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Table of contents: November 2015

By Today's Parent

New+now This month The latest toys, apps and entertainment.

Hand-picked Snow stompin’. Tootsies stay warm for hours in these last-all-season winter boots.

Party time Cookie party. Break out the sprinkles, the chocolate and the icing bag. As this gathering shows, everything is sweeter with friends.

Daily dose A recent study shows which fruit is the apple (hint, hint) of our eye.

Need to know New products, studies and stats.

Checkup Itching for relief. Eczema can equal misery for kids, especially babies. Here’s how to get flare-ups under control.


Pretty simple See spot go. Newborn baby acne is cute. Adult acne, not so much. Don’t freak out—fix it.

Advice+real life
Meltdown in aisle six Shopping? Here’s how to quash a case of the gimmes.

Quick fixes How to… prevent toddlers from locking doors, make non-slip socks, clean a chalkboard so it looks brand new and use tea tree oil to treat lice.

Education How to ace your parent-teacher interview. The inside scoop on what to ask, what not to do and other tips to help you get the most out of your 15 minutes.


Behaviour My sister, my bully. Fighting with siblings is a childhood rite of passage, but sometimes it goes too far.

Ian Mendes Game theory. With 70 million units sold, Minecraft is among the most popular video games in the world. But to Ian Mendes, it’s a scourge that must be stopped.

Pregnancy Why some experts now recommend delaying umbilical cord clamping.

Newborn Postpartum constipation is the worst. Here’s what to do about it.

Preschool How to encourage your kid to play alone.


Big kid Your kid might be old enough to ditch the car booster, but that doesn’t mean you should.

C is for crisis It’s major surgery that carries real risks for mothers and babies—so what’s being done to lower Canada’s ever-rising C-section rates?

Built on love Three families generously and honestly share their stories of adoption—both the hard parts and the joyful ones.


Spiced Apple Oatmeal in Squash Rings Yes, your kids are eating veggies for breakfast! (Now keep it to your smug self.)

Food news Food, tools and entertaining.

In the pantry Crunch time. The moment a light, crisp, salty chip shatters between your teeth—yeah, that. Sure, the crunch is notoriously addictive, but that doesn’t matter one bit when these oven-baked beauties are so nutritious.

Just for you
The debate Should kids be allowed to quit activities?


This is your life The secret superpowers of all pregnant women.

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