With a newborn in the house, I am now having to think back to all the important developmental milestones. One of the earliest ones is tummy time.
Why is it important?
The recommended sleep position for babies is on the back. This is relatively new i.e. since the mid-90’s . With this new position there has been a marked reduction in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which is the good news....more
Before kids, we traveled all the time. When we had the first one, we modified travel but still kept it up. Switching from trekking and adventurous, remote locations to more developed, clean, family-accomodating destination like the Caribbean, the US, Canada where health care is readily accessible and vaccinations and a host of health implications don’t pose barriers. With the dollar basically at par, North America is wide open....more
Food allergies can change the way we shop, eat and cook. For instance, my son is severely allergic to eggs, milk and all nut products; this makes coming up with a snack difficult and let’s be honest, annoying....more
After receiving so much great feedback from my last blog on asthma and allergies, I thought I would write some more about the topic. I’m learning more and more about asthma and allergies as my son grows. It seems th...more
Sometimes my 2 year old toddler refuses to eat. Sometimes this last for 2 meals in a row. Sometimes for 2 consecutive days. A close friend of mine’s seven year old child is overweight and snacks all the time....more
In the news lately there has been some discussion about Vitamin D and the general deficiency in North America including because of the higher latitude, a propensity to be indoors and increasing use of sunscreen. To be honest, until I had my son, I never gave it much thought, but since my pediatrician recommended giving Vitamin D drops daily since he was an infant, the topic seems to have exploded....more