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Improper use of slings and carriers has led to serious injuries and, in some cases, the death of babies in Canada and the United States.

Key points to remember:

  • Read and follow manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Examine the sling or soft carrier to make sure that it is in good condition each time it is used. 
  • Properly position the baby in the sling or soft carrier as babies should be “Visible and Kissable”.

Find out more: Health Canada Advises on Safe Use of Baby Slings and Carriers

Read our latest report about the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), released June 5, 2013:

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph: A public health perspective on local health, policy, and program needs.

There are also reports addressing Wellington county, Dufferin county, and the city of Guelph.

Family walking in park

Many municipalities restrict smoking in outdoor spaces such as parks, playgrounds, and sports fields. Why? Because smoke-free outdoor spaces:

  • Decrease negative role modeling for young people
  • Protect the environment and reduce litter
  • Provide protection from direct exposure to  second-hand smoke
  • Increase motivation for smokers to quit or cut back

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Visit, call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3711 or pick up a copy from your local Public Health office.

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