October Blog

Safe Trick or Treating 1. Choose the right costume. Choose a costume that is easy for your child to move around in. Avoid heavy, itchy fabrics, elaborate headpieces and outfits that don’t fit properly. Ensure they are wearing comfortable shoes, as they will be doing quite a bit of walking. Consider face paint as a mask alternate, as masks can obstruct sight and breathing. 2. Be visible. Even if you.

September Blog

Fall Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers As the weather is getting cooler, the leaves on the tress are starting to change colour; making fall a beautiful season. During this time there are many fun activities that you can do with your child. Rake leaves and jump in the pile! Collect leaves Visit an apple orchard Pick apples Nature walks Make an autumn wreath! Check out these ideas from Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/28640147607701719/

August Blog

First Day of School for First Time Parents Make the big day special Take the kids back to school shopping! (there’s nothing like a new pair of sneakers or a dress to build anticipation). You could also let kids plan a celebratory meal for the first day of school. Be positive at drop-off Keep it positive – a quick reassuring: See you later Children can pick up on adult’s feelings,.

July Blog

Benefits of Using a Pacifier Many parents are unsure of whether or not to use a pacifier to soothe their baby. While there are cons, may cause dental problems, and children becoming reliant on them, lets take a look at some of the benefits. Pacifiers may soothe fussy babies. Pacifiers offers temporary distraction. A pacifier might come in handy during and after shots, blood tests or other procedures. Pacifiers might.

June Blog

Dealing with Picky Eaters This was taken from an online article. We thought it would be helpful to parents to share. If your child is a picky eater, you can try some of these tips: Use props • Use wacky, disposable straws, fun sippy cups, or colorful spoons and forks at meals. • Help children make their own placemats. Have them draw and/or color some of their favorite nutritious foods.

May Blog

How to Prevent Your Baby From Getting Heat Stroke in the Summer Covering a stroller with a blanket to shield your baby from the sun can actually have a negative effect. It gets very hot and has poor air circulation. An experiment was done to see determine the temperature with the blanket, and without the blanket. Without a cover: The temperature inside a stroller left out in the heat was.

April Blog

Benefits of Risky Play According to the B.C. online collaborative project outsideplay.ca, risky play can “have many different shapes, but always involves the thrill and excitement of testing yourself and finding out what happens.” That includes playing rough and tumble – at heights, at high speeds, with dangerous tools or elements or with a chance of getting lost. Research shows risky play is exhilarating for kids, helps them learn to.

March Blog

Eye Screening for Children Accoudring to a U.S. Panel of Experts, children should be screened for lazy eye by age 5. Studies have showed that waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems. Screening should be done between 3 – 5 years old. Early identification of lazy eye — technically called amblyopia — is critical. If the condition isn’t treated by the time a child is between the ages of.

February Blog

We wanted to share this link because we think it is important for new moms and expectant mothers to be aware of. Cytomegalovirus and Pregnancy Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a member of the herpes virus family. It’s the virus most frequently passed on to babies during pregnancy. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, about 1 percent of babies are born with the infection, a condition called congenital CMV. Most babies.

January Blog

Introducing Infants to Peanut Based Products to Reduce Risk of Allergies Parents and doctors are encouraged to introduce babies safely to peanut-based foods by six months to reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy. The study proved early introduction of peanut-based products slashed the risk of developing peanut allergy by age five among high-risk infants. Infants are considered high risk if they are allergic to eggs, have severe eczema.

December Blog

Ingredients 1 box (1 lb 6.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Supreme original brownie mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box 2 or 3 drops green food color 2/3 cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container) Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors red and green candy sprinkles or miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits Miniature candy canes (2 inch), unwrapped Directions • 1 Heat oven to.

November Blog

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality Clean air is essential to good health. Most people spend over 80% of their time in their homes or at work. A lot of the time, we are not aware that the quality of indoor air, can have an effect on our health. Indoor air pollutants range from minor irritants such as dust and animal dander, to major irritants such as moulds and chemical.

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