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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

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Encouraging your child to help with chores

When it comes to getting your child involved in household chores, it’s good to start when they are very young by introducing small tasks. Preschoolers can put dirty clothes in the laundry basket, put toys away and pitch in by helping with the dishes or hanging up clothes. Young children often want to “help” you … Read More

Four to five year old

Encouraging your preschooler to share

Does your child ever have trouble sharing? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Our experts have come up with several suggestions for helping your preschooler learn to share: Be a role model. If you share and take turns with your child, he will experience how nice it is to have someone share with him, and … Read More

Encouraging your quiet child to speak

To help your child to talk more, it’s a good idea to talk to her whenever you’re together, carrying on a flow of conversation about what you’re doing, and about what she is doing. Try to be animated, using gestures and lots of expression in your voice. Emphasize important words and phrases. But you should … 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

Finding quality time with your toddler

Work, household chores and social activities all put a strain on your time with your toddler but it’s really important to spend quality time together. This will help build a trusting relationship, and reassure your child that he can count on you. But you can’t turn on quality time like a light switch. It comes … 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