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Bellies to Babies Celebration : Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010
elebrate Motherhood at the Bellies to Babies Celebration™, the province’s only educational tradeshow for new and expectant parents. Whether you’re a rookie or becoming a mom for the second or third time, this day is just for you. Attendees will see everything from stylish baby and children’s clothing, beauty products for radiant skin, and postnatal classes for mom and baby, to organic baby gifts for the new arrival. It’s all here at one show —under one
roof. Representatives from community resources and support groups will be on hand to answer questions for new and expecting parents. Moms-tobe can take part in educational workshops such as “Survival Tips for Rookie Moms,” “Cloth Diapering 101” and BCAA car seat demonstrations. Bellies to Babies Celebration™ will feature a wide variety of exhibitors and sponsors, over $2,000 in door prizes, and the first 100 moms in attendance receive a complimentary diaper bag ,courtesy of Memory Castings. Every mom in attendance at the Oct. 3, 2010 tradeshow will be eligible for the grand door prize draw of a $1,000 shopping spree
from Style Kid. Rookie dads can take part in the Daddy Diapering Contest! For new moms, enter your baby into our CUTEST BABY PHOTO CONTEST. Your little one could win the opportunity to be featured in an issue of urbanbaby & toddler magazine plus win a $250 Usborne Books My First Library Package and be our exclusive Bellies to Babies Celebration™ Tradeshow Baby for 2011. Pictures will be taken on site by Studio 2 Photography. vent: Bellies to Babies E Celebration™ Date: Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 2010 Time: 11 am - 4 pm Place: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr Admission: by donation to
Vancouver Food Bank Basics for Babies Program. Donations of baby food, formula, diapers and baby wipes as well as monetary donations are much appreciated. To Attend: Register at www. belliestobabiescelebration.com or call 604-908-8835. Sign up today for Bellies to Babies Celebration™ e-newsletter. Bellies to Babies Celebration™ supports “Breastfeeding is Best” and provides a breastfeedingfriendly environment for all. Sponsored by: urbanbaby & toddler magazine, JRFM, Memory Castings, Style Kid, Shop ‘n Stroll, Vancouver 24 Hrs, Movies for Mommies, Usborne Books and Westcoastmoms.ca.
Win a $1000 Shopping Spree! Sponsored by Style Kid First 100 Moms in attendance will receive a complimentary diaper bag! Sponsored by Memory Castings
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EDITOR & DESIGNER Emma Lee PRODUCTION Barb Farley CONTRIBUTORS Kim Connelly, Desiree Daniels,Leanne Davis, Crystal DiNicolo, Daniela Ginta, Melissa Martz,Dr. Karen Nordahl, Marilee Peters, Dr. Emilie Salomons, Helen Sands, Dr. Lynn Simpson, Christina Stewart, Blair Yochim ADVERTISING SALES Emma Lee COVER DESIGN Rick Campbell COVER PHOTO Eclipse Photography, eclipsephotography.ca
FALL 2010 volume 8 n issue 1
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on the cover
celebrity mommy: The Beat 94.5’s Amy Beeman........... parenting: Calming childhood anxiety ............................. nutrition: Making preschool food allergy-safe................... great goods: What we love today............................22 fitness: Does exercise matter? ...................................... nutrition: Baby-led weaning, skip purées? ...................... feature: 6 kid-friendly cafés ...........................................
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also in this issue
ask the experts: Sleep issues........................................ 6 baby meets trail: Walks in Delta & Port Moody ............... 18 feature: Carving out ‘Mommy time’ ................................. 31 fitness: Pelvic floor muscles: regain control! ..................... 12 parenting: Creating quality time, single parents ................ 28 prenatal: Easing morning sickness, naturally .................... 14 prenatal: Overview of pregnancy stages ......................... 38 on the town: Fall family fun, pumpkin patches ................... 8 resource directory ............................................. 43 - 47 Material appearing herein may not be reproduced in print or electronically without written permission of the publisher, and without proper credit. Editorial opinions and viewpoints may not necessarily reflect those of the publisher.
