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15 ways to keep kids active indoors (even if you don’t have much space)

Here’s how to keep your kids off the couch, even if you don’t have much space. Thanks to the colder weather and shorter days, snuggling up on the coach to watch TV is even more tempting than usual. No matter what Mother Nature brings, it’s important to note, however, that your kiddos need …

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Again, again! Why your kid wants to do the same activity over and over

Photo: iStockphoto Cheri Bojcic’s four-year-old, Elana, has a favourite book: Fidgety Fish. She loves the quirky sea creatures, the colourful pictures, the engaging story. She’s memorized most of the words. When Fidgety swishes through the water, mom and daughter wiggle too. Luckily, Fidgety Fish is such a likeable book. Bojcic, …

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Breath-holding spells: Why some toddlers turn blue and pass out

Photo: Stocksy United Jessica Farber was picking up her son from daycare the first time he held his breath to the point of losing consciousness. When she went to put on Theo’s jacket, the 15-month-old opened his mouth to protest. “He did one of those big, silent cries that usually …

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20 indoor games to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day

Another rainy or bone-chilling day? We see you over there: Restless kids fidgeting on the couch, the clock ticking slower than usual, and you’re fresh out of ideas for things to do. Well you’ve come to the right place. We have your back with this list of the best indoor games …

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Kids’ coughs: How to tell when it’s serious

Photo: iStockphoto When Tess Duke woke up in the night with a barking cough and difficulty breathing, her mother, Jane, didn’t panic. A registered nurse, she recognized the “ark, ark, ark” cough of croup and tried to help her daughter with a bit of cold air and then some steam …

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What to do when your child has earwax buildup

Sonya Henderson’s son, Noah, was three-and-a-half years old when the Toronto mother noticed he was having hearing troubles. Noah would ask her to turn up the TV, even though his sister, who was sitting next to him, could hear it fine. When he started pronouncing new words incorrectly, Henderson took …

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Daycare germs: what you need to know

Photo: iStockphoto Before my daughter started daycare at 19 months, I could count on one hand the number of times she’d been sick. But after only two months in the daycare germ storm, I’d already lost count. It was a seemingly endless stream of runny noses, low-grade fevers, mysterious rashes …

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This parenting podcast host tested the season’s hottest toddler toy

Photo: Sandro Altamirano I’m always on the lookout for activities that my two-year-old son, George, and I can do together—and when they don’t involve a screen, I consider it a big win. LEGO Duplo to the rescue! I didn’t grow up with Duplo as a child, so my toddler and …

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This is the best toddler toy to gift this holiday season

I’m a mom to a very precocious toddler and at two years old, we have reached the point at home where stuffies have become less interesting; now, it’s all about toys and activities that engage her little developing mind. The toddler years are often a trial and error period for …

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These toy sets are the answer to all of your holiday gift-giving worries

Tis’ the season! It’s just about that time of year when we start hitting the stores and tackling our holiday shopping. I don’t know about you but one thing our kids put on their list every year without fail is always LEGO Duplo. Zoe and Max have had their eyes …

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