The secrets to sleep and safety
By Christine Davis When I had newborn babies at home one of the first things people always asked me was: “Is the baby sleeping through the night yet?” Before becoming a parent I had no idea that getting a baby to sleep
Gertie the Goose lands on teething toy shelf
Say hello to Gertie. She is about seven inches tall, roughly shaped like a bowling pin with eyes and sports a bright orange beak and feet.
Our most exciting summer adventure has been a robin’s nest on our porch. It started with a flurry of activity by two robin mates to claim their territory and put together a nest atop a lantern on our front porch.
How to have a ‘happy little sleeper’
If you are struggling with sleep with your Baby/Toddler, I would suggest you check out this great tips from Amanda at Happy Little Sleepers.
Set up a sleepy space
Often, when babies start daycare we see some nap “regressions”. Setting up a room that is conducive to sleep is key.
Baby Book Cover Photo Contest: Share the cuteness
Want to see your baby on the cover of the next City Parent Baby Book? Share the cuteness and you just might!
Five reasons to exercise with your baby
The reality for most new moms is grabbing whatever we can to eat after a less than peaceful night of sleep. It’s important to be kind and give yourself adequate time to get back into your pre-baby shape and embrace
Laugh that sleepless nights are on their way. Laugh that there is nothing we can do about it. And laugh that this is our life and we won’t know what it will look like until we get there.
Breastfeeding for the long haul
How I rose above the shame of long-term breastfeeding and managed to continue to nurse my baby after going back to work.
Breastfeeding has amazing benefits for both mom and baby. But when a happily breastfed baby starts putting up a fight at every feeding, it brings anxiety and drama into an otherwise peaceful relationship.
The sweet sound of the human voice is soothing and Jason Simmons uses his vocal instrument to full effect on his a cappella lullaby CD for children,
Helping Babies Sleep
As a father to six children I have experienced many variations in the learning curve of what helps babies get to sleep and what doesn’t
How to protect your baby’s skin during colder months
Most parents take extra precaution with their baby’s skin in the summer, but don’t realize that it is equally important to protect baby’s skin during the colder months
How infant speech develops
During the past year the Oral Dynamics Lab at the University of Toronto has been doing research with more than 125 babies on infant speech development. Their study investigates how babies use information on speech that they see and hear
Planning for your baby’s future
Canadians have opportunities to save for their children’s education, but they just aren’t taking advantage of available programs. Only 39 per cent of those eligible for the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) take advantage of the
New research shows that infant skin is even more sensitive than previously thought; it absorbs and loses moisture at a much quicker rate than adult skin. Keep your baby’s skin well moisturized to protect against clinical dryness
The cradle, the crossover, the football hold. They may sound like terms thrown around at the gym, but they are actually techniques moms can use to make feeding their newborn easier
And baby makes
I never really considered myself a consumer…until I had a baby. Babies, coming into the world as they do naked and apparently needing a whole lotta gear, sent me to the mall more often than I care to remember. And
Rock a Bye Baby
When planning your babies nursery, parents never forget the crib, change table or beautiful décor, but hey do often skip over a comfortable chair or glider. A glider is often an after thought once the baby has arrived and the
Now hear this
Do you sometimes feel like your six-month old is hanging on your every word, imploring you to continue the conversation? It's not your imagination. Your baby is fascinated by every sound that leaves your mouth. You could be reading the