Your Baby Bundle
A bundle of important items
The Baby Bundle contains essential items and resources to assist with caring for your newborn during the first 6 months of their life. It will also include information and resources to support you as you begin your parenting journey. The Baby Bundle is free and available to all parents and caregivers. It can be accessed before or after the baby is born.
A circle of community support
Each community has its own teachings and customs about pregnancy and the postpartum period. You may find that learning these cultural teachings and traditions can provide a source of grounding and reassurance. Talk to people you trust and those who make you feel comfortable about the knowledge in your community.
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What’s in the Baby Bundle?
All items in the Baby Bundle are safe and quality items, carefully selected to respect social, environmental, and ethical considerations.
- Convertible diaper tote to backpack
- Short-sleeve, Long-sleeve Onesies
- Baby leggings
- Receiving blanket
- Hooded bath towel set
- Baby wash cloths
- Sleep sack
- Baby board book
- Diapers and wipes
- Nasal aspirator
- Digital ear thermometer
- Baby Care shampoo, wash, diaper ointment
- Breast pads and nipple cream
- Maxi pads
- Prenatal multivitamin
- Infant Vitamin D
- Baby Keepsake File Folder
Welcoming a baby can be a time of celebration, but it can also feel overwhelming. Having a new baby requires a lot of forms and applications to make sure that your baby and family have access to important government programs and services, including health services. The Baby Bundle provides a simple resource, called ‘Welcoming Baby’ that functions as a navigator resource. It provides a step-by-step process and is a good place to start this journey. Here are the forms you can expect to receive in the Baby Bundle.
Welcoming Baby Forms
A booklet that describes all the forms and paperwork that are completed when baby arrives.
Words of Encouragement
Elders and grandparents have important knowledge to share about parenting and raising children. Each year, the Baby Bundle will invite an Elder and/or grandparent from a region of the Northwest Territories to share encouraging words and thoughts with new parents. The words of encouragement below are shared by Rosa Mantla, an Elder, grandmother and teacher from the Tłı̨chǫ region
Baby Bundle Journey Map
A journey map that describes how families can access the Baby Bundle and how it is embedded in prenatal and Well Child care.
Well Child Visits
The Story of your Child- A expandable resource detailing the nine well child visits, what important topics are discussed and prompting questions for parents/caregivers. The resource is intended to promote the well child visit beyond just an appointment for vaccinations and to provide parents/caregivers with the tools to seek answers to questions and support they may need.
Caring for a Crying Baby
A tool with information about caring for a crying baby and strategies that can be taken by parents and caregivers when they feel overwhelmed.
Infant Vitamin D
Information about Vitamin D dosage for babies and pregnant/lactating people. Vitamin D will be included in the Baby Bundle and is a key public health initiative to address commonly low or suboptimal levels of vitamin D among northern populations and Indigenous Peoples.
Safe Infant Sleep
An information sheet about creating safer sleep environments for infants and how to safely use a sleep sack.
The following resources are produced by other organizations and are also included:
- Child First Initiative (Government of Canada)
- Child First Initiative and Jordan's Priniciple (Inuvialuit Regional Corporation)
- Jordan’s Principle Information (First Nations Caring Society, Department of Health and Social Services)
- Safe Sleep booklet (Government of Canada)
- Contraception (SOGC)
- Valuable tips for successful breastfeeding (Government of Canada)
- Canada Learning Bond (NWT Literacy Council)
- Oral Health information and oral health package
We want to improve the Baby Bundle over time to make sure that it meets the needs of parents, caregivers, and families.
You can provide feedback about the Baby Bundle through the Feedback Postcard (pre-paid postage) provided in the Baby Bundle or by filling out this survey. We look forward to hearing from you!