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Dr Dina Kulik

Wife, Mother, Pediatrician and Medical Director at Kidcrew.com, Adrenaline Junky

Dina Kulik is a wife, mother, paediatrician and emergency medicine doctor.

She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her ridiculously supportive husband, three energetic and delicious sons (age 4 and 2 and 4 months) and two hyper male dogs (age 3 and 1). Yes, she has a ‘baby’ a year!

Dina is a spin fanatic and adrenaline junky, needing constant stimulation to keep from getting bored (maybe that’s where the kids get it from?). Organized chaos is how she thrives. Sound familiar parents?

I am constantly astounded by the poor caliber of children’s health information shared on the web. So I decided to launch my own at DrDina.ca

Dina is eager to share practical and fun kids knowledge.

She is hoping to get the conversation going on all things related to children’s health. From breastfeeding challenges, to solid food introduction to managing night terrors, Dina has been through it all, personally and professionally. Raising healthy, adaptable children is a challenge. No one does perfectly and no one comes out unscathed. Survival is the goal most days! Let’s chat and make it just a little bit easier with tips and tricks for parenting.
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Let's Prevent Hot-Car Deaths This Summer

A car is like a greenhouse and temperatures can rise very quickly, even with the windows open. There is no safe amount of time to leave a child (or pet) alone in the car. Children are especially vulnerable to heat-related injuries and aren't able to sweat as well as adults to cool down.
07/27/2015 12:26 EDT
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8 Ways to Heal Your Kid's Sunburn Quickly

With summer in full force, and many of us playing outside each day, we need to make sure we protect our skin to prevent sun damage. Unfortunately, even one burn can double your child's lifetime risk of serious skin cancer. One burn!
07/23/2015 12:21 EDT

Want Another National Holiday And Long Weekend?

Want Another National Holiday And Long Weekend? Whether you're a child or an adult, living a healthy lifestyle is so important -- but getting outside and being active isn't just about the exercise, it...
07/05/2015 10:41 EDT
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Why I Love Same-Sex Parents

Evidence shows, and I find to be true, that same-sex parents tend to be highly motivated, involved, and committed, as they "chose" to be parents and often did a lot of work to become parents. Same-sex parents rarely become pregnant by accident, compared with approximately 50 per cent of accidental pregnancies among heterosexual partners. Children of gay parents may have advantages in open-mindedness, tolerance and equality, though of course many kids of heterosexual parents may have the same.
06/28/2015 11:21 EDT
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How I Became a Stroller Addict

I have a confession to make to all of you -- I am a collector of strollers. It started pretty innocently. When Dyl was born we bought a travel system, our car seat snaps into the stroller and the base lives in the car. But over time we realized the stroller was big and it took up valuable real estate in our trunk. Thus, began the collection.
06/15/2015 12:46 EDT
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Should Parents Be Forced to Vaccinate Their Kids?

In February 2015, a poll by the Angus Reid Institute revealed that two-thirds of Canadians believe that children should not be allowed to attend school or daycare if their immunizations are not fully up to date. Interestingly, the country is divided.
06/11/2015 08:13 EDT
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Get Off Your Butt and Take Your Kids Outside

ParticipACTION unveiled their 2015 Report Card On Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The results are pathetic, with a D- for overall physical activity, in part because just nine per cent of five to 17-year-olds meet daily recommendations of at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.
06/10/2015 12:21 EDT
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Is the Paleo Diet Safe for Kids?

Food trends are constantly changing be it: Paleo, vegan, low fat, low carb, raw and alkaline, there are many options to choose from. Adults may be jumping on the band-wagon, but are these food fads safe for children?
05/10/2015 11:12 EDT
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Why I Wouldn't Recommend Baby Food Pouches

Every few years there's a revolution in children's food and the way it's presented. The most current trend is pouched food and from what I can tell, its popularity is only increasing. They are convenient and clean with no spoon necessarily required. But are they necessarily the best choice for your family?
05/06/2015 11:46 EDT
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Measles: How Scared Do You Need To Be?

It is easy to catch measles by inhaling the droplets or touching your face, mouth, nose or eyes after touching contaminated surfaces. So remember proper hand hygiene is critical to your protection of both measles but is also good practice to prevent common colds and other viruses.
01/30/2015 12:19 EST
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What You Need to Know About Fighting the Flu

This high viral season reminds us that we should consider getting flu vaccines. Influenza has maintained a low profile so far this Fall, though no doubt it will rear it's head in the coming month or two, as it does each year. Have you forgotten H1N1 from last year?
10/06/2014 12:53 EDT