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Take a look at this month's articles provided by Island Parent Magazine. Each month you'll find new articles with topics on parenting your children of any age. Written largely by local authors, these articles provide some great perspectives related to parenting, both on and off the island.

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Starting Baby on Solids Starting Baby on Solids
Is it time for your baby to venture into the world of solid food? Breast milk is the only food necessary for your little one until they show signs of needing solid food, around the middle of the first year of life. La Le...
posted: Oct 5, 2012  |  views: 1974  |  comments: 1
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Online Resources for Breastfeeding Help Online Resources for Breastfeeding Help
Most people know that breastmilk protects babies and children against infection and illness. It’s the only food needed for the first six months of a baby’s life. Breastmilk is recommended until two years and beyond a...
posted: Oct 5, 2012  |  views: 1814  |  comments: 0
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Watch Your Back: How to carry a portable car seat Watch Your Back: How to carry a portable car seat
With the arrival of my youngest son I was quickly reminded about the awkwardness of infant car seats. As a parent, I love their convenience for toting a sleeping baby. But as an ergonomist, I also recognize that infant c...
posted: Feb 29, 2012  |  views: 1879  |  comments: 0
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The Baby Whisperer The Baby Whisperer
I’ll admit that The Baby Whisperer, written by the late Tracy Hogg, is an amazing book for some parents. My cousin, who passed her copy down to me, is a fervent advocate because the advice really worked for her. An acq...
posted: Jul 27, 2011  |  views: 2424  |  comments: 1
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Growing Into Motherhood Growing Into Motherhood
The year I turned 30, I realized that I was meant to be a mother. For years, I had looked for a purpose in my life. I left the chaotic life of Montreal and headed for a Vancouver Island farm to learn organic gardening. I...
posted: Mar 30, 2011  |  views: 3776  |  comments: 1
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A History of Breastfeeding in Canada A History of Breastfeeding in Canada
Recently I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Tasnim Nathoo about breastfeeding in Canada. Nathoo, with co-author Aleck Ostry, researched this topic by reviewing historic Canadian statistics, government heal...
posted: Mar 2, 2011  |  views: 6942  |  comments: 0
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Banish Diapers for Good Banish Diapers for Good
Baby poo. The Arrogant Worms have written odes to it. Diaper companies post huge profits thanks to the never-ending production of it. But while baby poo may provide inspiration to (some) songwriters and CEOs, for most mo...
posted: Feb 2, 2011  |  views: 1770  |  comments: 0
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Postpartum Depression Getting Help, Getting Better Postpartum Depression Getting Help, Getting Better
Welcoming a new baby is usually a time to celebrate, but for as many as four in five mothers it can be a time of distress and uncertainty, commonly called the “baby blues.” For some new mothers, baby blues do not ...
posted: Dec 1, 2010  |  views: 6987  |  comments: 1
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True Confessions of a Breastfeeding Junkie True Confessions of a Breastfeeding Junkie
OK, I’ll admit it. It’s been five years—and counting—and I haven’t missed a day yet. In the beginning, it would occur at regular intervals. That was when I still had control. But as soon as my accomplice got ho...
posted: Sep 29, 2010  |  views: 2716  |  comments: 0
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The Colic Myth The Colic Myth
Before you go any further let me just issue a disclaimer, especially to the parents who are thinking, That wasn’t an air raid siren that kept me up, Lady! I had what you would call a colicky baby. By colicky I mean ...
posted: Mar 31, 2010  |  views: 5675  |  comments: 1
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