Baby Articles by Ann Douglas
All about babies.
Advice for Parents of Babies
- Expert Tips for New Parents from Ann Douglas: A Q&A with Canadian Family magazine.
- The Secrets of Less Stressed Out Parents: Bringing home your new baby is both exhilarating and terrifying, but author Ann Douglas knows how to calm those fears so you can relax and enjoy your wee one.
- A Letter to My Newborn Son, Revisited: A letter to my newborn son, revisited 21 years after I first wrote it.
- Babies Who Are Learning to Crawl Wake More Frequently At Night, Study Finds: Here’s another item to add to that long list of reasons why babies wake in the night. Baby is learning to crawl.
- You Get So Emotional, Baby: Parents tend to underestimate the effects of early social-emotional experiences on babies and toddlers and to overestimate the extent to which a young child can exercise self-control.
- 5 Fascinating Things Babies Know: Your baby is so much more than just a pretty face. A growing body of research shows that babies understand far more about their environment than we realized.
- Reading Makes a Fairytale Beginning for Baby: How reading to your baby benefits you and your baby; and which books Eleanor LeFave of Toronto children's bookstore Mabel's Fables recommends as the best books for babies.
- Baby Sign Language Opens Up World of Communication: Baby sign language helps infants and toddlers communicate their needs and acquire verbal skills sooner. Here are some tips from Sara Bingham, who founded Wee Hands 10 years ago.
- The Real Truth About Girls and Boys: Any noteworthy differences in behaviour between boys and girls that become obvious as children grow older are the result of nurture rather than nature, says Rosalind C. Barnett, co-author (with Caryl Rivers) of The Truth About Girls and Boys.
- 7 Things Moms Really Need to Know About Breastfeeding: An interview with breastfeeding author and former La Leche League Canada executive director Teresa Pitman.
- Mama's Milk Project: A Website Celebrates Breastfeeding: The Mama's Milk Project seeks “to foster a positive, creative, and supportive breastfeeding community for moms and their families, to normalize the practice of breastfeeding, . . . to examine the issues that women face when breastfeeding, to pass along women’s hard-earned breastfeeding wisdom and experience. . . . [and to] allow women a space to reflect upon and write about their breastfeeding experiences as an important life experience.”
- Breast Friends: Peer pressure can influence a mother's decision to discontinue breastfeeding.
- Breastfeeding Groups Petition Health Canada: Parents say the draft infant feeding guidelines from Health Canada still have a long way to go before they will meet the needs of breastfeeding babies and their mothers.