UPDATED 2017 Baby and Toddler Recalls on Items Sold in Canada

In January 2017, we brought you 2017 Baby and Toddler Recalled Items Sold in Canada. Now that we are almost halfway through the year, we’ve updated the list to include the newest recalls added. Read through the list, make sure you don’t have any of the recalled items, and if you do follow the instructions to return the item. Clothing Sock and Accessory Brands Global recalls John Deere Infant Caps...

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Why Sleep is a Right, Not a Luxury

If you are a parent of an infant, or a caregiver to a loved one, chances are you aren’t getting enough sleep. Maybe it’s overnight feedings keeping you up, an elder that needs help throughout the night getting to the restroom, or just the stress that comes along with being a member of the sandwich generation; whatever the reason for your missed zzzz’s, it could be affecting more than just...

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Does a Parent Make a Good Nanny?

When you’re looking to hire a nanny, you may have some candidates apply with pages of experience and references, and others who apply with only “mom” experience. Will a mom with zero outside childcare experience make a good nanny? She can, but it really depends on the person and their “other” life experiences. An example of a candidate you may come in contact with would be a stay at home mom of three...

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Make Your Nanny a Boo-Boo Box

Do your children go out to the park, library, or on an adventure with their nanny? Chances are they don’t spend 100% of their time at home, and when they do go out, you don’t wrap them from head to toe in bubble wrap. When your little ones are running around playing, the odds of a scrape, trip, splinter, or booboo are high. Help keep your nanny prepared by creating...

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2017 Baby and Toddler Recalled Items Sold in Canada

It’s a brand new year and already several recall announcements have gone out for items sold in Canada. Below you’ll find the latest recalls from late 2016 and January 2017 with items made especially for children. Read through the list, make sure you don’t have any of the recalled items, and if you do follow the instructions to return the item. Clothing Peekaboo Beans Inc. Bean Playsuits Do you have...

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Guest Post – When A New Nanny Arrives…

This guest post is courtesy of By SOSsitter.ca: Make sure you and your family are ready! Adding a full or part time nanny into your family life is not a small thing. This person will become, if all goes well, like a member of the family. You want to be sure that the family—at least those members who are old enough to understand—know what to expect and how to behave, particularly...

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16 TV Free Ways to Entertain The Kids While You Cook

After a long shift at the office, you come home to hungry kiddos and a million chores you need to do. In order to get dinner on the table, many frazzled moms and dads park the little ones in front of the TV while they cook. If you add in the time they watch TV in the morning while you run around getting ready, the time they may watch it...

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Stop Germs by Keeping Toys Clean

You wash their bedding, you wash their sippy cups and pacifiers, but how often do you wash and clean your children’s toys? Those icky germs that cause the flu and winter colds are famous for latching on to toys and making little ones sick. By following the tips below, you can help prevent the spread of germs through toys and hopefully keep your little one healthier this cold and flu...

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5 Fabulous Nanny Traits and Skills

While anyone can call themselves a nanny, some people may be a better fit based on their personality, values, and life experiences. Below we cover five great topics/nanny traits to consider when interviewing for your new nanny. Also before you make the big decision on who to choose, check out our post on 5 Signs That Your Nanny is Perfect for Your Family for a little confirmation on your decision...

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9 Ways to Help Your Nervous Child Feel Better

Like adults, children get stressed and anxious too. While their fears and worries may be pint sized, they can feel enormous and terrifying to your little one. Below we explore 9 simple ways to help your nervous child feel better in a flash. When your kiddo is feeling anxious, it’s likely because they feel like they have no control over the situation and aren’t sure what to expect. Remind them that you’re...

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Deborah Shure answers the question about whether your nanny or elder caregiver is your employee or self employed
Deborah Shure answers the hard questions and discusses nanny & elder caregiver contracts, gross versus net pay & more
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