Babies and Toddlers Resource Guide
Finally! A one click stop to all the resources you could possibly need when expecting. Have questions on how to lull baby to sleep? Need advice on what to feed a toddler? Don't know what to name your bundle of joy? Well, look no further--we can link you to all you need to know about babies and toddlers.
- Prenatal Vitamins: There is a lot of advice out there about vitamins one should take when pregnant. Here is some advice, but be sure to talk to your doctor.
- Cravings: Cravings are considered a natural occurrence during pregnancy. Try to stay with a balanced diet, but if your cravings get the better of you, everyone will understand. Try to resist unnatural foods such as soap, dirt, etc.
- Morning sickness: Don't be fooled by the name--morning sickness can occur at any time. If you are experiencing this problem, try to stick with foods that are gentle on the stomach. Here are some other hints and tricks to beating the morning sickness blues.
- Your water broke: Don't panic--everything will be ok! We all know that delivering a baby is not your favourite idea in the world...of course having that adorable little baby in your arms is, but everything up to that may not be fun. The name of the game is to be prepared, so here is some advice.
Babies (0-24 months)
- Birth: Having a baby can be a daunting task, but there are certainly ways to make your pregnancy easier. No one can predict complications, but the more you read, the more prepared you will be for the big day.
- Coming home: Before leaving the hospital, it might be nice for someone to make sure your home is ready for baby. Also, don't feel pressured to be happy. Mood swings are perfectly normal after delivering, but be sure to express your feelings with your partner.
- Nappies: Nappies will probably be the only thing you think about until you finally potty train, but no worries, we have a guide that can certainly help you decide how to deal with all the poo.
- Sleep: Babies sleep, and they sleep a lot, but there are some tricks to getting them on a normal sleep schedule. By getting them on a schedule, you will have a more predictable period to get some rest for yourself.
- Formula: Sleeping, using their nappy and eating are the only things babies do on a regular basis. Everything else will be learned with a lot of effort. Deciding what to feed your baby can seem like an awful task (considering the amount of products on the market), but here is some food advice.
Toddlers (18 months-3 years)
- Walking: Your baby's first steps are going to be a key milestone. By the time your baby gets to 18 months, you may have a cruiser on your hands. But don't panic if your baby isn't walking yet--give him or her time to develop and grow at his or her own pace.
- Toys: Getting the right toys for your toddler's development is important. Some brands are better than others, some are safer than others and some are certainly more entertaining.
- Food: What your toddler eats can make growing up easier. With the right nutrients, your toddler will grow up to be big and strong. Make sure you talk to your doctor for specific instructions.
- Day care: Should you put your children in daycare? Should you raise them at home? No one can answer that for you, but there are definitely pros and cons for leaving your child with other caregivers. Read on for some advice.
- The Potty: The potty may be a scary place at first, but believe me, when you stop changing nappies, life will get easier. Here are some ABCs to potty training.