Healthy Families Hamilton

Healthy Families Hamilton Do you have questions about pregnancy and parenting children from 0-6 in Hamilton? We have answers!

Healthy Families Hamilton is a City of Hamilton Public Health Services' page updated by our Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians Monday to Friday, 8:30am โ€“ 4:30pm (excluding holidays). We share information and respond to your questions about pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, child safety, growth and development, healthy eating, and taking care of yourself as a parent. We plan to expand our page in the future to include information for parents of children and youth up to age 18. You can also call us at Health Connections 905-546-3550 or visit us at www.hamilton.ca/familyhealth. Thanks for stopping by! Please refer to the Legal Disclaimer tab for additional information about your privacy and the terms and conditions of your use of Healthy Families Hamilton.

Mission: The Healthy Families Division (of Hamilton Public Health Services) promotes health and well-being of children, youth, and families through Public Health programs, children's mental health services, education, and research.

#DYK that Recreation offers ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜€? This is a safe affordable option available at various Recreation c...
03/13/2020

#DYK that Recreation offers ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜€? This is a safe affordable option available at various Recreation centres across Hamilton and includes one of the following:
๐Ÿ’ฆ a trip to Wild WaterWorks
๐Ÿฆ African Lion Safari
๐Ÿ› ๐™ค๐™ง a Hamilton Civic Museum

For more information and to register visit ๐Ÿ‘‰ www.hamilton.ca/campkidaca

*There are camp subsidy options available for families, which can be found in the guide.

~Nicole Settle, RN
#HamOnt #recreation #summer #camp

Find your local EarlyON Child and Family Centre by visiting www.hamilton.ca/earlyoncentres ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธEarlyON Centres off...
03/12/2020

Find your local EarlyON Child and Family Centre by visiting www.hamilton.ca/earlyoncentres ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

EarlyON Centres offer #free, high-quality drop-in programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old. You can learn and play with your child, meet people and get advice from early childhood professionals. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฟ #HamOnt #BestPlaceToRaiseAChild

~Dipinder Khatra, McMaster Level 4 Nursing Student

Many women successfully return to work ๐Ÿ’ผ or school โœ๏ธbefore their child stops breastfeeding. What's been your experience...
03/11/2020

Many women successfully return to work ๐Ÿ’ผ or school โœ๏ธbefore their child stops breastfeeding. What's been your experience? What tricks and tips did you learn along the way? We would love to hear it! ~Nicole Dijkema, RN

๐Ÿค“๐ŸคฑYou play an important role in the development of your๐Ÿ‘ถ baby's brain ๐Ÿง ! Tell me what you can do from as early as before...
03/10/2020

๐Ÿค“๐ŸคฑYou play an important role in the development of your๐Ÿ‘ถ baby's brain ๐Ÿง ! Tell me what you can do from as early as before pregnancy until preschool to help build healthy brains๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ‘ชand I'll share a tip for your child's age!~Belinda Marazzato, RN

๐ŸšจCONTEST ALERT๐Ÿšจ In honour of Nutrition Month๐ŸŽ, we are having a contest! Answer the question below for a chance to win 1 ...
03/09/2020

๐ŸšจCONTEST ALERT๐Ÿšจ In honour of Nutrition Month๐ŸŽ, we are having a contest! Answer the question below for a chance to win 1 of 2 family four (4) packs of tickets to see the Hamilton Bulldogs in action on March 14! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’

Eating together as a family gives children the opportunity to establish healthy eating routines, improve their overall eating pattern and explore new healthy foods including cultural and traditional foods.

๐Ÿ‘‰Whatโ€™s your favourite meal to enjoy together as a familyโ“

Contest open to Hamilton residents. View contest rules before entering: https://bit.ly/2uSi2h5

#NutritionMonth #MoreThanFood #GoHAM #HamOnt

Mark your calendars!!! โœ๏ธSpring Registration for Recreation programs begins March 11 & 12. Guides are available at all R...
03/08/2020

Mark your calendars!!! โœ๏ธSpring Registration for Recreation programs begins March 11 & 12. Guides are available at all Recreation Centres and online at https://www.hamilton.ca/parks-recreation/registered-rec-programs/how-register-programs

There is a Recreation Fee Assistance program that provides City of Hamilton residents living with a low income the opportunity to participate in organized sports and recreation programs. More information can be found here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.hamilton.ca/parks-recreation/registered-rec-programs/recreation-assistance-program

