Updates & News
We've all seen children struggling with overfull backpacks. The child who can't walk straight because the backpack is too full. The child who is dragging the backpack along the ground because it's too heavy to lift. How does a parent know what backpack to choose and...
Check out this story from USA TODAY: Kids need a flu shot now. Don't wait Flu season is near and the time for vaccinations is now, doctors say. Some parents resist the vaccine, believing it causes the flu, a study says....
Our Flu Clinics are back! We will dedicate nurses to just doing flu shots all day (see dates below). Flu shots are available for all private pay insurances. Flu Shot Clinic Dates: 09/17, 09/18, 09/19/, 10/16, 10/17, 10/18, 10/22, 10/29, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15.
It's easy for many parents to fall into the habit of assuming that their child should be listening to them, not the other way around. In reality, however, learning to listen to your child may be more important than you think. According to a recent study reported by...
As the parent of a toddler, you have probably become accustomed to receiving unsolicited advice regarding which potty training method is best. However, there's no single method that is best. Many children respond well to any method or a combination of techniques, but...
It’s obvious that consuming proper nutrition is important, but it is even more so for growing children. While there are many healthy options, seafood is often overlooked for kids, but it’s an amazing way to get vital nutrients that might otherwise be missing from your...
Pacifiers can be great for babies by helping them self-soothe, but at a certain point, they become detrimental to a child's dental development. The thought of taking your child's pacifier away might be daunting, especially if your child uses a pacifier to fall asleep,...
June is National Safety Month, and helping to keep our patients – your children – safe is our priority. We understand that as a parent or caregiver, most of the responsibility for safety falls on your shoulders, but take some of the pressure off with these tips to...
Summer is fast approaching. Whether you're headed to the beach for spring break or you're planning ahead for the warm summer months, you may find yourself worrying about the risks of drowning. Keep your child safer this summer, whether you're at the beach, lake, or...
Establishing healthy habits with children starts at a very young age, and with so much information available to parents, it’s easy to get overwhelmed simply trying to find the right answers. How much playtime should your one year old really get? Is it okay for a six...
Bard & Didriksen Pediatrics
2160 S. State Route 157, Suite B
Glen Carbon, Illinois 62034
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Phone: (618) 692-1212
Fax: (618) 692-4875
After Hours Exchange:
(By Appointment Only)
Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday* 8:30am to 12:00pm
(*Closed Saturdays Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Closed Memorial Day
Closed July 3rd & 4th
Closed Labor Day
Open Friday After Thanksgiving
Closed Christmas and New Year's Day