Tuesday, July 27, 2021

What Is Swaddling and What Are The Risks and Benefits?

As a first time mom, I had no idea how to swaddle or why we even swaddle babies. Fortunately, I learned how to...

What is Baby-Led Weaning and Should we do it?

Before I became a parent, I had no idea what baby led-weaning was. I actually thought it had to do with breastfeeding!  I...

What are the Different Types of Insect Repellants and Are They Safe?

Mosquitoes are nuisances.  In Alberta, mosquitoes are everywhere and in some cases can ruin a perfect day outside if they are particularly high...

I Have a Cold Sore, Can I Be Near My Newborn Baby?

Cold sores are highly contagious. But what are you to do when you have a cold sore and also a newborn baby to...

Can I Eat Sushi or Other Fish While Pregnant?

One of the most common food types that people will tell you that you cannot eat while pregnant is sushi, or raw...

Safety of Hand Sanitizer

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizer has become a staple household item. However, many parents are wondering, is hand...

Ways to Improve Breast Milk Supply

Breastfeeding was not intuitive for me. I struggled with low milk supply early on and had difficulty getting Madi to latch correctly. Fortunately, with the help...

What is Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) and How is it Treated?

The safest place for your baby to sleep is on their back.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends “back to sleep for...

Nightmares in Toddlers

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

What is Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)?

Pink eye (or conjunctivitis) is a common cause of a red eye.  Conjunctivitis means there is inflammation – swelling and redness – of...