Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Registration for KAMP

K.A.M.P. - Kids And Moms Playgroup Come Join Us - A Cooperative not for profit Playgroup for preschoolers ages 0-6 years. Crafts, stories, songs, outings, and more. A place for Moms, Dads and care providers to come play and interact.

Open House - Wednesday September 5, 2007 Holland Landing United Church, 14 School Street, Holland Landing 9:30am - 11:30am We still have spaces available weekday mornings. For more information Call Krista 905-898-5097

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Graco Car Seat Recall

Graco® has determined that on some ComfortSport™ car seats, the Lower Anchorage belt may have been misrouted during the assembly process. Click here to view correct vs. incorrect routings. On the affected seats, the Lower Anchorage belt was misrouted behind the shoulder portion of the harness instead of under the crotch belt/buckle portion of the harness. In the event of a crash, a misrouted Lower Anchorage belt could affect the performance of the car seat if it is installed in the rear-facing mode and the Lower Anchorage belt is attached to the vehicle's LATCH anchors.

You are not affected by this Safety Notice if you are using the ComfortSport forward-facing & have rerouted the Lower Anchorage belt according to the instruction manual for use in this mode.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Saturday Shopping: Style Kid

Looking for great clothes and accessories for babies and children? Look no further than Canada'a own Style Kid.Style Kid offers a comfortable online shopping experience that allows customers to feel at ease when shopping online, and being in Canada things ship so quickl to a Canadian address, and there is no duty.

Lines Style Kid carries include, krawlers, Von Dutch, FC Verde, Wallies, ShooShoo, BabyLegs are more.

Use coupon code LAST20 for 20% off sale items.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Recall: Stokke Announce Recall of Sleepi Crib Foam Mattresses Due to Entrapment Hazard

CPSC, Stokke Announce Recall of Sleepi Crib Foam Mattresses Due to Entrapment Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Sleepi Crib Foam Mattresses

Units: About 1,000

Manufacturer: Stokke, of Kennesaw, Ga.

Hazard: The crib mattresses are not properly sized, creating a gap, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Only oval shaped Sleepi cribs with foam mattresses sold under the following model numbers are the subject of this recall: 660321, 660320, 660301,660305, 660318, 652268, 652269, 652246, 652247 and 652248. The cribs were sold in a variety of colors, including white, walnut, natural, cherry and whitewash. The model number can be found on the packaging and underside of the crib.

Sold at: Juvenile product retailers nationwide and via the Internet from September 2006 through March 2007 for between $750 and $850.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the cribs immediately and contact Stokke LLC to receive a free replacement mattress.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Stokke toll-free at (877) 978-6553 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

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Book Recall: Priddy Trucks Shaker Teether

Priddy "Trucks" Shaker Teether Books Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Priddy "Trucks" Shaker Teether Books

Units: About 35,000

Manufacturer: St. Martin's Press, LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: Small pieces of the teether can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: St. Martin's Press has received two reports of children biting off pieces of the teethers. No injuries reported.

Description: The recalled cloth teether book entitled "trucks" has a yellow dump truck on the front cover on a blue background. Attached to the top of the book is a yellow rattle with a green teether attached on the right side of the rattle and an orange teether attached to the left side of the rattle.

Sold at: Barnes & Noble and other bookstores and retailers nationwide from January 2006 to June 2007 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these toys away from young children and contact St. Martin's Press for instructions on returning the product for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact St. Martin's Press at (800) 347-9411 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Highlight of our Site: Postpartum Help & Support

We have some great resources for new moms and dads. Here are a few:

Phone: 1-800-361-5653
York Region Health Services Health Connection is a free and confidential link to health services and information in York Region. Programs include, Just for You and Your Baby, Mother Goose, Nobody's Perfect,Parent Child Resource Centre, Young Parents Groups and The Baby Place which are three well-baby drop-in centres throughout the Region offer parents of children from birth to six years an opportunity to talk with a Public Health Nurse about any parenting or child concerns. No cost. No appointment needed.

Phone:(905) 853-5514
For over 20 years,Rose of Sharon has been providing services for young mothers in York Region. They offer a range of services to pregnant teens & young mothers under 25. From Individual Counselling, High School Classroom, Prenatal Nutrition Programs, Children's Programs, a Food & Clothing Bank & more!

Did you know? Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 to 9. Learn more about car seat safety and where car seat clinics are in the area.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) refers to the sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant under one year of age. Each week, 3 babies die of SIDS in Canada. Such deaths usually occur while the child is sleeping and remain unexplained even after a full investigation. For information on what you can do to make your baby safer visit Caring for Kids produced by the Canadian Paediatric Society.

