Free car seat classes are available throughout the year to teach parents and caregivers how to safely install and use their own child car seats. Each class is 60 minutes long.
Sessions are offered by community partners, and cover all types of seats, including rear-facing, forward-facing and booster, for children of all ages.
Baby Talk classes are run by public health nurses throughout the year at locations across Niagara. Parents and babies meet once a week for four weeks to discuss topics related to babies.
Each class is about two hours long and gives you the opportunity to:
Baby's Sleep classes are free for families or caregivers of babies six to 12 months of age. The classes will:
If your baby is less than six months of age, behavioural sleep interventions may not be appropriate for your child. To learn about sleep for infants who are less than 6 months old:
Positive Parenting is a free, in-person course for parents living in Niagara. The program is evidence-based and used across the world. It gives parents and caregivers simple and practical strategies to build strong healthy relationships with their children.
Positive Parenting teaches parents how to manage problems such as:
The five week program includes:
The condensed Saturday program includes:
Positive Parenting is run by accredited Triple P instructors.
The Well Baby Clinic and Parenting Drop-in is a free service for parents with babies up to one year old.
Parents can drop-in, weigh their baby and talk with a Public Health nurse. Partners and siblings are welcome too. No appointments are necessary. A Public Health nurse will listen to your concerns and answer your questions about: