Keep your kids healthy and happy

Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner is passionate about preventive care, childhood obesity, allergy and asthma management, and the power of reading aloud to your children. Dr. Gellner will keep parents informed about the latest trends and issues facing children today, plus give tips that will help raising your kids a little less stressful.

Latest Episodes

Debunking Old Wives' Tales: Baby's Hair

Apr 12, 2021

Will shaving your baby's head make its hair grow thicker? Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner says no. On this episode of Debunking Old Wives’ Tales, Dr. Gellner highlights some common misconceptions out there about what makes a baby's hair grow and gives some real, science-based tips for caring for ...

Is My Child’s Stinky Funk Normal?

Mar 15, 2021

Most smells come from kids being active explorers and can wash off with soap, water, and teeth brushing. But what if an offensive odor doesn’t go away? Dr. Cindy Gellner goes smell by smell to identify what’s causing that stink and talks about whether you should visit your child’s ...

Helping Your Newborn Get Through Painful Pooping

Mar 8, 2021

That constipated look your baby gives you when they can’t poop can be entertaining to look at, but can be quite painful for your baby. Luckily, painful pooping, or infant dyschezia, is a very common, normal and curable problem. Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about what might cause dychezia and what safe ...

Reducing Pandemic Fatigue in Your Kids

Feb 22, 2021

Pandemic fatigue is the mental exhaustion that comes from the sustained increase of stress and uncertainty during the global pandemic of COVID-19 and it can impact children just as much as adults. With few signs of the world returning to normal soon, how can you keep your kids spirits up? Dr. Cindy ...

What Are Those Dark Circles Under My Child's Eyes?

Feb 19, 2021

Does your child occasionally have discoloration on the skin beneath their eyes? It can be easy for a parent to worry, but dark circles are not a sign of anemia or a vitamin deficiency. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains the most common reasons for a child’s dark circles and what a parent can ...

Preventing Suicide in Teens

Feb 8, 2021

Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss with a teenager, but it is too important to ignore—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teen depression, self-harm, and suicide have seen a rise as teenagers are cut off from their sense of normal. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner shares her personal ...

Tips for Spotting Eye Issues in Children

Jan 18, 2021

Newborns can’t always control their developing eyes and sometimes go cross-eyed. But if your child is older than two months and you notice her or his eyes looking in different directions, something else might be going on. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner describes how to tell if your child’s eyes ...