About Melissa Arca, M.D.

Melissa is a board certified pediatrician and mom to two wonderful children ages 3 and 5. She writes about all things related to parenting and children's health. She also candidly shares her parenting moments on her blog, Confessions of a Dr.Mom.

Website: http://www.confessionsofadrmom.com

Articles by Melissa

Sunburns in Children: Focus on Prevention

Sunburns in Children: Focus on Prevention

Summer vacations are creeping up fast, and if you’re anything like my family, that means heading to the beach. We love the beach. Love days spent relaxing on blankets, digging in the sand, discovering hidden treasures, and being soothed by the sound of the surf. Beach days, however, need not be synonymous with sunburns. Sunburns can cause long lasting damage to the skin and children are especially... 

Potty Training: Ready and Willing

Potty Training: Ready and Willing

Had enough of potty training advice lately? It seems no matter where you turn these days, you’re faced with 5 easy steps to potty train your child, your child can be potty trained in 3 days, or potty training made easy. There are several different styles and methods to choose from. It’s like going shopping, except less fun and it can get messy. So, why you ask, am I contributing to the potty training...