Phone: (905) 471-1620
Offering free programs to parents, grandparents & caregivers with children birth to six years Elearning activities, offer parenting courses such as First Time Moms, Parent-Child Mother Goose, Terrific Two's and Toddler Time. Programs are offered at seven different sites throughout York Region. Check website for monthly calendar.

Phone: 905-773-3394/1-800-268-1677
Offers First Aid & CPR Training + a Babysitter Course locally.Visit for course dates/descriptions & First Aid Products. Car Seat Inspection Clinics - Call to register.

A non-profit organization which provides moral support and information for parents of multiple births. Our club offers a community service and our purpose is to provide information on multiple births and parenting, as well as a social outlet in which we can share our experiences.

Multiple Births Canada strives to improve the quality of life for multiple-birth individuals and their families in Canada. With an extensive network of local chapters, health care professionals and organizations, we are the source for information on multiple-births in Canada

Canadian Institute of Child Health (CICH) – everything you need to know infant/child related

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007


As my toddler would say... "ta'dahhh!!" Introducing our newly improved product review blog. We've decided due to popular demand from our readers, that we make some changes to the way we do our product and services reviews. We've added all of our 2007 reviews to our new blog and will be updating these on a much more regular basis!

Stop by and check out all the latest and greatest products and services for new & expectant parents! And if you'd like to become a reviewer drop us a line!!


Toy Recalls

Four more recalls on toys today of high levels of lead being founf in toys. Have a look to see if you have any of these toys laying around the house.

CPSC recall notice: Schylling Associates

CSPC recall notice: Martin Designs Inc.

CPSC recall notice: Buy-Rite Designs

CPSC recall notice: TOBY N.Y.C.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesday Top Five: Top 5 Baby Shower Gifts

A few friends are expecting this fall and I am heading to a number of baby showers in the coming months. Here are my top 5 gifts or ideas to include in a baby shower gift basket….

1) Gaia – Baby Starter Kit contains 5 travel size or diaper bag sizes of the natural and organic bath & body wash, baby shampoo, baby moisturizer, skin soothing lotion, baby massage oil. Gaia is available in York Region at Baby~ola, or at online boutique Golly Geez Baby.

2) Handmade Shoes and Onesies from Just Jill – Made locally from very cute and trendy fabric prints, designer Jill has made the cutest little baby shoes in some great cottons, with matching onesies.
These are sure to get “ohhss and ahhss” at a shower!

3) Books - I love to include a book or 2 for the new mom. I’m loving “Babyproofing Your Marriage”, & “Breaking the Good Mom Myth” right now and these are great reads for a new mom and dad.

4) Gift Certificate from Grace Announcements - This fall all my new mommy friends will be getting a gift certificate to do their birth/adoption announcements with Lindsay from Grace Announcements, who will also be doing my baby birth announcements, thank you cards and holiday cards
Publish Post too!

5) Supperworks - Why not take the mommy-to-be out for a night at Supperworks, on you to prepare a bunch of meals for when baby makes it’s arrival. The also do gift certificates in any denomination, as well available for 1, 6, or 12 entrees.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Safety Warning:Paediatricians warn against backyard trampolines

The Canadian Paediatric Society, a national professional association, representing more than 2,500 paediatricians, that advocates for the health needs of children and youth has just recommended that trampolines should not be used in homes or in playgrounds.

Although they are easily available and growing in popularity, the risks associated with backyard trampolines are just too high, warns the statement.

“Trampolines are not a safe recreational activity for children and youth. They should not be used as play equipment in playgrounds, at home or at the cottage, ” says Toronto paediatrician Dr. John Philpott, co-author of the statement.

Trampoline injuries are on the rise, and the majority of them affect children and youth. Between 1990 and 2001 in Canada, trampoline injuries requiring hospitalization increased 56%.

“We’re concerned not only with the increase in trampoline-related injuries, but the severity of those injuries,” said Dr. Claire LeBlanc, chair of the CPS Healthy Active Living and Sport Medicine Committee. “Children often break bones or dislocate joints and frequently require surgery. Head injuries are also common, and in some cases injuries to the neck or back can cause paralysis or death.”

Many injuries occur when there is more than one child on the trampoline at the same time, and when children are doing “tricks” such as flips or somersaults, or when children fall off the trampoline, but the majority of injuries still happen when a child slips or falls the wrong way on the trampoline itself.

