Baby

Learning life skills and independence can start early and be fun. Created for Setting up a nursery or playroom? Think beyond the crib and the toy storage and consider the kind of environment you want to create. The Montessori approach encourages play-based learning in organized spaces with simple, minimal decor. Create a Montessori playroom at
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Image: Shutterstock Fall brings with itself a flurry of change. It is the time of crisp air, colorful leaves, and pumpkins. You are more likely to spend more time indoors than outdoors to prevent your toddler from catching a chill in the sharp wind. However, staying indoors comes with its unique advantages. You would rather
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Children love this classic nursery rhyme and have fun making up actions to go along. Plus, here’s what it’s actually about in case they ask who the Muffin Man is. Photo: iStockphoto Start singing the song “Do you Know the Muffin Man?” and it’s bound to lead to more questions. Like: Who is the Muffin
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Parents have been singing the world’s most famous lullaby to their babies for more than a century. Even if you didn’t know there were lyrics to Brahm’s lullaby—or just didn’t know the name of the song—you’ve definitely heard this recognizable melody. Maybe you’ve hummed it to coax your own baby to sleep. Sometimes referred to
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Want a nursery that’s both functional and fashionable? We’ve rounded up the top trends in decor, along with quality pieces, that will stand the test of time. Little Seeds Monarch Hill Ivy Grey Metal Baby Crib Created for Nurseries aren’t just rooms with a crib and a glider anymore, they’ve become designed spaces and hashtags
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Could getting a fussy infant to fall asleep — and stay asleep — really be this simple? One new study says yes. You’ve tried the shush, the swaddle, the soother and the stroller, and all the other various S’s to get your inconsolable newborn to settle down, but nothing seems to work. Now scientists are saying
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Making a baby registry or a pre-baby shopping list is no easy feat. There’s the decoding of things like sleep sacks versus swaddles, the deep-diving on every stroller model, the constant “Do I really need all this?” questioning. And even after all that, there’s that lingering feeling that maybe you’re simply unaware of some crucial items.
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The supplement is a popular remedy for sleeplessness, but it may not be the answer to your pregnancy or new-mom insomnia. Sleep issues are just one of the many things that can make pregnancy a waking nightmare. If you’ve been wondering whether melatonin is a safe solution for pregnancy insomnia, we’ve got expert guidance to
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Nurse with confidence after going back to work with our breastfeeding expert’s advice. Photo: iStockphoto Most Canadian mothers are eligible for up to 18 months with our babies while our jobs are held for us. For some, though, finances or personal choices dictate an earlier return to work—and you may wonder if it is possible
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Maintaining good gut health is essential, right from birth. Created for Most of us never think about the trillions of microorganisms (aka microbiota) that live largely in our intestines. But they do everything from stimulating our immune systems and preventing us from getting sick to synthesizing vitamins so our bodies can benefit from them. The
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I ignored the mommy wars, avoided CIO debates and simply did what felt right for me. It worked—and now my kids have sleep hygiene habits that will benefit them for life. Just over 11 years ago, I began parenting my first child. I was the first of my siblings and my friend group to have
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Got nothing after “This Little Piggy”? Ramp up your repertoire with these games that are sure to delight your baby (and you!). In the early weeks, enjoying your newborn consists mostly of gazing at her while she sleeps or nurses (since that’s what she spends almost all of her time doing!). But before long, she
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Curl up with some hot cocoa and sing this classic song as a family. Recorded by artists of all music genres including Bing Crosby, Dolly Parton, Destiny’s Child and Alvin and the Chipmunks, there is still no greater version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer than the one sung by your own child. Written by Johnny
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Co-sleeping, inclined sleepers and heart rate monitors are big no-nos in the 2022 update of the American Academy of Pediatrics’s safe sleep recommendations for infants. For the first time since 2016, American parents with babies are getting new safe sleep recommendations for reducing sleep-related infant deaths. In a policy statement and technical report published in
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