Learn & Grow Parenting Emails

A guide for the first 18 months 

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! Peterborough Public Health would like to help you during this journey by sharing information and local resources about taking care of your baby and yourself.

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Peterborough Public Health would like to gratefully acknowledge that these e-mails have been adapted with the permission of KFL&A Public Health.

If you live in area supported by the Haliburton, Kawartha, and Pine Ridge District Health Unit, please refer to their resources here: Healthy Families (hkpr.on.ca)

How often will I receive an email?
We will send you weekly emails for the first few weeks as there is lots to share with parents of a newborn! As your baby grows older, we’ll then send you emails once a month until your baby is 18 months old.

What will the emails be about?
Each email aims to answer the questions that you might have based on your child’s age. You can expect to learn about:

  • Tips to take care of your baby
  • Tips to take care of yourself
  • Recommended times to book appointments
  • Your child’s development
  • Parenting ideas
  • Nutrition information
  • Fun and helpful links to family resources

The information found in the emails does not constitute medical advice. Please consult a qualified health care professional to meet your personal health care needs.

What if I no longer want to receive these emails?

Click unsubscribe at any time.

When you have questions or need support, you can contact our Healthy Babies, Heathy Children program at 705-743-1003, ext. 282.

If you choose not to sign up for the emails, some important information for new parents can be found below:

Postpartum and Newborn Care Resources

Register your Newborn Online (Register the birth, Get a birth certificate, Apply for a Social Insurance Number, Sign up for Canada (Ontario) child benefits, and Start the process of opening a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)).

Your Guide to Postpartum

Breastfeeding Matters

Signs that Feeding is Going Well

Breastfeeding Help

Life with a New Baby is Not Always What You Expect

Postpartum Mood Survey

Sleep Well, Sleep Safe

The Period of Purple Crying

Is Your Child Safe?

Car Seat Safety

Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule

Looksee Checklist

Serve and Return Interactions: Love Builds Brains (video)

Toxic Stress’ Impact on a Child (video)

Early Child Development – Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Services and Contact Numbers in the Peterborough Area