Parents can find a wealth of information through a new online video series created by UCHealth experts who offer tips on how to raise healthy, happy children.
“As parents, all of us feel inadequate at times and going online can sometimes be a confusing and frustrating experience when you’re looking for medical help,” said Dr. Mark Schane, pediatrician and chair of the pediatrics committee at UCHealth Pediatric Care Longmont. “The point of these videos is to provide evidence-based, best practice, reliable information from sources who are invested in what is best for kids.”
With just a click on a choice of links and a quick viewing, parents can watch health care professionals discuss issues such as:
- Ideas for picky eaters, positive parenting steps and help for postpartum depression;
- Ways for kids to self-soothe, safe sleep tips and regulating screen time;
- Talking with your baby, when to use timeout and the best ways to toilet train;
- Dealing with diaper rash, importance of dental health and ways to donate and receive breast milk.
Schane said the videos are especially helpful for first-time parents who may be feeling overwhelmed by confusing and sometimes contradictory information available online.
“Every parent sometimes wonders, ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ We just wanted to share information that better helps them support their children, reinforce the good things they are doing and gives them confidence to raise kids that are healthy and have good self-esteem.”