You may have read a recent breakthrough in SIDS research. While this is hopeful news, more research is needed to fully understand the implications. In the meantime, stick with the basics to lower your baby's risk of SIDS or suffocation while sleeping:
🌙 Place your baby to sleep on their back.
🌙 Use a crib, cradle or bassinet that meets Health Canada's safety standards.
🌙 Use a flat, firm mattress with a tight fitting sheet.
🌙 Remove all blankets, pillows and stuff toys.
🌙 Avoid overheating your baby.
🌙 Keep your baby in the same room as you for the first 6 months.
🌙 Dress your baby in a fitted sleeper.
You are your child's favorite toy!
🎸Get on their level and play.
🥁 Follow their lead.
🎤 Try narrating their play - provide the words for what they are doing. ~Rebecca, RN
Literacy is an important part of learning how to talk! Here are some things you can do at home:
👉 Tell your baby about their world. Carry them and describe what they are looking at.
👉 Learn a few rhymes that involve tough - like pat-a-cake.
👉 Sing funny songs together. As baby gets older, pause and let them fill in the words.
👉 Read books with your baby. Point to the pictures and label things. Ask your older child "what do you see?". Let your baby hold the book. Make animal noises together and have fun! ~Rebecca, RN
May is Speech month!
What was your baby's first word? What is one thing you can do to help your baby's speech? ~Rebecca, RN
Just another day of "mom hood"! Breastfeeding, chasing an eagle and saving your goose (all at the same time)- no biggy 😉
To all those caregivers multi-tasking parenting and the world around you - You. Are. Incredible!
Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Learn more about supporting gender identity at the resources below! ~Rebecca, RN
Want to learn more about ticks?
Nurse Joan has all the latest tick info!
Check it out! 👇👇👇
Maltby Center is offering summer camps for children and youth with Autism. Please see the post below, and contact Maltby Centre for more information! ~Rebecca, RN
Who else does this???
Have a great weekend everyone! If you have some topic requests for next week - drop them in the comments section! ~Rebecca, RN
Artist: Lucy Kinsley
Hands up if you have a baby and a toddler!
It's normal for your toddler's behaviour to change when you bring home a new baby. It's a big change for everyone in the house!
Active for Life shares some tips on balancing everyone's needs and keeping your older child active! ~Rebecca, RN