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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My Favourite Baby Carriers for Multitasking Parents

Baby carriers seemed super intimidating to me as a first time mom. Some looked super complicated. I worried about how I would put baby in them alone on maternity leave. I worried that my baby would not like any and we would just be wasting money! It was an unnecessarily stressful thing to purchase. The […]

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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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3 Months of James and Squeals!

This past month has been one full of growth! I really have noticed him actually growing and changing this month. Sometimes it takes you by surprise (like when they’re suddenly not a newborn anymore) but I swear some months you actually see their growth over a 24-48 hour period! It’s crazy. Read our past monthly […]

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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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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Our Children: Uses, Risks and Safety Tips

Acetaminophen recently caused quite a stir on Twitter (specifically mom Twitter, but also somewhat recently on Medtwitter when the acetaminophen use in pregnancy topic came up) so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take a better look at the current evidence around acetaminophen (Tylenol), its potential risks, and uses in children. Perhaps […]

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