~Nicole Settle, RN
#HamOnt #recreation

Check out this FREE online webinar on March 11 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. all about 'Anxiety in Children and Youth'. It will b...
03/07/2020
Anxiety in Children and Youth โ€“ YourSpace Hamilton

Check out this FREE online webinar on March 11 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. all about 'Anxiety in Children and Youth'. It will be facilitated by Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences and address:
*Anxiety triggers and the effects on your child and teen
*Coping strategies and how to empower your child and youth

To register visit https://yourspacehamilton.ca/events/anxiety-in-children-and-youth/

~Nicole Settle, RN
#HamOnt #mentalhealth #parenting #free

Anxiety in Children and Youth Anxiety in Children and Youth (online session)Marchย 11,ย 20207:00ย pm - 8:00ย pm Family registration - FREE please do not enter anything in this input Join us for this online webinar to find out more about anxiety triggers and the effects on your child and teen. We wil...

Are you ready for take off? If youโ€™re planning to travel with your child on an airplane this March break, you will want ...
03/06/2020

Are you ready for take off? If youโ€™re planning to travel with your child on an airplane this March break, you will want to follow my post today! Comment "following" to get notified! โœˆ๏ธ โœˆ๏ธ โœˆ๏ธ

#HamOnt #ChildPassengerSafety #MarchBreak

~Melody Rashwan, RN, CPST

Sick days๐Ÿค’, snow daysโ˜ƒ๏ธ, strike days! What are you doing to keep your kids busy? Share some family fun (and preferably f...
03/05/2020

Sick days๐Ÿค’, snow daysโ˜ƒ๏ธ, strike days! What are you doing to keep your kids busy? Share some family fun (and preferably free) ๐Ÿ‘activities that your kids have enjoyed!~Belinda Marazzato, RN #HamOnt

We'd love to hear about what you like about breastfeeding! ๐Ÿคฑ Share below! ๐Ÿ˜Š~Dipinder Khatra, McMaster Level 4 Nursing St...
03/04/2020

We'd love to hear about what you like about breastfeeding! ๐Ÿคฑ Share below! ๐Ÿ˜Š

~Dipinder Khatra, McMaster Level 4 Nursing Student

#HamOnt

๐Ÿ“‘Are you registering your child for Kindergarten?๐Ÿ‘ง In your school registration package is a form called โ€œSchool Vaccine ...
03/03/2020

๐Ÿ“‘Are you registering your child for Kindergarten?๐Ÿ‘ง In your school registration package is a form called โ€œSchool Vaccine Historyโ€. Donโ€™t forget to fill it out! ๐Ÿ–Š This form needs to be completed and returned to the Vaccine Program at Hamilton Public Health.

Choose ONE of the ways below to send in your form!

1๏ธโƒฃ Mail: Vaccine Program, P.O. Box 897, Hamilton,
ON, L8N 3P6
1๏ธโƒฃ Phone: 905-540-5250 (Mon to Fri 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)
3๏ธโƒฃ Fax: 905-546-4841
4๏ธโƒฃ In person: Hamilton Public Health Services, 110 King
Street West, 2nd Floor
5๏ธโƒฃ Online: www.hamilton.ca/reportingvaccines (no form needed) ~Minh Do, RN

March Break is just around the corner! There are limited spots available for March Break camps taking place at various R...
03/03/2020

March Break is just around the corner! There are limited spots available for March Break camps taking place at various Recreation Centres. For more information or to register
www.hamilton.ca/campkidaca
All locations are Ontario Camps Association and HIGH FIVEยฎ Accredited. ~Nicole Settle,RN

#HamOnt #MarchBreak #recreation #camp

Children aged six and under are at the greatest risk of poisoning. How do you keep your child safe and prevent poisoning...
03/02/2020

Children aged six and under are at the greatest risk of poisoning. How do you keep your child safe and prevent poisoning in your home? โœ… ~Ashley Anderson, McMaster L4 Nursing Student
#HamOnt

03/01/2020
EarlyON Child & Family Centres

Sometimes it can be hard to go somewhere you have never visited. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Thatโ€™s why the Hamilton EarlyON Child and Family Centres created a video about what you can expect when you attend. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ Check it out! ~Melody Rashwan, RN

EarlyON Child & Family Centres are free high quality drop-in programs for families and their children under 6 years of age. EarlyON centres are located in va...

