Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

 The mandate of the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program is to provides free and voluntary support to mothers and families with young children up to the age of six years.

 What is the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program?

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program provides information and support about parenting to parents so that they can provide their young children with a healthy start in life.   Opportunities are provided for families to socialize and share with other families while learning new parenting skills.  Families are also assisted in finding other support and resources within their communities. 

Services offered
  • Community Health Nurse support

  • Prenatal and postnatal education

  • Preparation for parenting

  • Car seat clinics

  • Breastfeeding support and assistance

  • Baby massages

  • Parenting support

  • Home visits

  • Learn and play

  • Screening and assessment for risks to your child’s healthy development

  • Referrals to services and resources, service coordination

     

What’s in it for you and your child?
  • Building relationships

  • Fun activities and events

  • Story telling

  • Learn and play

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To register or for more information, please contact:
Maternal & Child Health Nurse at 705-368-2182 ext. 213 or the Community Health Nurse at your local Health Centre.
 
Additional Resources

 

https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca

Caring for Kids provides reliable information for parents from Canada’s pediatricians.

http://en.beststart.org/resources-and-research

Best Start Resource Centre provides information on topics such as preconception health, teen pregnancy, preterm birth, breastfeeding, Indigenous child development and so much more.

http://breastfeedingresourcesontario.ca/

On the Breastfeeding Resources Ontario website, you can scroll through to find many pamphlets and videos addressing the importance of skin to skin contact, guides to breastfeeding, and breastfeeding after caesarean section among others as well as providing links to other breastfeeding resources.

Health Canada provides general information about safety for children as well as specifics about safety for sleep and play.