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Photo: Stocksy United If you’re looking for baby teething gels at the pharmacy, you may be surprised by what you find—and don’t find—in stock. Orajel, Little Teethers, Anbesol and other popular infant teething gels that contain the anesthetic benzocaine have quietly been pulled from store shelves in Canada. The concern with the products is a rare
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Photo: istock Newborn sleep: It’s one of the three main things you think about when you have a baby. (There’s sleep, there’s feedings, and there’s basic hygiene, as in, “How many days ago did I shower? Can I wear a sweatshirt with crusted spit-up on it to the paediatrician’s office? Answer: Yes.) As you’re getting to
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Photo: istock Sleep: It’s one of the three main things you think about when you have a new baby. (There’s sleep, there’s feedings, and there’s basic hygiene, as in, “How many days ago did I shower? Can I wear a sweatshirt with crusted spit-up on it to the paediatrician’s office? Answer: Yes.) As you’re getting to
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PHOTO BY CARMEN CHEUNG Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (or PMADs) affect as many as one in seven women with kids. We asked psychiatrist Ariel Dalfen, head of the perinatal mental health program at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, to explain the symptoms. Symptoms of the baby blues: Feelings of worry, sadness, moodiness, fatigue and irritability
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Health Canada has recalled nearly 26,000 Bily safety gates sold in Canada after identifying the surface coating applied on the metal tube of the gates contains barium in excess of allowable limits. The gates are available in both white and black. The safety gates were sold between June and December 2019, and have item numbers
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How to manage your baby’s newborn rash Photo: i Stock Photo How to manage your baby’s newborn rash The day after Nikki Fisher’s son was born, her midwives pointed out that his legs and tummy had a few red, textured spots on it, and called it a newborn rash, or Mather toxic um. “He didn’t seem
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Baby skincare tips you need to know Photo: stockpot Moisturizing can prevent food allergies and other baby skincare tips you need to know Emma Pollen-McLeod was initially puzzled by her 7-month-old son, Calvin’s, rash. His skin was red and irritated but only in one spot—on his abdomen. Then, she remembered the Jolly Jumper. Calvin had
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Children’s song lyrics: Baby Shark Photo: stockpot There’s a reason this children’s song has gone viral in the last few years. Like it or not, it’s *very* catchy! You can act out all the family members and make up your own. Here are the lyrics to “Baby Shark”: Baby shark, do do do do do
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Children’s song lyrics: Head and Shoulders Photo: stockpot This song is a classic and with only one verse, it’s easy to sing over and over again! Here are the lyrics for “Head and Shoulders”: Head, shoulders, knees and toes, Knees and toes. Head, shoulders, knees and toes, Knees and toes. And eyes and, ears and,
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Children’s song lyrics: Itchy Betsy Spider Photo: stockpot A classic nursery rhyme with finger play, The “Itchy Betsy Spider” is also known as the “Ency Winy Spider” in some countries. It’s hard not to be endeared by this song—even if you are a tiny bit cheeped out by real-life spiders. Here are the lyrics to
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Children’s song lyrics: Ice Cream Song Photo: i Stock Photo If your kid doesn’t have a sweet tooth yet, they sure will after this song gets stuck in their head. And what better way to teach little ones about counting and sharing one of their favorite things? Here are the “Ice Cream Song” lyrics: I
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