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Types of toys for your baby

Baby and toy stores are full of toys for babies. Our experts have put together a list of some of the most popular options to help you choose what will work best for your new baby. Mobiles Mobiles help your baby focus and improve their vision. Watching moving objects stimulates your baby to track the … Read More

When the crying makes you crazy

New parents are often at their wit’s end dealing with a baby’s crying. Sometimes it feels like the baby will never stop crying and nothing you do seems to soothe her. So what do you do when you feel like you just can’t handle one more minute of your baby’s cries? It can be hard … Read More

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Will The Outdoors Inspire My Baby’s Learning?

Why wait to take advantage of the nice weather? Take some indoor activities outdoors, as your baby develops important relationships, and learns new words. As new parents, it is important to encourage your baby to use their five senses (to touch, to see, to hear, to smell and to taste) because it encourages them to try new challenges, … Read More

Thirteen to eighteen month old

Your 18-month-old

At around 18 months of age, children will begin showing more independence, such as insisting “I do it myself.” It’s important to understand that your child sees herself as the centre of the universe – not in a selfish way, but in a self-centered way. In other words, she believes everyone is experiencing what she … Read More

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Your 3-month-old

As your infant grows a little older, here are some things to add to your daily routine. It’s a good idea, whenever you’re with your baby, to just carry on a running conversation about what you’re doing. This is an important way of preparing them to speak for themselves later on. Realize that since crying is … Read More

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Your baby’s social development

Every day, there are plenty of opportunities to use Comfort, Play & Teach: A Positive Approach to Parenting. The following examples from our experts show how you can support the social development of your baby while doing your routine errands. When you are running errands with your baby, he often gets lots of attention from … Read More

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Your baby’s check-ups

When you have a new baby, doctor’s visits become a common occurrence. Knowing what to expect at these appointments can make things less stressful for you and help them run more smoothly. The following articles take you through typical visits to your health care provider from birth to six months. Your child will likely have … Read More

Your Baby’s Sleep – Wake Patterns

As a new parent, one of the first things you discover is that your baby’s sleep patterns are very different than your own. A baby’s sleep pattern is not predictable and it can be a big adjustment! Some newborns sleep 16 hours a day, some 21 and some only 11 – and over the course … Read More

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Your Child and Picky Eating

Some children are picky eaters. They don’t like broccoli just because it’s green or they don’t like mushrooms because they’re mushy. Here are some suggestions for improving your child’s eating habits. First of all, don’t call your child a “picky eater,” or he may become one forever. Children’s eating habits can develop and change for … Read More

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Your crying newborn

It’s common for new parents to worry that their baby is crying too much. And, like most new parents, you are likely being bombarded by advice and ideas on how to deal with this from your friends and family. It’s completely normal for new parents to be concerned when their baby cries. Of course parents … Read More