CANImmunize app helps parents track vaccinations By Michelle Paradis, The Ottawa Hospital mHealth Lab Between feeding, diaper changes, bath and play time, parents are busy with a newborn in the house. Whether you are a first-time parent or adding to […]
Erin Varano, a certified passenger safety technician with Graco, offers these five on-the-spot checks to help with correct car seat installation.
From the moment your baby’s first tooth appears, you can reduce the risks of dental decay by practicing good oral hygiene habits.
The first few years of your child’s life set the foundation for their healthy development.
Typically, we don’t think of cavities or gum disease in connection with babies. But the truth is that oral diseases begin very early, from the time bacteria begin to live in the oral cavity. As new teeth come in […]
Skating safety tips While skating is a great recreational activity for kids, outdoor conditions change quickly and frequently throughout late winter and early spring. During the mild weather that we often experience in February and March, serious cracks begin to […]
Parents often wonder when their baby can start to use a tablet or similar screened device.
As we enter the summer season, pediatrician Dr. Paul Roumeliotis put together some facts, tips and advice on various summer health and safety concerns.
Aside from moving motor vehicle accidents and crashes, cars pose many threats to children. In fact, there are many other ways children can get hurt by automobiles and related products.
Babies depend on their caregivers to meet all of their needs, and when you respond with love and sensitivity, they will grow to feel secure and safe. Still, even the most secure-feeling children will sometimes feel stress in their […]
Pregnant couples should avoid travel to areas where Zika is present With families across Canada busy planning sunny holiday vacations to beat the winter blues, it’s a good time to take some precautions for safe travels. Wherever you plan to […]
From your baby’s position to your belly button, we explain what’s happening to your expanding tummy. Skin Changes in hormone levels during your pregnancy can produce a wide range of skin changes. Never fear — most of these changes disappear […]
Dr. Anne Katz regularly has conversations about teen fertility.
If you would like to help a mom on bed rest, here are some ideas.
While food safety is important for everyone, it’s especially important for women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
Dr. Paul Roumeliotis discusses parents’ roles in school readiness What is school readiness? School readiness, a term used frequently in the preschool and kindergarten setting, means that a child is ready to enter a social and educationally-based environment. In other […]
Parenting challenges include patience as our children learn to care properly for themselves. There is a significant gap, for example, between kids who would really like to do various tasks independently, and the number of parents willing to let them […]
The love of reading begins at a young age, as infants are often read to by their parents.
Flying can be stressful for parents of young children. Kids are unpredictable, but fortunately, there are some easy ways to keep your children happy in-flight.
Good oral health is essential to total health and well-being at any age. Here are some useful tips to help the young people in your family with their daily oral hygiene habits.
Heading off to post-secondary school is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful.
A recent report by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer revealed an unmet need to better understand how cancer manifests itself among adolescents and young adults.
No one welcomes a cancer diagnosis, but for adolescents and young adults it’s particularly traumatic.
With these four easy tips, your teen can get that new room they’ve been asking for and you can save a bit of time and money.
Here are three ways students can get smart about managing their money by going digital.
Summer means more time around water, so be aware of these life-threatening signs and symptoms My favourite thing to do with my sons when the weather starts to heat up is to take them swimming. It’s not even close. Parks […]
One word uttered in secret and writer Chris Hunt knew he’d become a bad parent There are moments in every parent’s life they will never forget. The moment their child is born. Their kids’ first steps. Their first words. Their […]
I’ve spent a lot of time in hockey rinks over the past 10 years or so. As a hockey writer and sports editor at the Ottawa Citizen for the better part of a decade, I was at arenas almost every […]
When I was a boy, I was a fan of horror movies. Sure, the gratuity and gore tended to get old quickly, and the scares were often predictable, but man, did I ever love being afraid. Fast forward two decades […]
So here’s the thing about columns; they tend to follow the same literary formula. Usually, the writer has an idea or an opinion they want to impart to the reader. They’ll often present the idea using research to back it […]