Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Child wellness
Essential oils are widely used for a variety of reasons.  Some people use them for everyday wellness, while others just enjoy their smell.  Whatever your reason is for using essential oils, it is important to know about their proper use and safety.   This is especially important...
A month ago for an entire week, Madi has woken up suddenly in the middle of the night from nightmares. She is in tears and terrified of the spooky monsters running around her room.  To calm her down, I would end up cuddling her and sleeping with her...
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...

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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...

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...

Can Having a Dog Protect your Child from Developing Asthma?

My husband desperately wants a dog. He grew up with dogs and thinks every kid deserves an animal companion. Madi also loves being around...

McDonald’s For a Family Fun Activity?

I never thought I would say this, but I think McDonald’s in moderation (once a month for us) can be great for families. Before...

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Can Having a Dog Protect your Child from Developing Asthma?

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

McDonald’s For a Family Fun Activity?

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

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...

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

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

Becoming bilingual: How to help your child learn another language?

It is very important to me that Madi is able to speak...

Why Babies Under a Year of Age Should Not Have Honey?

“Just dip the soother in some honey”.  I remember hearing this piece...

Can My Baby See Me?

From the day George was born, the moments I cherish most are...

Guest post: Temper Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Anxiety

The terms “tantrum,” “meltdown,” and “anxiety” are often used interchangeably however, they...

How To Treat Sunburns?

As a child, I remember hating wearing sunscreen. My mom would put...

Managing Mosquito Bites

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

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...

Do Tongue Ties Cause Breastfeeding Problems?

Madi did not have a tongue-tie and I struggled with breastfeeding her....

What is Group B Strep and Why Do You Need to be Screened During Pregnancy?

It is standard of care that all pregnant women get screened for...

Do We Need To Burp Babies?

Both my mom and mother-in-law believe and promote the practice of burping...

Management Strategies for Colic

Colic is defined as crying for no apparent reason that lasts for greater...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Should Breastfeeding Moms Restrict Their Intake of Dairy To Reduce Colic?

One mention of colic and you will be inundated with tips and...

What is Baby-Led Weaning and Should we do it?

Before I became a parent, I had no idea what baby led-weaning...

Sleep Training Baby: what to do and how?

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

Do the Preservatives in Vaccines Cause Autism?

In my last article about vaccines and the fraudulent accusation that they...

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...

What is HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and Why am I at Risk of Cancer?

As a family doc some parents have told me that they do...

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...

What is Cradle Cap and How Can it be Treated?

Cradle cap, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a relatively common skin condition that...

Why Room Sharing Reduces SIDS

The Government of Canada states in a joint statement  that infants who room share...