Baby's Best Chance: Parents' Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care

If you are about to become a parent, or just had a baby, this handbook is for you. Baby’s Best Chance is a reference guide for parents. Topics covered include pregnancy, birth and parenting a baby up to six months of age.

Your baby’s development is very important for your child’s future health and well-being. Baby’s Best Chance provides easy-to-read tips on having a healthy pregnancy and giving your baby a good start in life. It also provides you with information on how to take care of your own well-being.

Baby’s Best Chance may be available in English through your health care provider or you may be able to find copies at your local library. Print copies of Baby’s Best Chance are also available in French from the Fédération des parents francophones de Colombie-Britannique. You can also find the book online. See the links below.

Related Resources

Child Health Passport

The Child Health Passport helps you plan and keep track of all the routine health services available in British Columbia that can help promote your child’s healthy development. The Passport provides one central place for parents to record their child’s growth, illnesses, injuries, allergies, hospitalizations and vaccinations. There is also information on child safety and where to find other helpful parenting resources. Parents typically receive a Child Health Passport in their birth packs, or they can be obtained through the local public health units as part of immunization services. The Child Health Passport is available in French from the Fédération des parents francophones de Colombie-Britannique.

Toddler’s First Steps: A Best Chance Guide to Parenting Your 6-36 Month–Old Child

As your child grows, there is another guide called Toddler’s First Steps: A Best Chance Guide to Parenting Your 6- to 36-Month-Old Child. This guide covers child development, healthy eating, health and well-being, parenting and safety for children. Ask your health care provider if a printed copy is available or read it online.

Safer Sleep for My Baby

This safer sleep resource can help you provide a safe sleep environment to reduce the risk of sleep related death in your child’s infancy. Safer Sleep For My Baby is provided by the Ministry of Health.

Updated September 12, 2018

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