Dr. Marla Shapiro, family physician and founding editor of ParentsCanada magazine answers questions about your children's health questions and gives health advice.
I keep hearing about people getting sick after getting a flu shot. Does my child need one?
My child often gets motion sickness in a car. We’re planning to go on a cruise this year and I’m wondering if we should use the antinausea patches. Have you heard if these work? And do you have any tips for preventing nausea when we’re in a car?
What is cord blood banking, and should I do it when my child is born?
My daughter’s ballet teacher thinks she might have scoliosis. How is this diagnosed and treated?
My baby has some rough skin on her knees and belly. We put lotion on, but it doesn’t help. What could it be?
We are feeding our baby “on demand”. Sometimes she just doesn’t seem that hungry. Is there a certain amount that babies HAVE to eat to be healthy and stay hydrated?
My daughter is two and she drools non-stop. Is there some underlying condition at work?
My husband and I are trying to eat healthier (egg whites instead of whole eggs, whole grains, less white carbs) but we don’t want to overly concern our 12-year-old daughter with watching her weight.
How old should a child be before he can sleep through the night without wetting the bed and how do I know if he’s ready to go without pull-ups?
Question: My daughter has dark circles under her eyes, but she gets enough sleep. Is there another…