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A RESOURCE GUIDE

MODERN MAMA:

having a baby in v a n c o u v e r PUBLISHED BY MODERN MAMA

EDITOR CONNIE PETERS SALES & MARKETING ANGELA SANTORO

06 MUST HAVE MATERNITY WEAR

26 PHOTOGRAPH YOUR BABE!

Ella Bella presents all the fashion essentials for mamas-to-be

All the ages and stages you want to make sure to capture on camera.

11 HOSPITAL CHECKLIST

30 POST PARTUM DEPRESSION

Everything you need to get packed and prepared for baby’s arrival and your stay in the hospital.

Awareness is key. We’ve got advice on how to recognize and avoid post baby blues.

EDITORIAL DESIGN SAMMY KINMAN

14 TOP 10 BABY NAMES

32 PREP YOUR NEST Get yourself (and your home) ready for baby’s big arrival!

EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY JANICE CROZE PHOTOGRAPHY IMAGES BY BETHANY

Trends in baby names for boys and girls, including celebrity wee ones in British Columbia!

16 INTRODUCING SOLDS: 7 TIPS

37 LOCAL RESOURCES: BUMP

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS WEST COAST KIDS SARAH CASPER CONNIE PETERS JANICE CROZE CARLI SUSSMAN

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Are good eaters born or made? Give your baby the best possible start with sold foods.

The very best businesses Vancouver has to offer you throughout your pregnancy!

18 INFANT CPR: THE ESSENTIALS

40 LOCAL RESOURCES: NESTING

What you need to know about how and when to perform potentially life-saving CPR on your little one.

The very best businesses Vancouver has to offer in preparing you for living with your new bundle!

46 LOCAL RESOURCES: BABY 20 THE ULTIMATE BABY GEAR LIST West Coast Kids presents everything you need before and after your baby is born.

The very best businesses Vancouver has to offer you through infancy and beyond!

PHOTOS COURTESY OF | IMAGES BY BETHANY AND JANICE CROZE PHOTOGRAPHY

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must have MATERNITY WEAR

A CHECKLIST SPONSORED BY ELL A BELL A .......................................................... 01 | 1ST TRIMESTER MUST-HAVES

□ Bella Band by Ingrid & Isabel (will

help you during transition phase and allow you to wear your regular pants as long as you can get them over your hips).

□ Everyday Cami by Ingrid & Isabel (You can get away with most of your regular tops for now but if you find they are getting a little short on you, this cami will help).

□ Casual/Yoga style pants - look for a

soft knit fabric with a band that you can roll under or over belly.

bella Oliver offers a variety of colors in short or long sleeves, scoop or V-neck and they are very reasonable in price for the quality. Get a few colors to go under your blazers and a basic black one that you can dress up with your favorite jewelry.

□ Basic

□ Ruched Tank by Ingrid & Isabel -

BUSINESS WEAR:

□ Solid color basic ruched tops - Isa-

CASUAL WEAR: □ Jeans - skinny or boot cut. One good

□ Dress pants - you’ll need at least two

pair of designer jeans is worth the investment as you will continue wearing long after having baby and you look and feel great during pregnancy).

to three pair. Black for sure and charcoal is great too as it won’t look like you’re wearing the same pants every day.

□ Leggings - over or under belly, crop

you like to wear tall boots, tights will last longer than pantyhose.

or full-length, black or colored. Wise to stock up early as you will love the comfort!

□ Maternity Tights and Pantyhose - if

□ Dresses

□ Tunics - to wear with your comfortable leggings. Don’t be afraid to add some color or prints!

- One little black dress for sure! Dresses are easy because it’s “one” piece of clothing so get a few and make dressing in the morning an easy task.

□ Basic tees - short or long sleeve de-

□ Cardigan or Blazer - depending on

pending on the season. A few solid colors but again prints can be fun too!

□ Ruched Tee

shirt DRESS - you can wear any day where ever you go. Look for “Ripe” brand as they always have the best style and quality fabrics.

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03 | 3RD TRIMESTER MUST-HAVES Keep in mind that maternity clothes are designed to be worn thru your entire pregnancy. They are made to expand with your growing belly so unless you are expecting twins or have put on a lot of extra weight you should be able to continue with your same wardrobe even in your third trimester. If expecting twins, you may want to purchase clothing in stages or look for extra-long tops and dresses that are cut longer in the front.

Pencil skirt - Boob makes a fantastic one called “Once-On-NeverOff Skirt”

02 | 2ND TRIMESTER MUST-HAVES

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your office dress code.

Designer jeans for casual Friday - look for a dark wash with little or no distress.

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lets you show off your belly and then lets your recovering belly hide under some ruching.

□ Nursing bras - you should have at

least one or two before you give birth. Look for Bravado Body Silk or Bliss bra that comes with an extender. Both these bras can be worn during pregnancy and have no underwire.Once your nursing is well established, then you can shop for a specific size bra.

