Please note services with an * require registration.
Breastfeeding Buddies of Waterloo Region
Baby and Me Breastfeeding Drop In
Are you looking for somewhere to connect with other breastfeeding families? Do you have questions or successes to share around breastfeeding your child? Drop in to a Baby and Me Breastfeeding Drop In and meet other families, while gaining support and information from trained peer volunteers. Call 519-772-1016 for more information.
Breastfeeding Buddies of Waterloo Region*
Me Breastfeed Prenatal Workshop
Are you expecting a baby? Do you have breastfeeding questions? Was the last time harder than you expected? Please call 519-772-1016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org register today for this free two hour breastfeeding class.
Breastfeeding Buddies of Waterloo Region*
Return to Work and Breastfeeding
This workshop is facilitated by Breastfeeding Buddies Waterloo Region and is for parents who are currently breastfeeding and planning a return to work or school in the coming months. Families will have the opportunity to learn about working with your body to continue your breastfeeding journey with and around your work schedule as well as tips and strategies for those families who are wanting to wean their baby. Please call 519-772-1016 to register.
Zero2Six Children’s Mental Health Consultation
Do you have questions about your child’s behaviour or development? Zero2six Children’s Mental Health Services offers a one hour confidential consultation service for parents. Please call 519-741-8585 to book an appointment.
House of Friendship*
Family Outreach Program
A Family Outreach Worker can assist you in connecting with services that you and your family may need. The Family Outreach Program is operated by the House of Friendship. Family Outreach Workers can meet families throughout Waterloo Region. If you are interested in meeting a Family Outreach Worker at a specific location, please call 519-742-8327 x 240 or email email@example.com.
Speech and Language (0-3 years)
Do you have questions about your child’s speech or language? A Speech and Language Pathologist from KidsAbility will offer Speech and Language support and suggestions. Please call 519-741-8585 to book an appointment.
Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre*
Stork Secrets (Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment Peer Support)
Stork Secrets is a Peer Support program offered by Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre. Stork Secrets aims to support pregnant and postpartum mothers with an infant under age 2 who are adjusting to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Please visit https://www.ourplacekw.ca/stork-secrets to register.
Let’s Talk Parenting Drop In
Parenting Now supports the parent on their journey of parenting. Our Experienced Parents are trained to listen, show curiosity, be open, respond to and empathize with the parent. When a parent has a specific concern or question regarding their child, we direct the parent to the appropriate resource.
Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services*
Baby’s First Foods Two-Part Series
Join us for a free two-part workshop with a Registered Dietitian from Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services to learn about introducing solid foods, making your own baby food, and creating a positive feeding relationship with your baby in the first year.
Part 1 – Introduction to Solid Foods
Find out the best practices for introducing solid foods, including when to introduce solids, what foods should be first, how to introduce allergens, and tips for making family mealtimes enjoyable.
Part 2 – Making Baby Food
Come learn more about the world of baby food, including how to safely prepare baby food at home, texture progression, what to look for on labels, and tips for navigating the landscape of store-bought baby food.
Registration coming soon!
University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science*
Eye Exams (6 months – 6 years)
This service will provide a full vision exam if families do not have an existing family optometrist. OHIP will cover this exam. Please provide your child’s OHIP number when booking your appointment. Spaces are limited. Registration is encouraged, however, drop in appointments may also be available. Please call 519-741-8585 to book an appointment.
Waterloo Region Family Network
This service focuses on supporting all families impacted by special needs; with or without a diagnosis. Drop in, or book an appointment in advance to receive support in making connections and navigating community resources in Waterloo Region in order to make informed decisions for your family.