Thursday, June 4, 2020

Safety of Suspended Baby Jumpers

A common question I have been asked is about the safety of suspended baby jumpers like the Jolly Jumper. Personally, both of...

Common Sleep Myths

Sleep Myth #1: My anxiety will get better if I just get more sleep.  Fact: Anxiety and sleep...

Why Room Sharing Reduces SIDS

The Government of Canada states in a joint statement  that infants who room share for at least 6 months have a lower risk of...

The Risks and Benefits of Video-Chatting in Children

Our family has used FaceTime more often in the past six weeks than we have in the past several months. We are...

Management Strategies for Colic

Colic is defined as crying for no apparent reason that lasts for greater than 3 hours per day and occurs on 3 or...

What are the Possible Benefits of App Use in Children?

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, I have been relying more on screens to keep Madi busy.  Prior to the...

Guest post: Temper Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Anxiety

The terms “tantrum,” “meltdown,” and “anxiety” are often used interchangeably however, they are actually all different terms used to describe different behaviours. 

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...

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...
Dr. Mom blog sleep training and how to sleep train a toddler.

What are the Different Sleep Training Methods?

There are many methods of how to sleep train a baby. Modified Extinction, Unmodified extinction, and the Ferber method are all popular...