□ Nursing Tank tops - some styles offer ruching on the sides which allows you to wear during and after. Look for Ripe, Cantaloop, Glamourmom or Bravado brands.

□ Nursing

Nightie - most maternity lingerie is made to wear during pregnancy and for nursing later. Look for Cake Lingerie or Belabumbum for great quality. FIND ALL OF YOUR FABULOUS MATERNITY STYLE ESSENTIALS AT WWW.ELLABELLA.CA.

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hospital CHECKLIST GET PACKED & PREPARED

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF | IMAGES BY BETHANY

► | FOR THE MAMA-TO-BE □ Birth plan and prenatal medical records □ Robe, dressing gown, wrap sweater □ Slippers □ Socks □ Massage oil or lotion □ Lip balm □ Snacks and drinks □ Books, magazines, etc. □ A headband or elastic if you have long hair □ Pillows (patterned, to avoid mix-up with hospital pillows) □ Toiletries ► | FOR THE BIRTH PARTNER □ Comfortable shoes □ A change of clothes □ Watch with a second hand, to time contractions □ Recording device (mobile phone, camera, etc.) □ List of phone numbers □ Snacks and drinks

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hospital CHECKLIST GET PACKED & PREPARED

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF | IMAGES BY BETHANY

► | AFTER BABY’S ARRIVAL □ A going-home outfit (loose and comfortable) □ Nursing bra □ Maxi pads (provided by hospital if you don’t have any) □ Nightshirt wrap or funky hospital gown □ Hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste □ Old or cheap underwear, or disposable panties ► | FOR YOUR WEE ONE □ An infant car seat. □ One outfit for the trip home (don’t forget socks) □ Two or three sleepers for in the hospital □ Baby blanket □ Diapers (some hospitals may provide, ask your OB) □ Hat □ Jacket or snowsuit for winter babies □ Burp cloths or receiving blankets

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TOP 10

baby names

IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

.......................................................... ► | GIRLS ◘ Emma ◘ Olivia ◘ Emily ◘ Sophia ◘ Ava ◘ Ella ◘ Isabella ◘ Lily ◘ Abigail ◘ Chloe ► | BOYS ◘ Liam ◘ Ethan ◘ Jacob ◘ Logan ◘ Mason ◘ Benjamin ◘ Lucas ◘ Alexander ◘ Carter ◘ Noah

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MODERN TRENDS Victorian names are making a comeback with names like Winnie, Kitty and Maisie, and for boys Ollie, Freddie and Archie. Celebrities continue to surprise us with unique choices such as Camera (Arthur Ashe), Seven and Puma (Eryka Badu), Fifi Trixibelle (Bob Geldof and Paula Yates) and of course North West (Kim Kardashian). SOME MODERN MAMA FAVOURITES For Girls: Sloan, Everleigh, Ryan, Charlie, Jynsen, Layla, and Georgia For Boys: Henry, Quinn, Jensen, Ellias, Frederick, and George BEST SITES (INSPIRATION & MEANINGS) ► Nameberry.com ► Babynames.com ► Babynamer.com ► Thinkbabynames.com

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7 TIPS FOR

introducing solids N U RT U R E V E R S U S N AT U R E

WRITTEN BY | CARLI SUSSMAN

...................................................... Are good eaters born or made? While a baby’s individual personality plays a role in how well he accepts new foods, the evidence increasingly points to nurture over nature when it comes to your child’s future eating habits. Here are some ways to help give your baby the best possible start with solids:

► | LET HIM EAT STEAK!

Health Canada’s most recent infant nutrition guidelines recommend offering ironrich foods – such as meat and egg yolk – for baby’s first foods.

► | INTRODUCE TEXTURES EARLY.

Exposing your infant to a variety of textures as early as possibly just might be the best insurance against future picky eating. But is it safe? The BC Ministry of Health recommends offering fork-mashed foods (as opposed to purées) from the age of six months onward, and Health Canada recommends that infants be eating “family foods,” served in soft and age-appropriate pieces, by the age of 12 months.

► | DON’T SHY AWAY FROM STRONG FLAVOURS

There exists a common misconception that infants prefer – or can only tolerate – bland foods. This simply isn’t so.

► | OFFER FINGER FOODS ALONGSIDE PURÉES

Children who learn to self-feed earlier feel more in control of their eating experiences and are more likely to develop positive associations with mealtimes. Allowing your baby to self-feed improves her physical skills, such as her sensory and motor development, and also respects her growing need to develop capability and autonomy.

► | CUT BACK ON MILK.

By the age of 12 months, your baby should be drinking a maximum of 500 to 600 mL of milk per day. Children who fill up on milk are less likely to be hungry for other foods.

► | FOCUS ON HABITS, NOT NUTRIENTS.

It’s easy to get caught up in manufacturer claims that those gummy fruits contain an amount of beet purée equivalent to “one serving of vegetables,” but are you really teaching your child to love beets – or are you teaching him to love gummy candies?

