Saturday, August 24, 2019
dr mom blog explores sunscreen for infants and toddlers, what is physical sunscreen, what is chemical sunscreen, and physical vs chemical sunscreen

Sunscreen for infants and toddlers, and children: which to choose and how to apply.

It is officially summertime and that means taking advantage of the beautiful weather and long summer days.  Along with having fun in...

My child’s cold won’t go away, what should I do?

The common cold in children is (unsurprisingly) common and there are home remedies for cough and cold.  In fact, most children will...
Dr. Mom blog explores melatonin pills and melatonin for sleep in children.

Over-the-counter melatonin for sleep in children

Remember when you brought your newborn baby home from the hospital and she slept during the day but was awake all night? ...

How to increase breast milk supply during breastfeeding and improve lactation

Many new moms, including myself, worry about establishing and maintaining a good breast milk supply or how to increase breast milk supply....

Botulism in Honey and the Risk for Children

“Just dip the soother in some honey”.  I remember hearing this piece of advice from a well-meaning grandmother when I was struggling...

Skin abrasions: how to clean a cut in children and to avoid scars and...

Recently our family had an outing to visit Martin Luther King's house here in Atlanta. Graeme and I were excited to be...

Teen depression: depression symptoms, and signs of depression in adolescence

Depression is common in adolescence and is often underrecognized.  As a parent it can be hard for us to think about our...

Vaccines and Autism: The Real Truth About Fake News

Vaccines can be a controversial topic amongst parents.  In Canada, vaccines and anti-vaxxers (individuals who take an anti-vaccination approach to healthcare and...