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Fingers & Spoons

Toward the end of the first year, a baby’s weight gain tends to slow down dramatically. This is a time of growing independence, and often babies who have been good eaters in the past become more difficult to...

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The Sleep Doula

After being a trained birth and postpartum doula for over five years, and having two children 18 months apart, Tracey Ruiz realized there was a need for a support system for parents of babies who have problems sleeping...

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Gestational Diabetes

What you Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes One in 20 previously non-diabetic women will develop gestational diabetes during her pregnancy. Since this condition arises in the 28th week of pregnancy, babies born...

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Going Nuts Over Nuts

For most people, peanuts and tree nuts are yummy protein rich foods, though for an increasing number of Canadian children with serious allergies, peanuts and tree nuts might as well be arsenic, radioactive waste, or the...

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How to calm your crying baby

When we're pregnant or awaiting adoption, we dream about our baby-to-be, we always envision those beautiful Hallmark card scenes: charming baby smiling up at peaceful mother's face. We read books in advance of the big...

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POP = Put On Protection

Education on sun safety is an extremely important issue that we all need to be knowledgeable in. Sometimes we believe we are fairly educated in sun safety but there are many misconceptions that need to be raised. First...

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Find out About Folic Acid

Every mother wants a healthy baby. One way to help your child (or the baby you plan to have) is to make sure you are consuming enough folic acid. What does folic acid do? During the first weeks of pregnancy, folic...

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Commonsense Answers to Common...

Many women do not produce enough milk. Not true! The vast majority of women produce more than enough milk. Indeed, an overabundance of milk is common. Most babies that gain too slowly or lose weight do so not because...

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Babies and Flu: What to do

Winter is always an exciting time for babies and toddlers. The holiday season also creates the best environments for swapping germs and viruses, which pose a particular threat to babies and young children. Since babies...

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Elimination Communication; a Canadian...

Hey mommy, no more diapers! Elimination Communication; a Canadian Perspective My son has a special way of communicating that he wants to go to the toilet - by a certain expression on his face. ‘So what?’ you...

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How Hot is Your Tap Water?

Scalds: What are they? A scald is a second-degree burn caused by hot liquid or steam. Although scalds caused by hot coffee, tea or hot foods are more common, hot tap water scalds of children are often more...

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The natural whiner

Blarching: The act of lurching, arching, and general squirming about that a toddler performs when being unjustly and involuntarily put into a stringent torturous device known as the “car seat”. Can...

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