► | AVOID ALL-DAY SNACKING & GRAZING.

Feed your child three meals and two snacks daily. As the French say, “Hunger is the best sauce.”

Carli Sussman is a Sleep & Parenting Consultant who specializes in helping families get the sleep they need. She provides one-on-one sleep coaching, potty training and nutrition consulting services through Cheekychops Consulting. Carli is a well-known parenting, fitness and nutrition blogger whose blog, One Fit Mom, was rated as one of the top 20 pregnancy blogs of 2012 by Babble.com.

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CPR FOR

infants & children

PARENTING ESSENTIALS

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WRITTEN BY | SARAH CASPER

PHOTOS COURTESY OF | IMAGES BY BETHANY AND JANICE CROZE PHOTOGRAPHY (FACING PAGE0

Even with the best prevention, emergencies can still occur. Knowing what to do can save your child’s life. Immediate recognition of the need for First Aid, activation of EMS and early CPR are essential in trying to revive an infant who has gone unconscious and is not breathing. It can be difficult to differentiate between breathing and cardiac emergencies, the ultimate outcome means that we will treat them the same.

As a mother of a 1 year old boy and a St. John Ambulance First Aid and CPR Instructor I understand the importance of knowing what to do when things go wrong. As part of my profession I teach many parents what to do when emergencies arise. A person will greatly benefit from any CPR training, but as a new parent Infant CPR is a priceless skill to possess. Infants are little explorers and are constantly trying to discover their environment by grasping objects and placing them in their mouths, this exploration, although comical at times, can lead to serious emergencies. Common causes of breathing emergencies are choking, suffocation and drowning - all interfere with the infant’s ability to take in air.

► | EACH INCIDENT IS DIFFERENT BUT SOME STEPS YOU CAN TAKE ARE: ◘ Make sure the area is safe for you to be in ◘ Calling for help – attract attention to where you are if you are by yourself ◘ Assess responsiveness ◘ If the infant is unresponsive and not breathing, begin 2 minutes of CPR ◘ For an infant, place 2 fingertips on the breastbone just below the nipples ◘ Use 2 fingers to press down firmly on the breastbone ◘ Compress 30 times then give 2 small breaths ◘ After 2 minutes of CPR, take the infant with you to call 911, and follow dispatch directions It’s more than a cliché to say that CPR saves lives, but statistics show that it will most likely be one of your loved ones that benefit! Contact St. John Ambulance or Modern Mama today to find workshops and certification courses in your area.

► | STEPS TO ENSURE YOUR INFANT’S AIRWAY REMAINS CLEAR: ◘ ◘ ◘

Cut food into small pieces. Have your child play with age appropriate toys (no small or broken pieces), Check pacifiers and bottle nipples for cracked parts often (throw them away if they are!), ◘ Have the infant wearing a life jacket in the water and in watercrafts, ◘ Think of where and how you lay your child down, ◘ Keep plush toys, pillows and bumper pads out of cribs

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HAVING A BABY IN

VANCOUVER

HAVING A BABY IN

VANCOUVER

the ultimate

BABY GEAR LIST B Y

W E S T

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K I D S

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► | NURSERY • Crib • Crib Mattress • Dresser(s) • Bassinet / Cradle • Changing Table • Changing Pad • Glider / Rocker ► | TRAVEL/OUTINGS • Infant Car Seat (Rear Facing) • Convertible Car Seat (Rear and Forward Facing) • Full-size Stroller • Umbrella Stroller • Baby Carrier / Sling • Stroller Covers • Stroller Blanket • Pack N Play • Car Seat Undermat • Car Seat Travel Bag • Head Support • Car Sun Shades • Backseat View Mirror • Automobile Bottle Warmer • Extra Car Seat Base • Baby on Board Sign

► | LINENS • 2 - 4 Crib Sheets • 1 - 2 Mattress Protectors • 2 - 4 Bassinet Sheets • 1 - 2 Sleep Sacks / Blankets • 2 - 3 Swaddling Blankets • 3 - 4 Receiving Blankets • Crib Bedding Sheet • 1 - 2 Playpen Sheets • 2 - 3 Changing Pad Covers ► | DECOR • Mobile • Night Light • Hamper • Lamp • Wall Decor / Decals • Window Valance • Rug • Diaper Stacker • Baskets / Organizers • Picture Frames • Photo Albums • Growth Chart

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► | DIAPERING • Diapers and Wipes • Diaper Bag • Diaper Pail / Refills • Diaper Ointment • Wipes Warmer ► | BATHING/HYGIENE • Baby Bathtub • 2-3 Hooded Towels • 8-10 Washcloths • Baby Toothbrush • Baby Bath Lotion • Baby Shampoo • Baby Wash • Bath Toys / Container • Baby Brush / Comb ► | FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES • Crib/Crib Mattress • Dresser(s) • Bassinet / Cradle • Changing Table / Pad • Ottoman • Glider Chair/Table • Toy Chest

