Monday, March 30, 2020

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Child wellness
Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, our family has been watching a lot more television while we do our part in social distancing and staying at home.  For children ages 3-5, the recommended screen time is 1 hour or less per day by the Canadian...
Introducing solid foods to your baby’s diet is an exciting time for many parents.  But with that also comes some worries about potential food allergies.  Some foods are a higher risk for allergies than others.  Peanuts, fish and eggs are some of the more common culprits. Before...
For the first six months of a baby’s life, they get all of the nutrients they require from their mother’s milk or from infant formula.  The exception is vitamin D – breastfed babies need vitamin D supplementation. A big milestone for many parents is introducing solids...

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How Much Sleep Does my Baby Need? How Much Sleep Do Teens Need?

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