Pregnant but canโ€™t make it out to an in-person class? We get it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Try our new free online prenatal program. Register at...
02/29/2020

Pregnant but canโ€™t make it out to an in-person class? We get it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Try our new free online prenatal program. Register at www.hamilton.ca/prenatal ~Melody Rashwan, RN

Perinatal (prenatal and postpartum) mental health disorders are not just about feeling sad and lonely. What do you think...
02/28/2020

Perinatal (prenatal and postpartum) mental health disorders are not just about feeling sad and lonely. What do you think?๐Ÿค”~Belinda Marazzato, RN

What are your memories of the first week after you had your baby?๐Ÿ‘ถ Is it a bit of a blur? ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ What helped you get through ...
02/27/2020

What are your memories of the first week after you had your baby?๐Ÿ‘ถ Is it a bit of a blur? ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ What helped you get through this new experience? ~Susan Theologos, RN #HamOnt

Itโ€™s #PinkShirtDay! Today, we are proudly wearing pink to take a stand against bullying. ๐Ÿ’—#BeKind #HamOnt~Dipinder Khatr...
02/26/2020

Itโ€™s #PinkShirtDay! Today, we are proudly wearing pink to take a stand against bullying. ๐Ÿ’—

#BeKind #HamOnt

~Dipinder Khatra, McMaster Level 4 Nursing Student

Tomorrow is #PinkShirtDay! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ Wear a pink shirt to bring awareness to the issue of bullying that continues to exist in sc...
02/25/2020

Tomorrow is #PinkShirtDay! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ Wear a pink shirt to bring awareness to the issue of bullying that continues to exist in schools, homes and workplaces.

#BeKind #HamOnt

~Dipinder Khatra, McMaster Level 4 Nursing Student

Do you know how long breast milk can be stored in the fridge?๐ŸŒกWhat about the freezer? โ„๏ธ Any tips on storing breast milk...
02/25/2020

Do you know how long breast milk can be stored in the fridge?๐ŸŒกWhat about the freezer? โ„๏ธ Any tips on storing breast milk?๐Ÿฅ›Let us know what you think below!

#HamOnt

~Dipinder Khatra, McMaster Level 4 Nursing Student

What have you heard about teething gel? ๐Ÿค” Safe to use for baby getting a new tooth?๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฆท Yay or nayโ“ Post your comments bel...
02/24/2020

What have you heard about teething gel? ๐Ÿค” Safe to use for baby getting a new tooth?๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฆท Yay or nayโ“ Post your comments below! ๐Ÿ‘‡ ~Jaclyn Degelder, RN

If you feel like youโ€™ve tried everything (including reading the manual!) but canโ€™t seem to install your car seat properl...
02/23/2020

If you feel like youโ€™ve tried everything (including reading the manual!) but canโ€™t seem to install your car seat properly, we can help! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹

Car Seat Technicians will be available to help you install your car seat and/or booster seat properly and provide car seat safety tips. #HamOnt #CarSeatSafety #ChildPassengerSafety #PreciousCargo ~Melody Rashwan, RN

Check out this ๐Ÿ†“ webinar replay, 'Cyberbullying and Internet Use: Helpful Strategies for Families' ๐Ÿ‘‡ Learn about:โ—๏ธThe i...
02/22/2020
Cyberbullying and Internet Use: Helpful strategies for families โ€“ YourSpace Hamilton

Check out this ๐Ÿ†“ webinar replay, 'Cyberbullying and Internet Use: Helpful Strategies for Families' ๐Ÿ‘‡ Learn about:
โ—๏ธThe impacts of cyberbullying on young people
โ—๏ธThe ways internet use may contribute to mental health issues
โ—๏ธHow to handle cyberbullying situations that involve a child or youth in your care
โ—๏ธProfessional insights, up-to-date research and helpful resources
๐Ÿ‘‰https://yourspacehamilton.ca/cyberbullying-and-internet-use-helpful-strategies-for-families/
~Nicole Settle,RN
#HamOnt #cyberbullying #mentalhealth

Cyberbullying and Internet Use: Helpful strategies for families 06-11-2019, 17:06 FamilySpace Family Sessions cyberbullying, families, internet, media, peer pressure, peers, setting limits, sexting CYBERBULLYING AND INTERNET USE: Helpful Strategies For Families WATCH ON YOUTUBE (best for desktop/lap...

