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Resources for Patients & Families

Breast Feeding
Dr. Ruth Lawrence and Professor
Athesia Benjamin host a call in
TV show.

Videos: Childhood Topics

Before Baby is Born

  • Preparing for a New Baby - 28 min. Join Dr. Neil Herendeen, Director of the Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Practice, as he discusses parents' expectations of being pregnant, dealing with the reality of birth and the questions raised by that reality.

Bathing & Hygiene

  • Diaper Rash - 27 min. Dr. Lynn Dykstra, GCH, shares strategies for treating and preventing diaper rash using available over-the-counter remedies.


  • Breastfeeding - Dr. Ruth Lawrence and Professor Athesia Benjamin host a call in TV show.


  • Car Seat Safety 5 min - 5 min. Join pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Murray as she discusses all elements of installing the proper car seat for your baby or young child.
  • Car Seat Safety 30 min - 30 min. Pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Murray, Officer Kris Runyon, and Deanna King of “” have an in-depth discussion, loaded with information on choosing and installing the proper car seat for your little one.


  • Babies Sleeping Safety - 28 min. Dr. Elizabeth Murray, FAAP, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and the University of Rochester Medical Center as they discuss babies sleeping safely. In this interview the viewer will learn all about keeping a baby safe as he or she sleeps.
  • Sleep Patterns for the 6-Month Old - 26 min. Pediatricians Shalini Forbis and Monica Fiorenza explore this topic in depth.


  • Immunizations at 6 Months Old - 28 min. Join Nurse Practitioner Barb Murante as she discusses immunizations at six months of age.
  • Immunizations, Facts and Myths? - 26 min. Join pediatrician Melissa Novak, Golisano Children's Hospital (GCH) and Panorama Pediatrics, as she discusses what is real and what is not, regarding the wide world of immunizations.

Newborn to 1 Year Old

  • Newborns Issues and Care, 40 min. Dr. Sema Hart, explores topics including breathing, care for circumcision, vision, diapers, swaddling, fingernails, pacifiers and other common concerns.
  • First Well-baby Visit - 24 min. New mom, and her 9-week old son, have their first well baby visit, at home by Dr. Neil Herendeen, Director of the Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Practice. This video helps parents prepare their questions for their first well-baby visit.
  • Two Month Old Brain Development - 28 min. Dr. Tom Albushies, discusses what parents should know about stimulating growth. All the senses are discussed.
  • Introduction to the Four Month Old - 24 min. Carol Osborne introduces the viewer to the many layers of the four month old.
  • Immunizations at 6 Months Old - 28 min. Nurse Practitioner Barb Murante.
  • Immunizations, Facts and Myths? - 26 min. Pediatrician Melissa Novak, GCH and Panorama Pediatrics, as she discusses what is real and what is not, regarding the wide world of immunizations.
  • Crying Verses Colic - 22 min. Dr. Melissa Novak, a pediatrician with Panorama Pediatrics, joins fellow pediatrician, Dr. Mike Flynn from GCH discuss crying vs. colic along with strategies parents can use for both.

Toddlers & Waddlers - 1 to 3 Years Old

Motor Skills
Motor Skills
Motor Skills for 1-Year Olds

  • Motor Skills for 1-Year Olds - 25 min. Child Life Specialist, Wendy Lane from GCH, specializes in emotional and developmental progress from birth to adolescence. Baby "Jack" shows a number of games and toys that help children learn at this age.
  • “I Like Me!”: Developing Self-Esteem in the Early Years (Espanol) (Audio 25 min.) Dr. Jeree Pawl describes how young children develop self-esteem, and how parents can nurture a strong, positive sense of self in their young children.
  • Early Literacy at One Year - 40 min. Shira May Peterson, Ph.D., an early language development specialist from Children's Institute, shares tips and guidance into what parents and caregivers can do to develop their child's literacy in the first stages in life.
  • Terrific Twos - 24 min. Dr. Steve Cook, pediatrician at GCH, introduces the viewer to a two-year old's development and behavior.
  • Toddler Safety - 27 min. Rowena Johnson, a professional child care giver and Lena Shiao, MS, an Early Childhood Educator, discuss tips for keeping your toddler safe at home and what to look for, safety-wise, in center care.
  • Understanding the Three-year Old - 25 min. Lori Bruegger from Children's Institute discusses three-year olds and what is an appropriate expectation of their behavior. See what is developmentally appropriate for this age.

Websites: for Parents, Children & Teens

General Information and Resources

  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    A division of the National Institutes of Health, NICHD’s website offers resources to families and healthcare providers, promoting wellness and information on conditions that affect children.
  • Parent Information—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Learn how to handle common parenting challenges through interactive activities, and videos.
    This site contains information geared toward children, teens and parents in conversational style and has Spanish content.
    From the American Academy of Pediatrics, this website is dedicated to providing information to parents on topics such as developmental milestones, seasonal interests, general health and safety, information regarding illness and conditions, immunizations and nutrition.
  • Zero to Three
    This national organization provides information and resources to healthcare professionals and parents regarding the immense physical, mental, and emotional growth that occurs in the first three years of a child's life. Includes parenting information and ideas to help your child get the most benefit from these formative years.
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
    This federal program offers information on how to receive assistance. The goal of this federal program is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5, who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to healthcare.


Nutrition & Eating Disorders

  • Eating Disorders
    This informational website has valuable resources for parents, caregivers, teens, young adults, educators and coaches about eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Provided by the “Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program” in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Golisano Children's Hospital.
    This site from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has fun activities for parents, teens, and children of all ages. It highlights the importance of establishing good habits and eating right to grow healthy.