I Can Breastfeed My Baby on Cue Rather Than on a Schedule

Do babies need to be fed on a schedule? Absolutely not! All babies are different and so are all mothers. Babies feed best when they are hungry. Feeding your baby when they cue to feed, helps mothers maintain a good milk supply and ensures that your baby will be satisfied and gain weight normally. Placing them on a strict schedule … Read More

I Can Breastfeed My Baby During a Growth Spurt

Most babies have several growth spurts during the first 6 months of life. Typically, growth spurts will happen around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. These are times when your baby’s brain and body are developing at a rapid pace! You may notice that your baby is fussier, not sleeping as often and showing feeding … Read More

I Can Cope with Advice Given by Those Unsupportive of Breastfeeding

What?? You’re still breastfeeding that baby?  Some women will hear that when their babies are 2 months old or when they are 2 years old.  It can be hard to hear those negative comments from those that are closest to us.  Here are some tips to dealing with those backhanded remarks from the misinformed: o   Let’s educate them!  Inform critics … Read More

First Tooth First Visit

The goal is to have a dental visit before there is a problem. Recommended routine dental visits will let your child’s dental provider catch small problems early. Here are 3 reasons to take your child for dental exams: You can find out if the cleaning you do at home is working. Your dentist can find problems right away and fix … Read More

Sexual Health At All Ages

This year’s campaign will discuss sexual health at different stages of life, from children to teens, to adults and seniors. We are complex individuals. This means knowing that from beginning to end, we are sexual beings in need of correct information about our sexual health. We all experience and express ourselves differently and sexual health is a very important part … Read More

Sexual Health At All Ages

This year’s campaign will discuss sexual health at different stages of life, from children to teens, to adults and seniors. We are complex individuals. This means knowing that from beginning to end, we are sexual beings in need of correct information about our sexual health. We all experience and express ourselves differently and sexual health is a very important part … Read More

Is Your Child Protected?

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We have recently mailed out over 1500 immunization letters for elementary and secondary children either in need of a vaccine or needing to report their shots. There are 2 reasons to choose vaccination: To protect our children and ourselves- even if we think our chances of getting any disease is small; they do still exist and can infect anyone who … Read More

Do your kids know what to do in an emergency?

When an emergency occurs it can be very stressful on everyone, especially when children are involved.  Here are a few things you can do when preparing your family for emergencies and after emergencies happen to help make it easier on you and your children. – Talk with your children about emergencies that occur in your community and how to prepare … Read More

Chatham-Kent Water Does Wonders Awards Program

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Help Chatham-Kent’s children choose Municipal water. Apply Now! Are you a Municipal or community agency, school, child care, sports team, or sports association? If so, you can apply for one of the following award packages: Water Bottle Filling Station Water Dispenser Insulated Water Jug and Reusable Water Bottles Submit your application:  Print, complete, scan and submit your application to superkidsck@chatham-kent.ca, … Read More

How Screen Time Affects Your Child

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TV, computers and cell phones are a large part of our lives.  However, we know that too much screen time can have a negative effect on families. To help children develop healthy habits: Introduce good television and technology habits when children are young. Limit screen time.  The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends that children under the age of two should not … Read More

Positive Parenting

Children See Children Learn infographic

All parents want to have a child who is well-behaved and can deal with everyday challenges. Children learn how to resolve conflict from their parents. If the parent often yells, spanks, threatens and/or shames the child, the child will learn that it is okay to act that way with others. These methods can harm children and may have negative lasting … Read More

Summer Fun for Families

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Summer is finally here!  It does not need to cost you a lot of money to have fun with your family this summer. Visit Chatham-Kent Inter Urban Transit for transit fares and times. Free movies in the park are presented in various parks throughout Chatham-Kent during the summer, as well as many opportunities for families to swim together for free!  Check out all … Read More