1. Doctor Ivonne Sahagun-Carreon MD FAAP. COVID-19 preparedness

    COVID-19 preparedness RIVER VALLEY PEDIATRICS What should you do to stay safe this season? 1. Please do not panic. Be prepared with about two weeks’ worth of groceries and medicines in case you have to stay home, but do NOT hoard essential items. Use the curbside services if you can, or use drive-through services at stores and pharmacies. We’re all in this together. Please do NOT stock up on face masks and sanitizers- there is a severe shorta…Read More

  2. River Valley Pediatrics and Indoor Family Games

    Sometimes the weather keeps families cooped up and you have to find something to pass the time. This is a case in which the weather might be fine, but you have decided it is in the family’s best interest to avoid going out in the public. This is just a precaution, but it eases your mind. Besides, family night together can be very fun. River Valley Pediatrics offers indoor activities for the family. Charades Charades is a great game that gets ki…Read More

  3. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels and Promoting Cognitive Development

    From birth, children are developing skills that will help them understand and respond to their environment. Children make cognitive, physical and creative developmental progress mostly through play. Cognitive development is characterized by the way a child learns, interacts with the surrounding environment and acquires knowledge. As a parent, there are several ways in which you can encourage cognitive development in your child. Toddlers are senso…Read More

  4. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels and Bedtime

    When it comes to children and sleep, one frequent concern parents have is how to get them to bed on time every night. There isn’t a parent out there who hasn’t had to deal with the difficulty of putting a child to bed at least at some point. For many parents, getting their child to bed is a recurring nightmare. This does seem somewhat strange as children need much more sleep than adults. Yet, some children resist going to bed with every fiber…Read More

  5. Your Pediatric Clinic in New Braunfels and Dangerous Household Items

    Child-rearing has become a more dangerous occupation over the years. This is not because children have changed, it’s because we have turned our living environments into a minefield. There are some potential dangers in products and items that we have all over our homes. And toddlers can be a handful as they like to explore their surroundings and will put almost anything into their mouths. River Valley Pediatrics, your pediatric clinic in New Bra…Read More

  6. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels and Saving on School Supplies

    Summer is sadly coming to an end. We are already a week into September and the days are already growing shorter and the nights are starting to get a bit chilly. Oh yeah, your kids are back in school. Back-to-school shopping has really become quite a big deal. Stores are all geared up early in July for their sales. It’s almost as big as Christmas, except you are buying school supplies instead of gifts for family members. Now, you have a long lis…Read More

  7. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels and Summer Injuries

    Summertime means your children are spending a lot of their time outside playing. Which is great except it also means that children get injured more often. Families from all over our nation spend much of their summer in the sun doing fun things. But parents need to be cautious because many outdoor activities can end with an injury or even worse, a trip to the emergency room. Ask any doctor and they will tell you that summer is the busiest time in …Read More

  8. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels Offers Summer Safety Tips

    It’s summer, which means it is the time of year we take vacations, engage in outdoor activities, go to summer camp and have all sorts of fun. Some of the summer activities we do can have health and safety risks. With summer upon us, many families are headed outdoors and it can be all too easy to let your guard down when it comes to safety. There are many fun-filled adventures that await families and kids. But be warned, summer is the time of ye…Read More

  9. Your Pediatrician in New Braunfels and Spring Family Activities

    Now that the weather has improved, the days are longer and winter is over, your kids are probably eager to go outside and play. Spring is the time of year when you can turn off Netflix, dust the crumbs from the couch and go outside and spend some quality time with the spouse and children. Spring is the favorite time of year for many children and adults alike. That is because everybody loves seeing birds return to the trees, new growth and warmer …Read More