Archive for 'Toddler'

Toy Safety

Toy Safety

How to choose toys that are fun and safe this holiday season. Toy Safety When it comes to toy shopping for children, it’s important to look at the age recommendations on the packaging.  After all, the [...]

Toddlers and Newborns

Toddlers and Newborns

How to help your firstborn adjust to life with a sibling. Toddlers and Newborns Bringing home a new baby is an exciting time.  It can also be an upsetting time for a big brother or sister, [...]

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting is a book for busy parents in our busy times. Many parents find the challenges of being all things to all people daunting. How to do it all? How to stay sane while [...]

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

According to a Finnish study, babies who have close contact with dogs or cats during their first year of life are less likely to experience respiratory infections such as colds and ear infections, compared to those [...]

Safe Halloween Costumes

Safe Halloween Costumes

Keeping our adorable little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween Halloween Safety Well, tonight’s the big night, when our children don their costumes and head out for a night of trick or treating. But those same [...]

Poison Prevention

Poison Prevention

 What every parent needs to know to prevent childhood poisonings. Poison Prevention Poisoning is a top cause of hospitalization of children under 6 years of age. It’s why keeping all toxic products in their original containers [...]

Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy

 What to do with your child’s pounds of Halloween candy. Halloween Candy So, all year long you work hard at serving nutritious food to your kids and limiting junk food, only to have your efforts sabotaged [...]

Snacks and Junk Food

Snacks and Junk Food

A look at the good, the bad and the ugly of snacks and junk food. Snacks and Junk Food According to  recent study just 3% of Canadian kids were considered obese back in 1979.  Now that [...]

Strep/Sore Throats

Strep/Sore Throats

 When does your child’s sore throat need to be seen by a doctor. Sore Throats  Most sore throats are of little concern and they run their course after a day or so. But strep throat can be [...]

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

 How to keep our little ghosts and goblins out of harms way. If there is one holiday all children seem to love, it’s Halloween, and no wonder. Halloween has just the right mix of spooky fun, [...]