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Baby Basics 101 - Commonsense about Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can be enjoyable and worry free, but problems can arise. It is great to know that most of them can be helped!

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Baby Teeth - Why They Need Care and Attention

A common question asked by parents is, “Why do we need to fix baby teeth when they are going to fall out anyway?” There are many reasons dentists check baby teeth, all of which are important to a child’s current and future health.

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Can't You Take Her Back? The Journey into Siblinghood

Anticipating a new baby is just as thrilling and exciting the second time around. In many ways, there is a comfort level with ‘being down that road before.’ However, there are also new worries, the main one being how to balance having two children. There is no guarantee that you and your family will have a problem-free transition from one to two, but there are a few things you can do with your child to make the journey into ‘siblinghood’ a little smoother.  

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Thumb and Finger Sucking - When to Seek Help

Sucking is a normal, instinctive behaviour that is essential to survival. The habit is derived from a physiological need for nutrients, and is one of the first neurological reflexes to develop in humans. Generally, sucking habits during the first five years of a child’s life have little or no long term effects. If the habit persists beyond the time the adult teeth begin to grow in, numerous problems in a child’s bite may start to develop. These problems cover a wide spectrum of severity, both in terms of tooth position and jaw development. For this reason, it is recommended that parents have their children examined by an orthodontist around age seven.

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