Happy International Women’s Day & 14 Months to Maggie!

February felt like it went by at the speed of light, so here we are already at 14 months! A quick update and a few things we’ve got up to this month. Also just wanted to give a quick word to International Women’s Day. Having a daughter has made me even more passionate about women’s…

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth (or That Infection Your Kid Might Get at Daycare)

If you have a child in daycare, this might be something you’ve heard of. Hand, foot, and mouth disease. The name sounds all sorts of confusing and very much scarier than it is. If you haven’t heard of it before you may be thinking – what the heck is that?! So let’s take a closer…

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Mask Misinformation and Myth Busting: A Quick Look at Common Claims and Current Data

We are basically one year into the COVID-19 pandemic yet I’m still seeing a ridiculous amount of misinformation around mask wearing, safety, and guidelines. I hit a breaking point today when I read a bunch of posts on a local Facebook group about how masks cause low oxygen saturation and how the government is trying…

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New Podcast Episode: Postpartum and Delaying the Initial Bath with Dr Heather DNP RN

The newest episode of the podcast is available! We’re talking postpartum and delaying the initial bath for baby. As always: the new episode is available on all major podcast platforms under Elephant in the Womb! Click here to access our anchor page, or check out the PODCAST page above! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The…

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Who’s Who Series: Social Work

I feel like social workers are often under-appreciated as well as misunderstood. So many people hear social worker and associate their job with either only one aspect of it, or just something that is not exactly correct. Social workers could be involved in your life at any point really – even pregnancy and postpartum. There…

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Maggie’s Picks: Sort, Stack and Nest Toys

Around 12 months of age, Maggie became obsessed with her sort and stack toys! She would play with them for long periods of time and was very determined at being “successful” at them. So I thought I’d share some of her favourite ones for those with babes around the one year mark – keep in…

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GUEST POST: Sample Activity Plan for 0-24 Months by @trishgoodbye R.E.C.E

Hello caregivers of the tiny humans! My name is Trish Goodwin and I am an educator, and a mom. During my maternity leave in a pandemic, I have realized just how difficult it can be to fill the days with an infant, especially without the support of family, friends and parenting groups. I yearn for…

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New Podcast Episode: C-Section Birth Experience (& A Few Points on Placenta Previa)

The new podcast episode is a C-section birth experience episode – yay! And we did talk about placenta previa so I thought – why not write a post as well with a bit more information? As always: the new episode is available on all major podcast platforms under Elephant in the Womb! Also another note:…

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13 Months of Maggie (Includes Indoor Activity Suggestions – Minimal Preparation!)

I am actually collaborating on a better post about indoor activity suggestions with a more knowledgeable friend (can’t wait to share) but for now, I thought I’d share what we’ve been up to in the last month as part of this month’s Maggie Monthly post. If you read my last post, I believe I mentioned…

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What Feeling “Touched Out” Was Like For Me

I was never really told about feeling touched out before I had a baby. I was observant enough that I noticed some moms around me got what appeared to be “tired” of having their child crawl all over them – which I totally understood. Everyone likes and needs their own personal space at times. But…

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