When thinking about how much time your child spends with screens, be sure to include all the different devices & time spent viewing at home and other places, like child care.
All children are different and develop skills at different times. It is normal for a child to be behind in some areas and ahead in others. If you’re worried your child is not reaching some milestones, mention it to your doctor
Vaccination is the best way to protect your child against many dangerous diseases. If your child has a chronic health condition, other vaccines may be recommended. Speak to your physician
Feeding your baby in the first year of life is an exciting adventure for parents and babies alike. It’s about development, nutrition, curiosity, sharing and learning. Attachment also grows as you go about your daily routine with your baby
Iron needs of babies and children
Iron is a mineral that babies and children need for good health and development
Symptoms of iron deficiency
Good sources of iron foods
Cow’s milk isn't a good source of iron
You Will Always Stand Taller When You Kneel To Help a Child
You and Your Child’s Doctor
When your baby is born, you will start taking him to see a primary care provider (a health professional who provides day-to-day health care and advice) for his health care. Your primary care provider can be a paediatrician, family doctor, nurse or midwife.
How do I find a doctor?
As your child grows and develops, you’ll likely turn to your child’s primary care provider – with questions or concerns. Alternatively Ask friends and family members with chil¬dren about their doctor. Babies are usually checked by a health care provider within the first week.l
What will my child’s doctor do?
Keep track of your child’s health, growth and development. Diagnose, explain and treat minor to more serious illnesses. Provide information and answer questions. Send you to other health professionals when an illness or condition may need specialized expertise or services
When to take my child for a doctor’s visit?
This first visit doesn’t have to be with your regular paediatrician or family doctor. Sometimes it is done by a doctor at the hospital where you gave birth, your midwife or a public health nurse. It can be done at home, in the office or in a hospital clinic.
This first visit doesn’t have to be with your regular paediatrician or family doctor. Sometimes it is done by a doctor at the hospital where you gave birth, your midwife or a public health nurse. It can be done at home, in the office or in a hospital clinic. If your baby doesn’t see her regular doctor at this visit, it will happen soon after. If you have questions or concerns that could take longer than the regular 15-minute visit, let your doctor’s staff know when you schedule the appointment. That way, enough time can be scheduled to answer your concerns. Most provinces and territories have toll-free health lines where you can speak to a registered nurse about general health informa¬tion. Nurses can help you assess your child’s symptoms and decide your best first step.
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When should my child start wearing shoes? If your child isn’t walking yet, she doesn’t need to wear shoes. If she has just started walking, shoes can help prevent accidental injuries. Shoes with higher ankle support don’t necessarily offer better support than shoes...
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