Have you ever heard the phrase "sleeping like a baby"? It usually means that the person had a really good sleep. But ask any new parent and they will tell you that most babies don't "sleep like a baby". Many new parents struggle with helping their baby fall asleep or their baby waking often in… Continue reading Healthy sleep routines for your baby
Parents of children age birth to 6 years (or any age for that matter), will agree that parenting can be a difficult and challenging time. No matter how well you model behaviour and teach your child, no child can behave the way you want allthe time. 4 Tips to encourage positive behaviour: Make your surroundings… Continue reading Positive parenting: Ideas to help guide children’s behaviour
After weeks of waking up for late night feeds, diaper changes, and randomly waking up wondering if baby is ok, you are about to get the moment you have been waiting for (or perhaps you already have), your baby's first smile! The first moment I saw that smile as a new mom, the one that… Continue reading Baby’s first smile
As a Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (HBHC) Public Health Nurse one of the best parts of my job is to help parents find moments of joy with their infants and children. Sharing joy and laughter can help parents and babies create a connection that will last a lifetime. Moments of joy may look like: A… Continue reading Increasing the joy in parenting
A child may find it hard to cope with new situations, routines, or experiences because they do not know what to expect. When this happens, it is common for children to have breakdowns and tantrums. So, how can we prevent these behaviours from happening? How can we help our child understand our expectations? By using… Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words
There is no perfect bedtime routine. The truth is our little bundles of joy were designed to get up and nourish those little developing brains. Night waking is normal and actually very healthy for newborns! Just this week, a client of the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program asked me why they can't get their child… Continue reading Is there a “Perfect” bedtime routine for babies?