Needles can be frightening for children (and even some adults) but there are ways to help your child cope, and even to make the process easier. Whether your child needs an IV, to have blood taken or to get an immunization, we have some tips to get you and your little one through it. Hydrate If getting an IV or giving blood, your child will have a much easier time if she is hydrated. If the needle is happening with short notice, pick up one of your child’s favourite drinks, like a coveted soft … [Read more...] about 8 ways to help your child cope with needles
The following content is sponsored. All opinions are my own. When I was a kid we played outside all day long and I don't remember applying sunscreen, although I suppose it probably did happen some of the time. It wasn't such a concern forty years ago, especially when you have olive skin that rarely burned. Today we know a little more about the importance of sun protection. Thanks to research, we know that a single sunburn in childhood can double one's risk of developing melanoma. That's not a … [Read more...] about Do you want zinc oxide in your sunscreen?
As a seasoned mother of four I know that each child is a unique individual. Siblings, despite having the same lineage and upbringing, all have their own individual personalities and traits. This is true for their skin as well. Every baby is born with his or her own special skin that requires various products to meet all of their needs. Today’s families are constantly evolving. Life is moving faster and technology is advancing, just like our understanding of what’s best for baby. That’s why … [Read more...] about Give your baby soft and healthy skin
It is a privilege to live in a country where health care can be taken for granted. As a woman who dealt with difficult pregnancies, I didn't have to worry about whether or not I could afford the doctors, tests and treatment that I needed. When my first son struggled with weight gain the doctors ran multiple tests to rule out any serious illness (he had none, he was just small). My second son contracted RSV at just six weeks old and was admitted to the hospital where he could be monitored and … [Read more...] about Take Action for Women and Children Around the World #Heart4MaternalHealth
The start of the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. It can also turn into a very hectic time, with children going back to school, winter sports starting and work piling up after a few weeks of relaxation. In the past, January has flown by and New Year’s resolutions quickly go out the window. This year start the New Year off right, with healthy habits that your whole family can benefit from. Here are four simple changes that could turn into … [Read more...] about Healthy Habits for the New Year
Protect Yourself This Cold and Flu Season Uh oh! It’s nearly that time of year again – the dreaded cold and flu season. For most, enduring the sniffles, aches and pains of the common cold is just a minor inconvenience though catching the flu can be more serious. Chances are, if you don’t take proactive steps to prevent it, you will catch it. To help keep you feeling your best and win the war against germs this sniffle season, here are a few suggested tips. Avoid the Spread of … [Read more...] about Protect Yourself this Cold and Flu Season