“Even with safety measures in place, such as parental supervision, spotters or net enclosures, there is no guarantee against injury. Children can be injured by falling on the trampoline itself,” said Dr. Lynne Warda, chair of the CPS Injury Prevention Committee. “Trampolines can still be very dangerous.”

Additional recommendations:

    • Trampolines should not be regarded as play equipment and should not be part of outdoor playgrounds.
    • Physicians should advocate for legislation to require warnings of trampoline dangers to be put on product labels.
    • More research on trampoline injuries sustained in supervised settings, such as schools, gym clubs and training program, should be conducted to assess the risk of injury.

For parent information on trampoline use visit &

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Vinyl Bib Recall

Toys "R" Us, in both Canada and US has recalled vinyl bibs throughout their stores.

The bibs supplied by Hamco Inc. and marketed under the Koala Baby, Especially for Baby and Disney Baby labels have tested for high levels of lead.

This past May the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning about these vinyl bibs.

If you are looking for an alternative to these vinyl bibs, there are a number of options including the following:
  • Mally Bibs - These leather bibs are Made in Canada. The retail for approx $30 and you only need one bib from the time your baby is 6-36 months. A really great Canadian-made baby product!
  • Etsy - Check out the range of homemade and indie-designed bibs and buy something truly different!

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Shopping Saturday: Your is a new online gift shop designed to showcase the creative products of ONLY mommies. It's founder Sara Purves, says "It creates an outlet for moms working from home to sell their wares at a time when they are still striving to do business, but are also not wanting to give up precious time with their babies and toddlers. It also gives opportunity to mothers with established businesses to reach new markets." has an impressive list of Canadian indie-mom designers including
Fuzzy Sweater-Cards
Eve's Quest-Game
2 Fish Toys-Calendar
My Munchkin-Jewelry
KidBrother-Kids clothes
Belly Babies-clothes
Auntie Gin-Hats

They are also looking for more moms to join this Mommy-Venture. Whether you make jewellery, art, crafts, clothing, kids stuff, toys, books, gifts, beauty or health products... or anything else you have made by yourself or through your own company, sell on consignment with You'll never know unless you try.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What's going on...the great toy recall

Ann Douglas has just posted a fabulous post on her Yahoo Parenting Blog about all the lastest Toy Recall and how having a few good quality toys is better than a room full of less quality toys. With all the recent big toy recalls, I really think and hope that the toy manufacturers are listening up to this as so many parents are concerned.

In the coming days we'll be posting on alternatives to big brand toys and how to ensure your toys in your home are safe.

Here are more recalls annouced today:
Pixar Cars Sarge Lead Paint Hazard Recall
Barbie® Doll and Tanner™ Magnet Hazard Recall
Mattel Recalls Doggie Day Care™ Magnetic Toys Due to Magnets Coming Loose
Mattel Recalls Batman™ and One Piece™ Magnetic Action Figure Sets Due To Magnets Coming Loose


Are you looknig for a playdate or playgroup?

With maternity leave being a full 12 months in Canada, it's a great time to meet new moms with babies and get active and connected with moms and babies in York Region. York Region Baby offers a free service where you can post information on our site if your looking to join or start a playgroup or meet up for playdates. Take a look and sign up today!

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Saturday Shopping: Snapfish

Due to technical issues, here is Saturday's post, a little late!
30 FREE prints plus free shipping
I just found out about Snapfish, a leading online photo service. I saw their ad in Parenting magazine and then a friend emailed me the info for my first prints for free. Not sure why I'd never heard about the low priced prints and
really really amazing personalized gifts. I have just placed my first order and will be placing lots more, including some gifts like the collages, where you can add up to 30 pictures & have it printed like a poster.
Also, the picture diaper bag is cute!!
Photo Diaper bag

PS - We are now a snapfish affliate and recieve a small commission (8%) of any sales throuhg our links. Any money generated from this, goes to the running, hosting etc of


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Upper Canada Mall Event: Primp My Stroller, August 1-12

Upper Canada Mall is running a huge event called Primp My Stroller from August 1-12 in the Centre Court to raise money for Southlake Hospital's Neo Natal Unit.

The Primp My Stroller designers have used their creativity and ingenuity to create six unique and functional strollers, generously donated by Sears. Shoppers will have an opportunity to bid on their favourite strollers during a silent auction.

While at the event, parents can have their strollers ‘Quick Cleaned’ from their ‘Spit Up & Polish’ crew!

