Free workshops about children’s health

The Cote St. Luc library and CLSC are hosting a series of talks given by nurses that focus on health

When it comes to the health of their children, first-time parents have plenty of worries, concerns, and questions? Beginning in June, they will be able to get their questions answered at weekly workshops.

The Cote St. Luc Public Library is partnering with the CLSC to host Ask a Nurse, an event running every Tuesday through the month of June. Four CLSC nurses will be talking about early childhood health and development; topics include nutrition, general health, CPR, and development milestones. All the talks are offered free of charge.

Parents of children up to the age of 3 can attend one to four hour-long seminars, where there will be a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session. Babies and children are also welcome.

The first talk will take place on June 4 and will be about nutrition. Nurses will talk about how to introduce a child to solid food, allergens, picky eaters, and what to do if a child won’t eat certain foods.

The second talk, on June 11, will be on general health, where parents will learn about teeth growth, skin irritations like eczema and diaper rash, vision, the difference between cold and flu, and vaccines.

The third talk on June 18 will focus on CPR and where parents can get certified.

The final one on June 25 will focus on developmental milestones and when to bring concerns to a doctor.

The seminars are free but parents must register online ahead of time as there is limited space. The talks will take place every Tuesday in June from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Cote St. Luc Public Library. This is Ask a Nurse’s first year, but the library hopes to continue hosting events like this one that benefit families in the area.

For more information, call 514-485-6900 ext. 4121. Click here to register.