YOUR
BABY’S
EARLY YEAR
GROWTH

Sun Safety

Sun Safety

Protecting children from getting too much sun is important, whether they are playing outside or are with you on an errand. The hot summer sun can be dangerous for children. A child can sunburn easily, even on a cloudy...

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Water Safety For Young Children

Water Safety For Young Children

Drowning is the second most common cause of death for children under 5 years of age in Canada. Children can drown in as little as 2.5 cm (1 inch) of water. Many of these tragedies happen in backyard pools, and almost always in pools without 4-side pool fencing and...

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Safe Sleep For Babies

Safe Sleep For Babies

Good sleep habits are important for your baby’s physical health and emotional well-being. An important part of safe sleep is the place where your baby sleeps, his sleeping position, the kind of crib or bed, type of mattress and the home environment (i.e. smoke...

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Never Shake A Baby

Never Shake A Baby

What is Shaken Baby Syndrome? No child, at any age, should ever be shaken.The effects can be very serious and can include lifelong injury or even death.Shaking is not first aid! If your baby is not breathing, shaking will...

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Keep Your Baby Safe

Keep Your Baby Safe

Injury is the leading cause of death among children in Canada. Some of the biggest dangers to babies are falls, burns, drowning, choking, suffocation, strangulation and car crashes. The good news is that these injuries are almost always preventable.

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Choking Suffocation Or Strangulation

Choking Suffocation Or Strangulation

You can use an empty toilet paper roll to test for choking hazards in your home. If an item is small enough to pass through it, it’s a choking hazard. If your baby uses a soother, make sure it’s one piece with a shield to prevent him from sucking the nipple too far...

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Car Safety

Car Safety

All babies need a rear-facing car seat for their first ride home from the hospital. Your baby will use this seat whenever you travel– even the shortest distance– for one year or longer. While babies may use a forward-facing car seat once they are at least one year old...

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