HoHoKus Office
201 E Franklin Tpke
HoHoKus, NJ 07423
201-652-1888
201-652-6485 Fax

 

Ramsey Office
470 N Franklin Tpk 
Ramsey, NJ  07446
201-891-7272
201-934-1817 Fax

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Choosing a pediatrician is an important and personal decision and we want you to feel at ease with the care you and your child will receive.

Avoiding accidental injury is a concern for children from their first days.  It is required to have a government-approved rear-facing infant car seat when leaving the hospital with your newborn.  Though it may take some time for your baby to be mobile, he is able to wiggle and push, and therefore, should never be left unattended on a changing table, bed, or any other raised surface in order to avoid injury from falls.  Cribs and playpens must be free of pillows, blankets, bumpers, fluffy toys, and loose bedding as these are risks for suffocation.  Crib slats must be no more than 2 3/8 inches apart.

Childproofing your home begins early.  Watch for small objects and plastic wrappers or bags that can be choking hazards as your infant starts picking up objects.  When he becomes more mobile, it is vital to childproof your home and any caregiver's home.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Gates at top and bottom of stairs
  • Outlet plugs
  • Cabinet locks
  • Window guards
  • Keep hot water heater at 120 degrees Fahrenheit

Never leave your child unattended in the bath or pool, and all pools should be fenced in on all 4 sides.
Medications and chemicals/cleaners should be placed in a locked cabinet and completely out of your child's reach.  If any accidental ingestion occurs, call:

Poison Control
1-800-222-1222
1-212-POISONS        1-212-340-4494
Never attempt to make your child vomit prior
to contacting Poison Control

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VALLEY PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PA

 

201 East Frankllin Turnpike                                470 North Franklin Turnpike
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423                                         Ramsey, NJ  07423
                         (201)652-1888                                                     (201)891-7272                         
(201)652-6485                                                     (201)934-1817