The Awesomeness of Sesame Street

I loved it. Our boy loves it.  But is it a good programme for your kid/s to watch? Surprisingly there is a fair amount of literature out there on it… It has been shown to: Help augment traditional interventional approaches for speech pathologists – eg. The Word on the Street segment; Be a reliable indicator …

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Study – Risk of peanut allergy reduced with early peanut introduction

Peanut allergy… The general advice has been to avoid peanuts (especially at an early age) if you have any chance of being allergic (eg. Have allergies to other food stuffs, have other allergic conditions like eczema, have a family history of allergy, etc). I remember during my first pregnancy I would get comments like “Oh you …

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Encouraging early literacy

There comes a magical moment when you read to your kids… when they go from trying to eat the book, to actually listening to the story. 🙂 A new evidence-based policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics discusses how parents and doctors can help children learn to read and prepare for school: Parents Reading …

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Recent Workout & Common Tests Paediatricians Should Avoid…

The Workout Have been quite busy with the recent return to work, but managed to squeeze in a workout the other day: 1 1/4 front squats Strict shoulder press Sumo dead lift high pull Push press Burpees Because I forgot to log this the other day and my brain is still somewhat addled (I still …

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