► | SAFETY • Baby Monitor • Drawer/Cabinet Locks • Baby Gates • Toilet Locks • Door Locks • Fireplace Covers • Corner Guards • Table Guards • Stove Guard • Faucet Covers ► | BABY CARE • Sound Machine • Lullaby CDs • Thermometer • Nasal Aspirator • Baby Sun Lotion • Medicine Dropper • Baby Nail Clippers • First Aid Supplies • Baby Cleaning Supplies • Baby Laundry Detergent


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HAVING A BABY IN

VANCOUVER

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VANCOUVER

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► | ACTIVITY • Bouncer • Swing • Development Toys • Rattles • Activity Gym • Exersaucer • Baby / Soft Books • Puzzles ► | CLOTHING • Homecoming Outfit • 3-7 Onesies • Layette Sets • 4-6 Sleepers • 4-5 Booties / Socks • 3-4 Hats • 2-3 No-Scratch Mitts

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4 - 6 Newborn Bottles 4 Newborn Nipples Bottle Warmer Bottle Brush Bottle Drying Rack Bottle Sterilizer Breast Pump Breast Pads Breast Milk Storage Bags Nipple Cream Nipple Shield Nursing Cover Nursing Pillow 2 - 3 Nursing Bras 10-12 Baby Bottles High Chair 3 - 4 Washable Bibs Infant Spoons Spill-proof Cups Baby Food Steamer 2 - 4 Pacifiers Pacifier Clip Burp Cloths Teethers

Westcoastkids.ca has five stores (as well as one online store) throughout Western Canada with everything you’ll need to furnish your life with babies and little ones. Visit us online at www.westcoastkids.ca. www.modernmama.com | HAVING A BABY IN VANCOUVER | A RESOURCE GUIDE | 2013 • 23


Modern Mama is a social and educational ommunity for moms. With everything from local events and resources to blogs and articles, we are your modern ‘moms club’ OUR EVENTS ARE SMALL, PRIVATE, LED BY AN EXPERT SINCE 2008 and most offer nanny service. Check out our website for upcoming events: • Mama Needs a Babysitter • Social Tots • Mamas Night Outs • Hottest Tot Products • Modern Bump Brunch • Infant & Child CPR • Essential Series Parenting Workshops

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AVOIDING

post partum depression

AWARENESS IS ESSENTIAL

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WRITTEN BY | CONNIE PETERS

PHOTOS COURTESY OF | IMAGES BY BETHANY

► TALK WITH YOUR CAREGIVER AND FAMILY

members about your risks (family history of depression can increase your risk) before you give birth.

► TALK TO YOUR CAREGIVER or a therapist if you have anxiety or negative feelings about your pregnancy, childbirth, parenting or life in general.

► A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IS IMPORTANT in managing stress and anxiety.

Eating balanced meals, whole foods, exercise and lots of rest can improve your state of mind.

► LEARN TO SAY NO! Don’t overextend yourself and be sure to set your expectations low during the months surrounding birth (both before and after).

► TREAT YOURSELF to a massage, a night out, whatever you feel is relaxing to your spirit.

► SURROUND YOURSELF with a supportive network. Visit your local health unit after

the baby arrives, and find a moms group (visit our resource listings in this guide), or join a support group like La Leche League to connect with other moms.

► GET ACTIVE at local post-natal fitness offerings that encourage you to bring your

baby along with you. (We list plenty of options in our resource listings in this guide).

► ASK FOR HELP.

Don’t stay silent about stress or negative feelings.

The Postpartum Depression Awareness Society (ppda.ca) and your local Health Unit can provide support and be a resource. PPDA.ca

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PREP your nest! G E T R E A DY TO B R I N G B A BY H O M E

.......................................................... ► | BABY’S ROOM Do you want baby close to your bedroom for convenience or far away for a sound barrier? If you have a choice, you’ll want to put some thought to this. Decorating is the fun part – but don’t go overboard! Start with the basics (crib, changing table, dresser, rocking chair) and then add in the items you love over time. And don’t forget the most important part: safety. You might want to think about replacing the baby’s bedroom door with a wooden screen door. It’ll keep pets and guests out, but keep you seeing and hearing the baby.

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PHOTO COURTESY OF | JANICE CROZE

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Never mind the fancy stuff, a good old fashioned rocking chair will be relaxing for you and create a soothing motion for your baby at feeding time. Look for one that will become a useful and memorable piece of furniture in your home for years to come. And because you can’t be in all places at all times, be sure to purchase a dependable baby monitor. This is a huge comfort, especially during those first days at home with baby.

► | BABY PROOFING

Regardless of if you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, you’re going to need some equipment. If you’re bottle-feeding, you’ll need bottles and formulas. If you’re breastfeeding, you’ll want a breast pump and bottles so others can lend a hand in the feeding department. Don’t forget the nipple cream and phone number of a local breastfeeding support group.

