Considering Baby Formula? Here's What You Need to Know
Pregnancy & Babies

Considering Baby Formula? Here's What You Need to Know

by Craig Sutton  •  November 05, 2019
In a previous article, we took a look at infant feeding and the ongoing debate over breastfeeding and baby formula. The article went over the pros and cons and pointed out that while the health benefits of breastfeeding are well documented there are several unsung lifestyle-related benefits of formula feeding plus there are many instances where mothers are not able to breastfeed or it just isn’t practical. We concluded that in the end, a fed baby is the only option that matters. Mothers sh...
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Babysitting a Newborn for the First Time? These 12 Tips Are For You!
Advice for Caregivers

Babysitting a Newborn for the First Time? These 12 Tips Are For You!

by Martha Scully  •  November 05, 2019
Babysitting a newborn can be a stressful experience, especially if it is something you have no or very little experience with. Newborns are fragile, temperamental and require constant care and attention. Therefore, you need to know as much about them as possible to be prepared to handle any situation. Here are 12 tips to help you with your next newborn babysitting job.
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How Much to Pay a Babysitter - Babysitter Rates 2019
Babysitter

How Much to Pay a Babysitter - Babysitter Rates 2019

by Martha Scully  •  November 05, 2019
How much do I pay my babysitter? This is a question that we get every day at Canadiannanny.ca. Here are some things to ponder when considering a babysitter rate. Babysitter Rates in Canada Babysitting rates can vary quite a bit in Canada. In the GTA, the average babysitter wage is $14-19 an hour. In Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, the average is $16-$21 per hour. Know that at the very least babysitters should be paid the provincial minimum wage - but due to many other factors their pay m...
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How to Create The Best Nanny Interview Checklist

How to Create The Best Nanny Interview Checklist

by Kyla Dewar  •  August 07, 2019
When it comes to hiring a nanny, therere interviewing. After all, they may be the one who will care for your child soon. Interviews allow you to meet face-to-face with a potential nanny and provide the perfect opportunity for you both to get to know each other on a personal and professional level. But what if youre trying to take care of your kids throughout the whole process. But never fear! CanadianNanny.ca is here! In this article, wet of nanny interviews, read on! Before the Inte...
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7 Easy Steps for Finding the Best Babysitter

7 Easy Steps for Finding the Best Babysitter

by Kyla Dewar  •  July 02, 2019
Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned vet, every family at one point or another will need a little help when it comes to caring for the kids. It’s a part of life; things come up, and schedules don’t match. One way or another, you’ll eventually find yourself in a position where you need to think about hiring a babysitter. For many parents, the thought of bringing someone else in to care for your child may seem scary, but babysitters can help in so many ways. Babysitters can be part-time...
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How Much Housework Should You Expect From Your Nanny?
Nanny FAQ

How Much Housework Should You Expect From Your Nanny?

by Martha Scully  •  June 13, 2019
Will My Nanny Take Care of The Kids and Clean The House? What About Laundry and Cooking? These are common questions from parents when hiring a nanny for the first time. That's why it’s important for you to know which duties are typically standard and which are considered additional work. When hiring, it’s essential that you understand what to expect from a nanny. You must decide what duties are right for your family, which duties your nanny is comfortable with and how to compensate accordi...
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Nanny Myths: 4 False Ideas You Need to Forget

Nanny Myths: 4 False Ideas You Need to Forget

by Kyla Dewar  •  June 11, 2019
When it comes to nannies, people tend to have a lot of preconceived notions — both good and bad. Some paint nannies in a wonderful light, while others maybe aren’t as favourable. More often than not, what we think of when it comes to nannies is based on portrayals we’ve seen on TV or in the movies. Unfortunately, though, those mediums don’t always paint the most realistic picture as they’re usually glamorized or overdramatized. But we want to set the record straight when it comes to nannie...
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