Baby Weigh In and Development Clinic – Ridgetown

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Have your baby weighed and questions answered at the following clinics. Chatham EarlyON Child and Family Centre 79 Eugenie Street (Queen Elizabeth II Public School) Fridays 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (except holidays) Wallaceburg EarlyON Child and Family Centre 1350 Bertha Street Every Monday 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (except holidays) Prenatal and Postpartum Support Services Revised February 2019 Please call our … Read More

Parenting Program

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        Be the Best Parent You Can Be We often hear people say that parenting is the toughest job in the world. But, anyone who becomes a parent also realizes that the moments that melt your heart make it all worthwhile. Parenting can be a challenge and not every moment of every day is filled with sunshine. … Read More

Baby Weigh In and Development Clinic – Wheatley

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Have your baby weighed and questions answered at the following clinics. Chatham EarlyON Child and Family Centre 79 Eugenie Street (Queen Elizabeth II Public School) Fridays 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (except holidays) Wallaceburg EarlyON Child and Family Centre 1350 Bertha Street Every Monday 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (except holidays) Prenatal and Postpartum Support Services Revised February 2019 Please call our … Read More

Baby Weigh In and Development Clinic – Chatham

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Have your baby weighed and questions answered at the following clinics. Chatham EarlyON Child and Family Centre 79 Eugenie Street (Queen Elizabeth II Public School) Fridays 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (except holidays) Wallaceburg EarlyON Child and Family Centre 1350 Bertha Street Every Monday 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (except holidays) Monthly clinics available in Blenheim, Bothwell, Dresden, Ridgetown, Thamesville, Tilbury, and … Read More

As Parent & Baby Grow

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As a new parent you may have questions or concerns as you and your baby grow. Come join us at As Parent & Baby Grow where new parents and their babies can share concerns and experiences with others. You will be joined by a Public Health Nurse to weigh your baby and discuss any concerns you may have. This is … Read More

Do you have a child enrolled in Daycare?

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Did you know… CK Public Health is required by Ontario law to maintain immunization records for every child attending daycare and school. The Health Unit assesses immunization records to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date. This is done to protect your child in the event of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease. By law, these immunizations are mandatory: diphtheria, … Read More

Positive Parenting

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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

Cannabis and Your Baby

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Is it safe to use cannabis while pregnant? Cannabis contains THC, the ingredient that makes you feel high. It moves quickly into your fat cells and brain and can be stored there for weeks or even months. You’re pregnant now, and just like you, the THC targets your baby’s fat and brain and is stored there. It can change the … Read More

Infant Attachment

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Importance of Attachment between You and Your Baby You may have heard how important it is for your baby to form an attachment to you as a parent. According to Infant Mental Health Promotion, “As a parent, you play a vital role in your child’s development. During the early years your relationship with your child and the experiences you provide … Read More

Parenting, Resilience & Role Modelling

A parent’s job is to help their child grow into a happy, independent adult. But how exactly does a parent do this? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a roadmap for parenting, or better yet, an app for that! One way to help children on their road to independence is to help them develop the skills to bounce back from life’s challenges … Read More

Planning a Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Parenting

Thinking of starting a family?  Expecting a baby? Are you a new parent? These are exciting times in life and a time when you need information you can trust and feel confident using.  Start with these websites. You will find information on: planning a pregnancy parenting pregnancy healthy living nutrition health care safety Websites for Planning a Pregnancy, Pregnancy & … Read More

Parenting Toddlers

What’s Positive About Discipline? A toddler’s job is to get to know the world by seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling everything. They move very quickly, touch everything, put everything in their mouth, do not understand “breakable” and are prone to injuries. Toddlers are very busy exploring their world but cannot understand the risks. A parent’s job is to provide … Read More