THH August Newsletter


August 2019
Back to School
● Schedule your back-to- school check ups !
Back To School –
Easing Into the
● Establish a routine 1 week prior to starting school
○ Sleep/wake schedule
○ Connect with friends
● Get your school supplies
● Plan your child’s meals
○ Eat the rainbow foods
■ Variety of fruits/veggies

● Discuss transportation with your
○ School Bus Safety
○ Bike Safety
○ Car Safety
○ Walking to School Safety
● Tour the school
● Meet your teachers at orientation
● Get your backpack
○ One with wide, padded
shoulder straps and a padded
○ Pack light. The backpack should never weigh more
than 10% to 20% of your child’s body weight. Go
through the pack with your child weekly, and remove
unneeded items to keep it light
○ Remind your child to always use both shoulder straps.
○ Adjust the pack so that the bottom sits at your child’s waist.
○ Consider a rolling backpack.
● Talk with the teachers for any requests, about 504 plans
or special needs

● Don’t recommend completing summer packets at the end of the
summer to avoid increasing a child’s anxiety


Sleep Hygiene
● Recommended amount of sleep
○ 4-12m – 12-16 hours
○ 1-2 yo – 11-14 hours
○ 3-5 yo – 10-13 hours
○ 6-12 yo – 9-12 hours
○ 13-18 yo 8-10 hours
● Sleep is critical for concentration and learning
● Set a consistent bedtime
● Calming pre-bedtime routine may involve a bath/shower, reading with
them, and tucking them in and saying good-night to them.
● Have your child turn off electronic devices well before bedtime.
● Try to have the home as quiet and calm as possible when younger
children are trying to fall asleep.
● Insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement in
middle school, high school and college, as well as higher rates of
absenteeism and tardiness.
● Be active during the day but don’t overschedule
● Keep a safe bedroom environment – no video games, reading, electronics
● Don’t put infants/toddlers to bed with a bottle
● Put children to bed awake and it is ok to have security objects to help
● Recognize any sleep problems – snoring, sleep apnea



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Covid-19 testing is available for patients and their families. Please speak with a nurse to schedule today. THH is also proud to provide lactation services in our office.

Please continue to check the THH website, Facebook page and portal messages for updates!

THH Pediatrics still requires all patients and visitors to wear a mask when they come to the office.

Our CHADIS screening process has changed for Well Child Care (WCC). Please check our CHADIS page and fill out your screen prior to your  well check up to make your WCC experience more complete.

We have restarted our evening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays, but we will continue to not have Thursday evening and Saturday morning hours   until further notice. We are seeing well check ups for all ages. THH will continue to schedule telemedicine visits and appropriate sick visits in the office.

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