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.
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?
It’s International Babywearing Week! (September 30th-October 6th, 2019). Does this have any special meaning to you? As a Baby Carrying Educator I am always so excited for I.B.W.. There are lots of special posts by baby carrier companies (hello, giveaways!) and, in general, my social media feeds are a little more flooded with adorable babywearing […]
Fall is here! So while we all bask in the warmth of cozy sweaters and warm drinks, we also inevitably are put at higher risk of catching illnesses, such as the flu or upper respiratory tract infections. As moms with young ones, we are not only worried about ourselves, but our babies too! So here are some good tips on how to keep your and your baby protected.
In today’s day and age, social media is the new medium behind the message. It surrounds us, it keeps us connected and informed. These days, everyone is connected to at least one form of social media. We scroll through our Instagram feeds, we pin ideas to Pinterest boards and we follow support groups on Facebook.
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.
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!
Adding a new baby into the family is a huge transition for everyone including siblings. We know that after the birth of a baby older siblings can really struggle with feeling left out. Some children will embrace the role of big sister or brother and happily help out with bringing diapers and bathing baby, but many will regress waking up more often in the night, whine and become clingy, or fight with other older siblings.