Parenting

Roasting chestnuts and watching a yule log may be seasonal favorites, but fireplaces pose significant hazards. If your family intends to enjoy the comforts of a fire, safety experts at Atlantic Health System recommend that you have working smoke detectors installed on every level of the house and near each sleeping area. You should also practice regular fire drills with your children and ensure that they know how to escape the house in two minutes or less. Read more >




Parenting Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

Breastfeeding
Learn all about breastfeeding, including health benefits for mom and baby, proper positioning, nutrition and avoiding common problems.
Fee: $50
Thursday, December 7; 7:00 to 9:30pm
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >

 

 

Baby Basics
Expectant mothers and their partners can learn how to bathe, diaper and burp a baby, as well as how to care for the cord. Tips from the “Happiest Baby on the Block” on soothing fussy infants and helping them sleep longer will also be provided. Grandparents may attend for an additional cost.
Fee: $60
Thursday, December 20; 7:00 to 9:30pm
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >

Breastfeeding Support Group
Join other moms in an informal and welcoming group that supports breastfeeding mothers and their children. Lactation consultations will also be on hand to answer questions.
Mondays, 11:00am to Noon
Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5333 or sign up online >


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