No one can know precisely when they will get their first period, but it will come sometime during puberty. For some girls, puberty starts at age 8, but for other girls, this can happen as late as 16. Everyone’s different!
About Dr. Dina Kulik MD, FRCPC, PEMDr. Dina Kulik completed her Pediatrics Residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Dina is one of Canada’s leading child health media experts, providing child health information through television, radio, print media, and via her blog DrDina.ca. Above all, Dina’s greatest joy is her family, and being the mom of four crazy boys.
Most pediatricians recommend only sterilizing for the first four months. After that, using soap and water is enough. Almost every other thing that your baby puts in their mouth is unsterile, including the human breast!
Baby poo can be an area of constant stress for new parents. There is a massive variation in the color, frequency, and consistency of stools, both in breast-fed and formula-fed babies.
Baby head shapes come in a lot of different "flavors." A few hours to days after birth, it is prevalent for babies to have strange head shapes.
Baby acne on the face is prevalent in the newborn period. This baby rash usually occurs at a few weeks of age and presents a baby face rash with small bumps on the cheeks, nose, or chin.
Children and families have been thrown into a new world with minimal extracurricular activities, limited social interactions, increased safety protocols, and unpredictable shifts to online learning. As a result, it has been challenging for many families to remain patient and attentive with our children.
Acne (otherwise called acne vulgaris) falls under many categories, and to properly heal your pimples; you’ll need to identify them. Treating your type of pimples correctly will help clear up your skin and boost your confidence. Acne typically starts in the teenage years due to hormonal fluctuations.
When your body's temperature rises, sweat glands release fluids that cool you down before they evaporate. Bacteria living on our skin break down this sweat into acids that give off the not-so-great smell we call body odor.
All children experience some fear and anxiety. Not only is this normal, but it is protective. One of the easiest ways to determine if fear or anxiety has become too big is to see if it impacts the child's functioning in any way.