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ParticipACTION

Thebabyspot.ca encourages not only our Canadian readers but our readers worldwide to take ParticipACTION’s challenge for all children to get outside and play for the “longest day of the year” June 21st!   Remember when our neighborhoods were bustling with active kids playing after school, after dinner and much of the weekend. The sounds of children’s laughter and having fun with friends filled the streets until the street lights came on and parents called their children in for the night.   As the national voice of physical activity and sport participation, ParticipACTION wants to turn back time and get...

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Get Your Kids Hiking! Start Them Young and Keep It Fun! With Author Jeff Alt

Summer is here and with it comes the beautiful weather. As child obesity is on the rise, it is important to get out with your family and stay fit. Author Jeff Alt wants you to do just that with his new book Get Your Kids Hiking! Start Them Young and Keep It Fun. Our generation of children are hooked to video games, cell phones and television. It is certainly alright to do all of these things but we must encourage a certain amount of physical activity in order to stay healthy. Jeff’s book is a great way to get...

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5 Tips For Making Road Trips With Kids More Enjoyable

5 tips for making road trips with kids more enjoyable   By: Mary Gillespie It’s that time of year again. For many of us, summer means at least one road trip to the cottage or other annual vacation destination. With kids, what used to be a straightforward drive from A to B becomes for many people a dreaded voyage into a dark underworld of bickering and whining. It doesn’t have to be this way. Road trips with your kids can be an enjoyable part of your vacation experience. Here are some tips to help you make the most of...

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Post-Partum Depression is a Sneaky Mutha. My experience as a Warrior and survivor of Post-Partum Depression

By: Kelly Martin   When I was thirty and pregnant with my (now two year-old) daughter, I had read everything I could find about pregnancy, labour and delivery, and life with a newborn.  Throughout my pregnancy, everything progressed very normally until towards the end, when I started gaining over 5lbs a week.  I was ordered off my feet for the last few weeks.  My labour was eventually induced because of increasing edema and high blood pressure at 38 weeks.  I was in labour for three days, then I pushed for six hours, and she was finally pulled from me...

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Traveling Terrors

  Travelling Terrors!   By Tamara Higgins   Parents love to think that their children will travel well but, when actually planning the trips realize that this may not be as easy as they think! Here are a few tips to help parents travel with their little ones without having to stress or worry about how well it all may go.   When travelling by plane keep the following in mind to keep you and your little one comfortable.   -Bring some of their favourite toys along (keep in mind these should be smaller items that can fit comfortably...

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