► | GOOD EATS

If you don’t already own a digital camera, now would be a good time to buy one. Simple, durable and dependable trumps fancy and hard to operate. Once baby is hear, you’ll be overwhelmed by the photo ops…starting a few minutes after birth! Ask around and get some recommended reading or websites for baby care. Whether it’s a sniffle or rash, these resources are incredibly valuable!

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Remember: it doesn’t need to be done all at once. A newborn requires a different kind of baby proofing compared to a mobile crawler! Re-evaluate as your baby hits each new stage, but be sure to be baby-proofed before baby makes it through the door.

It’s easy to forget to feed yourself when you find yourself tending to your baby’s unknown eating schedule. Yes, there’s always take-out, but that takes its toll on your wallet and your health. If you start in the time leading up to baby’s arrival, you can fill your freezer with easy meals like casseroles, sauces and stews.

► | DIGITS Make a list of all of your important phone numbers. Program them into your mobile, but also post them near your home phone. Don’t forget the pediatrician, your family doctor, poison control, and any other support numbers.

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WRITTEN BY | JANICE CROZE | JANICE CROZE PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPH your babe! AGES & STAGES YOU WANT TO CAPTURE

.......................................................... Janice Croze is a Vancouver family and children’s photographer. She photographs on location throughout the Lower Mainland and in studio in South Surrey. Janice@JaniceCrozePhotography.com

DON’T MISS DETAIL: Make sure to photograph four month olds as they take on tummy time, working so hard to hold up their heads and beaming with pride when they do.

► | SITTING PRETTY AND STUCK STILL | SIX TO SEVEN MONTHS OLD

Their baby wisps and curls will turn into pig tails and buzz cuts, and their chubby, wobbly legs will grow into lean, strong machines that power their first two wheelers. Every day of your child’s life holds a priceless opportunity to photograph them, to treasure and remember who they were for that brief moment in time. Here are just a few of those highlights you want to ensure you preserve forever.

► | A LITTLE SCRAWNY & A LOT SLEEPY | THE FIRST MONTH From their giant yawns to their tiny legs, the newborn stage is as adorable as it is fleeting. Most newborn photographers recommend photographing babies before they are 14 days old. However, if you missed the “deadline,” no worries. While after two weeks old it is more difficult to get photographs of your baby sound asleep and folded up in fetal positions, you still have time to capture that incredible newborn stage. DON’T MISS DETAIL: Oh, the yawns! Being a baby is hard work and newborns are in a rush to get from one nap to the next. Make sure you capture that so-sweet yawn that tells anyone watching it is time for baby to go back to sleep.

► | ALL BABY | THREE TO FOUR MONTHS OLD Once baby moves from newborn to infant, their body plumps up and they become even more interactive and fun. I love to photograph babies at this more alert and active stage. They are still young enough to capture their “newness,” but strong enough to steady their heads and engage with you.

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It is a wonderful time when babies haven’t yet mastered crawling their way into trouble. Baby can get up on all fours, but is stuck in “neutral.” Just as moms appreciate those last few days of her baby “not on the move,” so do photographers! Scheduling a photo session with your photographer at six months old is a great idea. Many photographers have packages that include multiple photo sessions in your baby’s first year so you can capture your baby as a newborn, at six months and at one year old. DON’T MISS DETAIL: At this stage, everything goes in baby’s mouth – especially their hands and feet. Focus in on those flexible limbs and those delicious fingers and toes.

► | STANDING STRONG | NINE TO TWELVE MONTHS OLD From crawling, to standing, and even taking their first steps, babies approaching their first birthdays are ready to show off their skills – and flash you some smiles. DON’T MISS DETAIL: Me Ra Koh, photographer and author of “Your Baby in Pictures” published by Amphoto Books, reminds moms and dads to photograph those “chunky, adorable baby legs” before they magically slim down when baby starts walking and running.

► | GROWING UP SO FAST | EIGHTEEN MONTHS TO TWO YEARS OLD Your baby has morphed into a toddler who is perpetually on the move. While photographing this age can be exhausting, it is also rewarding. Soon your toddler will be off to preschool, so make sure you document those fleeting baby days before diapers are done and big kid beds move in. DON’T MISS DETAIL: Celebrate your busy toddler and their constant action. Take shots of them discovering and conquering the world around them. Be creative in getting their attention and enlist help!

