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Solid Foods – Starting Off Right

Breast milk is all the food your baby needs for about six months. You can tell that your baby is ready for solid foods when he (or she) holds up his head, begins chewing motions and uses his tongue to move food into his mouth, instead of pushing it...

How To Protect Your Baby’s Oral Health

How To Protect Your Baby's Oral Health A thorough check-up of your baby's overall physical health is a central part of pediatric and family medicine. Make sure that the health of your child's teeth are part of the examination. Recent Guidelines A dentist should check your baby's teeth and mouth (oral health) within...

A Safe Environment For Baby: In and Around The Home

Injuries are the most common cause of death in children, and young children have more injuries than any other group. One reason is that children love to explore, and they don't know the difference between what's fun and what's dangerous. That's why they need to have someone looking after them...

Babies Learning Language

Babies Start To Learn Language Before They Speak Your baby's brain is 'wired' at birth to listen to and learn the language spoken around him. Babies need to listen to and participate in 'conversations' with other people, especially their parents. Leaving a baby in a crib all day or putting...

Postpartum Support

Planning for help when you go home It's common for women to be sent home within 48 hours of giving birth, so you and your partner should develop a plan that will provide assistance following your first pregnancy. Taking Care of Yourself Before your baby is born: ...

Develop Safe Habits

Child safety is an important health issue. Babies depend on adult protection, particularly during the first six months. Here are some safety tips: Birth to 6 months 1. Never leave your baby in the care of young children. 2. Never leave your baby alone on a bed or table. If you must...

Latching On

Correct 'latch' is the key to successful breastfeeding. This is the most important thing to establish in order to ensure that milk is being produced, your baby is getting enough milk, and your nipples don't become sore. If breastfeeding is painful for the mother, the baby is probably not swallowing...

Babies & Pets

Over Half Of Canadians Have A Household Pet It is estimated that over 53 % of Canadians have a household pet. Of those, the majority own at least one dog or cat, with about 10% having other animals such as birds, reptiles or fish. A significant number of dog owners...

Why Breastfeed?

Breast milk is the most balanced food you can feed your baby. It passes on valuable anti bodies, it's always the right temperature, it doesn't require sterilization, and it's free! These are just a few reasons why breast milk is called 'the perfect food.' Food Made Just For Your Baby Breast...

How To Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is a wonderful, natural experience, but it takes time and effort to get the hang of it, and you may become frustrated at times. Its well worth the work. Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby and for yourself. Here's how to...

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