Sunday, July 5, 2020

Managing Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites are an annoying part of summer.  The best way to deal with mosquitoes is to prevent them from biting in the first place.  But...

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD) in Babies

A frequent question I am asked about in clinic is what is normal for infant spit up.  To answer this question, physicians need...

Food Allergies in Children

Food allergy affects approximately 2% to 10% of the population. Studies suggest that early introduction of common allergenic solids such as eggs and...

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...

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...

What is Group B Strep and Why Do You Need to be Screened During...

It is standard of care that all pregnant women get screened for Group B Streptococcus (GBS).  The recommended time to get screened by your primary care provider...

Why Room Sharing Reduces SIDS

The Government of Canada states in a joint statement  that infants who room share for at least 6 months have a lower risk of...

The Risks and Benefits of Video-Chatting in Children

Our family has used FaceTime more often in the past six weeks than we have in the past several months. We are...

Management Strategies for Colic

Colic is defined as crying for no apparent reason that lasts for greater than 3 hours per day and occurs on 3 or...