Breastfeeding your baby

Breastfeeding creates a strong bond between mother and baby if feeding time is relaxed and pleasurable for both. Make sure your baby can see you, and smile and talk to him while he is suckling. He will come to associate...


Talking About Teething

We recently sat down with Dr. Kenneth Montague of Kenneth Montague and Associates in Toronto and asked him some of the most commonly asked teething-related questions. At what age will my baby have all her...


Show me a Sign

Recently I found myself on a hot afternoon, piling my three young girls into the van after a long morning. We were hot, tired, and hungry, which any parent knows is a hazardous situation. Because of the circumstance, I...


Baby On Board

An Overview of Canada's Seatbelt & Carseat Laws Car crashes are the number one cause of death for Canadian children! A properly installed car seat can reduce the risk of serious injury or death by as much as...


Baby Cold Symptoms

And How to Give Care Remember how miserable you felt when you last had a cold? Can you imagine what your baby must feel when he experiences a cold for the first time? Viruses are responsible for causing colds....


Baby & Me

Beginning an exercise program following the birth of your child is extremely difficult and can be challenging between the feedings, the lack of sleep, the food, the lack of sleep …well you get the picture! The most...


Bug Off!

Summer is a great time to be out with the kids. But are you prepared? With the threat of West Nile, the mosquito problem is a huge issue so we must take precautions to avoid getting bitten. Here are some...


Lullaby and Goodnight

Lullaby and Goodnight As a new parent you may find yourself rocking your baby to sleep and struggling to remember the simplest of lyrics to the lullabies that you remember from your childhood. We thought we'd help...


Benefits of Breastfeeding

We've all heard how beneficial breastfeeding is to both mommy and baby. Here are some interesting facts: Did you know? 1. Breast milk has natural antibiotic qualities, and many mothers swear that a squirt in the...


Bilingual Infant Signing

Q: I want to encourage my baby to use signs. However, we are already using two spoken languages in our home. Will my baby get confused if we add signs to the mix? When children first start learning about language, they...


Childhood Fever

Every year during flu season I am swamped with calls from concerned parents regarding the treatment of a childhood fever. While fevers are upsetting to parents and uncomfortable for a child, fevers are a natural...


Sun Safety

It's great when your baby is old enough to go out to play. However, when we are out having fun it is easy to forget that the sun can cause harm to you and your family. It is a good idea to get into the practice of...

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