Information for parents – in many languages

The Best Start Resource Centre has resources on preconception health, prenatal health and early childhood development in 26 languages.

Best Start resources

Alcohol and Pregnancy

Be Safe: Have an Alcohol-free Pregnancy- Printer-ready handouts

Be Safe: Have an Alcohol-free Pregnancy - printer-ready handouts
Best Start Resource Centre with the support of the LCBO, 2012

The handouts provide information and tips for expectant parents about alcohol use in pregnancy.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Cree, Hindi, Ojibway, Punjabi, Spanish, TagalogTamil, and Urdu

Abuse and Pregnancy

You and your Baby…
Perinatal Partnership Program of Eastern and Southeastern Ontario with the support of Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2014

These printer-ready handouts provide information on abuse and pregnancy in multiple languages.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Cree – N Dialect, Punjabi, Severn Ojibwe, Somali and Spanish

Breastfeeding

Mixing Alcohol and Breastfeeding- Printer-ready handouts

Mixing Alcohol and Breastfeeding - Printer-ready Handouts
Best Start Resource Centre with the support of the LCBO, 2013

The handout is a resource for mothers and their partners to help them make an informed choice when it comes to drinking alcohol while breastfeeding.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), CreeHindi, Ojibway, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, and Urdu

Breastfeeding Your Baby-Magnet (guidelines for nursing mothers)

Breastfeeding Your Baby - Magnet (guidelines for nursing mothers)
Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2009

This 13 cm by 18 cm fridge magnet is a teaching aid for all working with pregnant women, new mothers and their families. It is a good reminder for mothers on how to assess their infant’s breastfeeding effectiveness during the first three weeks. Colourful graphics and photographs with minimal text provide an at-a-glance look that new parents find particularly helpful.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, Gujarati, HindiKorean, Ojibway, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese

Child Development

When Children Speak More Than One Language
Best Start Resource Centre, 2014

As a parent of a child who will learn two or more languages, you may have questions. This guide will give you information based on research to help you.

Language is the best tool to help a child do well later in school and in life.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.

Growing Up in a New Land - A Guide for Newcomer Parents
Best Start Resource Centre, 2013

This booklet is for newcomer parents with children 0-6. It contains information on community and government support organizations as well as resources and tips for adjusting to a new land while honouring one’s culture.

My Child and I - Attachment for Life
Best Start Resource Centre, 2012

This resource for parents of children aged 0-3 will help them to understand the principles of attachment and learn ways to promote attachment. Activities are suggested for each age group.

Available in PDF in  EnglishFrench, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, TagalogTamil and Urdu

Baby Wants
Best Start Resource Centre, 2010

This booklet for parents encourages them to do simple things to help develop their young child: playing, reading, singing, etc. The text is simple and the images describe the activities suggested.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu

Mental Health

Life With a New Baby Is Not Always What You Expect - Brochure
Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2015

This 12 page brochure provides pregnant women and new parents with information on the baby blues and postpartum mood disorders. Parents are encouraged to seek help and use strategies for self-care.

Available in print in English and French.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.

Nutrition

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby
Best Start Resource Centre and Nutrition Resource Centre, revised 2012

This 36 page booklet provides information for pregnant women on nutrition in pregnancy. It addresses current concerns and questions such as alcohol and fish consumption, food safety, weight gain and physical activity. A nutrition quiz, charts and recipes are also included.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu

Prenatal and Postpartum Health

Preterm Labour Signs & Symptoms Brochure
Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2012

This brochure provides critical information on how to recognize preterm labour signs and symptoms and when to seek help.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Punjabi, SpanishTagalog, Tamil and Urdu

Giving Birth in a New Land – A guide for women new to Canada and their families
Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2014

This booklet contains information for newcomer women who are pregnant and expect to deliver their baby in Ontario. It includes information on local practices related to the prenatal and postnatal period, as well as services and resources available.

Available in PDF in  English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified)HindiPunjabiSpanishTagalog, Tamil and Urdu

Important Signs to Watch for if you are Pregnant
Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2012

This small decal provides critical information on important signs and symptoms to watch for during pregnancy and when to seek help.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu

Workplace

Work & Pregnancy Do Mix! - Booklet
Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2011

This booklet is for working women who are or may become pregnant. It provides information on workplace risks, ways to reduce risks and sources of additional information.

Available in PDF in English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu

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