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Should You Get the Flu Shot?

It's not too early to start thinking about the flu shot. Here's how to decide if the flu shot is right for your family this year.

by: Lorraine Grypstra

Being sick isn't fun, but the flu can actually be dangerous for young children and pregnant women. Here’s why the flu shot is so important for your family.

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  1. Breast Milk Storage Safety Tips Breastfeeding is the ultimate bonding experience between you and your baby. However, it’s not always convenient or possible to breastfeed your baby directly. Here’s the safe way to store your breast milk for safe consumption later. 9
  2. Most Common Plastic Surgeries For Moms If you're having trouble accepting your post-baby body and are considering a major "mommy makeover," here's what you should know about the plastic surgery procedures most often chosen by moms: Why Breast Implants Are the Most Popular Plastic
  3. The Five Best Methods of Birth Control Overwhelmed by your birth control options? Whether you’re taking a brief hiatus from baby making, or have all the kids you need, our handy guide will help you find the best fit for your family. Here’s a look at the best in pregnancy prevention: The
  4. The Advantages of Breastfeeding Breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy – especially at first. Learning to get the correct
  5. Is it safe to detox while breastfeeding? The Breastfeeding Detox is one of the most popular articles on our site. After giving birth, chances are you’re holding onto a little extra
  6. Stress-Free Parenting Tips It's hard to balance a successful work and home life–and it's even harder to focus on your own mental health. Over time, the anxiety can start to build up until ultimately it starts to affect your attitude and abilities. Managing and reducing
  7. How to Rekindle your Relationship Has your relationship been pushed down your list of priorities since having children? Your relationship with your partner is the foundation upon which your entire family is structured–so if your marriage is strong, your whole family will be strong,
  8. The Breastfeeding Detox Traditional detox diets don’t work if a baby is counting on you for nourishment. If you’re feeling sluggish you can still give your baby a boost. Here’s how to cleanse your body when you’re breastfeeding:  Why
  9. End Bedtime Battles As parents we often talk at our kids, telling them to stop doing something or to do something we want them to do. In reality we should be talking to them and not just correcting behavior or directing them all the time. The solution? Have a little fun. Using
  10. Find the Best Baby Carrier Baby carriers can be an invaluable accessory during the first year of your baby's life. Here are the three main styles to choose from and how to find the best fit for you and your baby. Slings Made of fabric, they "sling" sash-style
  11. How to Eat Healthier as a Family Tired of making separate meals for everyone in the family? Try these healthy, homemade meals by Aviva Goldfarb, author of The Six O'Clock Scramble. They’re simple, creative, healthy, unprocessed and kid-friendly without being adult alienating
  12. Surprising Holiday Hazards As parents, we don't want to make like the Grinch and steal all the Christmas cheer, but we don't want our children to get hurt during the holidays either. Unfortunately, holiday hazards can creep up where you least expect them. Here are four surprising
  13. Start Your Own Holiday Traditions Holiday traditions make for fond memories and great stories. Traditional holiday meals and rituals from your past are a great place to start, but it’s fun to get creative and make some holiday traditions unique to your family. Here are some ideas
  14. "Stop Whining!" Few things are more irritating to a parent’s ear than whining. It can be extremely difficult to deal with and can really push buttons for any parent. Whining is a behavior and behavior is a communication tool – in general children
  15. Flat Tummy After Baby The crunch has long been synonymous with strong, attractive abs. Now researchers have found that not only is the crunch not the best way to train your core, crunches may even damage your back. “We stopped teaching people to do crunches
  16. How To Fix Your Pelvic Floor Pre-pregnancy, you probably never thought much about your pelvic floor. (You know, the network of muscles that keeps your uterus, bladder and bowels in place.) Although now you may be noticing that things down under haven’t been the same since
  17. Weaning Your Baby Weaning can be an emotional time for both mom and baby and isn't always an easy process, no matter when you decide to do it. We went to our experts for tips on how to make weaning easier for you and your baby. Top Five Expert Weaning Tips Start
  18. Gifts for Moms, Babies and Moms-to-Be At Just the Facts, Baby we've compiled some of our favorite new products created by parents because, let's face it, they're the pros when it comes to what moms and babies want most. Here are some great gift ideas, whether you're shopping for new moms,
  19. Healthy Grocery Shopping Strategies for Families When you're trying to shop for healthy foods for your family, it's easy to fall for products emblazoned with marketing buzzwords such as "fortified" and "sugar-free." But many foods that appear to be good for you are actually the opposite. Here's how
  20. Is Your Kid a Whiner? Kids usually whine because they're tired, bored or hungry – and whining usually gets worse as the day progresses. Here's how to handle a whiny kid: Fight whining with food      Most children are whiny at the end
