Friday, January 16, 2004
Video helps new parents over rough spots
Parenting is likely the toughest job anyone
will ever have. A new Montreal production company aims
to take some of the anxiety out of infant care with
the launch of its debut video and DVD entitled Bringing
Based in Montreal, LIANDREA Productions
Inc. was founded in early 2003 by local broadcast journalists
Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick, both mothers with
a passion for parenting.
“While taking prenatal classes for my first baby, I
was struck by how poorly-produced and outdated the instructional
videos were. I felt compelled to try and come up with
a step-by-step visual guide that would educate and empower
parents,” says company president Lianne Castelino.
“Bringing Baby Home provides
a unique opportunity for parents to get the most comprehensive,
up-to-date and practical information available on preparing
for and coping with the arrival of their new baby. It
is designed to give parents the necessary tools to maximize
their infant’s health and safety,” says Dr. Denis Leduc,
renowned Montreal pediatrician, who is the video’s medical
More than 60 minutes of demonstrations and interviews
on how to care for a baby from birth to six months,
straight from medical and child-care experts at Montreal’s
major birthing centres: the Royal Victoria Hospital,
Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital and St.
Mary’s Hospital Center. Breastfeeding, sleeping, colic
and coping are just some of the topics covered. The
video also features a unique element – car seat installation
tips from CAA-Quebec.
Bringing Baby Home is available
through select hospitals and toy stores in Montreal,