Burgers, Beer, & Babies
A bimonthly meet up of new and expecting parents at Just Jakes in Duncan on Wednesday nights.
*$10 Burger & Beer special!*
Wednesday, January 9th (5:30-7:30pm)
Wednesday, March 13th (5:30-7:30pm)
Wednesday, May 8th (5:30-7:30pm)
Wednesday, July 10th (5:30-7:30pm)
A weekly group for new and expecting parents that includes snacks and guest speakers from around the community.
*No groups held the week of a statutory holiday*
Margaret Moss Health Unit, Duncan BC
Infants: Tuesdays at 10:30am
Infants & Toddlers: Fridays at 1:30pm
Shawnigan Lake Community Centre
Toddlers: Thursdays at 9:30am
Infants: Thursdays at 11am
Kaatza Health Unit, Lake Cowichan
Infants & Toddlers: Mondays at 10:30am
Mother's Morning Out
Duncan United Church
An informal group that meets weekly for coffee, crafts, guest speakers, chatting, and lots of fun. Childminding for children newborn to 5 years is provided by the ladies of the United Church in rooms with toys, stories and fun activities.
*Weekly cost $2.00 but your 1st visit is free!
Ladysmith Resource Centre
Fantastic and well organized group for parents with babies 0-12 months.
The morning includes a discussion topic, guest speaker or activity.
*FREE delicious hot lunch included.
Ladysmith Dad's Drop In
Ladysmith Resource Centre
A weekly meet up for dads and their kids from 0-6 years old.
*Free breakfast is provided and casual play and discussion ensues.
Family Vegan Night
Matraea Centre, Duncan
Each 4th Saturday
Join other families from around the Valley for this fun night with dinner, crafts, and toys for kids of all ages.
*Please bring a Vegan potluck item - donations welcome in support of Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary*
Click & Collect Groceries
Minimum $30 orders and only $3-5 as a personal shopping surcharge.
Hospital Birth - Unmedicated
Strong partner support and squatting pushing position.
Hospital Birth - Induction
Variety of positions and strong partner support.
Hospital Birth - Cesarean *Graphic*
Some minor differences between BC procedures and British.
Hospital Birth - Pushing & Crowning *Graphic*
Counter-pressure against perineum to ease baby out.
Examples of Different Positions for Labor
Unmedicated and epidural positions.
Examples of Different Positions for Pushing
Early and active labor positions.
Baby With Great Latch Breastfeeding
Animated Baby Breastfeeding
Breastmilk Storage Tips & Guidelines
Choosing A Formula
Margaret Moss Public Health Clinic
FREE drop-in breast/bottle feeding help by nurses
and lactation counsellors.
Weekly breakdown of the first 10 weeks.
Monthly Infant Milestones
Infant & Child Milestones
2 months to 5 years old.
When things get rough.
Baby Box Program
Mix 1 part aloe vera gel with 1 part alcohol-free witch hazel.
Spread/pour approx. 3-5 tbsp. onto 5-10 opened pads.
Cover with plastic wrap and freeze flat to use as needed.
Helpful Apps & Sites
The Wonder Weeks
"Personalized weekly calendar of your baby's mental development that will keep you informed about the leaps and bounds and the fussy phases of your baby."
A great app to visualize your breathing to help during labor as well as with anxiety and sleep troubles.
Organize meals for yourself or a friend.
Get friends to sign up at your baby shower.
Car Seat Help