Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

When Should I Start Potty Training?

March 31, 2012 Leave a comment

When is the best time to potty train my child?  Potty training is a huge step for your child, and many parents worry that they will wait too long before they begin potty training their toddlers.  Others are afraid that they will impede the success of their potty-training efforts by starting too soon.  So exactly when is the best time to potty train your child?  Conventional wisdom tells us that whether or not a child is ready depends on his emotional and physical readiness more than on him reaching a predetermined age.  Some children are interested in learning to go potty independently by age two, while others may be quite a bit older.

However, this line of thinking may be on the way out the door! Read more…

Happy Baby Tips – My Baby Boy Keeps Peeing All Over the Toilet.

February 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Happy Baby USA is adding a new category called Happy Baby Tips.  We will provide short, easy to remember tips to help parents and children live a more fruitful and happier life.

The quest for a clean bathroom – more a less a clean toilet!  Today’s tip relates to boys who are learning to “pee” in the toilet.  Although many of us start using the toilet sitting down, there will be a time where the child will have to learn to pee standing up.  Many parents stress during this time because boys in particular seem to just aim forward and not “in” the toilet.  Turn it into a fun activity!  A great way to entice him to urinate in the toilet is to place something like a “Cheerio” in the middle of the toilet.  In most cases he will focus and try to aim at the cereal – cheerio.

If there are other great tips out there please feel free to email us at

Babies and Infection – Why does my baby keep getting sick?

November 9, 2011 2 comments

Why does my baby keep getting sick!

Is there something wrong with my baby?  Should I be concerned?  Are there any ways to prevent this?  These are just a few of the many questions this article will attempt to explain.

Let us start with a little background on the immune system.

Simply speaking, the immune system is your body’s defense mechanism against foreign and infectious agents.  The immune system comprises of two main components – innate and adaptive.  Innate immunity can be thought of typically as your first line of defense, like the skin, mucous membranes and specific cells of the body such as neutrophils and macrophages.  Adaptive immunity can be compared to an elite group of special forces – lymphocytes (B and T cells), plasma cells and antigen presenting cells.  Plasma cells and B cells create antibodies for the immune system.  Innate and adaptive immunity together work hand in hand to protect the body from foreign and infectious agents. Read more…

Babies and Infection – My Baby has a Fever! (Part 2)

October 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Part 1 of My Baby has a Fever discussed the definition, causes and the mechanism of fever. Specific age groups doctors use to assess a baby with a fever was also addressed.  Part 2 of the series will now discuss how to evaluate a child who requires a doctor and discuss the management of fever.

It is important to know when a child with fever should be taken to the doctor’s office.  The table above serve as a small guideline to determine whether the child needs to be taken to the hospital immediately or not.  Read more…

Baby Vaccinations

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Vaccinations are one of the best means to prevent disease and malaise in babies and children.

(Click the picture to download the latest PDF vaccination schedule for babies – June 2011.)

As of 2011, there are currently 16 diseases that children are being vaccinated against.  They are measles, mumps and rubella, hepatitis B, diptheria, pertussis and tetanus, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, hepatitis A, rotavirus, varicella, pneumococcal disease, meningocooccal disease and influenza.  Human papillomavirus HPV vaccine has been recommended Read more…