Is it a cold, the flu or a stomach bug?

This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a long while – and with cold season approaching and some time on my hands to get it done, here it finally is. I commonly hear people refer to a stomach bug (more formally known as gastroenteritis) as the “stomach flu“. Hell, before I went […]

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Our Fave Mineral Sunscreens for Baby & Toddler

I have had a lot of people ask me (and no, I’m not just saying that) in recent months what our favourite mineral sunscreens are for baby (6+ months, however read my post on sun safety to learn more – under 6 months and unable to avoid the sun is an American Academy of Pediatrics […]

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 35 Certified Sleep and Parent Coach Cayla Answers More of Your Questions!

That’s right! Cayla Solomon of Sleeping Beauties (@officialsleepingbeauties on Instagram) is back on the podcast answering all your submitted sleep questions! The podcast is available on all major podcast platforms under Elephant in the Womb! A podcast brought to you by Elephant in the Womb blog (www.elephantinthewomb.ca). Disclaimer: this podcast is for informational purposes only. […]

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Making It Through Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: Tips for Survival

I know I’ve done an informational post on Hand, Foot and Mouth (herein, HFM) before but now that we have had personal experience with it I figured I might share any “wisdom” I’ve gained with others. Now, if you read my previous post you’ll know HFM is very common in daycare settings in the summer […]

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New Podcast Episode! Ep 34 Speech Language Pathology (SLP): Your Questions Answered with Gina-Marie Principe, SLP

A new podcast episode is now available – on all major podcast platforms! A podcast brought to you by Elephant in the Womb blog (www.elephantinthewomb.ca). Disclaimer: this podcast is for informational purposes only. This is NOT medical advice. If you need medical advice, please see your doctor or healthcare provider. Please also note that some […]

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What I Looked For in a Daycare

I’ve had a lot of people ask me recently, for whatever reason, how I chose our daycare. I love to boast about our daycare & daycare provider because it is amazing. My daughter, Maggie, attends a home daycare in our city. I talked about finding it in this post. Our provider is fantastic and does […]

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Childhood Immunization Appointment After Care Tips

We’ve talked about how to prepare for immunization appointments but what about how to help support and care for your child after? The good thing is that immunizations are usually pretty low key – so there isn’t too much you need to do after, but here are a few tips for the management of some […]

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Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) and Our Children: Uses and Risks

Similar to my post on acetaminophen (Tylenol), I thought I’d do an overview of ibuprofen (commonly known as Advil or Motrin) use for children. For safety tips regarding use, see my previous post on acetaminophen. I will include any ibuprofen specific tips at the bottom of this post. Disclaimer: this blog is not medical advice. […]

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The 2 Month Appointment: Expectations & Immunizations

If you read James’ 2 month update, you’ll know I published it just before I was taking him for his 2-month well baby & vaccination appointment. I promised I’d update about how those went but I also wanted to include some information about this first appointment: what to expect, what the vaccinations are, and more. […]

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