Returning to work
Rolling, sitting unassisted, starting solids…there’s tons of information and discussion surrounding all of your baby’s milestones. But what about the milestones of Mom’s?
There are plenty of milestones reached in the first year or two (and beyond) of parenthood. One of the biggest, perhaps, is returning to work after parental leave. This blog will give you some tips for preparing to return to work, and how employers can help moms feel supported.
What You Need To Know About Tongue Ties
Tongue ties are a common condition that approximately 4-11% of babies are born with. Most of the time it is detected because of problems with breastfeeding, but for some it goes undetected. If you’re worried your baby has a tongue tie, there are treatment options!
The information in this post came from the conversation I had with Dr. Madison Baile, DC on my podcast Bringing Up Baby. Madison is a chiropractor who has a special interest in pregnant, postpartum and pediatric populations.
The Toilet Training Guide
So you're ready to ditch the diapers, but is your child ready? Or are you worried that they are missing this important milestone? There are many things to consider when it comes to potty training. Read on for tips and information about toilet training.
The information in this post came from the conversation I had with Victoria Cernjak on my podcast Bringing Up Baby. Victoria is a toilet training coach and occupational therapist. She helps parents and children navigate all things toilet training as The Toilet Training Coach.
Seeking Perinatal Mental Health Help
When it comes to parenting, there can still be a lot of stigma, especially around mental health. We find ourselves telling our friends and family that “life is good”, and we feel that we shouldn’t complain, but here’s the thing, you can totally complain.
Parenting is hard, let’s talk about it. Seeking mental health help, no matter where you are in your parenting journey; trying to conceive, pregnant or postpartum, is nothing to be ashamed of.
Let’s break the stigma, and talk about mental health care and resources.
The information in this post came from the conversation I had with Madeleine Stobbe on my podcast Bringing Up Baby. Madeleine is a Registered Psychologist and she specializes in treatment for perinatal mental health issues including depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum, issues related to infertility, perinatal grief and loss, and reproductive trauma.
Anyone who has given birth has experienced the postpartum hormone changes. Shifts in your mood and menstrual cycle can be expected after having a baby, but when might you be experiencing a hormonal imbalance?
In this post we focus on the timeline of normal hormonal changes and when you might want to seek out help from a care provider.
The information in this post came from the conversation I had with Dr. Ashley Margeson, ND on my podcast Bringing Up Baby. Dr. Ashley is a naturopathic doctor at Cornerstone Naturopathic in Tantallon as well as Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. She specializes in burnout and hormone health. She also hosts The Superwoman Code Podcast.
Top 5 Tips For Pumping Breast Milk
When it comes to pumping breast milk, it can feel like there is a lot to know. These are my top 5 tips to make pumping easier including how long to pump for and how to get more milk per pumping session.
What You Need To Know About Baby Teeth
We don’t often talk about baby teeth - but they are important! Wondering what the normal age is for baby’s first tooth? What about when to make baby’s first dentist appointment? Should you be brushing your baby’s teeth? Here’s what you need to know!
The information in this post came from the conversation I had with Dr. Trish Brady on my podcast Bringing Up Baby. She is a Dentist at Spring Garden Dentistry in Halifax NS. Following dental school Dr. Brady practiced her first year of dentistry in London, ON. During this time she was fortunate enough to work both in a hospital setting as well as in private practice. Her time in the hospital gave her extra training in oral surgery and pediatric dentistry.
Nap Transitions - When To Drop Naps
As our babies grow and change, so do their nap schedules! But how do you know when it’s time to drop a nap? What if they are struggling to nap and it’s close to bedtime?
Let’s go over when nap transitions typically happen and how you can support your baby get their best sleep possible.
Probably one of the most popular Google searches for parents of little ones is “how to get my baby to sleep”. I know a lot of you have Googled this, and so many things come up!
Ultimately, what you should end up focusing on are two things; sleep cues and wake windows. They are predictors for how to know when's the right time to help your baby sleep, and knowing that means that they will typically fall asleep a little bit easier, maybe stay asleep a little bit longer, and ultimately get their best sleep.
Both Lindsey and Ashley contribute to the blog! Sometimes also with guests and sometimes from conversations with guests :)