Newborn 101 – Baby Spit Up

What causes spitting up during different stages of your baby’s growth? How much is normal? When should a doctor be contacted about spit up? These are all good questions for parents of newborns to consider. Let’s get the conversation started.   First Things First, What’s the Difference Between Spit Up And Vomit?  Both spit up and … Continued

Tiger Tips – The 4 S’s of Healthy Eating

When it comes to healthy eating, there is a fun and easy way for kids to remember key health tips. This applies mostly to preteens and teenagers but can be a great advantage for any age. The “S diet” is a simple eating strategy to help with not only losing unhealthy weight but also, if … Continued

Tiger Tips – ABC of Allergies

With the change of seasons come the inevitable seasonal allergies and it is important to know how to appropriately treat your child.  Especially during the spring and fall there are allergens that can sometimes be hard to navigate and treat, but knowing the difference between allergies and the common cold is a great start to … Continued

Newborn 101 – Post-Delivery Newborn Care

Your new baby has finally arrived, and now it’s time to give them the best start to life possible. From the much-anticipated snuggle time to tests, procedures, and vaccinations, here is a rundown of what to expect before you leave the hospital. What Happens To Your Baby Right After Birth? Your baby takes their first breath … Continued

Tiger Tips – Health and Fitness

At Tiger Pediatrics, we want to remind patients of the important factors of eating well and staying healthy. There is an easy way to remember the best tips for staying healthy and that is called The 54321 Technique. This will keep you healthy and make you a better student overall. Parents if you start these … Continued

Newborn 101 – What To Expect In The Hospital After Giving Birth

  You have likely spent time researching, reading books, and attending classes on the process of labor. But knowing what to expect for your baby after delivery at a hospital can also help ease tension and create a smooth transition from the hospital to home. For an uncomplicated vaginal birth, you can plan to stay … Continued

Recognizing Children’s Mental Health Status

With the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in school closures, canceled events, and canceled playtimes, it is extremely important to be aware of your child’s feelings and mental health.  Children’s mental health problems are common and treatable when properly identified.  When left untreated, mental health problems can disrupt children’s functioning at home, school, and in the community. … Continued

The Importance of Wearing a Mask in Public

Due to the widespread virus COVID-19, Boone County Missouri issued several recurring ordinances requiring everyone 10 years of age and older to wear a mask when around people who are not household members as well as when visiting public spaces like grocery stores and offices. But can wearing a mask really make a difference? Why … Continued

Dr. Harris Retirement

Dr. Robert Harris, Pediatrician, Retires After 55 years Dr. Robert Harris – aka “Tiger Bob”, retired earlier this year after a 55-year career in private practice from 1964 to 2020. Over the past 5 decades, he served thousands of families in the Columbia Missouri area, working with compassion and devotion to our community and the … Continued

Flu Vaccinations 2020

The Importance of Getting a Flu Shot This year it is more important than ever for you and your family to receive vaccinations for the Flu. With COVID-19 directly at the forefront of health safety, the more we can keep high immunity levels for other diseases the better.  Flu season typically occurs from fall to … Continued