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6 Simple Ways to Soothe a Teething Baby

(Family Features) There’s nothing cuter than those first toothy grins, but cutting teeth is a tough business. When a baby is teething, parents often spend long days and nights trying to soothe their little one’s discomfort. Teething affects babies differently; some may not be bothered at all, while others only have trouble with some teeth. Swollen, red gums are an…

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Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with Prince Edward Island

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GATINEAU, QC /CNW/ – Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and give children in Canada the best start in life. That’s why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system. Today, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina…

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Simplify Back-to-School Season

(Family Features) Regardless of whether your child is heading to school for the first time this fall or returning for another year of learning, you can set your student up for success by ensuring he or she has everything needed before the first bell rings. Between tools for the classroom and supplies for quick and nutritious meals at home or…

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FDA Infant Formula Update: June 30, 2022

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on additional steps it has taken that will lead to more infant formula available in the U.S. under the agency’s recent increased flexibilities. Company (Product Origin): Danone (New Zealand)  Product(s): Aptamil Gold Plus Type of Formula: General Estimated Quantity: 555,000 cans (about 1.1 million pounds or about 16.5 million full-size, 8-ounce bottles) Availability: Likely to…

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CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

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CDC endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This expands eligibility for vaccination to nearly 20 million additional children and means that all Americans ages 6 months and older are eligible for vaccination.  Parents and caregivers can get their children 6 months through…

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6 Tips to Mitigate Mental Health Risks for Youth

(Family Features) Today’s kids are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety at home, school and in their communities. The COVID-19 pandemic, which affected kids in all those places, only exacerbated the problem. The surgeon general issued an Advisory on Youth Mental Health Crisis to highlight the urgent need to address the growing concern. “It is normal for children to…

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