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Baby poop: a guide for parents
Baby poop: a guide for parents
Babies can poop almost every colour of the rainbow, which can make opening your infant’s diaper quite a shock. From broadcasting their diets to alerting us to illness, our babies’ poop tells us what’s going on in their little bodies…

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Postpartum care: your body after birth
Postpartum care: your body after birth
Your baby isn’t the only lasting legacy from your pregnancy. From postpartum hair loss to newfound incontinence, carrying a baby can change your body in so many ways. Growing a baby takes a herculean effort, and giving birth doesn’t mean…

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Loss of appetite in babies
Loss of appetite in babies
Feeding your baby is such a huge part of parenting — you give them a bottle to stop their crying, nurse them when they’re sick, and have a great time exploring different foods when they get big enough. It’s up…

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How do I know if my child has a mental health problem?
How do I know if my child has a mental health problem?
It’s easy to think of mental illness as only affecting adults, but children are vulnerable to it as well. At its most basic, mental illness is simply a medical condition that causes ways of thinking or feeling that…

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4 weird toddler behaviours that are actually normal
4 weird toddler behaviours that are actually normal
Toddlers are kooky. They make up their own languages and love to dress outrageously. Some of the weird things toddlers do, however, are more likely to provoke worry than a laugh. As a parent,…

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Why you need caregiver support
Why you need caregiver support
Caregiving refers to the practice of helping someone who has some care needs because of a physical or mental health condition. For family caregivers, this caregiving is unpaid. You may be helping a partner or spouse, an aging…

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How does smoking during pregnancy impact a child’s health?
How does smoking during pregnancy impact a child’s health?
Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the world. Everyone knows that you shouldn’t smoke, especially while pregnant. However, how exactly maternal smoking affects your unborn child isn’t always as…

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Can I have a half-glass of wine with dinner if I’m pregnant?
Can I have a half-glass of wine with dinner if I’m pregnant?
You know you’re not supposed to drink alcohol while pregnant. But, chances are you’ve also heard that the occasional glass of wine during pregnancy won’t hurt. You may even know women who’ve done it, and gone on to…

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Flat feet & fallen arches in babies
Flat feet & fallen arches in babies
Toddlers and young children usually have flat feet. So if you’re thinking to yourself, “my child is walking or running flat-footed,” you’re right! While flat feet or fallen arches might…

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Baby massages – tips & why is it helpful?
Baby massages – tips & why is it helpful?
If you have a baby, chances are someone, somewhere has told you to massage them. Whether it’s for digestive issues, to help them sleep, or to promote bonding there are a number of benefits…

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