Monday, June 24, 2019

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Child wellness
It is officially summertime and that means taking advantage of the beautiful weather and long summer days.  Along with having fun in the sun comes a reminder for the importance of practicing sun safety for the whole family.  Choosing a sunscreen for infants and toddlers is not...
The common cold in children is (unsurprisingly) common and there are home remedies for cough and cold.  In fact, most children will get up to 6-8 colds per year.  It is a short lived viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (the upper airway) that can result...
Emotions and anxiety are normal human experiences that can be helpful in some situations (like the intense joy I experienced when I found out I was pregnant with Madi) and unhelpful in other situations (like the frustrations that I feel when Madi won’t eat her dinner).  I think...

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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...

Breastfeeding Struggles

As a physician, I have counselled on the benefits of breastfeeding. I always encouraged breastfeeding as it’s more affordable, helps with bonding, and has...

Screen Time Paradigm

Growing up, my parents let my brother and me watch unlimited amounts of TV. I remember growing up not understanding why other children had...

Grandparents Spoiling with Sugar

Going through medical school and learning about the growing epidemic of childhood obesity has made more conscious of the food I prepare for Madi....

Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

Parents always want to make the best decisions for their children, particularly when it comes to discipline. Everyone will have an opinion and try...

Going on Vacation Without your Baby: Should I Worry About Unhealthy Attachment?

Graeme and I are leaving Madi for 6 days to go to Hawaii for our friends wedding. After I booked our flights to Hawaii...

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McDonald’s Playarea

I never thought I would say this, but I think McDonald’s in moderation (once...

Baby sleep – Is Sleep Training Bad For My Baby?

When I went through my medical training I thought putting your baby to sleep...

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...

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or “ADHD,” is the most common neurodevelopment disorder among kids...

Can Having a Dog Protect your Child from Developing Asthma?

My husband desperately wants a dog. He grew up with dogs and thinks every...

How is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) Treated?

Attention Deficit Hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of attention, impulsivity, and hyperreactivity that...

Vaccines and Autism: The Real Truth About Fake News

Vaccines can be a controversial topic amongst parents.  In Canada, vaccines and...

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

I have received hundreds of messages and emails from mama’s out there asking me...

Baby Development Milestones Delay: When do babies start talking?

Well-baby checks with your doctor are important because they assess if your...

Screen Time Paradigm

Growing up, my parents let my brother and me watch unlimited amounts of TV....

First Time Travelling Away from your Baby: What to Know.

Madi was 15 months old when my husband and I went to a medical...

How is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosed?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, “ADHD” (also formerly known as “ADD”), is one of the...

Why We Need to Vaccinate as a Society

Previously I wrote a post about vaccines and autism that was very...

Child Disciplining Methods: what are the best ways to discipline your child

Parents often come into my medical practice asking for help or advice on parenting...

Over-the-counter melatonin for sleep in children

Remember when you brought your newborn baby home from the hospital and...

Recommendations for the Flu Shot in Children

Every fall is the time of year for you and your little one to...

How to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

Medical professionals say that solids can be introduced to an infant around 4-6 months...

Sunscreen for infants and toddlers, and children: which to choose and how to apply.

It is officially summertime and that means taking advantage of the beautiful...

OCD in Childhood: Guest Post

Developing rituals in childhood can be normal, however it is important to...

The Stomach Flu in Children: Gastroenteritis

I had several infants, toddlers and young children come in to see...

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder

As a parent, it’s easy to worry about your child’s development - especially in...

Folic Acid for Pregnancy: Do I Really Need it?

With all the appointments and tests that occur during pregnancy, it’s hard to keep...

How to increase breast milk supply during breastfeeding and improve lactation

Many new moms, including myself, worry about establishing and maintaining a good...

Skin abrasions: how to clean a cut in children and to avoid scars and infected cuts

Recently our family had an outing to visit Martin Luther King's house...

My Child Won’t Sleep! Why do Children have Insomnia?

I often get asked by parents "Why wont my child sleep," and...

Sleep Training Baby: what to do and how?

Sleep training baby is tough! As a physician I tell patient’s that...

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen: What to know when treating your child with fever or pain.

One of the most common medications I get asked about by patients...

Helping your child learn to read will help with language development and academic abilities

Child development of language and literacy abilities (the ability to talk, read and...

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