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& QA ask Crystal DiNicolo, Sleep Sense (www. sleepsense.net/ vancouver) sleep consultant
Q: My newborn baby takes little naps all day long and never sleeps for longer than one hour at a time. How can I get him to sleep for longer stretches? A: It is very common for newborns to have short, fragmented sleep during the day. The fastest way to encourage your little one to take longer naps is to put your baby down in his crib when he is drowsy, and before he is
Baby naps & sleep in travel fully asleep in your arms. Your main goal is working toward helping your baby learn to fall asleep without any external “props,” such as being nursed or rocked to sleep. The most effective way to achieve this is to give him the opportunity to develop some of his own selfsoothing strategies for falling asleep. It is also important to note that newborns can only tolerate about 45 minutes to one hour of awake time before overtiredness sets in (which can make a restful, long nap very difficult to achieve), so it’s best to put him down sooner rather than later. Sleep well!
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ask Helen Sands,
Hushababy (www.hushababy.com) sleep consultant Q: We’re taking our three-month-old baby back east to visit grandparents. How do I handle his sleep with the time change and travel? A: There are many things you can do to ensure your child’s world is not rocked too much! Remember that babies in this age group are probably not as fragile as first thought in terms of what they can cope with, and once they reach the age of three months, are
probably easier to travel with than older babies! So, here are some tips on how to ensure the trip is not horrendous. • Airline Travel: If your baby experiences any discomfort in the plane during take off or landing, it is wise to have him “sucking” on something, so breastfeeding, sucking a bottle, soother or sippy cup will help. If the airline dictates that baby must not be in your lap (for nursing), you should offer the bottle or soother. Of course, if your baby is asleep during take off and landing, don’t disturb him! (Please cont’d on page 40
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Throughout SEP: Minievents at Maplewood Farm, 405 Seymour River Place, North Vanc. Mini-events, like spreading straw for goats, feeding the sheep, and milking a cow, resume in September at this much-loved animal farm. Info: 604-929-5610 or maplewoodfarm.bc.ca SEP 12, 10 am - 4 pm: Southlands Country Fair, 7025 MacDonald St, Vanc. A fun-filled day for the whole family. Rain or shine. Entry by donation. Some activities may cost a small fee, but there are plenty of free activities. Info: 604-351-5522 or southlandsridingclub.com SEP 25, starts with Harvest Fair at 4 pm: Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Slocan Park,
Fantastic fall family Renfrew Park & Field, Vanc. Food, music, art, lantern parade, fireworks. Info: 604-257-8388 or stillmoon.org SEP 26, 11 am - 5 pm: The Word on the Street Festival, Library Square, on Robson between Hamilton & Homer, Vanc. Storytelling, giant wordsearch, kids-only scavenger hunt. Info: thewordonthestreet.ca to SEP 26, every weekend: Richmond Night Market, 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond. Entertainment, shopping, food stalls, and buskers. Info: summernightmarket.com OCT 3, 11 am - 4 pm: Bellies to Babies Celebration, Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr, Vanc. A one-of-a-kind event for new and
expectant parents to explore and shop. First 100 moms in attendance will receive a complimentary diaper bag. Admission is by donation to Basics for Babies. Sponsored by urbanbaby & toddler magazine. Info: belliestobabiescelebration. com OCT 8 â€“ 31: Stanley Park Ghost Train at Stanley Park Miniature Train, Vancouver. Get spooked at this annual event. Includes the Haunted Childrenâ€™s Farmyard and other activities. Advance tickets available through Ticketmaster at 604-280-4444 or ticketmaster. ca. Info: 604-257-8531 or vancouver.ca/parks/events/ ghosttrain
OCT 9 - 31, 10 am - 5 pm: Childrenâ€™s Halloween Fair & Train, 13750 - 88th Ave, Surrey. Train ride, crafts, games, treats and pumpkins. Admission applies. Info: 604-501-1232 or bctrains.com OCT 16 - 17, 11 am â€“ 4 pm: UBC Apple Festival, UBC Botanical Garden, Vancouver. Participate in apple tasting, see demos of cider-pressing, enjoy the entertainment. Admission: $2 per adult; free for children under 12. Info: ubcbotanical garden.org OCT 22 - 31: Wanna Know Whatâ€™s Really Scary?, Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park, Vanc. Info: visitvanaqua.org NOV 13, 9 am - 1 pm: Kidsâ€™ Swap Meet, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050 176 St,