Entries by Sharon Garcia

Baby Fever

Finding yourself being hit with the urge to buy something – anything – for your baby-to-be? Sounds like you’ve been hit with a bad case of baby fever – a condition that tends to run rampant among mothers-to-be and that can be almost impossible to cure until your bank account runs dry and/or your credit […]

Baby Body Language: The Basics

Your baby didn’t come packaged with an owner’s manual, but her body language can tell you plenty, including what she wants and needs from you. Some of those early body signals are hard-wired — more instinctual than intentional — but as grows little older she’ll use her body language to communicate a whole lot more. […]

Help Your Baby Be a Healthy Eater

Bring your baby to the table to join in at family mealtimes. Babies learn by watching others. Keep mealtimes pleasant. It is best if there are no toys or television to distract your baby. Talk to your baby quietly and encourage him while he is eating. Do not pressure your baby to eat. This can […]

Tips Before Childbirth

Here are some great childbirth tips which can help you have the best possible birth. I used these things to prepare for the birth of my 5th child. I implemented all of these ideas at the end of my pregnancy, and ended up having the best labor and delivery experience of all five of my […]

How To Avoid Constipation During Pregnancy

It is Murphy’s law that just when you are able to get food into your body without having it come back up, that you suddenly find you cannot get the food out of your body.  Nearly half of all the women who are pregnant suffer from constipation during pregnancy. As with all symptoms of pregnancy […]

Bloody Good Science

A Life-Line for a Lifetime Umbilical cords are routinely thrown away every day. Most parents don’t realize that the blood left in the umbilical cord contains stem cells that have been used successfully to treat more than 45 different medical disorders. Gradually more Canadian parents are choosing to store their baby’s cord blood stem cells. […]

What To Feed Your Baby From 6 To 9 Months

Your baby needs iron for good health. Continue to breastfeed and provide the extra iron that your baby needs by offering her the iron-rich foods. Feed your baby at regular times. Include her at family mealtimes. Talk to her gently. Start your baby on pureed foods. Next, move to lumpy, mashed foods. As your baby […]

Starting Solid Foods at Six Months

Since birth, your baby has been growing on breast milk. At six months old, breast milk is still the most important food but the time has come to add solid foods. Extra iron is needed at six months. Solid foods provide a variety of nutrients, flavours, and textures for your baby. How do I tell […]

Baby Shower Games

Bottoms up: Get 5 little plastic babies (in the cake decorating department). Put them in a cup. Each guests get three “rolls” as they try to get the babies to land with their bottoms up. The player with the most bottoms up after three rolls wins or faces off in tie. Cotton Balls: Put about […]