6 year old with motion sickness)


Updated December 2011 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician



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