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Newborn Care

Baby's Best Chance

Welcome to the sixth edition of Baby’s Best Chance: Parents’ Handbook of Pregnancy and Baby Care published by the Government of British Columbia. The first edition was published in 1979 in honour of the “Year of the Child.” This  edition has been revised to give parents easy to read information, based on best practices and evidence, to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Child's Passport

Record important health information about your child – everything from height and weight to vaccinations, allergies and illnesses

Make a safe sleep plan for your baby

Every Sleep Counts! Nap Time, Night Time, Home or Away Reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and prevent accidental death due to infants being trapped between two surfaces or suffocating during sleep

Perinatal Services BC: Newborn Screening Program

Newborn screening is a simple blood test to identify babies who may have one of 22 treatable disorders. A newborn baby can look healthy but have one of these rare disorders.

Perinatal Services BC: Biliary Atresia Home Screening Program

Biliary atresia is a rare but serious liver disease that begins to affect newborns in the first month of life. It is the most common reason why children need a liver transplant, and it is life-threatening if it is not treated.

Healthy Families BC: Parenting

Questions about pregnancy or parenting? Find tips, tools & more to help you raise a healthy family.

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