Upper Canada Mall is encouraging parents to drop off a non-perishable food item which will benefit the Newmarket Food Pantry. Baby food, formula, diapers, baby wipes, preferably, but any food donation would be much appreciated.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Newmarket Mommies : A Social Network for mooms & their little ones

Newmarket Mommies is a new organization that brings together moms from Newmarket & surrounding areas. They organize activities that give parents the opportunity to get out with their little ones and connect with other parents & babies in the community. Their monthly calendars include a wide variety of activities for both mom & baby. Come out and make some new friends & enjoy fun activities with your baby, without breaking the bank! Activities Include: Mommy & baby fitness, Infant Massage, Sign language, Play dates Scrapbooking, Neighbourhood walks, Day trips, coupon & recipe swaps, Mom & baby Aqua play, Moms Night Out, Seminars & workshops on topics such as How to Baby Proof Your Home & Reinventing Mom! ....And Much More!

Grand Opening.
......Thursday, September 6th
- 10am-1pm at Prenatal Plus. Participate in sample classes offered by Baby Steps Dance and Mommy & Baby Fitness. Sign language story time & sing along. Parachute play, kneebouncers, fun with bubbles and baby races. FREE GIVE AWAYS & MUCH MUCH MORE! RSVP for your chance to win a FREE infant massage program courtesy of Prenatal Plus.

Also check out their daily calendar for acivities to do with your baby and toddlers.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Prenatal Support & Information

Along with information from your primary caregiver, there are some great resources for moms and dads to be -- check out our collection of resources, and visit our homepage for lots of other information, from maternity clothes, to cord blood banking.

Prenatal Information and Support

Phone: 1-800-387-9080
In Ontario, women are legally protected from discrimination and harassment because of sex. This protection includes pregnancy and breastfeeding. Know your rights, as a women under the law!

Phone: (416) 535-8501 ext. 6343
The Pregnets website hosts the most up-to-date information on smoking cessation practices for pregnant and postpartum women, a toolkit for health care professionals, a printer-friendly Nicotine Dependency Test and an anonymous Online Discussion Board.

Phone:(905) 853-5514

For over 20 years,Rose of Sharon has been providing services for young mothers in York Region. They offer a range of services to pregnant teens & young mothers under 25. From Individual Counselling, High School Classroom, Prenatal Nutrition Programs, Children's Programs, a Food & Clothing Bank & more!

We are a practice of 8 Registered Midwives. We offer a choice of birthplace: home or hospital. We hold admitting and discharge privileges at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket and York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill. We work in teams to offer 24-hour oncall availability. Our office is located in Aurora. Our regular office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 - 4:30 and
Friday 10 - 4.

1-877-327-4636 - Alcohol and Substance
1-800-436-8477 - Nausea and Vomiting
1-888-246-5840 - HIV and HIV Treatment
(416) 813-6780 - Motherisk's Home Line

The Motherisk Program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, is a clinical, research and teaching program dedicated to antenatal drug, chemical, and disease risk counselling. It is affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Phone: Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653

Avaiable throughout York Region, ABC All Babies Count Prenatal Nutrition Program is a free weekly drop-in program helping pregnant women and new moms to have a healthy pregnancy and to learn how to care for their newborn babies.

Having a Baby - Ontario Government

Adoption Unit
80 Grosvenor Street, 7th Floor Hepburn Block
Toronto ON M7A 1E9
Tel: (416) 327-4742
Fax: (416) 212-6799

Adoption Council of Ontario

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Prenatal Classes & Prenatal Education in York Region

There are a number of great places to take prenatal classes in York Region (including Newmarket, Richmond Hill and more!) -- from first time parents to classes for single moms or parents of multiples there is a class for you. For more information please visit York Region Baby's Website or call/email the places below.

Address: 483 Botsford Street, Newmarket
Phone: (905)657-8909

Birth Baby & Beyond Childbirth Preparation Class is a 12 hour series providing practical hands-on information about the process of labour and birth, comfort measures, variations and interventions, and life with your new baby.

Address: 29 Prince Patrick Avenue, Richmond Hill
Phone: (416) 258-9974

Belly and Baby offers 7 week courses for both moms-to-be and new moms in our informal and informative sessions. You'll be able to ask questions, learn from our experts and get support from other pregnant women and new moms. We cover what the hospital courses don't - from nutrition to the best gear, we give you the inside scoop on all the details nobody remembers to tell you!

Address:130 Davis Drive #206, Newmarket
Phone:(905) 830-1709

Prenatal Plus offers several different prenatal programs depending on your situation: one for first time parents, a refresher programs (for couples having their second child) or a multiples class (for couples having twins or triplets). They also offer a prenatal yoga class.