Dealing with Challenging Behaviours? We can help!๐Ÿ™ŒThis free 2-hour Triple P Discussion Group will cover:โœ…Common reasons ...
02/22/2020

Dealing with Challenging Behaviours? We can help!๐Ÿ™Œ
This free 2-hour Triple P Discussion Group will cover:
โœ…Common reasons why children have difficulty following instructions
โœ…Ways to prevent challenging behaviours and set appropriate limits
โœ…Strategies for managing challenging behaviours
This workshops is for parents of children 2-6 yrs of age. โ˜Ž๏ธCall Health Connections at 905-546-3550 to register. ~Nicole Settle, RN
#HamOnt #parenting #free

Have you checked out our Parenting with LOVE videos yet? They are short & sweet but full of great information! Topics co...
02/21/2020

Have you checked out our Parenting with LOVE videos yet? They are short & sweet but full of great information! Topics covered include:
STOP๐Ÿ›‘, LOVE๐Ÿ’•, Self-Compassion๐Ÿฅฐ, Routines๐Ÿ•œ, Self-Regulation๐Ÿ˜ญ, Role Modeling๐Ÿ™ˆ, Temperament and more! See links below to watch them ๐Ÿ‘‡~Nicole Settle, RN
#HamOnt #parenting

The handle of an infant car seat should always be placed in the following position while in the vehicle:A) Upright B) Do...
02/20/2020

The handle of an infant car seat should always be placed in the following position while in the vehicle:

A) Upright
B) Down
C) At the top of the car seatโ€™s shell
D) It depends โ€“ read the car seat's owners manual

*Please note this car seat is a US model and not designed for use in Canada. ~Melody Rashwan, RN

#HamOnt #CarSeatSafety Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada

๐ŸฆŸMosquitoes can spread disease, cause nasty allergic reactions and at best - irritating itchiness! Pregnant women and th...
02/19/2020

๐ŸฆŸMosquitoes can spread disease, cause nasty allergic reactions and at best - irritating itchiness!
Pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy should avoid travel to Zika-affected countries or areas. If you and your family are travelling somewhere warm tell us how you prevent mosquito bites during the day๐ŸŒžand night๐ŸŒ™โ“โ“~Belinda Marazzato, RN

Introducing solid foods can be a fun time for parents. At 6 months of age most babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ are ready to start eating solids...
02/18/2020

Introducing solid foods can be a fun time for parents. At 6 months of age most babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ are ready to start eating solids.๐Ÿฅฃ Starting with iron-rich foods is the best way to meet their daily iron needs for healthy development. ~Nicole Dijkema, RN

๐Ÿ˜ปCONTEST ALERT๐Ÿ˜ป Share something you love about your child/children for a chance to win a $5๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ Indigo gift card. Conte...
02/14/2020

๐Ÿ˜ปCONTEST ALERT๐Ÿ˜ป Share something you love about your child/children for a chance to win a $5๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ Indigo gift card. Contest open to Hamilton residents. ๐Ÿ’Ÿ View full contest rules before entering: http://statictab.com/sxrywq7. ~Nicole Settle,RN

Introducing your baby to solid foods can be a fun and exciting milestone. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ What foods do (or did) you offer your baby d...
02/13/2020

Introducing your baby to solid foods can be a fun and exciting milestone. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ What foods do (or did) you offer your baby during their first year? ๐ŸŒ
True or False? From about six months of age, babies can be offered many of the same healthy foods enjoyed at family meals. ๐Ÿค” ~Sandra Svenda, RN #HamOnt #nutrition

Toilet learning can be a difficult process for both parent and child. True or False: Your child is automatically ready f...
02/12/2020

Toilet learning can be a difficult process for both parent and child.
True or False: Your child is automatically ready for toilet learning once they turn two years old. ๐Ÿšฝ

Let us know what you think! Are we going to can this myth or are we going to keep this fact? ๐Ÿ˜Š ~Ashley Anderson, McMaster L4 Nursing Student/ Sandra Svenda, RN #HamOnt

How do you teach your child about money? ๐Ÿ’ธ๐ŸทYou will often hear about traditional literacy and physical literacy but what...
02/11/2020

How do you teach your child about money? ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿท

