Is your car seat installed correctly? (Are you sure?)

You’ve probably heard the stat before: an estimated 80% of child car seats are installed incorrectly. Yikes.

Though you can get your car seat installation checked any time at a fire station or MPI, there’s a car seat clinic happening this Saturday, May 31st, at Elmwood High School at 505 Chalmers. The folks from St John Ambulance will be providing free inspections, and there will also be free refreshments, giveaways and prizes.

-hat tip to The Herald.

Manitoba Mom and Kids Show

Moms and KidsThe 2014 Manitoba Moms and Kids Show is coming up in just a few weeks on June 14 & 15, and this is an event that’s truly worth supporting – tickets are just $5 (kids 12 and under are free!) and all proceeds from guest admission will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

This show looks  awesome. In addition to tons of exhibitors, there will be various seminars…

  • Healthy Pregnancy Workshop — presented by Bonjour Bébé
  • Maternity and parental benefit — presented by Service Canada
  • Help your child sleep better — presented by Baby Sleep 101
  • Read, Sing and Watch…Together! — presented by the Together Time Company
  • Do YOU Kegel? Prenatal Core Workshop — presented by Fit 4 Two

… as well as gift bags, prize draws, bouncy castles and other kids’ entertainment and lots more. I was glad to see there will also be a mother’s nursing lounge/baby change area – such a nice thing for anyone with a baby!

Presented by Bonjour Bébé, the Manitoba Moms and Kids Show will be held June 14 and 15th, 10am to 5pm at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM), 340 Provencher Blvd.

Free Postnatal Class in Seven Oaks Area

Are you a new mama in the North West area of the city? If so you might be interested in Women’s Health Clinic’s Coping With Change series that’s starting this Friday at Seven Oaks Health and Social Services at #3-1050 Leila Ave. (behind Shoppers Drug Mart).  The session runs from May 16 to June 20th from 10-11:30am, and is free! Registration is preferred but drop-ins  are welcome. Call 204.947.2422 ext. 113 or email for more info or to sign up.

Coping with Change is a terrific class that helps you cope with all the changes that happen when a baby enters your life. I highly recommend it to every new mother I meet.

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Upcoming Community Garage Sales in Winnipeg

When I was pregnant with my first, my wise and Winnipeg-born cousin M took me out to a bunch of community garage sales… I had a blast and got some great deals! I think buying used is the absolute best way to save money when you are having a baby, and garage sales are a major source of good deals.

Here are a couple of the upcoming community garage sales in Winnipeg – where there are sure to be a lot of houses participating in one particular area. If you know of others, please leave a comment and I’ll update the list.

Whyte Ridge Community Garage Sales: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sage Creek Community Garage Sale: Saturday, May 31st, 2014 from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Linden Woods Garage Sale: Saturday, June 7 from 9am to 1pm

Glenelm Neighbourhood: Saturday, June 7

Island Lakes Garage Sale: September 6, 2014