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This cheeky hack will help your kid learn how to wipe their own butt

Photo: iStockphoto Potty training is hard. But once you get your little one to recognize when they need to go and hop on the potty in time to keep their diaper clean, you’re in the clear, right? Nope. There’s one last hurdle that can take a while to get over: getting …

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Is your child ready to stop naptime?

Photo: iStockphoto Kelly Sturtevant tried everything to get daughter Keira to nap. She’d lie with her, read another story, sing yet another song. But the rambunctious 2½-year-old refused to nod off. “I would spend the entire time running up trying to get her to fall asleep or yelling at her …

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Choosing the right toddler shoes

Photo: Getty Images We were given lots of cute shoes for our son, Carmelo well before he took his first steps. From soft leather slippers adorned with monsters to skateboarder sneakers, sandals and superhero-embossed rubber boots, there were plenty to choose from. But I wasn’t sure if any of them …

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When can babies sleep with a blanket?

Photo via @makelmg on Instagram Like many new parents, my husband and I worried about sudden infant death syndrome when our daughter, Rosalind,  was a newborn. We followed the Canadian Paediatric Society recommendations about not using blankets or keeping stuffies in the crib—they can become suffocation and entanglement hazards—and swaddled …

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13 stylish but warm winter boots for kids

Photo: Courtesy of bogs 1. Neo-Classic NWKids’ Winter Boots If you love BOGS, you’ll love this new, lighter iteration of the popular pull-on boots. Fully waterproof and ready for play, kids can put these on themselves and go. BOGS Neo-Classic NWKids’ Winter Boots, $100, bogsfootwear.ca Photo: Courtesy of Olang 2. Olang Star …

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Yes, my kid is on a leash. Don’t judge me.

Photo: Courtesy of Deana Morton As my three-year-old son and I strolled through the parking lot, a group of teenagers started giggling and pointing at us. My stomach tightened and my cheeks turned red. They were laughing at my child. I tightened the grip on the leash attached to my …

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Tips to survive flying with a toddler

Photo: @hennablossom via Instagram You’ve mastered flying with a baby. But air travel with a one- or two-year-old—sorry to say—is actually much harder: Squirmy toddlers take up more lap space, and you can’t always lull them off to dreamland with a boob or bottle. Sarah Price knows first-hand that flights …

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What is impetigo, and how serious is it for kids?

Photo: iStockphoto Parents often have to deal with rashes and skin irritations in toddlers and young kids. Usually, these aren’t a big deal—often the side effect of a cold or mild allergy. But sometimes they signal something contagious that needs to be taken seriously. Impetigo is one of those things. It’s …

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Toddler, I love you but please leave the baby the eff alone

Photo: iStockphoto My firstborn loved her newborn baby sister. LOVED. I couldn’t blame her: The baby was tiny, precious perfection. Her fingernails were like miniature seashells, translucent and round. Her arms and legs were curled up into her body, still downy, and her feet were wrinkled and purplish. She seemed …

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Everything you need to know about sunscreen, just in time for summer

Photo: iStock With summer (finally) in full swing, it likely means you recently found yourself at a crossroads sunscreen aisle: Do you buy mineral or organic? Spray, lotion or stick? SPF 30, 50 or 60? Do kids really need kid-specific sunscreen? To break down the complexities of SPF, we asked …

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