Recommended Products





In following our mission to provide the most comprehensive care to our patients, Riverside Pediatrics has decided to make some of the safest and most effective products easily accessible from our website.  While listening to parents, we have heard numerous concerns regarding the unsafe chemicals used in many of the baby cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens and teen acne products traditionally recommended by dermatologists and pediatricians. We have also heard numerous concerns about the artificial colors, sugar, binders and fillers present in many childrens vitamins. Therefore, we have done our research to find companies that create some of the safest products for our patients. We have started a relationship with Beauty Counter, a business whose mission is "to get safer products into the hands of everyone". They tirelessly work on the national level to advocate for greater transparency and regulation in the beauty industry. Riverside Pediatrics wants to support their mission, but just as importantly, give our patients access to safer products.  For more information on the safety profiles of skin care products as reviewed by the Environmental Working Group, please visit and click on "EWG's Skin Deep Guide to Cosmetics". We have also started working with NutraMetrix to offer vitamins with fewer binders and fillers as well as better absorption for the health of our patients.


*YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A RIVERSIDE PEDIATRICS PATIENT TO ORDER ONLINE.  Please feel free to share this information with family and friends looking for safer products. 


VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS: We recommend: NUTRAMETRIX . on "account" and then click "register' (light blue tab) to view the  website or to make a purchase. To learn about the individual recommended products, please click on "Children's Health".


Vitamin D supplementation is recommended from the newborn period  through adulthood for everyone who lives in the Northeast. It is a critical vitamin for bone and tooth formation as well as for overall health. Humans rely on the sun for vitamin D and there is little exposure for 6-8 months of the year here in the Northeast. Additionally, sunscreens block the sun exposure needed to create vitamin D but are needed to prevent skin cancer. Therefore the safest and recommended approach is to take a supplement. Many people find that even with a supplement, however,  their vitamin D levels are low. This is because many vitamin preparations are not well absorbed. The nutrametrix vitamins have fewer binders and fillers that block absorption and use an isotonic formulation that greatly enhances absorption. The easiest way to take vitamin D is throught a multivitamin, which has the additional benefit of "filling in the gaps" for children who do not have a well-balanced and varied diet.


We recommend:


nutraMetrix DNA Miracles Probiotics Extra- for infants. It contains the recommended vitamin D combined with a probiotic that works especially well in breastfeeding infants, a genius combination as probiotics help with colic and gas!


nutraMetrix DNA Miracles Isotonix multifvitamin- best basic multivitamin plus D for most children


nutraMetrix DNA Miracles Isotonix multivitamin Plus-  the ideal multivitamin for anyone who needs help focusing but is especially important for those with ADHD and for those with Autism Spectrum disorders.


nutraMetrix DNA Miracles Isotonix OPC-3- antioxidants for those who do not eat sufficient quantities of fruits and vegetables and also for those needing help with focus


nutraMetrix DNA Miracles Chewable Probiotics- arguably everyone should be on a probiotic as they have been found to have numerous health benefits, but are especially important in children who are taking antibiotics, have recurrent illness, chronic constipation or problems focusing.


nutraMetrix DNA Miracles Essential Omega 3- to support brain health


nutraMetrix DNA Miracles Isotonix Digestive Enzymes: for those with food sensitivities








While all of the products on the Beauty Counter  website are great, there are a few items that we especiallly love for our patients who have specific conditions:


1) Cradle Cap: Baby Soothing Oil  - Massage into baby's scalp prior to bed, then use baby brush to deflake scalp in the morning


2) Eczema: Baby Gentle All Over Wash, Baby Daily Protective Balm, Super-Duper Clean Kids Body Wash, Nice Do Kids Shampoo, Not A Knot Conditioner  - Shampoo and conditioner ends up all over the skin and in bath water, so also needs to be mild


3) Diaper Rash: Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream  - We recommend using every diaper change to prevent rash as well as to treat rash.


4) Acne: Charcoal Cleansing Bar  - Cleans out pores without overdrying. Stay tuned...more acne products coming soon!


5) Sun Protection: Protect stick Sunscreen SPF 30 Face and Protect All Over Sunscreen SPF 30.  We like the stick for the face because it doesn't run into sensitive eyes.


Please check out the Beauty Counter website to learn about their  mission and products or to make a purchase.



- The Doctors and Staff of Riverside Pediatrics, LLC

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