Expecting & New Parents

new mother with infant

New parents have a lot to consider when it comes to their child's health. Find information and resources to help new and expecting parents keep the youngest Vermonters healthy and safe.

Information for You

Implementing lead safety into school renovation plans and ensuring lead-free drinking water in schools are important in lowering the overall risk of being exposed to lead. 

The Health Department recommends that people limit eating some fish caught in Vermont waters.

Caring for a baby or young child means thinking about the food you feed them, the time you spend reading, singing and playing games with them, and the things you do to keep them safe, healthy, and

Sometimes children need extra help to perform daily self-care skills. Children’s Personal Care Services may be available to help.

Start your prenatal care as soon as you know you are pregnant. Getting regular checkups with your health care provider will help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

WIC is your go-to resource for eating well, staying active and being healthy.

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