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Sharing a Bed with Your Baby: Is It Safe?

October 18, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Is it safe to share a bed with your baby?

Sharing a bed with your baby can be risky but there are things that can be done to make sure it is as safe as possible.

If you think you might ever share a bed, or even if you don’t plan to, here are some questions to ask yourself to make sure your bed is as safe as possible for your baby:

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Parenting and Smoking

October 17, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting, Smoking | Tags:

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Parenting and Smoking

Parenting is hard; it takes a lot to be there emotionally and physically for your child. If you smoke, a common worry is that your child will eventually start smoking themselves. In fact, many parents choose to quit smoking for their children.

Even with great reasons to quit, such as the concern over your child’s future behavior and the desire to be healthy as they grow up, the fact remains that quitting smoking – on top all the other things you have to do – can feel daunting at best.

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Safer Sleep for Your Baby

October 11, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Safer sleep for baby

The sleeping arrangements you choose are very important for giving your baby the safest sleep possible, and thankfully there are many ways to create a safer sleep environment for your little one.

Sleep related infant deaths can be a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS; a sudden and unexpected death in infancy without an explanation. Accidental death during sleep can happen too, such as suffocation as a result of items in the bed, the infant being placed face down to sleep, or the parent rolling onto the baby.

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Helping Your Child Stay Well in University or College

September 12, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Parenting young adults going to university and college

For many parents, seeing your child go off to post-secondary can be bitter sweet. It’s exciting! They’re entering a new phase of life and exploring their independence. On the other, hand your baby is leaving home for the first time; you’re hoping they’ll make the right decisions and have a meaningful taste of adulthood. + MORE

Helping Kids Ease Back into a New School Year

August 30, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Helping kids ease back into a new school year

Kids, teens and young adults are all transitioning back to school. For those starting pre-school through to high school this is an exciting time, but it can also cause stress and anxiety about what to expect from a new school year.

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