Thursday, February 21, 2019

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The first time I went flying with Madi was from Edmonton to Vancouver when Madi was just 1 month old. We were going to visit my parents for the weekend, leaving Friday early evening and returning Sunday...
If your reading this article, you’ve probably heard of sleep training and considered if it is the right idea for your family.  I wanted to start off by saying that sleep training is a hot topic in...
As a physician I tell patient’s that it is safe to sleep train starting at 4-6 months as long as the infant has no concerns with growth and development. I only started sleep training Madi at 11 months...

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Postpartum Pelvic Floor Health

Childbirth is an incredible physical accomplishment for the female body! Women work hard to grow, carry and birth their babies and approximately 1 in...

What causes Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?

I often get parents coming into my office asking why their child is developing Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD - formerly known as ADD)....

Can Having a Dog Protect your Child from Developing Asthma?

My husband desperately wants a dog. He grew up with dogs and thinks every kid deserves an animal companion. Madi also loves being around...

Grandparents Spoiling with Sugar

Going through medical school and learning about the growing epidemic of childhood obesity has made more conscious of the food I prepare for Madi....

How to transition your toddler from 2 naps to 1 per day – how to avoid sleep deprivation.

In the spirit of "Sleep Week" I know many of you Mama's out there have struggled with your toddlers nap times, timing...

To Dine or Not to Dine Out (with a toddler)

Before Madi was born, my husband and I loved going out for dinner, but having a baby changed everything about going out to eat....

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The Effect of Pregnancy and Birth on the Abdominals and Pelvic Floor

Many women are concerned about the appearance and the function of their bodies after...

FLYING WITH AN INFANT FOR A WEEKEND TRIP

The first time I went flying with Madi was from Edmonton to...

First Time Travelling Away from your Baby: What to Know.

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How to transition your toddler from 2 naps to 1 per day – how...

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Screen Time Paradigm

Growing up, my parents let my brother and me watch unlimited amounts of TV....

Quick, Easy and Nutritious Snacks

After having Madi I found it hard to find time to make myself nutritious...

Sexually Transmitted Infections: what are gonorrhea and chlamydia

I discuss Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs, or Sexually Transmitted Diseases - STDs) with all...

How much sleep does my baby need: What is sleep and how does it...

I have received hundreds of messages and emails from mama’s out there asking me...

Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

Parents always want to make the best decisions for their children, particularly when it...

What to expect from your prenatal visit

Attending your prenatal visit and going for prenatal ultrasounds and bloodwork is a LOT...

Is Sleep Training Bad For My Baby?….Should I Sleep Train My Baby?

When I went through my medical training I thought putting your infant to sleep...

Everything you Need to Know About the Flu, the Flu Shot, and Common Myths

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A step by step guide to sleep training your baby

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Recommendations for the Flu Shot in Children

Every fall is the time of year for you and your little one to...

To Dine or Not to Dine Out (with a toddler)

Before Madi was born, my husband and I loved going out for dinner, but...

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