Image: Shutterstock Get your children their pots of gold and leprechauns with these St. Patrick’s Day crafts for preschoolers and toddlers. You need the basic art supplies, a table that is permitted to get messy, and tons of St. Patrick’s Day spirit. In this post, we have listed several St. Patrick’s Day crafts suitable and
Image: Shutterstock The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is a children’s book authored by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell. Since its publication in 2005, families all over the world have read it and converted it into a real Christmas tradition and several playful Elf on the Shelf ideas for toddlers. The book tells
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE One-year-olds are too young to self-regulate emotions or express themselves appropriately. They understand the idea of rules, but they can’t resist acting impulsively, which can sometimes be harmful. Thus, parents should know how to discipline a 1-year-old using positive discipline strategies that promote healthy child development. Positive discipline teaches a
Winding down a baby is a lot of work. Don’t sabotage your efforts by making this common mistake. It’s been a long day. Your shirt is spotted with spit-up and your hair is in the same messy bun it’s been in since morning. You haven’t had a minute to yourself because when your baby did
There are endless variations of the ABC song, which will help you keep it fresh (for baby and for you!). The “ABC Song” is one of the most popular English alphabet songs in North America. Sung to the tune of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” it’s also super simple to remember.
If you whipped out a bottle or walked your baby in a stroller, I was silently but viciously judging you. When I had my first baby, I made plenty new-mom mistakes. I didn’t notice he had diaper rash. I let him sleep in his swing (a big no-n0 now, but we didn’t know it then).
Postpartum intrusive thoughts are common, but rarely talked about. That needs to change. I was an expat in Bangkok when I became pregnant with my first child. Like many first-time moms, I wanted a non-medicated birth: I hired a doula, coached my husband on pain relief techniques, and planned to breastfeed immediately following delivery. What
High-tech, innovative designs, easy to clean and super affordable? We promise, it’s not too good to be true Created for Having a baby is a monumental and exciting time in any prospective parent’s life. It’s magical. It’s life-changing. It’s… full of overpriced and complicated product recommendations? Anyone who has ever tried to compile a newborn
He was waking every 45 minutes. I was a total mess. But as I waited for the sleep trainer’s instructions to arrive, I had an epiphany. When my son was about four months old, I hit a week of obliterating exhaustion. He was waking every 45 minutes, all night, every night. He’d thrash his little
Is your due date just around the corner? Make sure your hospital bag is packed and ready with this handy checklist. Here are all the must-haves (and some nice-to-haves) that should be on your checklist for the hospital or birthing centre. This list is a good starting point, but every hospital and birth centre does
Canadian parents can still buy crib bumpers at baby-gear stores. That needs to change. Picture it: You’re walking up and down the aisles at your local baby-gear store. You’re pregnant, expecting your very first child, and excitedly learning about what you’ll need for that all-important first year. A stroller, so you can take some leisurely
When you have a baby, people tell you to ignore the advice and trust your gut. That didn’t work for me at all. When my first son was about a month old, I was at a social gathering and a friend offered to hold him while I ate. Since trying to eat while holding a
I’ve coached thousands of parents on connecting with their infants, and this simple activity is pure magic. When I had my first baby, I felt like a cruise ship activity director. I’d spend entire days desperately trying to keep my baby entertained for a blessed 10-minutes so I could wash the bottles, talk to a
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Jaundice is a condition that leads to the yellowing of the skin and eyes. It is common in both babies and adults. However, newborn jaundice might cause concern in parents. Jaundice in your baby occurs mostly due to the overproduction of a pigment called bilirubin in their body (1). The
Sleep consultant Alanna McGinn reveals the easy ways you can adjust your baby’s sleep schedule so spring forward is less disruptive for your family. On March 13th at 3 a.m., we move our clocks forward one hour. Mornings begin to get brighter and evenings lighter (yay!), and parents of early risers may soon be able
Sarah Nicole Landry, who you might know as The Birds Papaya, has spent years working to normalize the whirlwind of emotions and experiences that we have as mothers. To her audience of 2.1 million followers, she’s advocated fiercely for women’s acceptance of our ever-changing bodies, opened up about her intense fear of giving birth, and
It’s an age-old remedy, but does it work? Here’s what you need to know about giving gripe water to your colicky newborn or baby. Gas and tummy troubles are common for newborns and parents naturally want to do anything to help their baby feel better. That’s especially true with colicky babies who just won’t calm down.
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Ear infection in babies usually refers to middle ear infection. The middle ear is part of the ear that contains the vibrating bones of the ear. This air-filled space behind the eardrum is an optimal site for the growth of microorganisms, and ear infections in infants are quite common (1)
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE All babies cry, and in most cases, the crying is subdued once the baby’s needs are addressed. However, there are moments when a baby cries for hours a day and does so often in a week, for many weeks. This is what is usually referred to as colic, but what
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Burping is a method of releasing gas from the stomach and esophagus through the mouth. It is also called belching. So, how to burp a newborn? Does it help a baby? Burping is beneficial for a baby, and the lack of it might make a baby cranky and gassy, resulting
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