Swimming Lessons for Your Little Fishies: A Look at the Guidance & Recommendations

We recently started taking Maggie to swimming lessons at a swim school (pre-lockdown). We only go to do 3 lessons before restrictions changed again, but it was such a good experience. As I wrote a post about it for Instagram, I thought it might be of interest to some of my readers to see what…

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The 411 On White Noise and Baby Sleep

I honestly never thought a lot about white noise before having a baby. I have always been a pretty heavy sleeper who never really struggled to fall asleep, so sleep aids weren’t something I’d put much thought into. When I saw a ton of people recommending white noise machines as a must have item for…

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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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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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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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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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Our Favourite Disposable Diapers: From Newborn to Now

I have been meaning to write this post for awhile, because I know people are always asking for diaper recommendations, especially new parents. We have tried a few different brands and styles (including cloth diapers now – which I will write about in a future post!) and I wanted to share our experiences with each…

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Lets Talk About Growth Chart Anxiety

I know you know what I’m talking about – something moms in particular love to talk about is their baby’s growth. Sometimes it’s pride: “They weigh ____ lbs now!” Or they are “_____ cm tall!” The other side of it is worry. “My baby is only in the ____ percentile, do I need to be…

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The Quick Scoop on Vitamin K for Newborns

Parenting is full of decision-making and it starts before your child is even born. One of the questions you will get asked during a prenatal appointment is whether or not you want your child to have the Vitamin K injection. To make this decision, you need to be informed about what this injection is for,…

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