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CHEO and OCDSB Reach Out To New Parents

Free Information Session

Monday, October 24, 2011, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Adult High School – 300 Rochester Street

Ottawa, ON —The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is reaching out to parents and future parents of babies newborn to one year old.  The goal is to demystify the first year and to provide parents with strategies on how to deal with everything from sleeping, to crying, to feeding an infant. The information session is free and all are welcome.  This is part of an on-going series of parental information sessions that will be held throughout the year.

 The October 24, 2011 CHEO Connects will address such topics as:

  • Your Baby’s First Year: The Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow
  • La première année de la vie

  Breakout Sessions

  • Sleeping and Crying:  What You Need to Know to Survive the First Year  
  • Infant Play: The ‘Actors’, the ‘Stage’ & ‘Script’!
  • When Should I Go to Emergency: Common Health Concerns & What to Do
  • The Skinny on Feeding Your Little One: What the Baby Books Don’t Tell You!

“For many parents, the first year of parenthood is both amazing and overwhelming.  There is so much for a new parent to learn and so many sources of information,” said Dr. Michelle Ward, one of the presenters. “This session will help parents sift through this information and provide practical tools to make sure that their baby's first year will lay the foundation for a healthy childhood.”

The event will take place Monday, October 24th from 7 – 9:30 pm at the Adult High School, located at 300  Rochester Street. Advanced registration is recommended at Babies are welcome!

This is the second in a series of six evening events that will be held over the course of the 2011/2012 school year. Each free session will focus on a different age group and will deal with physical and mental health topics relating to that demographic.


For more information, please contact: Marie Belanger at 613-737-2343

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