Parenting

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Parenting can be very fulfilling and rewarding, but it can also be challenging, complicated and confusing. The Health Unit provides support and services to parents who need a little extra help or guidance. Browse our website for information and resources, including what services are available to you through the Health Unit.

  • Breastfeeding
    A good place to start for breastfeeding information, as well as what supports are available to you through the Health Unit.
  • Caring for your child’s teeth
    How to care for your child's teeth based on age range.
  • Feeding your baby
    At what age do you introduce solid foods? How do you feed your child safely? When should you introduce allergens such as peanuts and sesame?
  • Feeding your pre-schooler
    What kinds of foods should your pre-schooler be eating? What to do with a picky eater?
  • Feeding your school-aged child
    Why is breakfast important? What should I pack for my child’s school lunch and snack?
  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children
    A home visiting program for expectant mothers and new parents who need more support.
  • If your child comes out
    What to consider as you begin your journey towards understanding.
  • Vaccines
    Which vaccines should your child receive, and at what age? Which vaccines are required to attend school?
North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

345 Oak Street West

705-474-1400

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

705-746-5801

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)

1-800-563-2808