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Photo: iStockphoto When you’re a new mom, you’re particularly vulnerable to colds and flus: You’re sleep deprived, grabbing junk food on the go, and if you have a preschooler bringing home daycare germs as well, you’re really in trouble. But there’s good news: It’s okay to use most cold medicine while breastfeeding, even those that
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Health Canada has recalled nearly 26,000 Bily safety gates sold in Canada after identifying the surface coating applied on the metal tube of the gates contains barium in excess of allowable limits. The gates are available in both white and black. The safety gates were sold between June and December 2019, and have item numbers
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PHOTO BY CARMEN CHEUNG Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (or PMADs) affect as many as one in seven women with kids. We asked psychiatrist Ariel Dalfen, head of the perinatal mental health program at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, to explain the symptoms. Symptoms of the baby blues: Feelings of worry, sadness, moodiness, fatigue and irritability
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Photo: iStockPhoto The day after Nikki Fisher’s son was born, her midwives pointed out that his legs and tummy had a few red, textured spots on it, and called it a newborn rash, or erythema toxicum. “He didn’t seem bothered by it,” she says, adding that the midwives said it was fairly common, and she
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Photo: iStockPhoto This song is a classic and with only one verse, it’s easy to sing over and over again! Here are the lyrics for “Head and Shoulders”: Head, shoulders, knees and toes,Knees and toes.Head, shoulders, knees and toes,Knees and toes.And eyes and, ears and, mouth and nose.Head, shoulders, knees and toes,Knees and toes. You
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Photo: iStockPhoto The “ABC Song” is one of the most popular English alphabet songs in North America. Sung to the tune of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” it’s also super simple to remember. Here are the “ABC Song” lyrics: A-B-C-D-E-F-GH-I-J-K-LMNOPQ-R-ST-U-VW and XY and ZeeNow I know my “ABCs”Next time won’t you
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Photo: iStockPhoto This is an all-time favourite performed by children’s singing legend Raffi. You can make up your own giggle-worthy rhymes and encourage your kiddos to do the same. Here are the “Down by the Bay” lyrics: Down by the bayWhere the watermelons growBack to my homeI dare not goFor if I doMy mother will
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Photo: iStockPhoto This song is a classic for the whole family. Enjoy playfully berating your own mischievous little monkeys and acting out the scolding mother. Here are the “Five Little Monkeys” lyrics: Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,One fell down and bumped his head,Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,No more monkeys jumping
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