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LOCAL

resources | BUMP

MATERNITY FASHION

Fit 4 Two | (604) 602-1546 Bare Fit and Pregnant | (604) 312-3814 Barre Fitness | (604) 669-6906

BOOMERS & ECHOES boomersandechoes.com (604) 984-6163

Into Yoga | (604) 421-9872

STEVESTON VILLAGE MATERNITY & BABY

Mama Yoga | INFO@MAMAYOGA.COM

stevestonvillagematernity.com

Corebody Pilates & Yoga | (604) 916-9335

(604) 984-6163 ELLA BELLA ellabella.ca (403) 271-0050

Yoga with Lori Lucas | (604) 257-3080 Heart Centre Yoga | (604) 294-4954 Deme Pre & Postnatal Services | (604) 339-6621 Semperviva Yoga | (604) 739-2009

BABY & MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

YAYA BABY yayababy.ca (604) 831-7847

PICTURE ME jasraiphotography.com (604) 961-4835

MOSO littlemoso.com (604) 313-9241

SARA JANE PHOTOGRAPHY sarajanephotography.com (778) 858-1823 IMAGES BY BETHANY imagesbybethany.com (778) 846-8321

Motherhood Maternity | (604) 733-2644 Thyme Maternity | (604) 737-2229 Hazel & Jools | (604) 730-8689

BLUE OLIVE PHOTOGRAPHY blueolivephotography.com (604) 605-1272

Room for 2 Maternity & Baby | (604) 255-0508 Along Comes Baby | (360) 671-5523

SARA RAD STUDIO sararadstudio.com (604) 724-8731

3D ULTRASOUND My 3D Ultrasound | (604) 267-3387 3D Baby Ultrasound | (604) 738-3858

MATERNITY EVENTS

3D Sono Image | (604) 468-7999 3D Mom and Baby Ultrasound | (604) 507-1002 UC Baby | (604) 708-8853 Cross Roads 3D Fetal Ultrasound | (604) 872-5484

MODERNFAMILYEXPO modernfamilyexpo.com info@modernfamilyexpo.com MODERN MAMA modernmama.com (604) 369-3052

PRENATAL FITNESS FITNESS DOULA fitnessdoula.com (604) 910-3065

Bellies to Babies Celebration | (604) 908-8835 Vancouver Baby & Family Fair | (604) 251-9491

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LOCAL WELLNESS

resources | BUMP Open Door Midwifery| (604) 336-0444

LOCAL PRENATAL CLASSES

resources | BUMP

Commercial Drive Midwives | (604) 875-1899 CHERYL LEIA PHYSIOTHERAPY cherylleia.com (604) 973-0210 WARM BUDDY warmbuddy.com (604) 649-9276 FITNESS DOULA fitnessdoula.com (604) 910-3065 AS I BREATHE asibreathe.ca (778) 877-2410

Midwifery Care North Shore | (604) 984-6960

Richmond Midwifery | (778) 297-1678 Pacific Midwifery Services | (604) 874-7999

Sage Midwifery| (778) 571-2909 Strathcona Midwifery | (604) 876-2855

Coast Midwifery North Shore | (604) 296-9669

AS I BREATHE asibreathe.ca (778) 877-2410

BIRTH DOULAS DANCING STAR BIRTH dancingstarbirth.ca (604) 254-1100

Coco Chiropractic Wellness | (604) 688-5437

FROM TUMMY TO MUMMY fromtummytomummy.com (778) 998-2610

Evolve Nurturing Vitality | (604) 255-7777 Listening Hands Physio | (604) 460-7890 West 1st Chiropractic Clinic | (604) 736-8353

PRENATAL TO PARENTING prenataltoparenting.com (604) 928-0620

Crossroads Obstetrics | (604) 872-5484 Acumamas | (778) 323-3973

Belly to Baby Prenatal Education | (778) 628-2698 Childbearing Prenatal Classes | (604) 878-1031 Baby Prep | (778) 389-0048 Pea in a Pod Prenatal | peainapodprenatal@gmail.com Douglas College Prenatal Classes | (604) 527-5472 Tayebi Childbirth Services | (604) 340-6684

CORD BLOOD BANKING

NORTH SHORE DOULAS northshoredoulas.com (604) 818-5156

Canopy Integrated Health | (604) 973-0210 Bloom Family Wellness Centre| (604) 988-1411 Dayan Physiotherapy

BIRTHING BUDDIES birthingbuddies.com (604) 928-2334

& Pelvic Floor Clinic | (604) 739-3133

MIDWIVES

CELLS FOR LIFE cellsforlife.com (877) 235-1997 Healthcord | (877) 714-6361 Cord Blood Bank of Canada | (866) 366-7057 Progenics | (866) 921-1666

Adar Birth Services | (778) 847-2273

Inception Lifebank | (866) 606-2790

Urban Doula | (604) 314-9683

Douglas College Prenatal Classes | (604) 527-5472

Canadian Birth Products | (888) 588-7417

Bunky Bambino | (778) 835-2142

Mama Goddess Birth Shop | (888) 588-7417

Doula Services Association | (877) 365-5588

The Midwifery Group | (604) 877-7766

Birth Takes a Village | (604) 700-4115

Bloom Community Midwives | (604) 609-3550

BIRTHING BUDDIES birthingbuddies.com (604) 928-2334

Midwifery Associates North Shore | (604) 450-1126

Le Petit Spa | (604) 224-4314

Midwives Association of BC | (604) 736-5976

PRENATAL TO PARENTING prenataltoparenting.com (604) 928-0620

Richmond Midwifery Service | (604) 488-7412

Hennessey Salon & Spa | (604) 981-3303

Pomegranate Community Midwives | (604) 255-5556

DANCING STAR BIRTH dancingstarbirth.ca (604) 254-1100

Family Midwifery Care | (604) 515-1505

Deme Pre & Postnatal Services | (604) 339-6621

Tayebi Childbirth Services | (604) 340-6684

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Tayebi Childbirth Services | (604) 340-6684 Spark Doula Services | (778) 288-5448

