Dr. Marla Shapiro, family physician and founding editor of ParentsCanada magazine answers questions about your children's health questions and gives health advice.
This is a very important question. While we do not know the exact causes of SIDS, we do know that sleep position is critical for decreasing the risk.
Asthma is a chronic airway disease. The symptoms of asthma might not always be the same and range from mild and occasional to severe and chronic.
This is pretty common behaviour for children under three and is fueled by curiosity.
Canker sores should not cause fever or generalized illness. If your child has these symptoms, then see your health care practitioner.
I’m toilet-training my toddler, and I heard that “holding it” can lead to a urinary tract infection. What are they and how do I know if my child has one?
My two-year-old is so constipated. What are suppositories and are they a good idea?
What’s the difference between bacterial and viral infections?
I’m worried about my child going outside in the cold and getting frostbite. How will I know if he has it and how do I treat it?
This is a habit we want to teach our children from the very start.
There are several things to watch for in this situation.