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What a baby REALLY needs to thrive (and how simple it actually is)

I'm sure you don't go a day without hearing about the latest and best way to stimulate your baby, make them smart and turn them into baby Einsteins! From specialty classes to toys, gadgets and more, we are constantly being bombarded with information and "expert" advice on the latest and best way to help your… Continue reading What a baby REALLY needs to thrive (and how simple it actually is)

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The Longest Month – Keeping My Chin up During the Last Month of Pregnancy

"So although I have been in the "latent phase" of labour now for over a week, and I am achy, tired and emotional, these techniques do really help!  They help bring some calmness to my day, some serenity to my mind, and grant me a bit more patience to continue on."

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10 Things to Consider When Choosing Daycare for your Baby

It can be very difficult leaving your child in the care of others.  You want to make sure they are safe, happy, well cared for, and learning!  It may be hard to know what to look for when visiting a child care setting, or what questions to ask. Babies need a lot of attention and love.  Finding the right child care, whether it be a centre or a home setting,  can make all the difference during their first year of life.  Here are some things to consider when choosing child care for your baby.

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Effective Communication with Babies in Your Care

As educators many of us are aware of the importance of language development in the early years.  Yet communicating with infants provides them with much more than just language development; it is a huge part of their social and emotional development as well.  Effective communication with babies helps you to create a caring bond with them, ensuring they feel more happy, confident and respected when in your care.  

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The Case for Quiet Time – How Sensory Overload Causes Stress in Babies

Babies will give us many cues and signals that they are beginning to feel overwhelmed, when we notice these cues and respond appropriately, we can help the baby before their distress becomes so great that they begin to scream or cry.