Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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.

For the past 6 months I have been travelling with my toddler Madi between Edmonton and Atlanta (We live in Atlanta for 4 weeks and then I work in Edmonton for 2 weeks at a time). What...
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...
All you Moms out there probably know the importance of a good nights rest. Without it, we are more cranky, irritable, and our mental health suffers. There is something called “sleep hygiene” that I recommend...
I often get asked by parents "Why wont my child sleep," and "Why do some children have difficulty sleeping?" If your child wont sleep, it may be because of some common causes that can cause insomnia...
In the spirit of "Sleep Week" I know many of you Mama's out there have struggled with your toddlers nap times, timing your toddlers nap, and consolidating your toddlers naps. I wasn’t able to find a medical...
I have received hundreds of messages and emails from mama’s out there asking me about sleep training!  The topic has been very popular, so I've decided to devote the week of February 10th to "Dr. Mom's Sleep Week."  As a...
As a parent, it’s easy to worry about your child’s development - especially in the early years when they are growing so fast.   Parents often come into my family medicine practice asking questions about their childs development. They will...
Parents often come into my medical practice asking for help or advice on parenting techniques, disciplining their children or managing unwanted behaviours.  I also often get asked what the best methods of discipline are for children of all ages. ...
What the Heck IS Folic Acid? 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 this really necessary?” My patients often ask me "Do I...