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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…

Pregnancy and Coronavirus

Pregnancy & the Coronavirus

Pregnancy and the Coronavirus. I know that many of you pregnant Mamas are scared right now. So many questions: Can I still deliver in the hospital? Is it safe for me to deliver in the hospital? Will I transmit this to my baby? Is it safe for me to breastfeed? Here’s a great article from…

Pumping

Pumping: How & Why?

Let’s talk pumping. I know that it can be confusing to know when/why to start and for how long? Common questions Mamas have: When should I start pumping? Why should I pump? How long should I pump for? Do I need to pump? You should start pumping if: Your baby’s weight loss is close to…

Coronavirus- keeping your family safe

Coronavirus- Keeping your Family safe

Coronavirus It’s all anyone can talk about. I know there’s a lot of misinformation out there and a lot of it contradicting one another. People are hoarding toilet paper, the shelves in the cleaning supplies section of stores are empty, people are beating each other up for toilet paper. It’s ridiculous! A friend of mine…

Car Seat safety

Car Seat Safety

Did you know that:⠀ 73% of car seats are used or installed incorrectly.⠀ 30% of kids in booster seats do not meet the 40 pound weight minimum. 52% of kids in seat belts do not fit safely without a booster seat. Some common mistakes parents make: Move their babies/toddlers up to the next seat before…