Birth & Beyond Midwives | (604) 822-8800

Best Beginnings Doula Care | (604) 551-8604

West Side Midwives | (604) 224-0686

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LOCAL BABY GEAR

resources | NESTING BABY PLANNERS

BUSY BUMP MATERNITY SERVICES busybump.com (604) 575-4555

ACTIVE BABY activebaby.ca (877) 986-8977 WEST COAST KIDS westcoastkids.ca (604) 288-1168

New Beginnings | (778) 888-7976

BOOMERS & ECHOES boomersandechoes.com (604) 984-6163

MEAL PREPARATION & DELIVERY

BC PLAYTHINGS bcplaythings.com (604) 986-4111

Gourmet Takeaway | (604) 533-0700

BABY’S WORLD babysworld.ca (604) 515-0888

Well Fed Studio | (604) 971-4756

Dinnerworks | mail@dinnerworks.com Sydney Badger Cuisine | (604) 366-7932

EARTH FRIENDLY

YAYA BABY yayababy.ca (604) 831-7847

ACTIVE BABY activebaby.ca (877) 986-8977

BABYGOROUND babygoround.ca (604) 558-4840

TENDER TUSHIES tendertushies.ca (604) 916-0471 ENJO - K.BAILEY enjo.ca/kbailey (604) 367-7559

Lussobaby | (778) 340-0648 Crocodile Baby | (866) 761-2762 Tj’s Kids | (800) 755-4857

THE SOAP DISPENSARY thesoapdispensary.com (604) 568-3141

Hip Baby | (877) 836-8020 Along Comes a Baby | (360) 671-5523 Babes on 4th | (604) 739-9870

IN GOOD COMPANY ingoodcompanyshop.com

Beansprouts | (604) 871-9782 Beba Bean | (604) 552-7741

hello@ingoodcompanyshop.com

Toy Jungle | (604) 925-0741 Babies R Us | (604) 733-8697

New & Green Baby Co. | (888) 373-5566

Sweet Dreams & Flying Machines | (866) 701-2059

Bumbini Cloth Diapers | (855) 838-0788 Better Baby Bums | info@betterbabybums.com

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resources | NESTING

EARTH FRIENDLY [CONTINUED]

LAYETTE [CONTINUED]

Happy Baby Daily Needs | (604) 714-0387

Tj’s Kids | (800) 755-4857

Max Loves Lulu | (604) 779-2330

Hip Baby | (877) 836-8020

Melaleuca | (604) 761-1701

Babies on 4th | (604) 739-9870

Aspenclean | (855) 925-9900

Beansprouts | (604) 871-9782

Lovey’s | (604) 762-7425

Beba Bean | (604) 552-7741

Simply Merino | (604) 779-3149

Babies R Us | (604) 733-8697 Sweet Dreams & Flying Machines | (866) 701-2059

LAYETTE

Steveston Village Maternity | (778) 297-7379 BOOMERS & ECHOES boomersandechoes.com (604) 984-6163

NURSERY DESIGN

WEST COAST KIDS westcoastkids.ca (604) 288-1168

WEST COAST KIDS westcoastkids.ca (604) 288-1168

BABY’S WORLD babysworld.ca (604) 515-0888

BABY’S WORLD babysworld.ca (604) 515-0888

ACTIVE BABY activebaby.ca (877) 986-8977

ACTIVE BABY activebaby.ca (877) 986-8977

MOSO littlemoso.com (604) 313-9241 BC PLAYTHINGS bcplaythings.com (604) 986-4111

Pottery Barn Kids | (604) 638-7494 Lussobaby | (778) 340-0648 Cici Art Factory | (604) 561-2512 Crocodile Baby | (866) 761-2762

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Simply Merino | (604) 779-3149 Wee Woolies | (250) 889-4770 Lussobaby | (778) 340-0648 Parade Organics | (888) 687-7163 Sun 7 Designs | SUN7DESIGNS@SHAW.CA Sears | (604) 739-9070 The Bay | (604) 925-1411 Gymboree | (877) 449-6932 GAP Kids | (604) 925-3929 Crocodile Baby | (866) 761-2762

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LOCAL SAFETY

resources | NESTING MODERN MAMA modernmama.com (604) 369-3052 BOOMERS & ECHOES boomersandechoes.com (604) 984-6163

