Parenting is the most difficult, yet most rewarding job you will ever have. We offer a variety of programs and services to help families with children at all ages and stages.
Feeding your Baby - From Six Months to One Year. Your guide to help you introduce solid food to your baby.
Are you thinking of using infant formula? Know the facts!
Feeding cues - how do you know when your baby is hungry or full? Find out here.
Caring for Your Child
Crying Baby - Learn why babies cry and how to soothe your baby effectively.
Baby Weigh in and Child Development Clinics
A Public Health Nurse is available to weigh your baby and answer questions about feeding your baby, parenting and growth and development. Clinics occur in various communities throughout Chatham-Kent each week.
Refuge Breastfeeding Clinic
A drop-in program for all prenatal and breastfeeding mothers. Come for breastfeeding help or just a coffee and a chat. Program runs the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Refuge, 39 Grand Avenue West, Chatham.
Healthy Babies Healthy Children
A free program for expectant parents and families with children up to the age of six that provides advice, support, information, and connections to community agencies that will help meet the needs of the family. The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program is designed to give children more opportunities for a better start in life by encouraging healthy child development and increasing parent confidence and skills. A Public Health Nurse and Family Home Visitor will visit you in your home. For more information call 519.352.7270, ext. 2903.
As Parent and Baby Grow
A weekly mom and baby group in Wallaceburg discussing various topics for babies under 9 months of age.
Car Seat Clinics
Have your car seat checked by a trained professional. We offer monthly clinics in Chatham, by appointment only, on the third Tuesday of each month. To book an appointment please call 519.352.7270, ext. 2903.
18 month Developmental Screening
This is an important time to check your child’s growth and development. Ask your health care provider for the 18 month Healthy Development Package when your child receives their 18 month immunization. For those without a health care provider, clinics are available to provide immunizations, developmental checks and parent support. Call Chatham-Kent Public Health Clinic Services at 519.355.1071 and press 8.
"One Day at a Time" - Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder Support Group
A weekly support group for pregnant and new moms with anxiety and depression. For more information call 519.352.7270, ext. 2903.
A parenting series focused on learning about the stages of development, behaviour, discipline and parenting skills to help raise your child 1 – 4 years old. For more information call 519.352.7270, ext. 2903.
Chatham-Kent FASD Support Group
Are you the birth, foster or adoptive family or caregiver of an individual with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)? Do you have, or think you may have FASD?
Join the Chatham-Kent FASD Support Group for:
- Information sharing - coping, link to needed services/resources, up to date information
- Mutual support
For more information contact Shelley at 519-352-7270 ext 2451.
Do you want to see how well your child is eating? NutriSTEP® is a fast and simple questionnaire to assess eating habits and to identify nutrition problems, including growth and overweight issues. Questionnaires are available for ages 18 months to 5 years of age. You can easily access NutriSTEP® online at http://www.nutristep.ca.
If you would like to fill out a paper copy or have any questions about the results, call 519-352-7270 ext 2903.
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