Category Archives: Pregnancy and Baby Care

Moms & Dads groups in T.O.

Being a new parent is tough, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Toronto is home to a number of parents groups for moms, dads and guardians to socialize, get support, learn, de-stress and share a laugh. City of … Continue reading

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Midwives & Doulas 101

If you’re expecting a baby in the upcoming months and are starting to think about your options in terms of support during the process, this blog is for you!  The FCO has a webinar on midwives and doulas that will help … Continue reading

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The Natural Pharmacy for your Baby and Toddler

Last week the Family Care Office hosted an exciting workshop entitled the Natural Pharmacy for your Baby and Toddler as part of our Baby and Toddler Talks Series.  Our fantastic guest speaker, Lianne Phillipson-Webb, is the founder of Sprout Right, a … Continue reading

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An old friend of mine recently had their first baby, which made me reminisce about that new baby feeling.  When you have one child it’s almost like you have an accessory.  You can devote so much time to that one … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Pet for Your Family

Spring has finally sprung and with the nicer weather many people start thinking about adding a pet to their family. Experts caution, however, that you shouldn’t just rush out to buy or adopt a pet. Things to Think About Veterinarian … Continue reading

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Reflections on Parenting Toddlers

The other day Jeanette’s toddler was begging her to go outside to a park, but there were too many things to be done. Jeanette initially told her daughter that she was too busy, but when she gave in, she found … Continue reading

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Diary of A New Parent: Jane’s Story

Posted with permission from the Toronto Parents of Multiple Birth Association. This article originally appeared in November 2013 issue of Bulletwin, the magazine published by the Toronto Parents of Multiple Birth Association. *When Jane heard we were doing a story about “baby … Continue reading

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Technology: Educational Benefit or Health Concern?

When my youngest brother was one and I was eight, he started watching the Baby Einstein movies and, I’ll confess, I started watching and enjoying them too. I especially enjoyed Baby Mozart because of the synesthetic play of images and … Continue reading

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Diary of A New Parent: Falling In Love With Your Babies

Posted with permission from the Toronto Parents of Multiple Birth Association. This article originally appeared in November 2013 issue of Bulletwin, the magazine published by the Toronto Parents of Multiple Birth Association. “Baby Blues” and Post-Partum Depression are an important topic … Continue reading

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Diary of a New Parent: Is My Baby Getting Enough to Eat?

By Carla Murphy, FCO Library Coordinator I remember looking at all of my skinny baby boys and wondering if I was feeding them enough, especially compared to the delightfully chubby “Gerber” babies of friends and family. Few things worry new … Continue reading

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