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Links

Babysitting

CanadianSitter - Canadian database of qualified, educated babysitters.

Breastfeeding

La Leche League Intl. - Information on breastfeeding multiples. Yes, it can be done.

INFACT Canada - works to promote optimal infant and maternal health through the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding


Consumer Information, Product Recalls and Safety

Canadian Toy Testing Council - Tests toys and to help parents make good toy purchases

Events

Twinsburg Twins Day Fest - The official site for the annual Twins festival

Local Resources

Bounce N' Play - Indoor Playground, catering to ages 1-10, located at Ridgeway, just north of Dundas, west of Winston Churchill.

Child Development Resource Peel - community and practitioners with the information, resources, training and services that promote quality family life.

Kidding Around Toronto - A website is dedicated to showing you that Toronto and the GTA
is a fantastic place to raise children and to help them learn about the world with resources, reviews, articles and listings in the Toronto area. Check out the extensive calendar listings!

Oakville Parent-Child Centre - Their Web site provides details about their centres, but also lists some great courses. They also offer dual language kits in 5 languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Urdu, Punjabi and Arabic.

Ontario Early Years Centres - The Ontario government created Ontario Early Years Centres to be a place where parents and caregivers can get answers to questions, information about programs and services that are available for young children, and an opportunity to talk to early years professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in the community.

toronto4kids - a phenomanal resource for any parents in the Toronto area

Loss of Multiples

CLIMB - A Centre for loss in multiple birth, by and for parents who have experienced the death of one or more, both or all their children during a twin, triplet or higher multiple pregnancy, at birth, or in infancy or childhood

Parents of Multiples Forever - For parents of multiples who have experienced the death of a twin or some of their multiple birth babies/children

Medical Information

Kidshealth - one of the largest resources online for medically reviewed health information written for parents, kids and teens.

MedLine Plus - a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

Canadian Paediatric Society - National advocacy association that promotes quality health for children and youth.

Motherisk - source of evidence-based information about the safety or risk of drugs, chemicals and disease during pregnancy and lactation.

Multiple Births Organizations

Bay Area Mothers of Multiples - BAMOM is based out of Burlington, Ontario, Canada and supports Halton, Hamilton, Oakville and surrounding-area families of multiples.

Brampton - