Baby Chat 

Parents and Babies 0-9 Months
Location:  Woodstock

Our Baby Chat program is offered to  parents and their babies 0-9 months.  Bringing home a baby for the very first time can be overwhelming!  That is why it is so important to get out and socialize with other parents who are experiencing some of the same things you are.  Babies love to socialize too!  We provide lots of fun activities–guest speakers on a variety of topics, rhymes and songs, and we celebrate developmental milestones.  This program is offered in the fall and spring.  Pre-registration required.  Dads are welcome!


New Adventures

Parents and Babies 0-9 months
Location:  Perth-Andover, Florenceville-Bristol

New baby?  New adventures!  Life with a new baby has lots of ups and downs.  As you move forward in this new phase of life, it’s great for you and your baby to talk with other families who are experiencing many of the same things you are.  Our new adventures group provides the opportunity to learn from other parents and guest speakers, as well as to make new friends.  Dads are welcome!

Pre-registration required.


Mom 2 Mom Support

Location:  Florenceville-Bristol, and Woodstock.

Mom 2 Mom is a support group for moms with new babies that meet once a month.   A public health nurse is on hand to answer all of your questions about baby, from breastfeeding, to feeding, or questions about development.  You can also weigh your baby.  Healthy snacks are provided.

Dads and older children are welcome!

Location Time
Florenceville-Bristol –Andrew & Laura McCain Public  Library 10:30-11:30

2nd Tuesday of each month

Valley Family Resource Centre 10:30-11:30

3rd Wednesday of each month

Moms on the Move

Join our  Moms on the Move walking group to help you get back to being active after having your baby.  Moms walk the trail with their babies and then meet at the Centre for light refreshments.    Pre-registration not required.  (Spring/Summer/Fall).


Breast Pump Rental

The Valley Family Resource Centre has two commercial grade breast pumps that can be rented out on a monthly basis for just $30.

Funding:  One pump was provided through the Hotel Dieu, Perth-Andover as a result of the fundraising efforts made by the Carleton County Toy Run.  The other pump was purchased through a Wellness Grant, province of New Brunswick.

The funds collected go toward purchasing supplies to use with the pumps.


Infant CPR Kits 

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Northern Carleton Community Foundation, Infant CPR Kits have been made available to the Valley Family Resource Centre for families to borrow.  These kits are a great educational tool for parents.  You can watch the instructional DVD in the comfort of your own home and practice on the mini-manikin.   Kits can be borrowed for a two-week period.