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Once Upon a Baby

Child development experts have been telling parents, for what seems like forever, about the benefits of reading to your child. Now no one can doubt that fact, but there is one element of reading to your child that is...

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Taking kids along for the ride

Cycling is a fun form of exercise that the whole family can enjoy together. Bike trailers and carriers allow you to take your toddler along, but there are rules that must be followed to keep your child safe. Choosing...

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Co-Sleeping

The family bed, co-sleeping, shared sleep - no matter what you call it, it means that your child sleeps with you. Sharing sleep is popular with parents (particularly nursing mothers) of babies who wake throughout the...

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The dirt on diapers

Diaper facts and trivia You can expect to change your baby's diaper approximately 4700 times before he is fully trained. Here's some fun diaper-related trivia to ponder while you're making all those trips to the...

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Dealing with a Colicky Baby & Sleep...

Statistics say that 16-26 percent of babies have infant colic. If you are a mother to a colicky baby, you know you are more than just a statistic. Most likely, you're a sleep-deprived mommy trying to deal with your...

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Nursing Bras

A bra is a big deal. Most of us remember getting our first one. We have favourites; the best one for running, the perfect one for that white t-shirt or summer dress, the sexy ones… Most of us have a few bras that we...

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My Own Baby Signing Story

Like many parents who sign with their baby, my initial motivation for teaching my son American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary was to give him a way to express his wants and needs before he was able to speak. Joshua...

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Febrile Seizures

About Febrile seizures, though frightening, are a virtually harmless medical incident experienced by three to four percent of children, usually boys, between the ages of three months and five years, according to...

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The Diaper Bag Checklist

You have a baby and a new diaper bag – now you have to make sure that you have everything else you’ll need for an outing. What do you put in your diaper bag? When you are packing your diaper bag, always take into...

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Benefits of Breastfeeding ...

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

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Lactation Lingo

Learning something new often entails deciphering a brand-new language. If you take up cooking, you’ll need to become familiar with words like sauté and chiffonade. If scrapbooking’s your thing, it’s phrases like,...

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Breastfeeding hurts. Help me!

I’m not a "real" breastfeeding expert. But I nursed my little one for over two and a half years, and I can tell you that when breastfeeding was painful, 100 per cent of the time it was because of a poor...




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