letter from region of waterloo public health - Parent Guide

NEWBORN REGISTRATION – REGISTER YOUR CHILD WITH THE 4 IN 1 NEWBORN BUNDLE BEFORE THEIR FIRST BIRTHDAY .... see WYNI app .... id fo. r b y th e O n ta rio g o ve rn m e n t. If yo. u d. o n o. t h a ve a h e a lth c a re p ro vid.
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Dear Parent(s), Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! You have the most important role in the life of your new baby. In the birth package you received from the hospital or your midwife, there is information on healthy child growth and development, and community programs to support you and your child. There are also two resources to support you as a parent: • Tips for New Parents: Making the most of the early years • Healthy Babies Healthy Children: Supporting you and your child Keep this New Parent Resource Guide handy for future reference as your child develops, and take it with you to ALL of your baby’s appointments for updating. Show your health care provider the Passport to Health and your Baby’s Feeding Record. Please note, it is important that your newborn is seen by a health care provider within 48 hours of leaving the hospital. If you have any questions about your baby or supports available to your family, please contact Region of Waterloo Public Health at 519-575-4400 to speak to a public health nurse. Sincerely, Lesley Rintche, RN, BScN

Manager, Child and Family Health and Nursing Practice

Important phone numbers:

Police, Fire, Ambulance, Emergency ........................................................................................................................................... 911 Community Information Services ................................................................................................................................................211 Addictions, Mental Health and Crisis Services (HERE247) ..........................................................................1-844-437-3247 Women’s Crisis Services .................................................................................................... 519-742-5894 or 1-800-410-4482 Telehealth (including breastfeeding support) 24 hours a day, seven days a week ................................. 1-866-797-0000 ......................................................................................................................................................................... TTY: 1-866-797-0007 EatRight Ontario .....................................................................................................................................................1-877-510-5102 Healthy Babies Healthy Children ........................................................................................................................... 519-575-4400 Ontario Early Years Centres .............. Cambridge 519-740-8353; Kitchener 519-571-1626; Waterloo 519-741-8585

PASSPORT TO HEALTH Parents please ask your hospital nurse or midwife for the information below. Take it with you on visits to your health care provider. Baby’s Name: ________________________________ Gender: Female ___________

Male___________

Baby’s Birthdate:______________________________

Mother’s Name: _______________________________ Mother’s Birthdate: ____________________________ Partner’s Name: _______________________________ Circle Unit of Measurement

Birth Weight: _________________ grams or lbs/oz

Take your baby for well-baby/child visits at these times: • 48 hours after hospital discharge to a health care provider (doctor, nurse practitioner, midwife). If you attend Public Health Breastfeeding Services, Postbirth Clinic (PBC), or bili clinic you do not need to book a separate 48 hour check-up with your family health care provider. • Again, within the first week after discharge to your ongoing health care provider • At 2 weeks of age • Regular visits at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 24 months; and then once a year • See page 38 for information about the 18 month enhanced well-baby visit

Length: _______ cm