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Tips for Parents

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WEST ISLAND NEWS
21 January, 2004

Tips for Parents
By Miranda Wray – The Chronicle

New mothers fear not, baby blues will
be no more with an instructional video available for
parents worried about bringing their newborn home for
ht first time. Montreal-based company Liandrea Productions
Inc. has released a parenting-tips video, called Bringing
Baby Home
, which is now available to inquiring new
parents.

Andree Turgeon, a Kirkland resident and
a nurse at the Lakeshore General Hospital, articipated
in the Bringing Baby Home video. She agreed to
be featured in the film just after the birth of her
fourth child. Her baby girl Corinne starred in the sponge-bath
tutorial section of the film and Turgeon was filmed
showing new mothers the ease with which C-section stitches
can be removed.

Bringing Baby Home is a good way
to show new parents who to do when they bring a new
baby home. It shows (new parents) what to expect, and
answers some important questions about health and general
care.” Turgeon, although a veteran when it comes to
parenting, said the video is helpful. “It gives really
good tricks and tips and it’s a really good refresher,”
she said.

Dr. Benjamin Burko, a pediatrician for
Tiny Tots Medical Centre in Dollard des Ormeaux, has
sent he film himself, along with his wife. “The film
is better than any pamphlet. It offers visuals and interviews
with real people.” While Burko doesn’t have the video
readily available in his clinic, he does highly recommend
it to his patients.

Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick – both
local broadcast journalists and mothers – founded Liandrea
Productions Inc. with mother in mind. The two women
realized that parenting videos and advice were outdated
and due for a change.

The film runs about 70 minutes and covers
everything from actual footage of childbirth to bathing
tips once you bring your baby home. There is even a
section on car-seat installation tips provided by CAA-Quebec
for inquisitive travellers’ little ones. The footage
was filmed in Montreal-area hospitals as well as local
homes. Advice on the video is given from medical and
child-care experts as well as local Montrealers with
newborns.

The video (DVD or VHS), is now available
at Montreal’s major birthing centers: St. Mary’s Hospital,
Royal Victoria Hospital and Jewish General Hospital.
Bringing Baby Home can also be
ordered online
or by calling (514) 483.0045.

Published by:Miranda Wray