When to take your prenatal vitamins

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Most women start their intake of prenatal vitamins as soon as they get pregnant, however it is much  more effective to start these vitamins prior to pregnancy. Continue reading

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The Baby Blues & Postpartum Depression

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It’s important to distinguish between the baby blues and postpartum depression. The baby blues is much more common, and leaves mothers feeling overwhelmed by the sleepless nights, the crying of the baby, and all the changes that come with taking care of a newborn baby. It’s best to seek assistance from a loved one (your partner, a family member, or a friend) to help you out with the baby or even just to talk to them for support. Continue reading

3 Children With 3 Very Different Sleeping Patterns

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Upon first glance, you can easily observe the similarities between my three children: they are all petite with small heads and big eyes…as funny as it sounds, it’s true! However, their personalities differ from one another, as does everything else including their sleeping patterns! Down below are each of my children’s sleeping patterns in addition to tips to help your little one sleep. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About…TEETHING!

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There are so many teething products out there, such as teething necklaces, gels, toys, etc. Some natural ways to help ease the pain of teething are to give your baby frozen wash cloths or teething toys to chew on; the idea here is to allow the frozen items numb the pain. This is the method I used for my oldest daughter, and it seemed to work! For my second daughter, I used Camilia homeopathic teething drops; they were so effective I alway made sure I had a good stock in my medicine cabinet and in my diaper bag. In between these drops, my daughter was creative, and put anything and everything in her mouth – yes, even her shoes and her rocker! Continue reading

Starting Solids

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I would recommend starting your baby off with vegetables over fruits, this way your baby will not start to favour sweet foods over other foods. I would also suggest to keep trying to give your baby a food item – just because your baby won’t eat certain foods today, this does not conclude that your baby will never eat them. Continue reading

A Rolling Pin: How It Helps During Pregnancy

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Yes, you read it right! Believe it or not, a ROLLING PIN is very useful during pregnancy! And no, I would not recommend using a rolling pin to smack people because they asked you if you were having twins…however if they ask if you’re having triplets you may want to consider it…anyways, here’s my use for a rolling pin during pregnancy: Continue reading

How I Dealt With My Baby’s Cradle Cap

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My first-born had a severe case of cradle cap, in fact it got so bad she ended up getting bleeding scabs throughout her head. When I took my daughter to the doctor, he was speechless. He said he had never seen a case of cradle cap get this bad. My heart sunk. I felt like the WORST mother out there. I thought cradle cap was normal and that it would eventually disappear on its own. Sitting at the doctor’s office, all I could think to myself was ‘why did I let it get so bad?’ Continue reading