  21. What Happens to Your Body After Childbirth Moms-to-be are often bombarded with information about what happens to their bodies during labour and delivery, but many are surprised by what happens to their bodies afterwards. To help prevent post-childbirth surprises, here are the top five things
  22. A Safe and Fun Halloween Here's how to keep your tiniest ghosts and goblins protected while having fun on Halloween. 1. Protect children from situations beyond their abilities. Young children shouldn't be expected to navigate the streets without an adult
  23. The Best Sunscreens for Kids Chances are you remember running around all day with little to protect your skin from the sun but a bikini bottom and, if you were lucky, a hat. Times have changed and the sun has gotten stronger and more powerful. While shade and clothing should always
  24. Sore Nipples while Breastfeeding Baby Despite your best intentions, the stabbing pain in your nipples may make you want to give up on breastfeeding. Nipple pain is the most common complaint among lactating women, but nursing should not be a painful process. "Prolonged stabbing or irritating
  25. Could You Have Postpartum Depression? Postpartum depression is an illness and it can be cured. Once you learn more about what's causing the depression and take some steps towards treatment, you'll be on the road to finding yourself again and enjoying life with your new baby. Here's what
  26. Stress-Free Shopping With Baby Are new moms destined to turn from shopaholic to shopaphobic? The truth is, shopping does become more difficult once your newborn arrives. But the good news is a little planning can make your shopping experience efficient–and even enjoyable–once
  27. Exercise After Baby After childbirth, I was amazed by how much my stomach looked like a deflated balloon. If this is happening to you too, don't panic–your uterus will naturally contract back to its pre-pregnancy shape a few weeks after you give birth. But this
  28. Help For Working Moms Some women start worrying about whether to return to work long before their babies are born – and many change their minds several times along the way. "Sometimes you just don't know how you're going to feel until after your baby is born," says
  29. Does Your Toddler Listen to You? Preschoolers are amazing little people, but they can also be oppositional, impulsive, self-centered, inflexible and illogical – especially when upset. If you feel as though you and your toddler are speaking different languages, here's how to
  30. Surviving Air Travel with Children If you're afraid of turning into "one of those families" we've all seen aboard planes with squalling, unruly children, don't worry–with a little forethought and preparation you can get to your destination with minimal stress and a happy family.
  31. Coping with Invasive In-laws Much as you may not want to hear this, in the minds of your in-laws, their opinion does matter more than yours. They've done this all before and, when it comes to their grandchild, they consider themselves to be the best authority on everything
  32. Is Your First Born Jealous? Before your new baby arrived, your toddler was told he'd have a wonderful little brother to play with and how much fun it would be. Then the little brother was born and your toddler started thinking, "This squirming, red-faced baby that takes up all
  33. New Mom Survival Guide Giving birth is one of the most physically challenging experiences a woman can go through. And, with the excitement of preparing for the baby’s arrival, new moms sometimes forget that they’re going to need a little TLC too. While
  34. Choose the Best Child Care Finding great child care should be easy, but many parents find themselves on long waiting lists or are traumatized by child care horror stories. Here's what you need to know when it comes to choosing the best child care for your baby: How
  35. More Sleep for Mom If you're like us, chance are you're chronically sleep deprived. As a mom, it isn't easy to get enough shut-eye. Kids wake up at all hours of the night and most are notoriously early risers. Plus, the quest for a little "me time" often keeps moms up
  36. Raise a Street Smart Child It's not easy to admit how scary our world can be–especially to our children. Here's how to create a street smart child without making your child fearful. 1.    Be a protector and teacher. No parent wants to admit
  37. Getting your Pre-Baby Body Back There were probably days during your pregnancy when you thought your body couldn't possibly expand any further. But, incredibly, it did. And then you discovered that everything doesn't just miraculously deflate once your baby is born. Fortunately,
  38. Breastfeeding 101: How to get the perfect latch Breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. One of the biggest complaints from new moms is nipple pain. "If your nipples hurt, it's usually because of a poor breastfeeding latch," says Dr. Jack Newman, head of the Newman Breastfeeding
  39. How to Make Every Day Earth Day From the coolest green products to helpful tips for making your home more eco-friendly, here's how to live like it's Earth day, every day. Buy food with less packaging Discarded packaging makes up around one-third of all waste in
  40. How To Do Pelvic Floor Exercises Kegel exercises are one of the best ways to prep your body for labor and also help restore pelvic health after giving birth. Not
  41. Are You Spoiling Your Baby? When you pick your baby up every time she cries, or buy your toddler a toy on every shopping trip, are you spoiling them rotten? We asked the experts to weigh in: Is it possible to spoil a baby? No: Cindy Brandon,
