Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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...

Fever and Temperature Taking

Living in a COVID-19 pandemic means we are often taking the temperatures of ourselves and our children.  I know this is often a...

Diapering Tips

Despite caring for infants for years as a family physician, when I had my daughter Madi, I had no idea how to...

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopment disorder among children and teens. ADHD used to be called Attention Deficit...

How to Use Pacifiers Safely

Before I became a mother, I did not realize how attached an infant can be to their pacifier (soother). Madi loved her...

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common, and very contagious, viral infection.  It can be caused by several different viruses, but...

Why do we Give Vitamin K to Newborns?

Vitamin K is a substance our bodies need to stop bleeding and form clots.  Vitamin K primarily comes from the food we eat,...

Head Lice

One of the quickest ways to make your skin crawl is to hear that your child has head lice.  While head lice are...

Sponsored post: Infant Safe Sleep Tips and Baby Monitors

I remember being so worried about Madi and George when they slept in their own room for the first time. Madi moved...

How to Introduce Solid Foods to Your Baby?

For the first six months of a baby’s life, they get all of the nutrients they require from their mother’s milk or...