Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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As a young child, I did not like to read. At bedtime, I remember asking my parents to make up a story or sing me a song instead reading me a book. My teachers were very concerned about my ability to learn to read and asked my parents to enrol me into a supportive learning program for...
I lost so much hair postpartum after Madi and George. With my increased shedding of hair, there were loose strands of hair not only all over the floors of our house, but also on my babes. Loose strands of hair can be dangerous on babies can be dangerous as it can lead to a hair tourniquet.
Drooling can be a sign of teething, but some babies like George drool more than others. The presence of saliva frequently on on a baby’s chin, neck and chest can cause red irritation of the skin and is often called a “drool rash.” George had a drool rash on his chin when he was 2-3 months old....

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Travelling with Toddlers: What to bring when flying with a toddler

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

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Where science meets parenting

Eczema in Children

Eczema is a skin condition where inflammation causes the skin to be...

The Stomach Flu in Children: Gastroenteritis

Over the years, I have seen many children come into my clinic...

Postpartum hairloss

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

Hair Tourniquet

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

Common Baby Skincare Concerns

Baby skin health is a popular topic for many parents. Although term...

Introducing Peanuts and Tree Nuts

Collaborative post with Happy Family Organics Food allergy affects...

Eczema in Babies

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

Baby Drool Rash

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

Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

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

Guest Post: Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Anxiety can be a common experience among new parents. Some anxiety is...

Febrile Seizures

Seeing your child have a seizure is one of the scariest things...

Postpartum Pelvic Floor Health

Childbirth is an incredible physical accomplishment for the female body! Women work hard to...

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

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

Fever and Temperature Taking

Living in a COVID-19 pandemic means we are often taking the temperatures...

Tips for Managing Bedwetting

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

Umbilical Cord Care

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

Mommy Thumb (de Quervian Tenosynovitis)

de Quervain tenosynovitis is a common cause of hand or wrist pain...

Baby Proofing the House

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

Breast Changes Postpartum

There is a common misconception that women who breastfeed their babies will have adverse...

Child’s First Dental Visit

Yesterday, Madi and George went for their first dental visit. The Canadian Dental...

Guest Post: Preparing Your Older Child for a New Baby

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

Public Pools and COVID19

Both of my kids love swimming. Madi was taking swimming lessons prior...

What to Know Before You Start Baby Sleep Training?

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

Breastfeeding and Mastitis

Mastitis is a painful complication of breastfeeding.  It is defined as inflammation of...

Guest post: The Abdominal Wall Muscles and Pregnancy: How are They Affected?

The stretching out and thinning of the abdominal muscles and connective tissue...

Essential Oils and Babies

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

Breastfeeding and Plugged Ducts

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

Weaning Breastfeeding

There comes a time when a mother and child’s breastfeeding relationship will...

Nightmares in Toddlers

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