Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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As a first time mom, I had no idea how to swaddle or why we even swaddle babies. Fortunately, I learned how to swaddle 2.5 years ago with Madi and was ready to swaddle George when he was born! I now explain swaddling to parents as wrapping your...
Before I became a parent, I had no idea what baby led-weaning was. I actually thought it had to do with breastfeeding!  I now realize that baby-led weaning (BLW) is a method in which the baby controls their solid food consumption by self-feeding. Baby-led weaning...
Mosquitoes are nuisances.  In Alberta, mosquitoes are everywhere and in some cases can ruin a perfect day outside if they are particularly high in population.   In order to fully enjoy the spring and summer weather while we have it, we may want to prevent itchy...

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Baby sleep – Is Sleep Training Bad For My Baby?

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Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

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Can Having a Dog Protect your Child from Developing Asthma?

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McDonald’s For a Family Fun Activity?

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where science meets child wellness

Sun Safety for Babies

Can babies wear sunscreen? How old do they have to be to wear sunscreen?...

Tips for Managing Bedwetting

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

Ways to Improve Breast Milk Supply

Breastfeeding was not intuitive for me. I struggled with low milk supply early on and had...

Baby Proofing the House

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

Tips for Managing Ear Infections in Children

I remember the first time Madi had an ear infection, she was...

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

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

Managing Mosquito Bites

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

What Is Swaddling and What Are The Risks and Benefits?

As a first time mom, I had no idea how to swaddle...

What is Sleep?

Sleep is an incredibly important part of our natural biological processes.  It...

Baby Development Milestones Delay: When do babies start talking?

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

Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

Parents always want to make the best decisions for their children, particularly when it...

Guest Post: Preparing Your Older Child for a New Baby

Our daughter Madi has been the center of my husband's and my...

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...

Nightmares in Toddlers

A year ago for an entire week, Madi has woken up suddenly...

Nap time: how to transition to one nap

I know many of you Mama's out there have struggled with your...

How to get a good nights sleep with sleep hygeine

All you Moms out there probably know the importance of a good...

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

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

Eczema in Babies

Eczema is a skin condition that often presents as itchy, scaly skin...

Introducing Peanuts and Tree Nuts

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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...

Guest Post: What is Delayed Cord Clamping and Why do we do it?

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD) in Babies

A frequent question I am asked about in clinic is what is...

Sleep Training Baby: what to do and how?

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

Food Allergies in Children

Food allergy affects approximately 2% to 10% of the population. Studies suggest that...

How Common is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Why is it Important to Treat?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD,  is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder among children...

How To Treat Sunburns?

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

Is the mercury in vaccines toxic?

Recently I wrote a post about the fraudulent science behind vaccines and...

How is ADHD Treated?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of inattention, impulsivity, and...