Loving Care is a series of four books for parents of children from birth to age three developed by Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness.
As a Public Health resource, Loving Care focuses on information that will help young families to protect, promote, or improve their health, and to prevent illness, injury or disability.
Three of the Loving Care books focus on babies and children at specific ages - Birth to 6 Months, 6 to 12 Months, and 1 to 3 Years. The fourth book - Loving Care: Parents and Families - offers information that will be useful to families whatever their child’s age. Parents and Families contains the contact information for the resources and supports referred to throughout the other books.
Loving Care has been developed to help parents to better recognize and build on their own strengths as parents.
Three Loving Care books - Birth to 6 months, 6 to 12 months and Parents and Families - are given to all parents in Nova Scotia free of charge from Public Health Services. All four Loving Care books are available for download on this page.
If you are a health or family support professional you may be interested in background information on the development of the Loving Care series.
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Page last updated 2013-01-28.