When can my baby use a play mat and what are the benefits? {Sponsored Post}

I recently talked a bit about play mats in my 0-6 month toy round up post – mentioning how we have used a small play mat (slowly graduating to the larger ALZip Eco Color Folder mat by Wunderkids) since James was a newborn. Let’s explore any evidence behind play mat use, what you can use […]

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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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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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The 4 Month Appointment: What to Expect {Quick Read!}

You can find my post on the 2 month well baby appointment here. Please note that in Ontario, the 2 and 4 month immunizations are the same, so I will not be covering them again in this post. Please refer to my last post for the immunizations. Disclaimer: this blog is not medical advice. It […]

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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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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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Toddler Art Corner (Great for Small Spaces & Homes)

With a new baby coming soon, I’ve really been trying to make sure Maggie has her own time with me (and my husband) before his arrival and her own space for when he does come. She will still be going to daycare a few times a week, but on the days she is home with […]

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Vaccinations During Pregnancy: Recommendations and Current Evidence

There are two vaccines (well, now 3 really!) that are commonly recommended during pregnancy in North America. I know that there is a lot of vaccine hesitancy out there right now in regards to the COVID vaccine, and sometimes that hesitancy can carry over to other vaccines. I find that pregnant women often experience hesitancy […]

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