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Child Equipment & Toys

New toys and equipment such as cribs, strollers, car seats and high chairs must meet Canadian safety standards. Check the labels for safety information. Make sure second-hand toys and baby equipment meet safety standards, especially if they are old. Baby walkers with...

Your Child’s Early Brain Development

You've probably heard how important it is to help your baby's brain develop well. You may have seen advertisements for toys to stimulate your child's brain, and CD's to ggive your unborn baby a start in music. Many parents know it is important to help stimulate their child's brain, but...

10 Things PreSchool Teachers Won’t Say

I would have loved to be completely truthful with parents on many occasions, but the need to stay gainfully employed meant that I usually bit my tongue. There are common themes of complaint among preschool teachers and childcare workers, primarily relating to behaviour, sickness and attitudes. Here: The most frequent...

How to Manage A Fever

A fever, itself, is not harmful. What counts is the cause. You don't have to give your child anything for the fever just because it is there. A sick child's fever is usually highest from about 6 in the evening till 3 in the morning. If the fever is gone...

What To Do When Your Toddler Seems Out Of Control

As all parents know, children go through stages. In fact, sometimes they seem to just get out of one before they are into another. This is particularly true of the time between birth and 5 years, when the pace of growth is extraordinary - a pace never to be...

Your Child’s Sexuality: Development & Communication

Sexuality is much more than sex. It includes our sense of who we are and how we feel about ourselves as sexual beings. Our children start the lifelong process of learning about their sexuality as soon as they are born. The loving touches you give your baby teach that the...

Let’s Play

I am a passionate proponent of unstructured free play for kids. I know how to play with my kids and how to get them connected with neighborhood kids. Hell, I even wrote a book about it. And yet, admittedly, last fall, structure sort of crept up on us. One...

How To Tell If Your Child Is Sick

1 They must be able to tolerate a wide range of chemical substances in the environment - and some children develop an allergy. This primarily depends on the child's genes because allergies run in the family. 2 They are at risk for an infection when they become exposed to bacteria...

Milestones: Preschoolers (3-5 Years)

Your Child's Growth Measure your child's growth every 6 months, using your bathroom scale and a tape measure. Ask your child to stand straight with the back smack against the wall. Then hold a book on top of your child's head and make a pencil mark at the level of...

First Aid

Extracts from the ChildSafe Program of The Canadian Red Cross Society. Children are curious - and this curiosity often leads to injury. Parents can help protect their child by creating a safe environment. They can teach their children to take responsibility for themselves so that a child develops his or...

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