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Whether you?re a mom-to-be or a mom of three, our blog-savvy moms are your go-to gals for toy reviews and recommendations, play-time tips and mom secrets that they?ve learned along the way.

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Carla What Can You Expect At A Baby Show Exhibit?

Baby Convention


When expecting a child, you need all the help you can get. Attending The Baby Time Shows before or after the arrival of your bundle of joy is imperative as one can never be too prepared for the arrival of their newborn. The event is an exhibition geared to parents.


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Carla 5 Developmental Benefits Of Using Child Care

Child Care

Parents who have at least one children are often faced with the decision on if they’re going to use child care. Many working parents don’t have a choice on placing their kids in daycare while others want to decide if they’ll return back to work. When considering child care Toronto for an infant or toddler, there are a few benefits to the service.

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Carla Making Birthday Parties Fun With Party Rentals

Birthday Party Rentals

Are you having a party for a child? If so, you will need party rentals for the party. Children of all ages love to have their birthday parties with their close family members and friends from school and other extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, we all know how difficult arranging a big children’s party can be. To help you do it, this article will help you decide on party rentals Toronto and other essentials for the big day. Read on to learn more.

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Carla 5 Ways To Make The Trip To The Family Dentist Easier For Your Kids

family dentist Oshawa

Regular dental checkups are important for the entire family. But often, children are frightened by a visit to the dentist. However, there are many things that parents can do to make the experience pleasant or even fun.  Oshawa dentist shares insight on five things you can do to help make it the best dental experience possible:

Set a Good Example

Children can pick up on their parents’ attitudes. Make sure that you and your spouse are always upbeat and happy when planning a trip to the dentist. If a parent is afraid, the children will also be afraid. Be sure to act excited for the visit, and tell your children how important dentists are.

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Carla Reasons That Toddlers Should Try Goat Milk


More parents are opting to give their toddlers goat milk yogurt. There are several ways that a growing child’s health can benefit from goat milk formula. Below is a list of reasons that more parents are giving their toddlers goat milk yogurt:

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Carla Connected Through Song…

No matter where you are in the world, when you have a baby they only need a few things.  Those things do not change depending on where you live or what culture they were born into.  Food, Love, to be kept safe and interaction with other people.  Food and safety pretty much speak for themselves, […]

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Carla More in common than not: Kids at play around the world

Recently, I was lucky enough to meet Fisher-Price’s Director of Child Research Dr Kathleen Alfano, and listen to hear speak to her experience of seeing kids play all around the world. I loved hearing her perspective, as I’ve always been fascinated by cultural similarities and differences in families. One of the points Dr Alfano made […]

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Carla Relating to Other Cultures through Play

Experiencing different cultures has always been a priority for me. When I was a teenager, I hosted in a number of exchange students and even traveled to Japan as an exchange student myself. I was always amazed how even though we spoke different primary languages with both of us knowing very little of the other […]

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Carla Developing New Skills

Do you ever watch your child and wonder how their various skills are developing? Many parents wonder this and even worry if their children are meeting their developmental milestones in the 3 developmental domains, as well as growing their skills. This month we had the opportunity to try out the Laugh & Learn Stride-to-Ride Puppy. […]

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Carla Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle

When I had the chance to visit the Fisher-Price headquarters (East Aurora, New York), I was invited to a special presentation on beat induction and how Fisher-Price is now incorporating it into some of their musical toys. It was a lesson in the science of play and the research and development of fun. So what is […]

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