Help Your Child Cope After a Disaster

Help Your Child Cope After a Disaster

“Dr. Linda, since the hurricane my three-year-old has started biting his baby sister. Is this normal?  How can I protect the baby?  What should I do?”   Children of different ages tend to have different responses to stress. To help your child cope...

What parents need to prepare for a natural disaster.

With hurricane Irma on its way toward Florida, I thought this would be a helpful blog for parents who need to prepare for a natural disaster.   What you need to prepare for a natural disaster if you have kids:   Water: One gallon per person per day is a good...
Choosing your baby doctor.

Choosing your baby doctor.

“Dr. Linda, I’m due in 2 months and have not chosen a baby doctor yet. Can you give me some guidance?”   It really does take a village to raise a holistically healthy child. Your baby’s doctor will be an important part of the village...
Dealing With Diaper Rash

Dealing With Diaper Rash

Dr. Linda, my newborn has red dots in her diaper area.What are they? Should I worry? The most common cause of red dots in your baby’s diaper area is irritant diaper dermatitis (aka diaper rash). This happens as a result of the diaper rubbing against your baby’s...
The Down and Dirty on Baby Poop.

The Down and Dirty on Baby Poop.

“Dr. Linda, my baby is 2 days old. He just pooped and it’s black! Should I worry?” Meconium is the first baby poop your baby will have. Its dark green to black and very sticky. 90% of babies will pass their first meconium in the first 24 hours after...