Infants

Child Advocate Warns Against Bed-Sharing After Infant's Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The death of an infant in care has led to Alberta's child advocate recommending that foster parents stop letting babies sleep with them.Del...

Spring Cleaning For Your Child

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

This time of year we all need some personal spring-cleaning. The winter is a time when we get too little exercise, eat more comfort foods (remember those unhealthy holiday meals?), spend too little time outside, and often gain weight. Our kids do the same, following our behaviours.

Food For Thought: How I Feed My Baby Is None of Your Business

Darlena Cunha | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Something as simple and necessary as feeding your child is cause for judgement and snobbery from parents who do it differently. Taking a bottle out in public never failed to bring on the stares of other well-meaning parents who were certain our children weren't getting the best nutrition possible.

Germs May Hold the Key to Infant Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Should pregnant women have a natural or caesarean birth and afterwards, should they breastfeed or use formula? The debate has been at a standstill for quite some time yet thanks to a relatively new branch of science, there may be a means to resolve the disquiet.

Making Sense of your Child's Learning Style

Natacha V. Beim | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Alberta
Natacha V. Beim

If you're a parent, chances are you've encountered a child who attempts to talk at an impressively young age. Similarly, some children seem to have an uncanny eye for reading and identifying facial expressions. How children choose to explore the world, is indicative of what their preferred learning style is. A great body of research has been dedicated to understanding different learning styles. Although most children learn by doing, in general children tend to gravitate more towards one of three learning styles

The Infant Travel Bed That's a Danger to Your Baby

Corinne McDermott | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Travel
Corinne McDermott

Health Canada has issued a warning about a popular infant and toddler travel bed, sold in North America as the KidCo PEAPOD, after receiving two reports of infants rolling over and getting their faces trapped between the mattress and the side of the product, posing a suffocation hazard.