Friday, July 14, 2006


I was recently asked where to buy gripe water in Vancouver - :) what did you think I was writing about this time!

Most drug stores/pharmacies should have it in the baby section. I’m pretty sure all have no alcohol now but check just in case. Some have different flavours (though not stated on the bottle), e.g., a licorice or dill flavour (!)

I've been doing some searching online for "gripe water" and I'm surprised that what I'm finding for the most part are sites that sell it but not a whole lot of information on it! Even my trusted Dr. Sears has nothing on the topic. Maybe this is a sign?

Other remedies for colicy (don't like the term!) babies are infant massage and wearing your baby. I found the latter out when my son was 4 months old and as soon as I put him in a sling he was asleep in 2 minutes! Grrr!

If anyone else has any hints to share, please do so!

Friday, July 07, 2006

"Mommy Milk" T-Shirts

I’ve create a toddler/children's t-shirts for breastfeeding challenge this fall, on September 30, 2006 at 11am. They are very cute! Text on the t-shirts reads "My WeeHands Can Sign...Mommy Milk".

Profits from the sale of these 100% cotton infant and toddler t-shirts will be donated to La Leche League. For more information about the Breastfeeding Challenge please visit this website:

You can have a look at them at this website:

Please share with all the families with wee babies you know!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Universal Child Care Benefit

Recently, I shared information in our newsletters about the governments new Universal Child Care Benefit. There has been a bit in the media about this. Parents with children under the age of 6 years will be getting $1,200 annually per child, broken down into 12 monthly installments of $100 for each preschool-age child in every family Unfortunately, this benefit is taxable so it will actually turn out to be $80.00/child per month. Read more about this "benefit" and it's intricacies on another blog I've been following lately!