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How To Know if your Newborn is Tired

February 21st, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
Not sure if it’s time for bed? Here’s how to read your newborn’s sleep signs.
How To Know if your Newborn is Tired

While your newborn is a unique person and will present you with an individualized language, there are many similarities among babies. The majority of newborns signal tiredness in similar ways. So let’s talk about some common signals to give you a guideline as you begin the process of learning to read your own baby’s language. Once you get through the first few weeks or months you won’t need a list of any kind – as you will learn how to read your baby better than anyone else in the whole entire world. In the meantime, knowing what things to look out for can speed the translation process.

Help Your Baby Wake Up Happier

February 11th, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
The key to having your newborn wake up with a smile is to make sure she doesn’t stay awake too long.
Help Your Baby Wake Up Happier

How do you help your newborn to be happier, sleep better, and be more peaceful? By paying attention to how long she stays awake and making sure she isn’t up too long.

Give your Son a Hug!

January 30th, 2018 | By: Alyson Schafer
Despite what some people may think, boys are not “tougher” than girls. Here’s why your son needs more emotional support, and it needs to start from birth.
Give your Son a Hug!

When you read about gender stereotyping children, it's usually about behaviours like girls opting to play with dolls and boys preferring trucks; but what about the deeper, more emotional differences?

The Sleep Magic of White Noise

December 15th, 2017 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
Find out how white noise can help your baby sleep through the night.
The Sleep Magic of White Noise

If your baby just can’t sleep through the night (or more than a few hours), the solution may lie in a bit of noise. The right kind of background noise is a perfect sleep aid for most newborns. Here’s why:

Toddler tonsillectomy

December 5th, 2017 | By: Sydney Loney
Does your child have trouble breathing at night? It might be time to take her tonsils out.
Toddler tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomies are the second most common surgical procedure in children (ear tubes are number one), says Neil Chadha, a pediatric otolaryngologist at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “It used to be considered something of a cure-all,” Chadha says. “But now we have more evidenced-based criteria that we use to decide if it’s really the right thing to do.” Tonsillectomies are most common in kids age three and up, and those between ages three to five tend to recover fastest, simply because they have less tissue to take out.