Many people are surprised to discover that children can have hay fever, or specifically, seasonal allergies.
Healthy baby teeth are very important for growing children. They maintain space for adult teeth. They help your child chew, speak and smile! On the Parenting in Ottawa Facebook page (www.facebook.com/parentinginottawa), we get many questions on how to keep children’s […]
By Christa Poirier, Public Health Nurse, Ottawa Public Health and Jason Haug, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit, Ottawa Public Health It’s normal to have questions when your baby is starting solids. In the first six months of your baby’s […]
The teething process is not the same for every baby. For one baby, cutting a tooth can happen overnight, without pain or discomfort, while another child might have to endure a long, drawn out and painful experience. Unfortunately, a fussy teething baby leads to […]
It’s 3 a.m., and you’re finally in a deep slumber when suddenly the wailing starts … again. Trying to pacify an inconsolable baby in the middle of the night is one of the most difficult challenges that exhausted new parents can face. The […]
Book excerpt from Baby Comes Home: A Parent’s Guide to a Healthy and Well First 18 Months As most parents know, there are plenty of opinions out there on the best way to put your baby down for naps or […]
“Is she sleeping through the night?” Once you have your baby, you’ll be surprised at how many people will ask you this question. It’s a pretty ridiculous question, as newborns rarely “sleep through the night.” If your pediatrician is asking […]
By Sandy Pedrogao Now that you have a little one to take care of, you may have already heard of some common ailments that sound a little bit scary to you. But fear not, your baby will be OK and […]