You will often hear about traditional literacy and physical literacy but what about financial literacy? Financial literacy is an important life skill and we should teach children about it early and as they grow. This will help them throughout their lives. #FinancialLiteracy ~Melody Rashwan, RN

Update: Due to the confusion, the picture below demonstrates the risk of using a car seat outside of the car. This can b...
02/10/2020

Update: Due to the confusion, the picture below demonstrates the risk of using a car seat outside of the car. This can become dangerous, as it creates a risk of asphyxiation. Car seats are meant for travel only! ๐Ÿš— How do you avoid leaving your baby in a car seat for prolonged periods of time?๐Ÿค” ~Ashley Anderson, McMaster L4 Nursing Student/ Sandra Svenda, RN #hamont #carseatsafety

Crawling is an important and exciting milestone! When do babies usually start crawling? How can you encourage your baby ...
02/07/2020

Crawling is an important and exciting milestone! When do babies usually start crawling? How can you encourage your baby to crawl? Let us know below! ๐Ÿ‘ถ ~Dipinder Khatra, McMaster L4 Nursing Student & Lorraine Grypstra, RN

02/06/2020

Have you checked out storytime at the Hamilton Public Library? Cast your vote below. ~Nicole Settle, RN

02/06/2020
Healthy Canadians

Sometimes itโ€™s hard to know what information online is accurate and reputable! When it comes to the #coronoavirus, Healthy Canadians has you covered! Check out this post to learn more about where you can access the most up-to-date information. ~Nicole Settle, RN

For the latest and most up-to-date information on the novel #coronavirus #2019nCoV, visit the Government of Canadaโ€™s webpage or call the coronavirus information line: 1-833-784-4397. http://ow.ly/bGfr50y79k2

It's that time of the year! Here is a reminder about proper hand washing! ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ: Wet hands! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ–๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ: Soap up! ๐Ÿงฝ๐Ÿงฝ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ...
02/05/2020

It's that time of the year! Here is a reminder about proper hand washing! ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ 

๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ: Wet hands! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ–
๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ: Soap up! ๐Ÿงฝ๐Ÿงฝ
๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ‘: Scrub! ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿคฒ
๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ’: Rinse! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ
๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ“: Dry! ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ
๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ”: Turn off water with paper towel! ๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿงผ

#InfectionControl #Handwashing #PublicHealth #JustCleanYourHands #HamOnt

~Melody Rashwan, RN

Tomorrow is ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›WEAR YELLOW DAY ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›!!! Be sure to walk or wheel to school and don't forget to wear yellow! Wear Yellow Day ...
02/05/2020

Tomorrow is ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›WEAR YELLOW DAY ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›!!!

Be sure to walk or wheel to school and don't forget to wear yellow! Wear Yellow Day (WYD) is a celebration and awareness raising event about active and sustainable school travel. For more information visit: https://smartcommute.ca/hamilton/schools/wear-yellow-day/

#WYD #WearYellowDay #HamOnt Smart Commute Hamilton
~Melody Rashwan, RN

๐Ÿ‘ถDo you have a little one who wakes ๐Ÿ›up EVERY night and has a hard time settling again? While frustrating๐Ÿ˜– for parents w...
02/04/2020

๐Ÿ‘ถDo you have a little one who wakes ๐Ÿ›up EVERY night and has a hard time settling again? While frustrating๐Ÿ˜– for parents who crave a good nightโ€™s sleep - sleep disturbances are common in young children.

I want to hear how everyone is coping and what has worked for your family. ~Nicole Dijkema, RN

Check out this FREE service !~Belinda Marazzato, RN
02/03/2020

Check out this FREE service !~Belinda Marazzato, RN

Make sure your little ones are starting 2020 off on the right track with regards to their dental care.  ๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ž ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐Ÿต...
02/03/2020

Make sure your little ones are starting 2020 off on the right track with regards to their dental care. ๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ“ž ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐˜… ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿต ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€!

๐Ÿ˜ท A dental hygienist will assess the childโ€™s teeth with a mirror and a flashlight and discuss all findings with the parent/guardian. If there are any urgent dental concerns and the family meets the financial eligibility criteria, the child can be enrolled in the Healthy Smiles Ontario Emergency and Essential Services Stream immediately. If the dental hygienist finds that the child is eligible for preventive services (cleaning, fluoride and/or sealants) and the family meets the financial eligibility criteria, they can book the child back to receive these services on another day at one of our dental clinics.

