Saturday, November 27, 2021

Grandparents Spoiling With Sugar and Childhood Obesity

There is a growing epidemic of childhood obesity.  The reasons for this is multifactorial, one of those factors being highly processed and high...

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 Kangaroo Care (Skin to Skin)? What are the Benefits?

Those first moments, when your newborn baby is placed on your chest, is an unforgettable moment. Skin-to-skin contact is not only for satisfying...

What is Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a very contagious and serious respiratory infection.  Fortunately, due to pertussis being included in routine vaccination schedules, the...

Medications and Breastfeeding

While it is commonly known that many medications cannot be taken while pregnant, mothers are often left wondering what is safe to...

Is All Screen Time The Same?

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, our family has been watching a lot more television while we do our...

Tips for Managing Ear Infections in Children

I remember the first time Madi had an ear infection, she was 9 months old and I was so worried. She had...

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...

Child’s First Dental Visit

Yesterday, Madi and George went for their first dental visit. The Canadian Dental Association recommends infants be assessed by a dentist within 6...

Introducing Peanuts and Tree Nuts

Collaborative post with Happy Family Organics Food allergy affects approximately 2% to 10% of the population. As food allergies become...