Keeping children safe in and around cars during COVID-19

Under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, children are spending more time at home and playing outdoors, increasing their potential access to unlocked cars. Parents who are worried about bringing children into stores or pharmacies might also consider allowing them to wait in the car. Both these scenarios put children at risk of heatstroke, which can happen when … continue reading


Tips for deciding where to go for care during COVID-19

At CHOC Children’s, we know you want to give your child the very best care every day, especially during these uncertain times. Kids are kids, even during a pandemic. They catch colds, break bones, need vaccinations and have asthma attacks. If your child is ill, injured, due for a vaccination, experiencing a mental health issue … continue reading


Helping kids cope with COVID-19 stress

By Dr. Tiffany Torigoe-Lai, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s Many parents are feeling the strains of the COVID-19 pandemic, many children may be feeling COVID-19 stress, too. Children can display stress in different ways, such as wanting to be alone, needing more attention, moodiness, inflexibility and increased distractibility. The good news is that there are … continue reading


How parents can deal with COVID-19 stress

With schools and many businesses closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have been tasked with more than ever and many are dealing with COVID-19 stress. Their homes are now distance learning facilities, daycares, activity centers, remote offices and more. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges parents during this uncertain and difficult time to practice … continue reading


A dietitian’s tips on flexible meal planning during COVID-19

By Alexia Hall, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s Trips to the grocery store, while essential, are not the first thing anyone wants to do right now. Knowing in advance what is in the pantry and using some helpful meal planning tools will make good use of the food ingredients you have on hand, allow for … continue reading


How to help children with autism understand COVID-19

With schools and many businesses closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and kids are spending more time at home — and away from others — to help stop the spread of the virus. Adjusting to a new routine is stressful for parents and kids alike — but especially for children with autism who have trouble with change. How can … continue reading

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