~Jenna Whitney, RDH

Check out this FREE weekly (Thursdays) outdoor event offered by The Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton. FREE hot lunch includ...
02/02/2020

Check out this FREE weekly (Thursdays) outdoor event offered by The Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton. FREE hot lunch included!

For more information please contact:
โ˜Ž๏ธ 905-549-2814 x 322 (Hillcrest EarlyON)
๐Ÿ“ง Kate Geroux โ€“ [email protected]
๐Ÿ“ง Malena Sokolowska โ€“ [email protected]
~Nicole Settle, RN

If you feel like youโ€™ve tried everything (including reading the manual!) but canโ€™t seem to install your car seat properl...
02/01/2020

If you feel like youโ€™ve tried everything (including reading the manual!) but canโ€™t seem to install your car seat properly, we can help! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹

Car Seat Technicians will be available to help you install your car seat and/or booster seat properly and provide car seat safety tips.

#HamOnt #CarSeatSafety #ChildPassengerSafety #PreciousCargo Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada ~Melody Rashwan, RN

Beginning at six months, it is best to offer fluids in an open cup. By twelve months, the transition from bottle feeding...
01/31/2020

Beginning at six months, it is best to offer fluids in an open cup. By twelve months, the transition from bottle feeding to using an open cup should be near complete.

What are the benefits of introducing an open cup to your infant at 6 months of age? Let us know what you think in the comments below.๐Ÿ˜Š~Ashley Anderson, McMaster L4 Nursing Student/ Sandra Svenda, RN
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โ„๏ธHamilton Winterfest โ„๏ธruns from January 30 โ€“ February 17. The festival includes  8๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ events over 1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ days and th...
01/31/2020

โ„๏ธHamilton Winterfest โ„๏ธruns from January 30 โ€“ February 17. The festival includes 8๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ events over 1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ days and thereโ€™s something for everyone including families with children! Check out ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://hamiltonwinterfest.ca/ for all the details. ~Nicole Settle, RN

#hamiltonwinterfest #HamOnt

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Today, the City of Hamilton is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island (North America) and we recognize that we must do more to learn about the rich history of this land so that we can better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.

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Happening tomorrow! Both you and your child will each get a $10 for participating. Free parking & light refreshments also provided. REGISTER BELOW. Let me know if there are questions.
The Central West Tobacco Control Area Network (CW TCAN) wants to know more about what youth and their caregivers know about vaping. Register to attend with your child and participate in separate 1-hour focus groups during any one of the following times/locations. $10 gift cards, refreshments & free parking provided! Wednesday January 15th, 2020 (6:45-8:00pm) Ancaster Rotary Centre (385 Jerseyville Rd. W.) Rooms 2 & 3 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/88902151729 Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 (6:45-8:00pm) David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main St. W.) Rooms 2018 & 2019 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/88905943069 Thursday January 23rd, 2020 (6:45-8:00pm) McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Rd. S.) Rms 4 & 5 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/88911957057
Last chance to register for "the Unfiltered Facts about Vaping" tomorrow night. Register at:
Will there be another feeding your babies seminar? I missed the Oct 17 one
Today I had my last Welcome Baby Class, with Stephanie dietitian, Hannah and Stephanie nurses. They are kind, helpful, knowledgeable women. In the past 13 months: I 've learned a lot, had fun, met great people. And the most important thing I had support during my pregnancy and 6 months after that. Thank you ladies.
Healthy Families Hamilton is experiencing technical difficulties related to facebook verifying our account. Please call Health Connections 905-546-3550 to speak with a Public Health Nurse. We apologize for any inconvenience.
With a newborn, how long should bottles, nipples, feeding tubes etc stay submerged in a rolling boil to be considered sanitized?
Good morning! Feel free to post your answers, comments and questions you may have here. Call Hamiltonโ€™s Quit Smoking Clinic at (905) 546-2424 Ext. 3788 to find out how you and/or a family member can quit! ๏Š ~Belinda Marazzato, RN
Good morning Hamilton families! Feel free to post your answers, comments and questions you may have here. Call Hamiltonโ€™s Quit Smoking Clinic at (905) 546-2424 Ext. 3788 to find out how you and/or a family member can quit! ๏Š ~Belinda Marazzato RN
Do you need to sterilize bottles once the baby has fully switched to whole milk? How much whole milk should a 16 month old have? She is 24.7lbs. Thank you