Ottawa Baby & Maternity Guide
Breastfeeding, diapers, baby movies, doulas, toys, strollers ... you'll find it all, from pregnancy to birth and beyond.
- Starr Gymnastics & Fitness
Starr Gymnastics & Fitness is Ottawa’s first choice for Family Fitness. We provide instructional gymnastics for children of any background and ability. Our programs are dynamic, challenging, promoting self-esteem. Our instructors are the best in the industry! Starr Gymnastics provides everyone with Great Exercise, Great People and Great Fun!
- Nanny Perfect
Nanny Perfect is a Canadian online nanny placement service that puts Canadian families in touch with locally-based nannies. Families can use our website to find and contact candidates matching their requirements, without having to deal with an agency and at a fraction of the cost of a regular nanny placement service. Search for matching nannies online, contact candidates to discuss requirements, and create a free profile to advertise your vacancy on our popular website.
TummyThyme is your one-stop reliable nutrition resource for you and your child. We provide nutrition courses and individual consultations on healthy eating for babies, toddlers, school age children and during pregnancy; packing healthy school lunches; meal planning; picky eating and more! All services are provided by a Registered Dietitian, and we are able to provide receipts for insurance purposes as needed
Please see www.tummythyme.com for more details or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Canadian online service that connects families to local, pre-screen nannies and babysitters and other caregivers. Choose from many available candidates from Ottawa for all types of needs: occasional, regular, live-in, live-out. Each caregiver has a Mom reviewed detailed profile with contact details, references and background checks. Select, contact and hire with confidence at a fraction a nanny placement agency would charge. We also offer candidates for Special Needs, Senior Care, Pet Care and Housekeeping. Also available in French as SOSgarde.ca
Funhaven is Ottawa's newest and best entertainment centre destination. We offer a world-class Laser Tag Arena, award winning Comfyland toddler play centre, a jungle gym with built-in Ballocity cannons, the latest high-tech Mini Bowling Lanes, Video and Prize Games, Simulators, crazy fun Bumper Cars, Mission Impossible style Laser Frenzy and other award winning attractions that will leave you thrilled. Whatever you consider fun, you'll find more of it at Funhaven, The Fun Experts!
- Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine
An Ottawa based parenting magazine home delivered in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. Parenting Times covers issues and topics important to parents and families for helping to raise their children. Parenting Times strives to give parents the information they want on health, education, family fun, the arts, community profiles, and so much more. From interesting, and informative articles, Ottawa Parenting Times provides in-depth editorial and information for today’s busy parents.
- FITMOM Ottawa
If you're expecting a baby, have recently given birth or would just like to get back into shape, FITMOM has a fitness class to suit you. We provide prenatal, post natal and beyond fitness classes to help you become lean and strong! Instructors are certified to help you safely exercise for the stage of life you're in. We have been helping moms get fit and have fun for more than 8 years in Ottawa! For more information, please see www.fitmomottawa.com or contact us at email@example.com.
actKIDvity provides a safe and comfortable van charter and transportation service that serves to provide busy and otherwise engaged parents, a Round Trip Pick-up/Drop-off service from home to after-school programs and activities (team sport practices/games/competitions, educational tutoring, artistic lessons, birthday parties, camps, field trips, amusement parks etc).
- Tumblers Gymnastics Centre
Tumblers Gymnastics Centre has recreational and competitive gymnastics programs for children of all ages and skill levels. From Kinder classes that teach fundamental movements for children as young as 18 months, to youth recreational and competitive programs, special needs programs and day camps. For more information visit our website www.tumblers.ca
- Mini Masters After School Arts Program
Mini Masters After School Arts Program is artistic haven where children explore, discover and create together to unleash their unique artistic expression. Our focus is to build a lifelong appreciation for art. Our classes are designed to activate your child’s imagination & critical thinking while learning real skills and techniques.
- The Academy for Musical Theatre
The Academy offers professional workshops for young people who are passionate about music, acting, dance, or musical theatre in general, who also get to be part of a fully produced performance of Annie, Rent, Fiddler on the Roof, or Pirates of Penzance. Coming to the Gladstone Theatre this summer. Visit www.musictheatre.ca for more info.
in the Capital
Kids in the Capital is a blog written by parents who share some of the activities, attractions, events, tips and tricks they love to do with their kids in the National Capital Region.
- Summer Camps in the Ottawa area
A big list of Ottawa-area summer camps, including day camps and stay-over camps. There's a broad range of camps offered, from sports to arts, rock band camps, horse riding camps, leaderships camps, radio camps and pretty just about any other category you can think of.
