Tummy Time

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

Traveling with Two

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

Toddler Talk

Toddler Talk ...more

Potty Training: The Results

Potty Training - The Results As I am due in a couple of weeks, I really wanted to have my 23 month old toddler out of diapers. I was trying to avoid having two children in diapers....more

Thanks for sharing your family's method of potty training. Seems like you had a good start and ...more

Children, Vaccines & Polio Oubreak???

Vaccines, Kids and Polio Outbreak??? When I was first pregnant a few years ago, the debate started. To vaccinate or not....more

Polty Talk: Potty Training in 3 Days??!

Potty Talk My son is almost two years old and I am expecting another baby in a few weeks....more

Food allergies and your children

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

Asthma, Allergies and the change in seasons

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

Eating Disorders and Kids: Why we Need to Pay Close Attention

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

EDNOS is very prevalent, yet most folks have never heard of it. It's important that a person ...more

Vitamin D and Your Children: What is all the hype about?

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