“Don’t just wait for the first day of school and hope for the best, start preparing now.”
From kindergarten to university, we’ve rounded up our favourite gear and gadgets to get your kids (and/or you) ready for the new school year.
It looks like Princess Charlotte is taking after her fashionista mom, Kate Middleton.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning Friday against a fecal pool parasite that causes "watery diarrhea." Here's how to stay safe.
A mother discovered her 15-month-old daughter's body was covered in bite marks after picking her up from daycare. No charges have been made yet.
“[Parents should] be aware that all their joints are still forming so anything that puts extra pressure on them can have a detrimental effect,” Adam Pandit, Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at Spire Thames Valley in Slough tells the Independent. The condition is called “nursemaid’s” or “pulled” elbow and is most common with pre-school aged children between one and four. “In my experience I have seen very little incidences of direct injury to the shoulder and elbow joint as a result of children swinging by their hands holding onto adults.
Now that we live in a world of elective C-sections, people have a lot to say about women who go the route of a caesarean birth. “A new day and what seems to be another new post from someone insinuating that giving birth by cesarean means that you didn’t give birth. Can we please just stop?!” pleads Jodie Shaw in a Facebook post for Birth Without Fear.
Remember those family road trips you went on as a kid? Now imagine doing that with triplets. Father of three Jake White certainly knows how it feels. Tired of all the squabbles, he came up with a genius solution for keeping his three little ones from fighting in the car — and the Internet can’t get enough.
British potty expert Amanda Jenner has been helping kids transition out of diapers for the last 18 years. The mother of three understands that parents these days are extremely busy so she developed a method to nip potty training in the bud — sometimes as quickly as within three to five days. “The age of potty training is increasing,” Jenner tells BabyCenter.
By now, numerous studies have shown that there are some serious benefits to new moms practicing skin to skin contact the moment a baby is delivered. According to the La Leche League of Canada (LLL), skin to skin contact between mother and baby immediately after birth “helps regulate the baby’s temperature, breathing, heart rate and sugar levels. For mothers who plan to breastfeed, skin to skin increases the level of prolactin your body produces, increasing milk supply and helping babies to latch.
It’s no great mystery that kids should be eating fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. “I feel like the inner work works hand in hand with raw food to heal the self. “It’s like the raw food, because it’s so hydrating, easily digested and nutritious, has freed up head space and my awareness.
Allie Casazza is a life coach and mother of four. On her website, The Purposeful Housewife, she claims to “help overwhelmed moms clear the clutter in their homes, calendars, brains and lives so they can take a deep breath and find joy in the mundane.” In an effort to practice what she preaches, she recently got rid of all her kids toys, except for one small bin.
In the last decade, peanut allergies have become a growing concern for parents — according to Health Canada, it’s one of the most common food allergies. Under the current Health Canada guidelines, parents are told to exclusively breastfeed (or use a breastfeeding alternative, like formula) before the age of 6 months. After that time, they can begin experimenting with solid foods and common allergens like peanut-based products, fish, wheat, milk, soy and eggs.
It was an ordinary day at Walmart for Erika Burch, who was picking up some groceries for her kids when she saw something out of the ordinary. “She [was] begging him to stop! She was saying ‘please stop, I promise I won’t do it again please stop!’” wrote Burch in a Facebook post that has since gone viral.