Your little bundle of joy has arrived! Now what do you do?
Here are some resources we think will provide some answers to some of your questions, and help you find lots of fun things to do with your newborn.
Meal Time for Newborns – What can you feed your baby? And when can you introduce it? These resources can help you sort it all out.
Sleep Tight – Getting rest with a new baby might seem impossible. But, these resources can help you and your little one have sweet dreams.
Sing, Play, Talk With Baby – From tummy time to lullaby time we’ve got you covered with a wide variety of activity idea.
Best board books for Newborns – It’s never too early to begin sharing books with your little one. Reading, singing and talking with your newborn will set the stage for language development and future reading success.
Ajax Public Library: Books for Babies is a 30-minute drop-in program where you and your baby can enjoy lively songs, poems, fingerplays and simple books. Meet other new parents and share stories about being a newborn parent. Parents and caregivers are welcome to stay and chat at the end of each storytime session.
Ajax YMCA Ontario Early Years delivers programs and drop in services geared towards building healthy families (with children ages 0-6 years) The Library offers Bouncing Babies for babies 0 to 12 months and their caregiver. Email Early Years staff for current program information: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Book: Info Finder offers articles about babies on topics ranging from birth, growth and development, baby care, sleeping conditions, bathing and safety.
Durham Health facilitates Ontario’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children program which helps families during pregnancy and after the baby is born until the transition to school. This is done through free home visits by Public Health nurses and family visitors.
Dietitians of Canada provides a series of short 60-90 second nutrition videos for parents and care provider on healthy growth and development of children up to 12 years of age. Take a look at Breast Milk and Other Drinks for Babies for tips.
Read Aloud with your child for 15 minutes each day. This national campaign will help you learn why it’s so important.
The Thirty Million Words Initiative develops and disseminates evidence-based, parent-directed programs that encourage parents to harness the power of their words to build their children’s brains and shape their futures.
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