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Teaching baby to sleep

She wanted to sleep, but she didn’t know how

Does this sound familiar? She wanted to sleep, she just didn’t know how. Babies need to learn how to sleep. Some learn more quickly than others, but every baby/child needs to be taught the skills to help them fall asleep without needing to cuddle with you, breast/bottle feed or co-sleep.⠀ The biggest challenge Mamas face…

CPR

Demystifying CPR

When people hear about CPR, AED’s and First Aid, they get very overwhelmed. They think it’s very complicated and are worried about messing up or forgetting what to do. ⠀ Here’s the thing, they have international committees that review the information and techniques every 5 years. They do this to ensure the information and techniques…

Prenatal class

Prenatal Class FAQ

In light of the Coronavirus, it is now more important than ever that mamas-to-be get proper and reliable information about what to expect and how to best prepare. Are you expecting in 2020? Here are some common questions expecting Mamas have about Prenatal classes:⠀ Who should take a Prenatal class? When should I take a…

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding: Everyone’s journey is different

Breastfeeding. It can be a very triggering word. If you don’t breastfeed, then you’re judged. If you breastfeeding for over a year, you’re judged. You can’t win. There’s so much societal pressure placed on Mamas! It’s amazing how much weight there is in a word. For some breastfeeding is the best part of their journey…

Virtual CPR Workshop

Virtual CPR & Choking Workshop

Mamas, did you know…⠀ Every year, 35,000 cardiac arrests occur in Canada. Choking is the 4th leading cause of unintentional death in children under the age of 5.⠀ Choking is responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one.⠀ The most common cause of nonfatal choking in young children is…

Supporting New Parents

Supporting New Parents (especially during the Coronavirus)

Being a new parent is hard under normal circumstances but now with this Pandemic, it’s even more difficult, scary and isolating. With us all self-isolating, the risk of Postpartum Depression increases No more visits to meet the newborn No more grandparents snuggling the baby No baby showers no one helping with laundry, dinner Even though…

Baby Milestones

Baby Milestones

Baby Milestones We just celebrated a leap day and it reminded me of leaps/milestones that baby’s encounter. Like Feb 29, they aren’t every day occurrences, but they sure can be affect things. Milestones include: Rolling over Crawling Walking Teething Growth spurts Talking Growth spurts can very much affect a baby’s temperament. You usually notice that…

Swaddling

Safe Swaddling

Safe swaddling. There’s a lot of contradicting information out there. It’s safe to swaddle a baby… It isn’t safe to swaddle a baby. The reason why you are hearing that swaddling your baby isn’t safe is because the rate of SIDS is up. Since we still don’t know the cause, they try and take out…

Postpartum Depression

The Face of Postpartum Depression

This is the face of someone who struggled with PPD. Just like this picture, I looked put together, but on the inside I was dying. I struggled hard. Except for my husband, no one else knew how hard it was for me. ⠀ I would sit in the bathroom and just sob (more like a…