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Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

The Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) Program is a free, confidential and voluntary program for pregnant women and families with children up to age six.

The Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program provides you with advice and support at various stages to help you give your children the best start in life.


When your baby arrives

A Public Health Nurse will phone within a few days after your hospital discharge to see how you are doing. Home visits are provided if you need support to make a healthy adjustment in the first few weeks after having your baby.

You can receive information and support about:

  • Feeding your baby

  • Staying physically and emotionally healthy

  • Dealing with occasional feelings of sadness

  • Being a parent

  • Encouraging your baby's growth and development

  • Keeping your baby safe

  • Finding community resources you may need

  • Other questions you may have

As your children grow and develop

A Public Health Nurse and a Family Home Visitor will provide home visiting to those families that would benefit from learning more about growth and development, positive parenting and community resources.

You can receive information and support about:

  • Giving your children the best possible start in life

  • Building strong and positive relationships with your children

  • Providing a safe, secure and loving home environment

  • Parenting issues such as toilet training, discipline, and feeding

  • Helping your children understand and express thoughts and feelings

  • Finding community resources you may need

  • Other questions you may have

Additional Resources:

Healthy Babies Healthy Children - Ministry of Youth and Child Services