Category Archives: Feeding Your Baby in the First Year

5 essential tips for your child’s first dental visit

When I took my son to the dentist for the first time, he was about three years old. It was a disaster! And this was a child who was normally happy, agreeable, social, and who listened to reason! He did … Continue reading

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You are never too old to choke!

Have you ever choked on something? Have you ever had to perform abdominal thrusts (also known as the Heimlich maneuver) on someone or have it done to you? It doesn’t matter how old you are – anyone can choke! With … Continue reading

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Returning to work? How to make breastfeeding work for you!

One of the easiest and least stressful ways to return to work if you are breastfeeding is continuing to breastfeed. Breastfeeding as a working mom looks different for every mom and baby. With some trial and error you can find something that works for … Continue reading

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How to get the info you need, when you need it

Don’t miss another email! HaltonParents’ eBulletins are delivered to your inbox as baby grows. They keep you up-to-date on what you need to know and what you’ve been wondering about with your baby or toddler. I’ve been getting these emails for my … Continue reading

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Let’s end the “I’m not eating that!” battle

Mealtime – a time when we effortlessly prepare a variety of foods and then wait excitedly for our families to rush to the table and enjoy every bite! Oh wait, I think I just saw a unicorn! OK, time to get … Continue reading

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From mush to lumps: introducing food textures to baby

Congratulations, your baby is 6 months old and you’ve started introducing solids to your little one.  Adding solids into baby’s routine is fun, messy and definitely camera worthy! But for many parents it can be a nerve-racking adventure, especially when junior starts and … Continue reading

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dinewise

Food poisoning is nasty, makes you feel beyond terrible, and more than 4 million Canadians get it every year (Health Canada, 2015).  My worst encounter with this gastric invader followed a scrumptious chicken dish at a beautiful restaurant in Florida. To make … Continue reading

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