Category Archives: Play, Growth & Development for Babies

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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How to be your child’s best advocate

You think your child is unwell or may have a developmental delay, or a learning disability – but you’re having difficulty navigating the system to get a diagnosis and a plan. You’re feeling frustrated, worried and scared.

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How to build a secure attachment with your baby

I remember being struck by how my son, David, looked at me – really looked at me. He took in my facial expressions, my words, the tunes I sang, and responded with his own changes in facial expression, babbling and … Continue reading

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So much to do at the library with your baby

If your baby is fussing and you need a break, maybe it’s time to head to the library! Are you surprised?  Libraries are not what they used to be. Erase any mental images of furrowed brows and steel-like stares; things … Continue reading

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Help! My baby won’t nap

I’ve had two babies. One that. Would. Not. Nap, and the other LOVED naps! Want to know what I did differently? Nothing. So let me start by saying – no, I don’t believe it’s anything you have done or did … Continue reading

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3 “weird but true” things about newborns

You drove 30 km/hr home from the hospital and discovered a new world of crazy drivers… You survived night 2 and 3 with a fussy newborn and seriously engorged breasts… You’ve spent countless hours staring at your sweet baby in … Continue reading

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The key to surviving life with a newborn

The key to surviving life with a newborn is low expectations. Lower. Even lower. There you go. Remember all those things you had imagined pre-baby, you know that picture of you putting your little one down for a nap and … Continue reading

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