If you google introducing solids you might come across baby led weaning (BLW). BLW is an approach that skips purees and spoon feeding altogether and encourages baby to eat whole pieces of food starting at 6 months.
Are you wondering what a doula is (and does for that matter) and how they can help you and your family? Think of a doula as your very own personal Mary Poppins. Our doulas support families in the greater Toronto area, including Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Oakville, Milton, Brampton, Caledon, Guelph, Orangeville, Vaughan, Newmarket and the surrounding communities.
Have you ever heard of “Baby’s Second Night”? It’s a normal pattern of fussiness and cluster feeding that occurs around that 48 mark in a baby’s life, and is an important topic we cover with clients in our prenatal appointments as their birth doulas or childbirth educators.
I think most people understand parents when they share how parenting is difficult, if they are dealing with multiples (twins, triplets, ore more), a child that was born premature, with special needs, to a single parent, etc. But what about when your baby was born healthy, on time, generally behaves like a typical baby, and you still find parenting grueling and less than ideal?
The world of nutrition is always changing as are guidelines. You may have seen in the news earlier this year that there had been some major updates to the Canadian Pediatric allergen guidelines, which might shift your perspective on introducing new foods. Currently Health Canada suggests introducing solids at around 6 months, although some parents will hear 4-6 months depending on their health care providers advise or their child’s growth and development. In general, a variety of different foods and different textures should be offered at 6 months, including common allergens for both low and high risk infants.
There has been a lot of talk about postpartum depression and getting help. However, how common anxiety can be during pregnancy and the postpartum period is less talked about. According to Postpartum Support International, 6 percent of women experience anxiety during pregnancy and 10 percent of women experience anxiety during the postpartum period. Anxiety in general […]
As a hockey wife and mommy we have always been on the go, travelling from country to country since my son was five weeks old. My son is now eighteen months and travel has changed a lot over the last year and a half – it has been (and is) quite the adventure! So, based on my own experiences, I’ve put together a list of tips, best practice and advice for travelling with a baby that I hope will help make things a little bit easier and less stressful for you as you prepare to travel with your little one!