December 23, 2016Nurse-Family Partnership is a free public health program for women having their first baby and ensures they both receive support during pregnancy and after the child is born up to two years of age.
January 4, 2016Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs for the first 6 months. Continue to offer breastmilk until your baby is 2 years old and older.
December 21, 2015Introducing solids to your baby can be fun especially with all the funny faces they make. You should start introducing solids when your baby is six months of age as a complement to your breastmilk.
September 9, 2015Drinking when you’re pregnant can be harmful to your baby, so it’s safest to stop drinking before you conceive.
April 15, 2015Pregnancy is an exciting time! It's also a time full of physical, emotional and life changes. Get the best possible support during and after pregnancy by registering with your local health authority.
April 15, 2015Putting a baby to sleep is sometimes not an easy task. Some babies are naturally better sleepers than others. Here are some tips on helping you and you baby establish a healthy sleep schedule.
November 30, 2014As children enter the teenage years, friends become increasingly important. Positive, accepting and supportive friendships help teens develop towards adulthood.
November 30, 2014Adolescence is a time of big social and emotional development for your child. It helps to know what to expect and how to support your child through the changes.
November 30, 2014When young people are resilient, they cope better with difficult situations. They ‘bounce back’ when things go wrong. Young people need resilience to navigate life’s ups and downs, so building resilience is an important part of adolescent development.
November 30, 2014The desire for more privacy is a natural part of adolescence. At the same time, teenagers still need your support to make good decisions. Trust is the key to finding a balance between your child’s need for privacy and your need to know what’s going on.
August 14, 2013Some women choose to express breast milk by hand – which can be done almost anywhere. Here's a useful video to help you with the basics!
August 11, 2013Kids who establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age will carry them - and their benefits - forward for the rest of their lives.
August 6, 2013Babies develop and grow in a very short time. Here's what you can expect in terms of infant development from birth to six months of age.
August 11, 2013The first trimester of pregnancy brings big changes, from weighing less than a gram at 5 weeks pregnant to hearing its heart beat at 8 weeks pregnant. Here's an overview of the changes you can expect for your body during this time.
August 8, 2013The Breastfeeding Buddy is an easy fun and educational tool to support your breastfeeding at this important time of life for you and your baby. This web based app has tips, tools and videos to help you with breastfeeding and more.
August 11, 2013By encouraging your toddler to play, you are helping your toddler's physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and language skills to develop.
August 12, 2013What's a healthy weight for a toddler? And how can you help your child maintain a healthy weight for life?
August 10, 2013The two different kinds of leave from work available to parents are maternity leave and parental leave. Maternity leave is available only for the birth mother.
July 24, 2014It’s likely you’ll have an ultrasound at least once during pregnancy. This scan lets you know how your baby is developing and when the due date might be. Here’s what to expect.
August 11, 2013During the second trimester - weeks 15 to 27 of pregnancy - your emotions may feel more stable. You’ll also experience a range of new physical changes.
March 10, 2017Investing time and energy in building strong family relationships will help your kids develop healthy self-esteem, a feeling of connectedness, and create memories that last a lifetime.
January 3, 2017There’s no doubt that the topic of weight is a sensitive one, especially when it comes to children and teens. But families need to be well informed about what healthy growth and development looks like and where to go for support.Everybody develops differently at different ages. As a parent, keep these points in mind as your child grows.
October 4, 2016We all play a role in supporting breastfeeding – family, friends and even society as a whole. Here’s a look at five settings and groups where you can have an impact. Where do you fit in? What can you do to help?
August 18, 2016With summer at an end, kids are returning to school. You may be encouraging your kids to walk to school. Keep kids safe by empowering them with safe pedestrian skills.
July 11, 2016With summer’s warmer weather, more children are outside playing in the yard and around your neighborhood. You can keep kids safe by understanding the potential for back-over injuries in your driveway.
May 11, 2016Graduating students look forward to their after-grad party since the first day of 12th grade. Help keep your child safe by talking to them about alcohol and dry grad party options.
March 23, 2016Do you know what to do when you see someone is choking? Read this story of a regular family and a sudden event at the dinner table and learn how you can prevent that dreadful feeling when something goes “down the wrong tube”.
March 11, 2016Spring break. The kids are home, the weather is starting to get nicer, but with your busy schedule it’s hard to plan. Break the routine of TV and lounging with these simple tips.
March 1, 2016We all know how valuable a good night’s sleep is. Find out what you can do to manage bedtime challenges and ensure your children are sleeping through the night.
February 16, 2016When you’re searching online, do you take the time to evaluate the source of the information you find? Learn how to become digitally literate, avoid cyber bullying and separate fact from fiction with these online safety tips.