Juggling Naps & School Schedules

If you have a younger child who is napping one or more times a day, drop-off and pick-up from school can be challenging. While you can choose a preschool that best suits your schedule, or adjust daycare drop-off and pick-up times, elementary schools have a rigid schedule you must accommodate. As such, your younger child is the one who often pays the price in shortened naps in order to accommodate the school schedule. However,…

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The Cheekychops Take on the "No Cry Sleep Solution"

One of the most common questions we receive at Cheekychops is about our stance on crying or Crying It Out (CIO). We have many parents come to us after having read the No Cry Sleep Solution or various attachment parenting books or websites who have almost a fear of crying. So, here’s our stance on crying and on the No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley. The No-Cry Sleep Solution Won’t Stop The Tears Although…

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Cheekychops Reviews: Sharing Your Feedback

This month, we asked you to write a review on Facebook to be entered to win a $100 gift card. We thought it would be a fun little contest to jump start our review section. But we didn't expect the response we received! THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to write such thoughtful and heartfelt reviews, it was truly inspiring to sit down and read them. And read them we did, as well as put them through a randomizer to pick…

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Potty Training and Constipation

Potty training can be frustrating. One of the biggest areas of frustration for many parents is POO. On the floor. In the pants. Or not at all. We're here today to talk about constipation, a common issue that crops up during potty training for many kids. For some, it will be temporary or sporadic. For others, it becomes a chronic issue that should be addressed early.  How Do I Know if My Child is Constipated? There is…

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Share A Review, Be Entered to Win!

If you are a past Cheekychops client, we'd love to hear from you! We are asking past Cheekychops clients to write a review of our services (potty or sleep training; consulting) on Facebook - in exchange, we are running a CONTEST to win a $100 gift certificate to the place of your choice. Review & Win Contest - How to Participate Go to the Cheekychops Facebook page Click on 'Reviews' Add your rating & review We will…

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Kids and the Metro Vancouver Air Quality Advisory

As the wildfires blaze across BC, a smoke advisory has been issued for the Metro Vancouver area as well as surrounding areas. The air quality improved for some areas of BC, but remains in effect in the GVRD and is likely to stay until the weather shifts. If you have kids, especially infants, this is an important topic of conversation. What does the air quality advisory mean? That fine particulate matter is in the air, even…

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How Do I Know When To Start Potty Training?

Potty training is, like most things toddler-related, pretty confusing for everyone involved. One of the first questions parents face is,  when to start potty training? In this day and age, potty training has become yet another parenting item where parents gloat about how early their kids were trained. The most important thing to remember is that it is not a race and not all kids are ready at the same…

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