Phone: (905)895-4521 ext.2724

A Baby’s Coming prenatal class provides information on the process of labour and delivery, comfort measures, when things don’t go as planned and immediate care of mom and baby following birth. Refresher and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) are also available for repeat patients.

Phone: (905) 417-6149

York Central offers several different prenatal programs. For labour and delivery, there are the “Realities in Childbirth” Prenatal classes for couples expecting their first child and a Condensed Labour Workshop (a single class for couples needing a refresher or condensed program). There is also a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, an Infant Care Workshop, a Pre/postnatal fitness class and a Sibling Class that offers activities related to becoming a brother or sister.

Phone: 1-800-361-5653

There are two different classes available. Prenatal classes for couples –York Region's prenatal program is an eight week series of 2 hour classes designed for pregnant women and their partners/coaches. And, the Special Delivery Club which are prenatal classes geared to the unique needs of single woman and teens.

Hospital/Prenatal Tours
The tour is free of charge and is provided to expectant couples. It is usually a group session that provides information about the hospital and the services provided during labour, delivery and postpartum periods.

Markham Stouffville Hospital
Phone: (905) 472-7374

Southlake Regional Health Centre
Phone: (905)895-4521 ext.2724

York Central Hospital
Phone: (905) 417-6149

Note: The tour is covered in the class schedule if you take prenatal classes at Southlake or York Central.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Upcoming Car Seat Safety Clinics

There are 2 car seat clinics in August in York Region.

  • AUGUST 18, 2007 Richmond Hill. 10am to 2pm - no appointments (first come, first served). Sweet Child of Mine, 13311 Yonge Street (North of King Road, East side of Yonge Street). Hosted by St. John Ambulance (905) 773-3394.
  • AUGUST 25, 2007 Markham. 10am to 2pm - no appointments (first come, first served). Ontario Early Years Centre, 3990 14th Avenue (NW corner Birchmount and 14th Ave, East of Warden on 14th). Hosted by St. John Ambulance (905) 773-3394.
For more information about car seat clinics happening in York Region please see The York Region Child Seat Safety Coalition

As well, we suggest calling ahead to ensure the clinic is on -- as we've been to a few when they've been cancelled.


Saturday, August 04, 2007

Saturday Shopping: Tummy Time

We're starting a new feature on the blgo every Saturday about our favourite stores & products for maternity, baby & toddler products and services. Here goes....
Store: Online Maternity Store Tummy Time located in York Region

Sells: POSH Mom Diaper Bags, Bubble & Squeak Diaper Bags, Bug & Pickle Skin Care, Pregger's N Proud, Minnow Maternity and more.

Prices: For the month of August save up to 35% in Tummy Time's hus clearance

Coupon Code: York Region Baby Readers save the PST by entering YRBABY upon checkout

Shipping: FREE to Newmarket, Aurora & Oak Ridges and ONLY $5.00 Flat Rate in Canada

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Keeping Cool

I normally can handle the heat of summer, but being nearly 7 months pregnant, I've tuned into a bit of a complainer about this heat wave!

I'm sure many of you are just as cranky, hot and pregnant as me and here are some local places to cool off. (Please email us if you want to add somewhere!) All the Splash Pads are free to attend!

  • Aurora Splash Pad - Open from 9am-9pm. Bring a folding chair, so you can watch your little one run around and get soaked! You may even want to run under yourself!
  • (New) Mount Albert Splash Pad -- We haven't checked this one out yet, as it has just opened. But from what we can tell, it looks amazing. Please check times though, as the Splash Pad opens later & closes early during water bans.
  • Newmarket - Gorman Outdoor Pool - This pool is outdoor and has a special preschooler swim on most days. Please check the schedule for pricing and times.
Here are some other ways to keep cool...

  • For toddlers get a bucket of water and some clean adult size paint brushes and have your toddler "paint" the bricks or use the water to clean their bikes. Toddlers love to feel useful and have mommy-daddy type 'jobs' to do.
  • Ice Cube Time - Fill a plastic bowl with ice and have your toddler play with it. Watch it melt, smash it against the sidewalk --- make up a fun game with the ice, while learning science.

(Always ensure proper supervision with all activities, especially water activities!)

