What is Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) and How is it Treated?

The safest place for your baby to sleep is on their back.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends “back to sleep for...

Baby sleep – Is Sleep Training Bad For My Baby?

When I went through my medical training I thought putting your baby to sleep was as simple as putting your baby in the bassinet...

Nightmares in Toddlers

A year ago for an entire week, Madi has woken up suddenly in the middle of the night from nightmares. She is...
Dr. Mom blog explores Relaxation techniques for sleep to help with trouble falling asleep

Trouble Sleeping? Relaxation Techniques For Sleep

In my family medicine practice, I often see patients that have trouble sleeping.  Particularly difficulty falling asleep.  In medicine, this is known...

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...

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 Sleep Hygiene and How do you Practice it?

The past three months have been stressful since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.  As a result, many people have been struggling with sleep....
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? ...
Dr. Mom blog explores baby sleep and travel.

Baby sleep and travel: how to adjust

For the past 6 months I have been travelling with my toddler Madi between Edmonton and Atlanta (We live in Atlanta for...

Why Sleep Training Will Not Hurt Your Child

Throughout my medical training, I thought putting an infant to sleep was as simple as putting them down in a bassinet or...