Author Archives: stephanie

Exercise after baby; Where to Start

by Trish Gipson, Registered Physiotherapist at Envision Physiotherapy One of the main reasons new mothers come to see me at the clinic is because they are eager to get back to some sort of exercise or sport but want to do it safely. Usually women are given the “go-ahead” by their health care provider to… Continue Reading

Using Sign Language With Your Baby

By Lee Ann Steyns Have you seen your baby smile with big open eyes when you sing to them or tickle their tummy? Or noticed they scrunch up their faces when they don’t like something? Your baby is already communicating with you! Using sign language taps into babies’ natural ability to use their bodies to… Continue Reading

Playing with Baby

By Cherrie Tam With the holidays just around the corner, what toys to get for your growing baby is sure to be on the top of your mind. You know children learn through play, and that authentic play experiences are fundamental in helping kiddos learn important skills that help them grow.   But what do… Continue Reading

ASK CHILDBEARING: I am going stir crazy!!

Q: I am going stir crazy at home with my new baby. I find myself pacing in front of the window for an hour before my partner gets home from work. What can I do to alleviate this terrible monotony? A: Oh I know how that feels! I remember those days myself—feeling marooned at home… Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Use a Cloth Diaper Service

By Nichole “Disposable or cloth diapers?” is a big question on many new parents’ minds. What they may not be aware of is a third option: a cloth diaper service. Here are five reasons to use a cloth diaper service:   Convenience   “Cloth diapering would be appealing if I didn’t have to clean the… Continue Reading

ASK CHILDBEARING: What about Sleep?

Q#1: I am 23 weeks pregnant and I am so tired! Is it normal to be so tired? Should I let myself rest as much as I want?   A: Congratulations on your pregnancy! Pregnancy can be hard work, and can be very tiring indeed. Sometimes you feel like you need to sit down and… Continue Reading

O Sleep

By Jennifer Landels “O Sleep! it is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole” Samuel Taylor Coleridge may well have been writing about new parents rather than ancient mariners when he penned that line. I doubt there’s any topic that receives more weary coverage at parent-infant drop-ins. Should your baby be sleeping through the… Continue Reading

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