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Photography Contest from SSV Photography

SSV Photography & York Region Baby have teamed up for one lucky reader to win a photography session. It's easy to enter -- just visit York Region Baby. Sarah Vander Heide owner of SSV Photography specializes in fine art portraiture that goes above and beyond posedSSV Photograhy portraiture. Let her capture the true person behind the photograph for long lasting true memories. Known for her Black and White portraits Sarah also offers the choice of colour with every session and offers a very relaxed setting whether it be in your home, studio, or on location, she lets you be who you are. Please feel free to take a look through Sarah's website.

This prize is valued $275.00. Contest closes September 30, 2007.

Visit York Region Baby to enter the contest. You can enter once a day -- so enter often to increase your chances of winning!


Thursday, August 02, 2007

Pacifier Recall

Pacifiers Decorated with Crystals Recalled Due to Aspiration and Ingestion Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Pacifiers

Units: About 1,000

Retailers: Dara Linda's Baby Bling and Jewelry Design, of Davie, Fla.; Bling Toes, of Cherry Valley, Ill.; Baby Bling Things, of Appleton, Wis.; PeaNaPod Bling and Accessories, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and MJM Crystal Designs, of Boca Raton, Fla.

Hazard: These pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards for pacifiers. The pacifiers' crystals can separate easily, posing an aspiration and ingestion hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves pacifiers that were purchased from stores, decorated with Swarovski crystals, then resold to consumers. The crystals were glued on the pacifier's handle and guard. They come in different colors and designs.Please see the website for more information.


Open House - Center Stage

From Center Stage.... An Open house!

At Center Stage, we encourage students to discover their own voice by singing to their full potential. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned singer, the object of the class is to ease shy-ness, strengthen stage presence, improve your voice and inspire a positive attitude through singing. Students will learn breathing, warm up techniques and effective performance and communication skills. Classes are shaped to help participants believe in themselves, in and out of the class.

The studio offers over 2000 instrumental tracks to choose from for song selection or students can bring their own backup music. The classes are a fun and motivating musical experience for those who love to sing. At Center Stage it’s all about being in a positive environment where participants can feel at ease, learn and explore their fears and abilities while building confidence. Don’t worry, no talent is required and there will be no Simon Cowell tearing a strip off you. Each participant is unique and classes are geared to help students achieve their own personal goals. On the 9th and final week of classes, Center Stage puts on a performance show, where participants are encouraged to invite family and friends for their debut.

This fall I will continue to teach my nine week sessions for girls. There is a growing interest for a Boys Rock class (ages 7-10) and a Girl Power class (ages 6-7). If you have children that fall into this age category and are interested in taking the class, please let me know as I would like to pilot these classes this fall and I only have 5 spots available for each class. I will also be starting up an adult women’s class on Sunday evenings from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm for anyone who is interested. Private and semi private classes are available at various times during the days and evenings. Center Stage is also providing Corporate Workshops for women during the workday. Please see the attached file “Workshop” for more details.


When: Sunday August 19th, 2007

Where: 36 Hiram Road, Richmond Hill, ON. L4C 9E5

Time: 6:30-7:30 PM

Why: Because it’s so much fun!

RSVP: or call (416) 737-5737.

Classes will start the week of September 23rd.


Music In Me - Kindermusik In Aurora

Here is the Fall 2007 Schedule for Music In Me. Kindermusik schedule for Fall 2007

All classes will be held at 305 Industrial Parkway South, Unit 19 (York Dance Academy) in Aurora.

For further information, check the website or call 905-751-1096.

Village (newborn to 18 months)

Wednesdays only, starting September 19 (8 weeks) AND starting November 14 (8 weeks). Time: 10:30 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m.

Our Time (18 months to 3 years)

Wednesdays, starting September 12 (15 weeks) - time: 9:30 a.m.

Sundays, starting September 16 (12 weeks) – time: 10:30 a.m.

Imagine That (3 and 4 years)

Wednesdays starting September 12 (15 weeks) – time: 4 p.m.

Sundays starting September 16 (12 weeks) – time: 9:30 a.m.

Young Child (5 to 7 years)

YC 1 or 2, Wednesdays, starting September 12 (15 weeks) – time: 5 p.m.

YC 3, Wednesdays, starting September 12 (15 weeks) – time: 6:15 p.m.

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More Recalls!

Fisher-Price Recalls Licensed Character Toys Due To Lead Poisoning Hazard
Please click this link and here to check to see if any of your childrens' toys have been recalled due to lead poisoning in the surface paint! There is a huge list with date codes from 109-7LF to 187-7LF.

Pottery Barn Recall
MATELASSE CRIB BUMPER due to stitching coming loose and posing as a entanglement hazard.
Please click this link for further details.