Photo: iStockphoto Cate Prichard was pregnant with her first baby when she listened to a podcast about “elimination communication” (EC) and it sort of blew her mind. The idea behind EC, which is also known as infant potty training, baby-led potty training or “natural infant hygiene,” is that babies are born with an awareness of
Photo: iStockphoto Whether you’re a first-time mom or an experienced one, the early days of breastfeeding can cause a lot of anxiety. The newborn weeks are such a blurry, confusing time. But all that worrying and self-doubt can cloud the fact that breastfeeding is actually going exactly as it should be, and you’re doing great.
Photo: iStockphoto For many of us, the story of Peter Rabbit was an introduction to the soothing powers of chamomile tea. But the fictional reference is there for a reason: Chamomile can be an effective source of relief for gas and potentially colic for babies and toddlers. How does chamomile tea work for babies? Chamomile
Photo: iStockphoto For something that’s supposed to be “natural,” breastfeeding doesn’t necessarily come naturally. Even women with good supply will tell you that it can be hard, and it can hurt. And for moms who experienced trauma during birth, or physical or mental illness, or whose babies were born with complications, nursing can be more
Photo: iStockphoto Fine, straight hair can be easy to manage, but sometimes it can feel a bit…blah, whether it looks flat and lifeless or gets greasy shortly after a shower. To learn how to add a little more oomph to straight hair, we grilled a few hair pros to get the real deal on the
Photo: iStockphoto Breastfeeding lying down is often touted as the promised land of nursing positions, but it’s not the easiest one for some new moms. Still, it’s worth trying, as it can help make breastfeeding more comfortable for you and your baby. Wondering how to get it right? A couple of lactation consultants who have
Photo: iStockphoto A sturdy crib or sweet little bassinet is one of the first purchases many expectant parents make, right before or after they paint the nursery a soothing colour for sleep. Some dark curtains and maybe a white noise machine and, presto, you have the perfect retreat for baby’s naptime and nighttime slumber. Such
Photo: iStockphoto Anyone who has watched a snoozing baby has wondered what’s going on when they smile or twitch in their sleep. Do babies dream? Turns out, we don’t actually know if they dream or not. “We can only know if someone has a dream if they can tell us about it and, of course,
Photo: iStockphoto The idea of babies and schedules is actually pretty funny: They haven’t read the books, articles or blogs, they have no idea what time it is, and the only sure thing about parenting is that, as soon as you get used to something, it’s going to change. Though it’s true that a specific
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE The very thought of hemorrhoids can make one uncomfortable. While the condition is more common among adults, it can also develop in babies and toddlers. They are painful hemorrhoids in babies can be handled with medical and home care. In this MomJunction post, find out what causes hemorrhoids in babies,
Photo: Walmart.ca A popular infant sleeper recalled in the United States is still available in Canada for a simple reason: labelling. Fisher-Price recalled the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper on April 12, 2019 after an investigation by Consumer Reports linked the inclined sleeper to 32 deaths. Consumer Reports says its ongoing investigation is based on data
Photo: Th3littlestavenger When I was growing up, my mom often told me that after I was born, she swiftly returned to her pre-baby silhouette. So quickly did she look like her old self—petite, gamine—that a neighbour, seeing my mom wearing a sundress and pushing a pram with a baby in it, joked that I must
Photo: iStockphoto Sleep-deprived parents will try anything to get their little ones to sleep. Unfortunately, there’s no full-proof product when it comes to baby swaddles—different styles work for different babies and some babies flat-out refuse to be confined. But many parents and paediatricians swear that swaddling can help most babies sleep longer and cry less.
Image: Shutterstock A lip tie is not a major physical anomaly in a baby. It may not be painful either but may cause problems in the long run, when left untreated. The lip tie in babies can interfere with breastfeeding, and also affect the development of the teeth. However, it can be addressed with some
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE There is nothing more heartwarming than a baby’s smile. As a new parent, you excitedly wait for your baby to smile. And one day, you are pleasantly surprised when you see the baby smile in their sleep. Your immediate reaction could be immense love and adoration for the baby, and