Apr. 6, 2005
Expectant and new parents take note
— babies now come with an instruction video
Bringing Baby Home, produced by
Canadian company Liandrea Productions Inc., is a 71-minute
comprehensive DVD that offers 120 topics related to
the everyday care for newborns and babies up to six
months of age. New parents will learn everything from
basics such as identifying white spots on a baby’s face
to changing a diaper, signs of post-partum depression,
feeding, hygiene and sleep and coping with their new
The video, which is now available at Wal-Mart
stores as well as online (www.liandreaproductions.com),
is endorsed by Dr. Denis Leduc, the video’s medical
adviser and offers information and tips from nurses
and other baby professionals across Canada.
Producer Lianne Castelino, along with
partner Andrea Howick, decided to produce the video
after realizing there was a lack of comprehensive and
up-to-date video to help new parents cope with bringing
home a baby.
The video received the 2005 Parents’ Choice
Award. The United States-based Parents’ Choice Foundation
offers the award to products that meet or exceed the
standards set by educators, scientists, performing artists,
librarians and parents. Fewer than 15 per cent of products
submitted for the award receive any level of recommendation.
The video retails for $24.95, with a special
rate for volume orders and non-profit organizations
dedicated to maternity issues. Toronto Community News
has nine DVDs and videos to give away.
To enter, simply send in your first and last name, address,
daytime telephone number, your baby’s due date and the
answer to this skill-testing question: What award did
the video Bringing Home Baby just win?
Send submissions to Video Contest via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax to 416-493-6190
or via postal mail to 100 Tempo Ave., Toronto, ON, M2H
3S5 by 5 p.m. on April 17. Winning entries will be selected
in a random draw by a Toronto Community News’ representative
on April 18 with the winners contacted by phone. Winners
must pick up their prize or it will be forfeited. Only
expectant parents who live in one of the Toronto Community
News coverage areas can enter this contest.
For a complete set of rules, visit www.insidetoronto.com