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Keep your baby active with tummy time

Less confined sitting and more tummy time will help babies get on the right track toward being active.

5 ways to get your kids to eat plain yogurt

Yogurt is a delicious snack or even a part of a meal, but it has also become the poster child for nutritious foods. Here's how to make plain yogurt fun.

Are some germs good for your baby?

According to Dr. Dina Kulik, a pediatrician and emergency medicine doctor who works at Kindercare Paediatrics and SickKids hospital in Toronto, babies can benefit from germs.

9 ways to improve your waiting room experience

I'm in the ER, but where's George Clooney? One parent gives helpful (and funny) tips to surviving the waiting room.

How to treat pinworms and perianal strep

Don’t freak out. Itchy bums are pretty common. Here's everything you need to know about perianal strep and pinworms.

What to do when your toddler has a fracture

Toddler fractures can happen more easily than you think. Here's what to do.

Is prenatal screening for birth defects a good idea?

Prenatal screening is non-invasive and can reveal birth defects, but is it a good idea? Two moms and an expert weigh in.

 

How I helped my son with autism find his voice

We quickly learned that what other kids intuited — grammar, innuendo, body language — Casey would have to study, as if a second language, except it would be his first.  So the lessons began in earnest — for all of us, really.

The truth about sugar (and how to minimize your intake)

How much sugar is too much sugar, and what about naturally-occurring sugars? We asked a dietitian for the scoop.

Buyers’ Guide To Weighted Blankets

Using a weighted blanket is just like swaddling a babe or being hugged tight, and they’ve been touted for their treatment or help with insomnia, mental health issues (depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder), restless leg syndrome, Alzheimer’s and even cerebral palsy in adults, and have even shown some positive results with those on the autism spectrum.

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