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What's the Deal with Baby Hiccups?

April 19th, 2018 | By: Sydney Loney
The best cure for baby hiccups — and how to prevent them from happening in the first place
What's the Deal with Baby Hiccups?

No one likes getting hit with the hiccups, and that includes babies. Here’s why they happen, how to cure them and what you can do to keep them from bugging your baby from the start.

Why Babies and Pets Don't Always Mix

December 31st, 2017 | By: Colleen Pelar
Dogs, cats and babies - oh my! Here's how to help them all get along
Why Babies and Pets Don't Always Mix

Your cat or dog may not have blinked an eye when you brought your baby home from the hospital, but now that she’s crawling all over them, it could be a different story. Here’s how to keep them both safe.

Toddler tonsillectomy

December 5th, 2017 | By: Sydney Loney
Does your child have trouble breathing at night? It might be time to take her tonsils out.
Toddler tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomies are the second most common surgical procedure in children (ear tubes are number one), says Neil Chadha, a pediatric otolaryngologist at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “It used to be considered something of a cure-all,” Chadha says. “But now we have more evidenced-based criteria that we use to decide if it’s really the right thing to do.” Tonsillectomies are most common in kids age three and up, and those between ages three to five tend to recover fastest, simply because they have less tissue to take out.

Is your baby in pain?

September 13th, 2017 | By: Sydney Loney
From needles to ear infections, here's how to make the hurt go away
Is your baby in pain?

Scraped knees and the occasional ouch are probably part of your child’s regular routine, but how do you know when her pain is something a kiss can’t make better? “Kids often aren’t able to express where, or how badly, it hurts,” says Dr. Christine Chambers, a pediatric psychologist at the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research in Halifax. Here’s how to tell when your child is hurt–and what you can do to make it better.

Circumcision Choices

August 12th, 2017 | By: Nancy Ripton
Weigh the circumcision choices early in your pregnancy so you'll know where you stand before your baby is born.
Circumcision Choices

There are so many choices to think about when it comes to deciding whether or not to have your infant son circumcised. Religion, healthcare, pain, and tradition are all at the forefront of parent's thoughts when making this important decision. While experts are still undecided as to whether the benefits or the drawbacks win out, one thing is for sure. You need to look at all the pros and cons of circumsicion choices during your pregnancy because infant circumcisions should be done as soon after birth as possible.