The arrival of a child is so full of emotions. Love, excitement, fear, anxiety, the what if’s and the question of can I really do this, may be just a few of them. The one part you may or may not have thought about is your relationship. How will adding a child to your relationship change it?
It’s late at night and everyone is sleeping soundly until you are very suddenly awakened by your child’s shrill scream. You have never heard anything like this scream and your heart is in your throat. You jump out of bed and run down the hall to their bedroom open their door and they are sitting in bed screaming. A blood curdling scream like no other you have ever heard! You rush to their bedside and immediately try comforting them and start doing everything and anything you can possibly think of to help but they are not calming down at all.
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the flowers and trees have started to bloom. To most, spring is a beautiful and renewing time of year, but for those with seasonal allergies it can be a real drag. For sensitized individuals, pollen released in the spring triggers a cascade of immunological events, leading to those annoying allergy symptoms such as sneezing, watering eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion, and headache.
Whether from breast or bottle, we have you covered
April 18, 2016
Weaning can be an emotional journey, whether you have made the decision to wean from breastfeeding or the bottle for personal or medical reasons. For some families, the few minutes of quiet time spent snuggled with their child while feeding can feel like the only downtime in the day.
Although the journey of weaning can be a process for both you and your child, there are numerous ways to maintain the bond you’ve worked so hard to create.
Most of us are familiar with the common signs and symptoms associated with severe allergies. These include: tingling or itching in and around the mouth, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat, wheezing, restricted breathing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness or even fainting. Being a seasoned vet, you know when to dial 9-1-1 when those types of allergic reactions occur. However, how familiar are you with the more insidious signs of allergies, especially food intolerances, in your child?
A chiropractor weighs in on the importance of posture
April 11, 2016
The health of our children is greatly dependent upon their lifestyle habits; the habits that we as parents teach our children. Good eating practices, sleeping habits and stress management are essential. However, one very important lifestyle habit that has been missed and is becoming paramount in this technological era is postural fitness.
You’ve done it! You’ve survived the last couple of years of milestones, giggles, temper tantrums and child rearing and now your next big step is toilet teaching!! Do those words give you a mini panic attack? Do you feel intimidated or overwhelmed with where to begin? Or, are you feeling excited for the challenge ahead?
It can be really heartbreaking when your little one isn’t feeling well, whether it is due to a tummy ache, constipation, sore throat or irritability and restlessness. Rather than going straight for your over-the-counter medications, there are great natural home remedies you can try. It also makes for a nice ritual when you’re not feeling the best: sharing a cup of tea with your child.
How and when to establish an age appropriate schedule for your child
March 21, 2016
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Last month we discussed the importance of routines, which are an essential part of your child’s overall day. What about a schedule though? If routines are so important is the schedule just as valuable?
Keep your little one's busy with these 4 sensory activities
March 14, 2016
It is March Break in your neck of the woods and the children are all very excited to spend some time out of school. We all know the most popular activities are ones that can be done outside burning off all that extra energy. While we fully agree with that, you may live in a climate where spending large amounts of time outside during the March Break is just not feasible due to cold weather and frostbite advisories. We all like to think that by March, it starts to get warmer outside but that is not always the case!
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