I think most parents have been frustrated at some point in time when it comes to baby sleep. There are many sleep-training methods out there. Choosing “the best” sleep-training method can be confusing. I know when I was sleep-training Madi and George – implementing the sleep-training techniques turned out to be more difficult than I
Impetigo is a contagious bacterial skin infection. It most commonly occurs in children under the age of 5. Because it is contagious, it can spread to other areas of the body or to other people easily. It can spread when someone touches an impetigo rash, or through items that have been in contact with infected skin. What Causes Impetigo?
It is not uncommon for people to state “I have heat stroke” when they were out in the sun for too long and feel unwell. Heat stroke is a term that is loosely thrown around, but the fact is – heat stroke is a medical emergency and requires hospital care. There are other heat related illnesses
Most babies, including my own, spit up. Spitting up, also known as gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a normal process that occurs in healthy infants. In fact, approximately 50% of infants younger than 3 months of age have at least one episode of spitting up per day. I have partnered with Enfamil to discuss ways to reduce infant reflux.
Last year, we took our daughter Madi for an eye exam and it was discovered that she needed glasses. We learned that Madi had a common vision problem called astigmatism (a vision problem caused by irregular curvature of the eye). We were shocked because we never suspected she had any problems with her eyesight –
Colic is defined as crying for no apparent reason that lasts for greater than 3 hours per day and occurs on 3 or more days per week in an otherwise healthy infant less than 3 months of age. Fortunately, colic symptoms resolve spontaneously in 90 percent of infants by 8 to 9 weeks of age. The following
As a first time mom, I had no idea how to swaddle or why we even swaddle babies. Fortunately, I learned how to swaddle 2.5 years ago with Madi and was ready to swaddle George when he was born! I now explain swaddling to parents as wrapping your baby tightly in the shape of a baby
Before I became a parent, I had no idea what baby led-weaning was. I actually thought it had to do with breastfeeding! I now realize that baby-led weaning (BLW) is a method in which the baby controls their solid food consumption by self-feeding. Baby-led weaning versus spoon feeding This is a controversial topic among parents. Some
Mosquitoes are nuisances. In Alberta, mosquitoes are everywhere and in some cases can ruin a perfect day outside if they are particularly high in population. In order to fully enjoy the spring and summer weather while we have it, we may want to prevent itchy mosquito bites by using insect repellent (bug spray). But not all insect
Before I became a mother, I did not realize how attached an infant can be to their soother. Madi loved her soother, and we lovingly nicknamed it “soo-soo.” Madi would reach for her “soo-soo,” call out for it, and we always make sure we had it in her diaper bag. Then one day, at around