Tuesday, June 15, 2021

How to Manage a Teething Baby?

It is only a matter of time before my baby George starts teething.  I remember when Madi was teething, there were times she...

How To Get Your Toddler To Stop Using A Pacifier/Soother?

When Madi was 8 months old she suddenly decided that she was done with her soother and never looked back. That is,...

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...

Guest Post: Gum Disease and Premature Birth – Why Dental Care Matters During Your...

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life, but also one that can be quite stressful. While there are already a...

How to Store Breast Milk for a Healthy Term Infant?

If you are a nursing mother, at some point you may consider pumping your breast milk and storing it for future use.  This...

My child’s cold won’t go away, what should I do?

The common cold in children is (unsurprisingly) common and there are home remedies for cough and cold.  In fact, most children will...
Dr. Mom blog explores melatonin pills and melatonin for sleep in children.

Over-the-counter melatonin for sleep in children

Remember when you brought your newborn baby home from the hospital and she slept during the day but was awake all night? ...

Why Babies Under a Year of Age Should Not Have Honey?

“Just dip the soother in some honey”.  I remember hearing this piece of advice from a well-meaning grandmother when I was struggling...

Teen Depression: Depression Symptoms, and Signs of Depression in Adolescence

Depression is common in adolescence and is often underrecognized.  As a parent it can be hard for us to think about our...

What medicines are safe to give a child when they have a cold?

What medicines are safe to give my child when they have a cold? How can I help my child when they have...