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.

Indoor Playarea’s and “Germs”

Indoor playgrounds – they provide an easy activity to entertain a busy toddler, but they are also havens for “germs”.  I remember the...

Jaundice and Newborns

Some degree of jaundice occurs in a large majority of all newborn infants.  Jaundice is a condition where a newborn baby’s skin turns...

Safety of Suspended Baby Jumpers

A common question I have been asked is about the safety of suspended baby jumpers like the Jolly Jumper. Personally, both of...

Does Maternal Consumption of Highly Allergenic Foods, Like Peanuts, Reduce the Incidence of Childhood...

Peanut allergies are becoming more common among children.  It is estimated that  3.2% of children have peanut allergies.  In an effort to prevent this allergy, the...

Does the food you eat during pregnancy impact your child’s food preferences?

I craved red peppers during both of my pregnancies and both of my kids love eating red peppers....

Nightmares in Toddlers

Two years ago for an entire week, Madi has woken up suddenly in the middle of the night from nightmares. She is...

Tips for flying with a toddler

Our family has started travelling again as restrictions have loosened and here are some tips I found useful on our most recent...

How Much Sleep do Babies, Children, Teenagers and Adults Need?

Sleep is important for our overall health, it allows our body and mind to recharge. The amount of sleep that we need changes throughout our...

Baby Drool Rash

Drooling can be a sign of teething, but some babies like George drool more than others. The presence of saliva frequently on...

Hair Tourniquet

I lost so much hair postpartum after Madi and George. With my increased shedding of hair, there were loose strands of hair...