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Breast Feeding Strikes

Sometimes, seemly randomly, babies decide to go on a nursing strike. It usually happens so quickly, and out of the blue, that moms are a bit shocked. “Everything was going so well, then little Jenny just rejected...

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5 Tips for Coping With Your Baby Who...

Few things in a parent’s life feel more overwhelming than caring for a baby who just won’t sleep. Sleep deprivation isn’t just hard on our babies; it’s hard on us moms and dads, too! And as sleepless nights...

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Eight Ways to Help Your Child Sleep...

Getting your baby or toddler to sleep through the night can be a struggle. And don’t even mention naps! Whether you’re a first-time or been-there-done-that parent, we all go through sleepless nights. Here are five...

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Why Vaccinate

In recent years, there has been wide spread debate on whether a parent should vaccinate their child or not. Childhood vaccination programs have had a dramatic impact on child morbidity and mortality worldwide but...

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Swaddling Newborns: How, Why, and for...

The act of swaddling babies has its roots in thousands of years of human history. Today, it is still a common practice in many parts of the world. However, there has been an ongoing debate as to whether swaddling is...

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Breastfeeding In the First Six Weeks

Breastfeeding in the first six weeks is a learned behaviour for moms and babies, and the breastfeeding experience is as individual as the pregnancy and the labour experiences are. As the baby is gently placed on your...

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Diaper Rashes

Chances are, your baby will have at least one diaper rash in his young life. Don’t fret, here are some examples of rashes and how to treat them: A simple irritation rash is caused by moisture and ammonia from urine...

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Teething Time

As a daddy to six kids, I know as well as anyone that every child is different. And in the spirit of uniqueness, teething often varies from baby to baby. So if you think your baby is teething, here’s what you can do...

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Colic: The Uninvited House Guest

You've spent the past nine months envisioning life with your newborn. Her crib and swing are set up, the nursery is decorated, and you're eager and excited to welcome this bundle of joy into your life. And the first...

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Breastfeeding in Public

  Many new parents feel a little shy about Moms baring a breast in public to feed their hungry babies. If this is you or your partner, relax — you're not alone. Many new parents aren't comfortable with...

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Getting your baby to sleep may not be...

Does your baby sleep through the night? Is he a good sleeper? We have all been asked that question time and time again... it even seems to come before asking your child's name! I remember really hating that when I...

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General Sleep Safety Tips

The safest place for your baby to sleep is on his or her back in a crib that meet current Canadian safety regulations. Health Canada recommends room sharing for the first six months of your baby’s life. Babies and...




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