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Caring for a newborn is hard work but we've been lucky enough to not have experienced colic with our son George. Colic is a very hard thing to go through, so next time you feel like your baby may be suffering from it please bring them in...
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections in young children under 1 year old.   What is RSV? Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common virus that causes respiratory infections in young children.  In most healthy children, it...
Many new moms, including myself, worry about establishing and maintaining a good breast milk supply or how to increase breast milk supply. For the first few days after Madi was born, I struggled with breastfeeding so I supplemented with formula until I was able to improve her latch. Within two weeks, my milk...

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Unhealthy Attachment: Going on Vacation Without your Child

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

Treatment for ADHD in children: What can I do as a parent to help my child?

Having a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can be challenging.  Compared to other children without ADHD, they can sometimes be more...

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

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Recommendations for the Flu Shot in Children

Every fall is the time of year for you and your little one to get your flu shot! As a mom, watching Madi be...

Sun Safety for Babies

Can babies wear sunscreen? How old do they have to be to wear sunscreen? Can you even take a baby into the sun? Surprisingly,...

What causes Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?

I often get parents coming into my office asking why their child is developing Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD - formerly known as ADD)....

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What causes Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?

I often get parents coming into my office asking why their child is developing...

How to Introduce Solid Foods to Your Baby?

For the first six months of a baby’s life, they get all...

Screen Time and Young Children

When I was a child, our television was always on.  My parents allowed...

What to Know Before You Start Baby Sleep Training?

I think most parents have been frustrated at some point in time...

What are the Different Types of Insect Repellants and Are They Safe?

Mosquitoes are nuisances.  In Alberta, mosquitoes are everywhere and in some cases can...

Baby Proofing the House

George is an active baby. He is a very speedy crawler and...

What is Kangaroo Care (Skin to Skin)? What are the Benefits?

Those first moments, when your newborn baby is placed on your chest,...

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, or Autism) is a disorder that begins in the child...

Sleep Training Baby: what to do and how?

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

Myths About Speech Delay in Children

Myth #1: Boys take longer to develop speech than girls.

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

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

Does Learning Two Languages at the Same Time Cause Speech Problems or Speech Delay?

I grew up in a bilingual household.  My family speaks both English and...

Why do we Give Vitamin K to Newborns?

Vitamin K is a substance our bodies need to stop bleeding and...

Nightmares in Toddlers

Two years ago for an entire week, Madi has woken up suddenly...

Newborn reflexes

The initial movements that newborn babies make are primitive reflexes and part of normal...

Safety of Hand Sanitizer

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizer has become a...

What are the Possible Benefits of App Use in Children?

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, I have been...

What is Baby Reflux and Tips to Manage Baby Reflux

Most babies, including my own, spit up. Spitting up, also known as...

What is Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a very contagious and serious respiratory infection.  Fortunately,...

Umbilical Cord Care

Caring for your newborns umbilical cord stump is important.  Whether your baby is...

Safety of Suspended Baby Jumpers

A common question I have been asked is about the safety of...

Jaundice and Newborns

Some degree of jaundice occurs in a large majority of all newborn...

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

The common cold in children is (unsurprisingly) common and there are home...

Diapering Tips

Despite caring for infants for years as a family physician, when I...

What is Thrush and What Can You Do About It?

Thrush, or oropharyngeal candidiasis, is a common infection in babies. It is a...

Tips for Managing Bedwetting

Bedwetting is stressful! My daughter is almost 4 and does not stay...

How Do I Track My Child’s Progress in ADHD?

In my medical practice, I often see parents who are going through...

Is All Screen Time The Same?

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, our family has...

Managing Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites are an annoying part of summer.  The best way to deal...