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Children love this classic nursery rhyme and have fun making up actions to go along. Plus, here’s what it’s actually about in case they ask who the Muffin Man is. Photo: iStockphoto Start singing the song “Do you Know the Muffin Man?” and it’s bound to lead to more questions. Like: Who is the Muffin
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Parents have been singing the world’s most famous lullaby to their babies for more than a century. Even if you didn’t know there were lyrics to Brahm’s lullaby—or just didn’t know the name of the song—you’ve definitely heard this recognizable melody. Maybe you’ve hummed it to coax your own baby to sleep. Sometimes referred to
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Could getting a fussy infant to fall asleep—and stay asleep—really be this simple? One new study says yes. You’ve tried the shush, the swaddle, the soother and the stroller, and all the other various S’s to get your inconsolable newborn to settle down, but nothing seems to work. Now scientists are saying there’s a quick fix
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Making a baby registry or a pre-baby shopping list is no easy feat. There’s the decoding of things like sleep sacks versus swaddles, the deep-diving on every stroller model, the constant “Do I really need all this?” questioning. And even after all that, there’s that lingering feeling that maybe you’re simply unaware of some crucial items.
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Shopping for a bra is tough, but shopping for a nursing bra can be downright excruciating. After all, the breasts you’re used to buying for are changing. They’re growing, leaking, sensitive and unpredictable. “I have to say, even as a bra lady, buying a bra during all of these changes even stumped me,” says Jené Luciani,
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Nurse with confidence after going back to work with our breastfeeding expert’s advice. Photo: iStockphoto Most Canadian mothers are eligible for up to 18 months with our babies while our jobs are held for us. For some, though, finances or personal choices dictate an earlier return to work—and you may wonder if it is possible
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Maintaining good gut health is essential, right from birth. Created for Most of us never think about the trillions of microorganisms (aka microbiota) that live largely in our intestines. But they do everything from stimulating our immune systems and preventing us from getting sick to synthesizing vitamins so our bodies can benefit from them. The
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Achild with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a shorter attention span, which could hinder their day-to-day activities. Therefore, after-school activities that can enhance their attentive skills are valuable. In addition, these activities may also help them drain their extra energy and channel it better. Here, we bring activities for
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE An obstacle refers to an indoor or outdoor activity that involves movement such as running, climbing, crawling, or simply walking through a maze. Obstacle courses for toddlers and preschoolers can help kids improve their gross and fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, and build stamina. Obstacle course activities are not just
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I ignored the mommy wars, avoided CIO debates and simply did what felt right for me. It worked—and now my kids have sleep hygiene habits that will benefit them for life. Just over 11 years ago, I began parenting my first child. I was the first of my siblings and my friend group to have
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Safe sleep rules can be confusing (especially when you’re exhausted). Check this list to make sure you’re avoiding these common baby sleep mistakes. Newborn sleep: It’s one of the three main things you think about when you have a baby. (There’s sleep, there’s feedings, and there’s basic hygiene, as in, “How many days ago did I
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