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Newborn & Childcare Resources

Books

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

By Thomas W. Phelan, PhD

The Complete Book of Mother & Baby Care

By Elizabeth Fenwick

The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

By Vicky Iovine

The Happiest Baby on the Block

By Harvey Karp, MD

The Happiest Toddler on the Block

By Harvey Karp, MD

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

By Marc Weissbluth, MD

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

By Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

What to Expect the First Year

By Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazel

The Wholesome Baby Food Guide

By Maggie Meade

Pamphlets

Birth Control After Baby

A family planning guide for new moms.

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

Your Guide to Breast Feeding

Learn about the health benefits for both mom and baby.

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

Breastfeeding Your Baby

All about breastfeeding and where to get help.

Source: Toronto Public Health

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Community Resources for Parents

A list of useful contacts for parenting help.

Source:  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Depression after birth

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

Source:  Best Start – Ontario Prevention Clearing House

Early Childhood & Family Resource Centre

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

Source:  healthykidstoronto.ca

Fever in Infants & Children

A guide for checking temperatures and treating fevers.

Source:  The College of Family Physicians of Canada

Foods for Baby

A basic food guide for young children.

Skin to Skin

"Nothing comes between me and my mom"

Source:  Peterborough County-City Health Unit

Read, Speak, Sing and Grow

A simple guide for reading to your child

Source:  Physician reference

Sex After Baby

A guide to sexual health and intimacy after childbirth

Source:  Murdoch Childrens Research Institute