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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...

Children’s creative play

Children use different materials and create new things that represent people, things, places and events. This kind of play is the most common form of play in preschool children.

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 give medication to your child

Don't make a fuss about it; the more you talk it up, the more you put the child on guard. Be casual.

Milestones: Toilet Training

Most toddlers are able to learn to control their bowels by 18 to 24 months and their bladder by 24 to 30 months. Night bladder control varies, but most children are dry at night by 36 months. Toilet teaching earlier than 36 months not only pressures the child but is unsuccessful...

Screaming

mother (and father) Despite our best intentions, most of us find its pretty hard to measure up to the standards that we set for ourselves on the discipline front. The result? Truckloads and truckloads of mother (or father) guilt. Heres how to cope with parenthoods most abundant yet useless emotion: Problem:...

Healthy Foods for Growing Children: Feeding Your Toddler

During your baby's first year, she grew quickly, probably tripling her weight in one year. She enjoyed trying new foods and learning to feed herself. Then, quite suddenly, her growth rate will slow down and she will not be so hungry. She may develop strong likes and dislikes or...

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