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52 Random Acts of Kindness for Children

Why do we focus on teaching our children empathy and caring? Because we know that the connections we create with others are the key to success in every part of our life, from the professional to the personal. We've compiled a list of 52 actions you can encourage your little one to do any day that encourage connection with others. Practices that will teach them valuable lessons in caring, empathy, and also build good habits. Learn how to say thank you in a new language Wave hello and smile at...

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8 Traditions for Welcoming a New Baby from around the World

A birth, especially a first birth, can be a bewildering experience for a new mother and father. While most of us expect parenting to be intuitive, we quickly find out that a lot of it comes from practice and experience, making it all the more important for communities to play a significant role in the welcoming of a new life. Rituals around birth help welcome children into their new communities and are some of the most varied and special traditions, representing a culture’s views on the circl...

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What to Expect From Your Year of the Rooster Baby

As 1.4 billion people on the planet get ready to welcome the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese Lunar calendar, we asked local expert in Chinese astrology, Jill Lander of Golden Elements Consulting, about the origin and meaning of the Chinese Zodiac and what to expect from all the sweet new babies being born in the Year of the Rooster.  What is Feng Shui and how is it related to the Chinese Zodiac? Feng Shui is the art of ‘harnessing’ Earth's luck. It is based on the Five Elements theory, ho...

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The Global Parent: Notes on Being and Raising Global Citizens

Today we start a new blog series, The Global Parent: Notes on Being and Raising Global Citizens. Baby Hero is run by women who have roots in multiple countries. We share the belief that all cultures and people have equal value and while we have more that unites us than divides us, our differences are beautiful and should be celebrated. We believe taking care of this planet we all share is of supreme importance as is fighting for equal opportunity for all its inhabitants. Being a good parent ...

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December 30, 2016

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The Global Parent: #YearOfBooks Resolution

The first in our new blog series, The Global Parent: Notes on Being and Raising Global Citizens. The latter half of 2016 saw a significant uptick in work and with it, a significant downtick in my usually copious reading habit...and I felt much poorer for it, leading to my resolution to make 2017 my #YearOfBooks. It is also the year that I turn 40 and I'm sure these two events are connected because (apologies for the morbidity) I have calculated how many books I will likely get to read at my ...

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December 08, 2016

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A Sticker Saved Their Babies Lives

We received the following two stories of the Newborn Survival Kit at work from the Field Manager of Kit study in Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. While participants are still in the study, we have no details about their identity, hence the names and photos are fictional. Firoza and Saleem I used the clean delivery kit when I went into labour. After my son, Saleem, was born, I applied chlorexhidine lotion on his umbilical cord on the first day of his life. His cord was removed on the 5th day after...

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December 08, 2016

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Progress of the Newborn Survival Kit

Progress of NSK Last month, the Baby Hero team was fortunate to have Dr. Shaun Morris visit Hong Kong. A pediatric infectious disease specialist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada, he, together with his colleague Dr. Lisa Pell, is our partner in fighting infant mortality. Dr. Morris developed the Newborn Survival Kit (NSK), which contains critical supplies to help women in low income countries deliver their babies in a safe and hygienic way and to improve health outcomes in the f...

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