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How to navigate a hospital stay to help your little one

A hospital stay when your child is sick or injured can be a challenging time. With preparation and patience, you will hopefully get through this tough period on to happier days.

Understanding immunization

We asked Dr. Upton Allen, Division Head of Infectious Diseases at Sick Kids Hospital, to go over some of the finer points.

Babies learn to speak at different ages – don’t worry

Janice Biehn, editor of ParentsCanada magazine, talks about factors that might cause your baby to learn to speak at a later age and how to deal with it.

Why babies need eye check-ups

Infants as young as six months should have their eyes checked by an optometrist.

The science of TLC

A Q&A with Dr. Paul Roumeliotis.

Teaching your child with hearing loss to communicate

Each year four to five of every 1,000 babies born in Canada are diagnosed with hearing loss or deafness. Find out what type of communication options are available for families with deaf or hard of hearing children.

Ask Dr. Marla: Is it fine if my daughter has a blankie?

My daughter is almost three and has been in nursery school for over a year. Her teacher just called me to say she’s noticed that she’s been clingy with her for the last week or two. She’s wanted to bring her blankie to school and even asked to not go to school. Is it normal for her to have periods of regression?

What experts want parents to know about newborn nutrition

When it comes to feeding your baby, everybody seems to have an opinion, from your mother-in-law to your partner to perfect strangers who peek and coo at your baby.  Here are what experts in infant nutrition consider the most important facts for new parents to keep in mind.

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Infectious Diseases: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

If you haven’t heard of RSV, consider yourself lucky.

Find relief for your child’s itchy, scratchy, dry skin

Find out what causes your child’s skin to become dry and itchy and what you can do to help.

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