- Swimming pools, beaches and waterparks in Ottawa
Ottawa has four public beaches, more than 50 wading pools, 9 outdoor pools, and 20 public swimming complexes. (And that's not even counting all of the facilities on the Gatineau side!)
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Birth Certificate Info
From the Ontario Government
- Centrepointe Early
Childhood Resource Centre
Programs and resources for new parents.
- Life With A Baby
- Momaholic's Guide to Baby Friendly Ottawa
- momcafé Ottawa
- Mothercraft Ottawa
Offers comprehensive prenatal classes, doula labour support, parenting classes and drop-in play groups
- Multiple Birth Families Association
For parents and expectant parents of twins, triplets, quadruplets and higher order multiples.
- New Ottawa Mom
Programs and activities available in Ottawa to new moms and babies (up to 12 months).
At Home Dads
A Yahoo! Group for stay-at-home-dads
- One Parent Families Association
A non-profit association of families with one parent who have joined together to provide guidance, enlightenment and friendship for one another
- Ontario Early Years Resource
Listing of programs and activities as well as resources and help.
- Parent Resource Centre
This website offers information about programs, workshops and where to get parenting help.
- Wee Welcome
Find places to go, start or join a group, share ideas and advice.
- See also: Our list of local parenting blogs on our Kids Guide.
- 3D Miracles (ultrasound)
- AwakenLife.me Perinatal Naturopathic Medicine
- Beth McMillan Lactation Consultant
- Blessed Beginnings (doula)
- Birthcare Inc.
- Birthing from Within
- Birthing with Serenity
- Birthright of Ottawa
- Birth to Breasfteeding
Helping parents prepare for their baby's birth with confidence. Pre-natal classes, breasfeeding consults, etc.
- Bliss Doula
- CAPPA-certified Labour & Postpartum Doulas
- Choice: A Birth and Baby Film Festival
- DONA International: Certified Birth Doulas Ontario
- Doula Services Right For You
- Fetal Doppler Rental Canada
- Get Baby'd Prenatal and Doula Services
- Hayley Kew Doula
- Healthy Beginnings Prenatal Education
- Hip Mamas Birth Services
- Insception Biosciences (cord blood bank)
- Irvine Birth Companionship
- Maternity Matters (blog)
- Midwifery Group of Ottawa
- Motherkind Doula Services
- Mother Nurture Childbirth Services
- New Arrivals Ottawa Doula Service
- Ottawa Belly Casts
- Ottawa Childbirth Education Association
- Ottawa South Midwives
- Ottawa Valley Midwives
- Planned Parenthood Ottawa
- Prima Doulas
- Renew Birth Services
- Serena (family planning)
- See3d Ultrasound
- UC Baby (3d ultrasound)
- Lactating Conslting Services
- Breast Is Best
- City of Ottawa - Breastfeeding
- Ever So Tiny
- La Leche League International
- Milkface Nursingwear
- NNEKA Nursing Pillow
- Nurture-Elle Nursing Apparel
- A Mother's Touch Cloth Diapers
- The Diaper Service Co.
- La Mere Helene
- Ottawa Cloth Diapers
- Sweet Cheeks Cloth Diapers
- Baby Boom Show
An annual tradeshow / expo featuring local venders of baby-related items. Usually held in September.
- Baby Sensory
- Salsa Babies
- Sensory Playtime
- Street Strollers
- For more recreation links, visit our Sports Guide or Kids Guide...
- Baby Bliss Solutions
Provides an easy to use, comprehensive research service for locating articles critical to your child's health
- FITMOM Ottawa
- Food recalls & allergy alerts
- Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Babies and Toddlers
- Tummy Thyme
Nutrition Guidance for Growing Families
- 3 Little Monkeys
- Artistic Showers
Diaper Cakes & Towel Cakes
- Baby Bownanza
- Baby Sensory
- Bundle of Joy (gifts)
- Butternut Baby
- Chiquita Baby
- Crown of Dreams
- Dandelions Consignment
- Discovery Toys - Carol Chrysler, Educational Consultant
- Eco Bebe Boutique
- The Extraordinary Baby Shoppe
- KPosh Party (shower ideas)
- Arc-en-ciel des Petits (second-hand shop)
- Maman Kangaroo (baby carriers)
- My Unique Baby
- Original Kids Clothing
- Precious Bloom Baby Boutique
- Precious Prints Baby Art
- Red Chair Kids
- Stork Baby Goods
- The Painted Belly
- Tiers of Delight (gifts)
- Travelling Toddlers (baby equipment rentals)
- Wall Candy Creations
- Wee Piggies & Paws
- Welcome Wagon
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