Babies eating real food

It might be pricey to get formula for babies these days – especially organic formula that reduces the amount of heavy chemicals and extra fortified nutrients, but man is it ever easier than cooking real food for them.  Babies will need to start solid somewhere between 10-15 months, and although milk will continue to be…

Stress-free Baby proofing

New parents can easily go overboard in trying to protect and control everything around their new baby, and that is understandable.  This still applies to those who have other children but maybe to slightly lesser extent.  It is hard to know when it is enough or slightly overboard when it comes to protecting or childproofing…

Organic essentials for babies

Organic, although well-meaning has become a marketing slogan in recent days, much like ”Eco-friendly”, “Green”, “Sustainable”, “Non-GMO” – with no real set of standards to manage how the term is used for retail products.   This is particularly frustrating for parents who find artificial and processed products all the more concerning for the fragile bodies of…

When is it too early to take them to daycare

This question will continue to be answered in 50 different ways; it all comes down to the parent working situation and the child’s readiness; in some cases the parent’s readiness.  Not having the luxury to extend your home stay with your child and going back to work is the only option; this can make the…

Online Shopping For Baby Products

Let’s face it – online shopping is taking over, and for good reason too.  This is especially true for parents whose lives are usually so obstructed with the needs of their kids, making online shopping much more convenient and practical than having a regular shopping spree.   This is especially true with baby products where online…

How to register your baby in Ontario

Congratulations – so you had a new baby. A million things might be going through your mind already (including the lack of sleep), but to add to the pressure you’ll need to make sure your baby’s paper work is in order to get hem as part of the “system”. Here’s a quick guide of what…

Why use a pacifier?

The ongoing debate of giving a child a pacifier vs. not continues to rage. I’ve read both articles advocating both sides of the argument, so back to square on really. Inevitably, nothing is black and white and for each decision you make there are consequences and depends on what you are willing to live with….

Before you gift a Baby

After having two kids (one fairly recently) and being part of a big family and having a good number of friends (sounds a bit conceited here I know); we have had our fair share of great useful gifts and some not so useful ones. Cash is king, but if you want to send an actual…