News to Use

Sport-related concussions

In younger children, the signs and symptoms of a concussion may not be clear. Your child may have trouble describing how he feels. Here are signs and symptoms to look out for. 

 

Iron needs of babies and children

Iron is a mineral that babies and children need for good health and development. Babies who don’t get enough iron may be less physically active and develop more slowly. See what foods are good sources of iron.

 

Your Child’s Best Shot: A parent’s guide to vaccination

With so much information on immunization available from conflicting and often questionable sources, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or confused about the facts. Your Child’s Best Shot: A parent’s guide to vaccination is the only comprehensive Canadian reference specifically for parents.

 

Helpful Tips
Helpful Tips
  • Let’s go for a ride

    When your child starts riding a bike, or taking part in any wheeled sports such as in-line skating, skateboarding, or riding a scooter, the most important safety measure you can take is to make sure he wears a helmet. Find out what kind of helmet your child needs. 

  • When to wean

    Weaning is a natural stage in your baby’s development. It is the gradual process of giving your baby other foods while continuing to breastfeed. It’s easiest for you and your baby if weaning happens over several weeks, months or even longer.