Infant Mortality in Saskatchewan: Evidence to Inform Public Health Practice
This document was prepared to describe the relationship between modifiable risk factors and infant mortality. It is meant to provide guidance, strategies, and support to help expand or develop programs that may contribute to the reduction of infant mortality in Saskatchewan. It includes a review of the literature regarding prevalent risk factors associated with infant mortality, as well as identifying promising practices related to those modifiable risk factors.SKU: 2-457
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Fact Sheet, 2020
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a condition whereby infants who are exposed to particular substances in the womb experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms shortly after they are born. This fact sheet shares information about the signs and symptoms of NAS, treatment, at-home care recommendations, and potential long-term outcomes.SKU: 2-906
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Literature Review
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a condition whereby some infants exposed to particular substances in utero experience a variety of postnatal withdrawal symptoms shortly after birth. Increased rates of NAS have been reported in Canada over the past decade. This review provides information about the development and effects of NAS, modes of assessment, treatment options (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological), care guidelines for parents and caregivers, and primary prevention strategies.SKU: 2-905
Preparing for Parenthood (I Am Your Child Video Series)
Becoming a parent is one of life’s most wonderful – and challenging – experiences. If you are planning a pregnancy, there are many things you can do right now to help give your future child the best possible start in life. If you’re already pregnant, you can begin making changes today that will help your baby enter the world as healthy as possible.SKU: 5-V-517
Safe Sleep Evidence Summary
This evidence summary summarizes evidence based guidelines on safe sleep and is intended for use by policy makers, healthcare providers, and service providers.SKU: 2-438
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Lower the Risk of SIDS
Brochure, Revised 2019
This brochure outlines safe sleeping habits for babies to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It also provides information on breastfeeding and the importance of supervised “tummy time”.SKU: 2-437
Good sleep among infants and young children is important for their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This brochure, designed for use with parents and caregivers, explains what can affect your child’s sleep, how parents and caregivers can help their child go to sleep, and sleep guidelines for children 0-6 years old.SKU: 5-802
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Reducing the Risk in the Circle of Life
Graham Greene narrates this video that describes strategies for reducing the occurrence of SIDS. Discussion of SIDS and the risk reduction strategies involve key interviews with Aboriginal parents, health professionals, and an Elder. The video is accompanied by a study guide, which can be used to lead group discussion. Audience: expectant parents, caregivers, health professionals.Audience: Expectant parents, caregivers, and health professionals.SKU: 2-V-204
The Baby Human
Imagine you’re suddenly thrust into a world where you can’t speak, can barely move, and must unravel the meaning behind a maze of sounds and sights in order to survive. This is the world of the baby.
For the first time, experience the first two years of a child’s life just as they do. This groundbreaking program reveals what only the little ones know. What is their most profound need? How do they REALLY see their parents? What does it feel like to struggle to walk or learn to speak?
It’s an incredible journey each of us has taken – but none of us remember. Get a carpet-and-crib-eye view of the baby’s world as they take their first humorous, death-defying, wondrous steps into life.
Episodes include: To Walk, To Think, and To Talk. Also includes segments on baby trivia, and common baby names and their meanings.SKU: 5-V-527
The Baby Human 2
Imagine being thrust into a world where you cannot speak, can barely move, and must unravel the meaning behind a maze of sounds and sights in order to survive. This is the world of the baby.
Series Two of this groundbreaking program takes a look inside the mind of a baby, revealing how they think, communicate, and observe. Episodes include: To Feel, To Belong, and To Relate. Also includes segments on less common baby names and their meanings, and baby trivia.SKU: 5-V-528
When Your Baby Can’t Stop Crying
Brochure, Revised 2019
Although infant crying is normal, it can be very frustrating for caregivers. This brochure identifies strategies for dealing with a crying infant, as well as strategies for handling caregivers’ frustration. Ideal for use with all caregivers. For information aimed at professionals and service providers, see Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) (resource 4-900).SKU: 4-902
Your Healthy Baby (I Am Your Child Series)
In order to give a child a healthy start in life, parents and caregivers need the most up-to-date information on children’s health and nutrition issues.
In this video, Phylicia Rashad delivers expert advice on how parents can help their children establish healthy habits, with information on:
- How to maintain good health during pregnancy
- Bottle-feeding versus breast-feeding
- When you and your child should visit the doctor
- What foods to feed your child and when
- The importance of exercise