Nighttime Bed Wetting

By , January 7th, 2014 | Parenting, Toddler Care | 1 Comment

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

Potty training seems like one of the greatest accomplishments for all parents. But there are a few kiddos who just can’t seem to make it through the night right away and this can often cause distress amongst the family.

Nighttime bed wetting is usually very normal for toddlers and some school aged children! There are many reasons why some kids are able to have full control during the day but not at night. The most common theories are that they either just have such small bladders they can’t hold the urine for such long periods at night or they are such deep sleepers that …

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Brylee McGill Ushers in 2014 at Renown Children’s Hospital

By , January 2nd, 2014 | Events, Holiday | 0 Comments

“5, 4, 3, 2, 1 — Happy New Year!” How did you ring in 2014? In front of the TV surrounded by loved ones watching the ball drop? Out dancing? Toasting champagne with friends? Reno resident Karissa Roa had an evening she’ll never forget, but the New Year was furthest from her mind. Karissa was at Renown Children’s Hospital focused intently on delivering her second child. Doctors and nurses counted down the New Year in her room as Karissa worked through the last leg of her 12-hour labor. Twenty-nine minutes later her daughter was born.

Beautiful Brylee arrived happy and healthy, weighing in at …

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Making a New Year’s Resolution With Your Child

By , December 31st, 2013 | Holiday, News, Parenting | 0 Comments

With the ringing in of a New Year, many of us are making resolutions to try and better ourselves. This year, why not encourage your children to make a resolution?

There are many benefits to having your child come up with a New Year’s resolution – self-discipline, self-improvement, commitment, and the value of making goals.

Here are some tips to help them make a resolution that will stick:

  • Get the family involved. Sit down together and reflect on the past year and discuss accomplishments and goals.
  • Make them specific. Just resolving to “do better in school” probably won’t work. Set a specific goal.
  • Write them down. Have each family …

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