Pediatrics

Roasting chestnuts and watching a yule log may be seasonal favorites, but fireplaces pose significant hazards. If your family intends to enjoy the comforts of a fire, safety experts at Atlantic Health System recommend that you have working smoke detectors installed on every level of the house and near each sleeping area. You should also practice regular fire drills with your children and ensure that they know how to escape the house in two minutes or less. Read more >




Pediatrics Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

Babysitting Basics
Kids ages 11 to 13 can learn the importance of babysitting responsibilities, as well as CPR and basic first aid.
Fee: $45 per child
Mondays, December 4 and 11; 5:30 to 8:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-850-6935.

Newborn Care Education
Learn the basics of infant care, including diapering, dressing, bathing, swaddling, holding, soothing, feeding and when to call the pediatrician. Safety issues – sleeping, cribs, car seats, baby products and baby-proofing the home – will also be discussed.
Tuesday, December 12; 6:30 to 8:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-850-6935.


Breastfeeding Education
Discussion will include breast care, comfortable positioning, latching on, nutritional needs for mom and baby, and helpful hints to bond during feeding. Participants will need to bring a doll or teddy bear to class for practice purposes.
Fee: $40
Tuesday, January 9; 6:30 to 9:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register please call 908-850-6935.


Childbirth Education
This Lamaze-type class focuses on breathing, relaxation and labor techniques. 
Fee $130
Saturday, January 13; 8:30am to 3:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register please call 908-850-6935.


Pediatrics Articles
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Survey finds big jump over past 6 years in media availability, use for youngest Americans

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Though the rate remains low, study shows it doubled between 2001 and 2015

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