Archives

Health

Guidelines for Feeding your Baby

We have recently upgraded our guidelines for feeding babies in the first year of life and have added lots of examples of new foods to try, so read on and have fun feeding your baby Continue reading…

Choose my Plate

Many of us remember learning about the food pyramid when learning about healthy eating. In mid 2011, the USDA  launched a new nutritional graphic, ChooseMyPlate, in an effort to make it easier to make the switch to healthier eating.  MyPlate is a quick, graphic depiction of how to eat, including foods from all five food groups. Continue reading…

Impetigo

Impetigo, one of the most common skin infections among kids, usually produces blisters or sores on the face, neck, hands, and diaper area. Continue reading…

Babies and latching on

We know that breastfeeding is the best start to life that you can give your baby. However, many of our new mothers experience some difficulties

Continue reading…

H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Swine flu has returned to Trinidad and Tobago and has been in the news recently. Many people are asking what they can do to prevent their families from contracting the disease or if there are any vaccines available Continue reading…

Red Eye (Viral Conjunctivitis)

We have been seeing a number of cases of red eye over the last few weeks and have been hearing about some unconventional treatments that are being advised

Red eye, also called pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) is the inflammation (ie, redness, swelling) of the thin tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids.   Continue reading…

Help! I have a picky eater.

Does this look familiar to you? Does your child do this every time  a new food is offered? Don’t worry, many parents experience the same problems. Continue reading…

Reducing Fever

Fever

Fever remains a big concern for parents especially in babies, therefore, we’ve compiled this quick article discussing causes and remedies. Continue reading…

Atopic Eczema

 

Atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes dry, red, itchy skin.  Continue reading…

Development Stages – Infancy (prenatal – 1 year)

Top quality information from the American Academy of Paediatrics, focusing on questions and areas of oberservation for infants

Continue reading…