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Sleep training is a personal choice and there are many happy thriving families that do not sleep train. Graeme and I decided to sleep train our daughter Madi after 11 months of interrupted sleep. What is important to know before you start sleep-training, is that you need a consistent bed-time and nap routine...
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 supply increased and I breastfed the majority of feeds. There...
A common question I have been asked is about the safety of suspended baby jumpers like the Jolly Jumper. Personally, both of my kids loved the jolly jumper from the start and would giggle almost the entire time they are in it. Over the years, there have been discussions about the possible dangers of suspended baby jumpers....

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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...

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...

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...

To Dine or Not to Dine Out (with a toddler)

Before Madi was born, my husband and I loved going out for dinner, but having a baby changed everything about going out to eat....

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

Madi was 15 months old when my husband and I went to a medical conference in Quebec City. It was the first time I...

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A Step by Step Guide of how to sleep train

Sleep training is a personal choice and there are many happy thriving...

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply During Breastfeeding and Improve Lactation

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

Jaundice and Newborns

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

Safety of Suspended Baby Jumpers

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

Does Maternal Consumption of Highly Allergenic Foods, Like Peanuts, Reduce the Incidence of Childhood Peanut Allergies?

Peanut allergies are becoming more common among children.  It is estimated that  3.2% of...

Menopause and Sex

Many women may notices changes in their sexual function later in life...

Nightmares in Toddlers

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

Tips for flying with a toddler

Our family has started travelling again as restrictions have loosened and here...

How Much Sleep do Babies, Children, Teenagers and Adults Need?

Sleep is important for our overall health, it allows our body and mind to...

Baby Drool Rash

Drooling can be a sign of teething, but some babies like...

Does Running Cause Osteoarthritis?

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, or OA, is a...

Hair Tourniquet

I lost so much hair postpartum after Madi and George. With my...

Blocked Tear Duct

Blocked tear ducts are a relatively common occurrence in newborn babies.  It is...

What to Pack in Your Maternity Hospital Bag?

Searching the internet or Pinterest, you will find hundreds of “lists” of...

What is Menopause and What are the Treatment Options?

Menopause is a natural part of aging for all women. It begins...

Constipation in Children

I struggled with constipation as a toddler. Constipation is a very common...

Myths about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Children

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

What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus?

In a time when the world is overwhelmed by COVID-19, it is...

What is Colic and How Can it be Managed?

Colic is very distressing for parents and it is a common reason...

The Stomach Flu in Children: Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis, commonly referred to as “gastro” or “stomach flu” is a viral...

Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

Yes, it’s true.  You really are off the hook for cleaning the cat...

When Should I Give my Baby Peanuts?

Introducing solid foods to your baby’s diet is an exciting time for...

Signs That Your Child May Have a Speech or Language Delay

When Madi was 15 months old, we were at a play area...

How Does Shift Work Affect Circadian Rhythm? How Can Sleep Hygiene Help?

Our bodies have an intrinsic timekeeping system that regulates sleep, wakefulness and...

Breastfeeding and Plugged Ducts

Plugged milk ducts can be an uncomfortable complication of breastfeeding.  It is estimated...

Postpartum hairloss

I experienced significant hair loss after both of my pregnancies. My experience...

Essential Oils and Babies

Essential oils are widely used for a variety of reasons.  Some people use...