Friday, January 15, 2021

Child Wellness

A place to read all the most up-to-date, evidence based medical information relating to your child’s wellness including topics like mental health, medical health, and development.

Guest Post: What is Delayed Cord Clamping and Why do we do it?

The first few minutes after your baby is born is a whirlwind of emotions. While you are focused on your beautiful newborn, your...

Transitioning From Two to One Nap Per Day

I struggled figuring out nap time, and once I had nap time under control the next challenge was transitioning from two to...

Myths About Speech Delay in Children

Myth #1: Boys take longer to develop speech than girls. Fact: Speech and language development occurs at similar rates in...

What is Cradle Cap and How Can it be Treated?

Both of my children had cradle cap when they were newborns. Cradle cap, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a relatively common skin condition...

Dressing Your Baby or Child for Winter

Outside time and play is important for everyone!  Whether it is a winter walk, or an activity like skating or sledding, there are...

Folic Acid for Pregnancy: Do I Really Need it?

With all the appointments and tests that occur during pregnancy, it’s hard to keep track of everything and easy to question, “Is all of...

Anxiety in children: why saying calm down isn’t enough for anxiety attacks and anxiety...

We all experience anxiety symptoms from time to time! It is a natural and normal part of stress and our everyday lives. Anxiety in...

The Importance of Eye Exams for Children

Last week, I assessed a 6 year old girl for recurrent falls. Her parents were concerned their daughter had a neurological condition...

Becoming bilingual: How to help your child learn another language?

It is very important to me that Madi and George are able to speak both English and Cantonese. I try my best...

Eczema in Children

Eczema is a skin condition where inflammation causes the skin to be dry, crust, crack, and ooze. Eczema can often get worse in...