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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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Safely Using Walkers, Playpens and Jumpers

Safely Using Walkers, Playpens and Jumpers

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Baby equipment can be helpful, but it’s important to ensure the items are safe before you use them.
Healthy Baby Hearing and Vision

Healthy Baby Hearing and Vision

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

How do you know if your baby's hearing and vision is developing properly? Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to your baby's health.
Bathing and Skin Care for Newborn Babies

Bathing and Skin Care for Newborn Babies

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Babies don't need a bath every day, but they do need to stay clean and dry.
Choking Hazards for Babies Under 12 Months

Choking Hazards for Babies Under 12 Months

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Choking is another thing you have to keep in mind when your baby starts on solid foods. Here are some safety precautions.
Mom and Baby Staying Together

Mom and Baby Staying Together

August 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Before we knew better, hospital staff took babies away from their mothers at birth. Most of these practices have changed.
Managing Mastitis

Managing Mastitis

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you develop a fever higher than 38˚C and feel like you’re getting the flu, or if your breast is red and sore, you may have mastitis (a breast infection).
Medications and Herbal Products for Breastfeeding Moms

Medications and Herbal Products for Breastfeeding Moms

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

What happens if you need to take medicine while you're breastfeeding? What about herbal products?
Child Care Advice for New Parents

Child Care Advice for New Parents

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many new parents struggle with the idea of leaving their baby in the care of family, friends or babysitters. Here's some advice and information that can help.
Tips for Diapering a Newborn Baby

Tips for Diapering a Newborn Baby

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Most newborns need their diapers changed 10 to 15 times a day. Be sure to make it a special time for talking, laughing and playing with your baby.
Breastfeeding Buddy app

Breastfeeding Buddy

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The Breastfeeding Buddy is an easy fun and educational tool to support your breastfeeding at this important time of life for you and your baby. This web based app has tips, tools and videos to help you with breastfeeding and more.

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