Author Archives: Andrea Scott RN

About Andrea Scott RN

I’m a public health nurse with the HaltonParents team – you'll find me on Facebook, Twitter and on this blog, writing about all things parenting. I’ve been working for the Halton Region Health Department since 2006 and my focus has been on supporting parents with babies and little kids. I have two little ones myself, “Pumpkin” and “Monkey” who give me plenty to write about! :)

How to help your child cope with vaccinations

It was time for booster shots (cue doomsday music). My daughter was 5 years old and right at that age where many kids tend to have a well-established fear of needles. I remember learning in nursing school that kids of … Continue reading

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“That was easy!” Reporting your child’s immunizations

My daughter got her booster shots recently, and it’s been on my mind, I’ve got to report these to the health department. Somewhere in the middle of laundry, groceries, working and, oh right, taking care of my kids, I need … Continue reading

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7 tips for when your baby hates their car seat

My son hated car rides as a baby. For a while there, I was seriously questioning my wisdom in going out with him and my toddler ever. I know of parents who simply stopped car rides with their baby, and … Continue reading

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It’s time to stop the Yes/No questions

For the rest of the day, listen to yourself when you talk to your kids. I did this recently and was struck by how many times I asked my kids a Yes/No question, when instead I meant to be giving … Continue reading

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8 tips to help support a friend with fertility issues

I went through fertility issues before I became a mother. Fertility issues are often a profound rollercoaster of hope, grief, loneliness and helplessness that overwhelms many who are struggling to have children. If you know a friend or family member … Continue reading

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