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How do you know if your baby is teething? What does your baby's smile really mean? Is your baby ready to start solid food? Just The Facts, Baby is here to answer all your baby questions and give you the baby facts you need.

Why Baby Teeth Matter

November 17th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Healthy baby teeth set your child up for a lifetime of excellent oral health
Why Baby Teeth Matter

You shouldn’t overlook the importance of your child’s baby teeth just because she’ll eventually get a new set. “Baby teeth are crucial space maintainers that ensure adult teeth will grow in properly,” says Dr. Tarra Elliot. They also help your child speak clearly, eat well and help with the growth of the jawbone and surrounding muscles. Here’s how to take care of your child’s teeth, setting her up for a lifetime of good oral health.

Easy on the Hot Dogs Mom

October 26th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
New evidence finds that processed meats are carcinogenic.
Easy on the Hot Dogs Mom

We know that it’s difficult to find foods that your kids will actually eat; and when it comes to protein, kids are usually more receptive to processed meats than they are to beef, pork or chicken. Processed meats are easier to chew and have lots of added salt, which plays in favorably with kid’s taste buds.

Should you Get an Amber Teething Necklace for your Baby?

October 14th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Miracle Jewelry or Passing Fad? How to tell if amber teething necklaces live up to their hype.
Should you Get an Amber Teething Necklace for your Baby?

Amber teething necklaces are deemed as the new cure all for teething pain. Do they really live up to their hype or is it just a fad?

Treatments for Teething Symptoms

October 6th, 2015 | By: Dr. Jeremy Friedman
Find out if your baby is suffering from teething, and how to put her teething symptoms at ease.
Treatments for Teething Symptoms

Teething has been blamed for a myriad of symptoms including drooling, diarrhea, facial rashes, fever, congestion, sleep problems, and irritability. However teething is not necessarily the culprit behind all or any of these problems.

Sleep Stall Tactics

September 15th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
How to get your child to sleep when she wants to do everything but go to bed.
Sleep Stall Tactics

Water breaks, bathroom visits, one more story and pleas for kisses. Our children’s appeals to extend bedtime can seem endless. According to a study by the National Sleep Foundation stalling bedtime is the number one sleep complaint amongst parents. “My four-year-old Lydia’s bedtime bargaining power can sometimes last until I’m ready to call it a night,” says Mississauga-based mom Esther Czyrski. While all parents can admit that requests for hugs and kisses may start out cute, most of the time we just want bed time to go smoothly so we can relax with a few well-deserved quiet time before we retire.