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Is your baby in pain?

September 13th, 2017 | By: Sydney Loney
From needles to ear infections, here's how to make the hurt go away
Is your baby in pain?

Scraped knees and the occasional ouch are probably part of your child’s regular routine, but how do you know when her pain is something a kiss can’t make better? “Kids often aren’t able to express where, or how badly, it hurts,” says Dr. Christine Chambers, a pediatric psychologist at the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research in Halifax. Here’s how to tell when your child is hurt–and what you can do to make it better.

Five Sleep Solutions for Tired Toddlers

September 13th, 2017 | By: Sydney Loney
Here’s what to do if your child is lying awake at night
Five Sleep Solutions for Tired Toddlers

Scary night noises, fear of the dark or a stressful day at preschool are all things that can keep a kid up at night. Parents often focus on sleep training babies and forget toddlers and pre-schoolers have sleep issues too, says Julie Freedman Smith, co-founder of Parenting Power in Calgary. The trick is to give kids the tools they need to sleep on their own, she says. “It’s never too late to teach kids how to sleep.” Here are five strategies to guarantee they get the shuteye they need.

Circumcision Choices

August 12th, 2017 | By: Nancy Ripton
Weigh the circumcision choices early in your pregnancy so you'll know where you stand before your baby is born.
Circumcision Choices

There are so many choices to think about when it comes to deciding whether or not to have your infant son circumcised. Religion, healthcare, pain, and tradition are all at the forefront of parent's thoughts when making this important decision. While experts are still undecided as to whether the benefits or the drawbacks win out, one thing is for sure. You need to look at all the pros and cons of circumsicion choices during your pregnancy because infant circumcisions should be done as soon after birth as possible.

When do Babies get Teeth?

July 19th, 2017 | By: Nancy Ripton
Everything you need to know about teething
When do Babies get Teeth?

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:

Why Children Are Overwhelmingly Addicted to Sugar

March 13th, 2017 | By: Nancy Ripton
– and how you can stop the trend with your child.
Why Children Are Overwhelmingly Addicted to Sugar

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.