Thursday, October 29, 2020

How Much Sleep Does my Baby Need? How Much Sleep Do Teens Need?

As a family doctor, I often get asked "how much sleep does my baby need."  The amount of sleep that we need changes throughout...

Baby Drool Rash

Drooling can be a sign of teething, but some babies like George drool more than others. The presence of saliva frequently on...

Tips for Managing Bedwetting

Bedwetting is stressful! My daughter is almost 4 and does not stay dry overnight. Luckily there’s a new product on the market...

Umbilical Cord Care

Caring for your newborns umbilical cord stump is important.  Whether your baby is born in a health care facility or at home, most...

Baby Proofing the House

George is an active baby. He is a very speedy crawler and there have been times that he was able to get...

Breast Changes Postpartum

There is a common misconception that women who breastfeed their babies will have adverse changes to the appearance of their breasts once they wean breastfeeding.  It can...

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...

Guest Post: Preparing Your Older Child for a New Baby

Our daughter Madi has been the center of my husband's and my life since the day she was born. Our family, friends...

What to Know Before You Start Baby Sleep Training?

I think most parents have been frustrated at some point in time when it comes to baby sleep. There are many...

Breastfeeding and Mastitis

Mastitis is a painful complication of breastfeeding.  It is defined as inflammation of the mammary gland, which causes the breast to become painful,...