Medical Tips

Newborn Fevers

Is your child’s fever an emergency? Dr. Watson clarifies the often misunderstood topic of newborn fevers in relation to medical emergencies.  


Mission Pediatrics – Safety Seconds – Bug Bites

Bug bites, Mosquito bites may get red raised and itchy. Bees may sting. Ant bites may burn, get red and form a small blister. While bug bites can be annoying, they are rarely dangerous and usually resolve in a few days. 


Mission Pediatrics – Safety Seconds – Poisoning

Have you heard about the dangers of e-cigarettes, opiates, household cleaners or detergents? Poisoning injuries can happen to anyone. However, there are a few things you can do to help keep your home safe.


Stopping Ticks

DEET, showers, and tick checks can stop ticks. Reduce your chances of getting a tickborne disease by using repellents, checking for ticks, and showering after being outdoors. If you have a tick bite followed by a fever or rash, seek medical attention. Gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors – when enjoying these activities, don’t forget to…



Asthma is a condition that affects a persons breathing. What causes asthma? Asthma can run in families.


Pee and poop in newborns

How many wet diapers should a newborn have?

Usually 5-7 wet diapers a day and 3-4 poop diapers.
Most babies will pee or poop after feeding. If they don’t, not to worry. Some babies can go a few days without pooping and this can still be normal.


Newborn Weight Loss

Is it normal for a newborn to lose weight after they are born?
Yes, during the first week of life a baby can lose up to 10% of their weight.
Usually this is nothing to worry about.


Safe In The Sun – Sunscreen

Do you love being outside in the sun? It feels great to be outside but we want you to be safe. With all the sunscreen out there, how do you know how to choose the right one for your children?