Even during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits of allergy prevention outweigh the very small risk of a severe reaction. Here’s why. The best way to prevent food allergies is to introduce the most common allergenic foods to babies early in life, as research evidence for peanut and egg has shown. Even during the current COVID-19
Lindsay Scott is a Toronto-based employment lawyer and a partner at Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP. She also volunteers at the free employment law hotline run by Pro Bono Ontario, and is the mother of a one-year-old. She spoke with Chatelaine about the effects of COVID-19 on Canadian businesses and employees. So, most of the calls that
Not hearing Ojibway as a kid was something I didn’t give much thought to—probably because I didn’t know any different. No one spoke the language in my home. My mother, a former student of several residential schools, was ashamed of being Indigenous. In fact, she would sometimes tell people she was French. I grew up
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How can I offer a child a love that I’ve never received? Friends assure me becoming a mom is an instinct, but that feels too simple. Growing up, Mother’s Day was an annual reminder my classmates’ families had a member that my family didn’t. In grade two, a substitute teacher instructed our class to make
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Tofu (or soybean curd) is a soy product that is soft to eat, easy to digest, and rich in nutrients. These qualities make parents look forward to adding it to their baby’s weaning diet. However, you need to know the right age to introduce tofu for babies due to its
Can you imagine? We asked parents of twins to confess the most challenging things about raising two babies at once—and what they love about it, too. The hardest thing about having twins is… “Managing the movement of two babies. Carrying them both up and down the stairs, getting them into the car, etc.” —Simeon R.
Suspicious of that sniffly nose? Curious about that cough? Read on to decode some common allergic cues Wondering if your kid has allergies? Here are the common signs of allergies in kids. History of allergy in the family What it means: Along with eye colour and personality quirks, parents can pass on their predisposition to
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Shea butter is an off-white-to-ivory color fat that comes from the shea nuts. The mild, nutty smelling fat has effective emollient and anti-inflammatory properties (1). Therefore, it is widely used in skincare, haircare, and the cosmetic industry. However, as shea butter comes from a tree nut, the possibility of an
Of all the alarming and deeply inexplicable aspects of becoming a new mother, the one I found most unnerving was the way strangers began suddenly asking about my sex life. For 35 blissful years, no one but me (and, to varying degrees, my partners) seemed remotely interested in the state of my libido. And then
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Makhana is plain, popped, and roasted seeds of fox nut or lotus plant with widespread culinary use. The word “makhana” is used in India to refer to both the roasted edible prickly water lily seeds (also known as fox nut or Gorgon nut) and roasted lotus seeds. Nevertheless, both seeds
Ready to start nesting for that new babe, but don’t know where to start? Figuring out the perfect nursery decor doesn’t need to be complicated. We talked to the brains behind these four kids’ rooms to get some simple strategies for pulling together your own baby’s cozy escape. 1. Pretty in pink Lifestyle influencer Jillian Harris’s
As a doctor, having my family isolate away from me felt like the responsible thing to do—but I never expected it to be this hard. On March 20th, uncertain about what my work demands as a doctor in Toronto might be, we made the family decision to live apart. My husband Ian, and my 5-
Dorothy Robson and Sean Smith first noticed their three-year-old son, Sebastian, was hitting other kids when he was a year and a half. “At first, we would redirect him and say, ‘You can’t hit. This is a gentle touch,’” says Robson. “But as he gets older, we talk to him about it. We ask him