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Dressing your baby for the weather

When you’re taking your baby outside, especially in very cold or very hot weather, it can be tough to decide how many layers your baby needs. Dressing your baby can be different from dressing yourself, so making the right decisions take some thought. Here are a few tips to get you through winter and summer … Read More

Seven to nine month old

Emergence of Will: 4 – 10 months

Were you warned? Many new parents are. Often, grandparents and other experienced parents pass on solemn warnings to new parents like you about the challenges of dealing with your baby’s willful misbehaviour. But, what is the truth and what is fiction? Is it possible that your baby is capable of defying you? Of being manipulative? … Read More

Encouraging your baby to begin talking

Here are some tips that will help you encourage your baby to begin talking. Try to respond to whatever type of communication your child makes, such as pointing and gesturing. Provide your child with a model for conversation. For example, ask some questions and talk about what your child is doing and what you and … Read More

Establishing Routines

Both new and seasoned parents strive to help create some order out of the possible chaos of the few first months and routines are a great way to achieve that. Here are some some common routines you might establish with your little one. Bedtime Routines Did you know that a nightly routine can help your … Read More

First time away from baby

Some parents look forward to their first outing without their new baby, while others dread it. Some are eager to think about something other than diapers and feeding, while others think two hours away from baby is far too long. Whichever category you fall into, there are strategies to help make time away from your … Read More

Flat head

Placing babies on their backs to sleep can decrease the risk of SIDS. However, some babies who sleep on their backs develop flat spots on the backs of their heads. This does not affect brain development, but the flat spot can develop over several weeks and become permanent over time. This is often called Flat … Read More

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Giving your baby a safe bath

Bathtime is a great time to bond with your child while having fun doing it. Even the youngest of babies benefit from a bathtime routine. Below you’ll find out how you can prepare to give you baby a safe bath. Safety Tips For your baby’s first bath at home, be sure to ask for help … Read More

Good Night Habits: At Bedtime – 6 to 12 Months

Your baby’s sleep habits are very different than what you’re used to! If your baby isn’t sleeping or is sleeping poorly, we encourage you to check out our articles on those areas, but if you’re wondering what you can do to encourage good going-to-sleep habits (and hopefully more regular sleep), read on to see what … Read More

Good Night Habits: Before Night Time – Birth to 6 Months

Your baby’s sleep habits are very different than what you’re used to! If your baby isn’t sleeping or is sleeping poorly, we encourage you to check out our articles on those areas, but if you’re wondering what you can do to encourage good going-to-sleep habits (and hopefully more regular sleep), read on to see what … Read More

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Help! My child doesn’t like to speak!

Some children seem quiet and reluctant to talk. Some don’t naturally and easily use language to express their needs and wants, to comment on things, to get information or to entertain others. Other children may use language comfortably, but only in familiar situations. Being quiet in new situations is very common in children, particularly young … Read More