Your baby wants to put everything in her mouth – so she must be teething. Not necessarily, says Dr. Alan Greene, author of Raising Baby Green. Here’s how to tell if a visit from the tooth fairy is imminent, or if something else is to blame:
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You don’t need to look further than your local soccer field or hockey arena to see that there is something drastically wrong with the way kids eat today. When it comes to food, the expectations set for kids are very different from those many adults set for themselves.
Going from diapers to totally trained can take your toddler anywhere from three to six months or longer. Here are some of the best tips for potty training from one of Canada's leading parenting experts.
“Babies love to suck,” says Dr. Natasha Saunders, co-author of The A to Z of Children’s Health by The Hospital for Sick Children. It’s estimated that up to 84 per cent of North American babies will use a pacifier during the first year of life. Sucking is a natural reflex that helps babies soothe themselves, and it provides a calming effect in those early months of life. “Every child is different and some babies will be able to self soothe without sucking on something, but for others a soother can be a huge help,” says Saunders.
Tis the season for fun and festivities. But too many late-night soirées can make for a grumpy, tired child. Here’s how to find the balance between holiday fun and sleep, so you can enjoy the season with a happy, well-rested child.