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Babies don't come with instruction manuals.  But parents and healthcare professionals have learned a lot about the best ways to care for and nurture little ones.  

Here's the latest advice and information to help you through the first 12 months.

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Coping With Changing Emotions for Partners

Coping With Changing Emotions for Partners

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Having a baby – especially your first – can change your life dramatically. And while lots of people focus on the mom, dads and partners have to cope with a whole new range of challenges, too.
Common Health Concerns in Babies' First Year

Common Health Concerns in Babies' First Year

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The first time your baby gets a cold, fever or upset stomach, it's normal to worry. But learning how to deal with them, can help you breathe easier.
 Babies' Language Development from 6-9 Months

Babies' Language Development from 6-9 Months

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

When your baby is between six and nine months, you will notice that he or she makes distinct sounds.
Babies' Language Development from 9-12 Months

Babies' Language Development from 9-12 Months

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Language skills in nine to 12 month old babies tend to flourish rapidly.
Getting Back to Fully Breastfeeding

Getting Back to Fully Breastfeeding

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some mothers and babies have a difficult time when learning how to breastfeed, particularly in the first week.
Support for Single Parents in the First Year

Support for Single Parents in the First Year

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Raising a child can be challenging at the best of times. Doing it as a single parent is even more demanding, but help is available; don’t be afraid to ask.
Food Allergies in Your Baby's First Year

Food Allergies in Your Baby's First Year

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

A food allergy occurs when the body mistakes a food as harmful. An allergic reaction is the body’s immune system fighting back.
Safe Drinking Water in Your Baby's First Year

Safe Drinking Water in Your Baby's First Year

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If your drinking water comes from a private well or other non-regulated source, ensure it's safe to drink.
Importance of Skin to Skin Contact

Importance of Skin to Skin Contact

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many mothers don't realize the importance of skin to skin contact right after birth. Skin-to-skin contact is even more effective than the traditional baby warmers used in hospitals.
Teething and Biting

Teething and Biting

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Being bitten by a nursing baby hurts! Does that mean you have to stop breastfeeding once your baby's teeth come in? Absolutely not.

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