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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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Babies' Physical Development from 6-9 Months

Babies' Physical Development from 6-9 Months

August 6, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Babies between six and nine months grow and develop rapidly and it’s so much fun to witness!
Babies' Physical Development from 9-12 Months

Babies' Physical Development from 9-12 Months

August 6, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Between nine to 12 months, play with your baby often and create lots of opportunities for physical activity.
Understanding the Risks of Circumcision

Understanding the Risks of Circumcision

August 6, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you have a baby boy, you may be wondering about circumcision.
Support Teams for New Parents

Support Teams for New Parents

August 6, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

A strong support network is important for new parents. Here's some advice to help ensure you're surrounded by a supportive team to help you become the parent you want to be.
Food Safety for Babies' First Year

Food Safety for Babies' First Year

August 6, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Once you start giving your baby solid foods, it's important to know which foods can be dangerous. Here's some advice about what to avoid and how to practice food safety for babies.
Caring for Your Baby's Skin and Nails

Caring for Your Baby's Skin and Nails

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your baby's delicate skin and nails need extra care and attention. Here's some advice about what to expect, and how to keep them healthy.
Caring for Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Area

Caring for Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Area

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

A small portion of your baby's umbilical cord will remain attached after birth. This stump will fall off on its own within about five to 15 days.

Babies' Social and Emotional Development from 9-12 Months

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

By the age of nine to 12 months, your baby has developed a distinct personality and can demonstrate many emotions. Here's what you can expect.
Coping When Your Baby Cries a Lot

Coping When Your Baby Cries a Lot

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

All babies cry - some more than others - and while it may be stressful, remember it’s natural. Crying doesn't mean there's something wrong with your baby, or with you as a parent.
Breast Surgery and Breastfeeding

Breast Surgery and Breastfeeding

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some types of surgery can affect your ability to breastfeed. Here's an overview of common types of breast surgery - and their implications.

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