The Importance of Spending Quality Time with Your Kids: 13 Top Activities

The Importance of Spending Quality Time with Your Kids: 13 Top Activities

In today’s digital age, the challenge of genuinely connecting with our children amidst the distractions of screens and busy schedules is more significant than ever. This disconnect can hinder the development of strong family bonds and negatively impact a child’s emotional and social growth. The lack of quality time spent with family members can lead…

What Is Neonatal Acne? How Should You Treat It At Home?

What Is Neonatal Acne? How Should You Treat It At Home?

This is a guest post by Muhammad Uzaam. Neonatal acne is one of babies’ most common skin conditions, but it is neither harmful nor contagious. It is mostly caused by skin exposure to maternal hormones. Some other factors can cause neonatal acne. However, babies are affected by this condition at various points in their lives….

6 Reasons Why Dental Checkups for Children Starting at Age 1 Are Crucial

6 Reasons Why Dental Checkups for Children Starting at Age 1 Are Crucial

Why is it important to schedule regular dental checkups for children starting at age 1? As a parent, you want to do everything you can to ensure your child’s health and well-being. One important but often overlooked aspect of caring for your child’s health is establishing a routine of regular dental checkups starting from the time…

How to Treat Jaundice in Newborns at Home: A Simple Guide for Parents

How to Treat Jaundice in Newborns at Home: A Simple Guide for Parents

One of the most common conditions that affect newborns is jaundice. In fact, about three in five babies have it. The good news is that in most cases jaundice is easy to treat, and in this article, we will discuss simple strategies of how to treat jaundice in newborns at home. Key takeaways Understanding newborn…

Guide for First Time Parents: 7 Newborn Medical Issues Every New Parent Should Know

Guide for First Time Parents: 7 Newborn Medical Issues Every New Parent Should Know

Unlike every other guide for first time parents you’ve encountered, this one comes straight from the heart—and experience—of a paramedic turned mother. Here, I’ll share the 7 newborn health issues that are often left out of the usual advice columns but are crucial for you to know. Read on for an authentic blend of professional…

4 Different Types of Jaundice in Newborns: A Comprehensive Guide for New Parents

4 Different Types of Jaundice in Newborns: A Comprehensive Guide for New Parents

As a former HCPC registered paramedic, I’ve witnessed countless newborn babies grappling with jaundice, their little bodies tainted by a yellow hue. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the four different types of jaundice in newborns, from the common physiological to the more sinister hemolytic and pathological varieties. There are other less common types…

Vision Screenings vs. Eye Exams: What Is Best for Kids? An Eye Doctor’s Expert Opinion

Vision Screenings vs. Eye Exams: What Is Best for Kids? An Eye Doctor’s Expert Opinion

Did your child pass the vision screening at school? You may be thinking great, my child has perfect vision! But did you know your child can pass a vision screening and still have visual conditions not caught by the screener that can affect their learning and ability to be successful at playing sports? This is why…

Why Does My Baby Choke While Breastfeeding? Paramedic Tips

Why Does My Baby Choke While Breastfeeding? Paramedic Tips

Breastfeeding is the most natural and healthy way to feed your baby. But babies choking during a feed can be a very stressful and scary experience for moms. There are several reasons why this may happen. One of the most common reasons babies choke when breastfeeding specifically is due to an oversupply of breast milk….

9 Best Baby Gates for Stairs: Top Picks for Safety-Conscious Parents in 2024

9 Best Baby Gates for Stairs: Top Picks for Safety-Conscious Parents in 2024

When it comes to baby-proofing your home, installing baby gates for stairs is an essential step. These gates serve as a barrier that prevents your child from accessing the stairs, which can be a significant safety hazard. After researching and testing several baby safety gates (and pet gates!) made for stairs, I’ve identified the top…

The Paramedic’s Ultimate Babyproofing Guide: A Checklist For Every Room

The Paramedic’s Ultimate Babyproofing Guide: A Checklist For Every Room

As a new parent, your baby’s safety is your top priority. Baby-proofing your home can help prevent accidents and keep your little one safe. But with so many products, kits, and supplies available on the market, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This guide, written by me, draws on my experience as…