Lifelink Safety Services | (604) 428-1870 Beesafe Solutions | (604) 526-3548 Baby Safety Elements | (778) 990-8803 Safe Beginners First Aid | (604) 340-2452 St. John Ambulance | (604) 321-2652 Kids In the Back | (604) 617-0624 BCAA Road Safety Foundation | (877) 247-5551 Lussobaby | (778) 340-0648

SECOND HAND STORES BABYGOROUND babygoround.ca (604) 558-4840 BOOMERS & ECHOES boomersandechoes.com (604) 984-6163 Wee Ones Reruns | (604) 708-0956 Buckets of Fun Consignment | (604) 542-8697 For Kids Only Consignment Store | (604) 937-3755 Beary Cute Boutique | (604) 613-0169 Kinderswag | info@kinderswag.ca Toddler Trunk | Jennifer@toddlertrunk.com

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LOCAL BIRTHDAY PARTIES

resources | BABY

The Party Monkey | (855) 298-1777 Party City | (604) 929-9202 Gymboree Play & Music | (604) 971-5244 Kindercafe | (604) 554-0150 Jump Gymnastics | (604) 568-9690 Artspace | (778) 989-9051 Gobananas | (604) 858-9814 Kerrisdale Play Palace | (604) 257-8121 Salsa Tots Birthday Parties | (778) 285-6265

resources | BABY

Two Hearts+ | parrish.wilson@gmail.com

Yoga Buttons Studio | (604) 739-9642

Vitamin K Nutrition Consulting | (604) 506-0399

I Hope Family Centre | (604) 988-5281

Miss Behaviour | (778) 996-6535

FITNESS DOULA fitnessdoula.com (604) 910-3065

MOMS GROUPS

Deme Pre & Postnatal Services | (604) 339-6621 Loving Touch Doula Services | (604) 619-5982

MODERN MAMA modernmama.com (604) 369-3052

Tayebi Childbirth Services | (604) 340-6684 North Shore Pediatric Dentistry | (604) 971-3940 Tot2Teen Dental | (604) 569-3669

SLEEP CONSULTANTS

Fit 4 Two | (604) 602-1546 City of Vancouver Community Centres | (604) 873-7000

La Leche Leauge | (800) 665-4324

Yoga Buttons Studio | (604) 739-9642

Burnaby Recreation Centres | (604) 294-7450

CHILDCARE

CHEEKY CHOPS cheekychops.ca (778) 298-8908

CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL ccrr.bc.ca (604) 985-7138

PRENATAL TO PARENTING prenataltoparenting.com (604) 928-0620

LITTLE DREAMERS CONSULTING littledreamersconsulting.com (604) 319-0207

HIGHLANDS PRESCHOOL higlandspreschool.ca (604) 980-1740

LIFE STAGES FEEDING lifestagesfeeding.com (778) 847-6464 FITNESS DOULA fitnessdoula.com (604) 910-3065 PEDIATRIC DENTAL GROUP pdgdental.com (604) 263-2422

West Van Community Centres | (604) 925-7201

Meetup.com | www.meetup.com

RIPPLE EFFECT COACHING ripple-effect-coaching.com (604) 418-7821

MISSION 2 CARE mission2care.ca (604) 279-2055

North Van Rec | (604) 987-7529

Surrey Recreation Centres | (604) 591-4011 HUSHABABY hushababy.com (604) 803-0068

CONSULTANTS FOR PARENTS

MOTHER ME motherme.ca (604) 524-1793

POSTNATAL FITNESS

The Birth Continuum | (604) 716-8154

Yoga Buttons Studio | (604) 739-9642

Sleepdreams | (604) 985-2991

Budding Children’s Garden & Daycare | (604) 569-3951

Rockababy | (778) 821-3100

Kids Castle Daycare | (604) 980-7871

A Kiss Goodnight | (604) 984-0116

Jellybean Park | (604) 431-8850

Winks and Whispers Sleep Consultant | (604) 787-8232

Kids & Company | (604) 742-0552

Sleep Stars Consulting | (778) 881-4345

Ace Personnel Domestic Services | (604) 321-2778

Sleepy Miracles | (604) 788-3044

Lullabye League | (778) 235-8723

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Nannies On Call | (604) 734-1776

MOMMY & ME CLASSES Brightstars Performing Arts | (604) 725-1607 Gymboree Play & Music | (604) 971-5244 Kindermusik | (604) 813-0831 Music for Young Children | (800) 561-1692 Staccato Music Studios | (604) 421-3753 Shop N Stroll | (604) 492-3688

Kids Physio Group | (604) 730-6966

Salsa Tots & Salsa Babies | (604) 492-3688

Leap Therapy for Kids | (604) 770-0101

Movies for Mommies | vancouver@movies4mommies.com

Eisler for Kids | info@eislerforkids.com

Kindercafe | (604) 554-0150

Tania Zulkoskey Counselling | (604) 771-8647

Cineplex Odeon: Stars & Strollers | (604) 985-4215

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Modern Mama Baby Guide 2013 - Vancouver  

A resource guide for new and expecting parents in Vancouver's lower mainland.

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