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5 Reasons to Avoid Acetaminophen!

Many parents today grew up in a time when acetaminophen (or Tylenol) was touted as one of the safest over-the-counter pain medications available. It was commonly recommended by pediatricians for relief from pain caused by teething, injury or infection, fever reduction, and even prophylactically before vaccine administration. What many parents are not aware of; however, are the potential dangers to using this medication in children. Here are 5 very good reasons to think twice before reaching for this medication. Read the rest of this entry »

Having another baby? Here are 5 topics to discuss with your child’s healthcare provider.

After a long hiatus, I have made time for blogging again. The past year has been busy with transitions, the biggest being the birth of my daughter in January. Being the mother of two has given me a whole new appreciation for the work that parents do and also a lot of inspiration for more (hopefully relevant) topics for this blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Should my child take Probiotics? What exactly are they, anyway?

Probiotiocs are "good" bacteria that normally colonize the digestive tract. Lack of these bacteria can lead to digestive disruption and symptoms such as chronic diarrhea and/or constipation. The "good" bacteria also happen to play a large role in our overall health, since the digestive tract contains over 40% of our body's immune system. Read the rest of this entry »
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