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Newborn & Childcare Resources


By Thomas W. Phelan, PhD

1-2-3- Magic:  Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

By Elizabeth Fenwick

The Complete Book of Mother & Baby Care

By Vicky Iovine

The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

By Harvey Karp, MD

The Happiest Baby on the Block

By Harvey Karp, MD

The Happiest Toddler on the Block

By Marc Weissbluth, MD

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

By Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk

By Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazel

What to Expect the First Year

By Maggie Meade

The Wholesome Baby Food Guide


A family planning guide for new moms.

Source:  The UNC School of Medicine – UNC Centre for Maternal & Infant Health

Birth Control After Baby

Learn about the health benefits for both mom and baby.

Source:  US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health

Your Guide to Breast Feeding

All about breastfeeding and where to get help.

Source: Toronto Public Health

Breastfeeding Your Baby

A pocket guide for those planning to breastfeed with information during pregnancy and beyond.

Source:  Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Centre. Université du Montreal

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

A list of useful contacts for parenting help.

Source:  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Community Resources for Parents

Life with a new baby is not always what you expect.

Source:  Best Start – Ontario Prevention Clearing House

Depression after birth

Toronto's guide for parental concerns, health visits, screening clinics and professional observation.


Early Childhood & Family Resource Centre

A guide for checking temperatures and treating fevers.

Source:  The College of Family Physicians of Canada

Fever in Infants & Children

A basic food guide for young children.

Foods for Baby

"Nothing comes between me and my mom"

Source:  Peterborough County-City Health Unit

Skin to Skin

A simple guide for reading to your child

Source:  Physician reference

Read, Speak, Sing and Grow

A guide to sexual health and intimacy after childbirth

Source:  Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Sex After Baby