  42. 10 Easy Ways to Go Green Earth Day is right around the corner – what better time to get a little greener? With help from Earth Day Canada, parenting expert and mother-of-four Maureen Dennis shares her Top 10 Earth Day Canada Approved Sustainable Tips for Families
  43. Take Better Photos of Your Baby Professional photography is great for capturing the perfect baby shot, but when it comes to every day activities the onus is on you to take great pictures. Don’t worry; it’s easier than you think. You just need to spend
  44. March Break Solutions Sometimes we feel we need to fill every minute of our children's day with FUN. March Break doesn’t need to be a frenzy of planning, organizing and rushing from one activity to the next. Kids like–and need–some downtime. “You
  45. Get your Pre-Baby Body Back Your promise to yourself may have been to get your pre-baby body back, or simply to lead a healthier lifestyle in 2012, but chances are you’ve already fallen off the fitness bandwagon. Most people fall short of their New Year's resolutions before
  46. Holiday Shopping Guide Cool treats for mom and baby: For Mom-to-Be Share the Luv
  47. The Best Mom and Baby Classes Anxious to get out of the house? Turns out, socialization (for both mom and baby) is just one of the benefits of doing classes with your infant. Here’s how to find the best class for you and your baby: When to Start A recent
  48. Lose Your Pregnancy Weight If you've discovered that those extra pregnancy pounds don't just magically disappear after your baby is born, this article is for you. Here's how to get back in shape post pregnancy: When can you start exercising? Depending
  49. Sex After Baby Let’s face it, when new moms get any time between the sheets, there’s only one thing they want to do – and that’s sleep. If you’re worried about your lagging libido (or are afraid sex after baby might involve more pain
  50. Couple Time After Baby Even if it’s just a dinner date, time away from the kids is important, but many women are caught between bonding with their partners and worrying about their children, says parenting expert Jennifer Kolari. Here’s how to take the time you
  51. Surviving Air Travel with Kids If you're afraid of turning into "one of those families" we've all seen aboard planes with squalling, unruly children, don't worry–with a little forethought and preparation you can get to your destination with minimal stress and a happy family.
  52. Breast Milk Pumping Facts It’s hard to believe, but prior to 1996 double-electric breast pumps weren’t available for at-home use. Now, pumping technology is so advanced moms can
  53. Dealing with Anger Our children bring us incredible joy. Yet, there are times they can bring out the anger in us. Regardless of how skilled you are at parenting, and no matter how wonderful your children are you cannot avoid all the unpleasant situations that can occur
  54. Great Gifts for Moms Desperately searching for the perfect gift for Mother's Day? Look no further, we've got six gifts guaranteed to make her day perfect. 1. Baby food cooking classes on dvd
  55. Would you ever drug test your child? And you thought your toddler was trouble–just wait ’til he’s a teen. The latest parenting trend is taking a page from the Olympics as worried parents submit their teens to random drug testing. Is this an unforgivable betrayal of trust,
  56. Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss It’s the ultimate “kick me when I’m down” scenario: you’re still recovering from having a baby, your body doesn’t look the same–and now your hair is falling out. Is this some kind of cruel beauty joke for new
  57. The Truth About Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss After giving birth, many moms assume those first pounds will melt off in days. But some women can hold onto weight for up to a month after giving birth. Here’s why your body may not look like Heidi Klum’s the week after you deliver: Baby
  58. Dealing with Unwanted Parenting Advice While an occasional, well-meaning comment may be okay, too much unsolicited parenting advice can be annoying and put a strain on relationships. Here are 10 ways to respond to unwanted baby advice:  1. Listen before you react It’s
  59. How to Interview a Babysitter or Nanny Hiring a nanny or babysitter can be a time-consuming and stressful time for a parent. The first step is to dedicate enough time to the hiring process so you can make sure that you’re making the best decision for your family. When
  60. Facts about Finding a Nanny for your Baby Hiring a nanny for your baby can be stressful, especially for the first time. Here’s everything you need to know to make the process easier so you can find the best care for your kids. Live-in, or live-out? Before you start
  61. Managing with Multiples I can spend hours talking about the joys and challenges of raising twins (I have twin girls, and an older boy), but first I usually try to assuage an expectant mom's fears and address her main concerns about delivering multiples. Here's my two-minute
  62. Post-Pregnancy Health Problems There are a lot of things people don't tell you about what happens to your body after you give
  63. Baby Car Travel Tips Listening to your baby cry while you are trying to drive is challenging. But a few new ideas and a little time and maturity can help your baby become a happy traveler. Pick and choose from our list of car travel tips until you find one that works for
  64. Gift Ideas for Moms, Babies and Moms-to-be At Just the Facts, Baby we've compiled some of our favorite products from companies created by parents because, let's face it, they're the pros when it comes to what moms and babies want most. Here are some great gift ideas, whether you're shopping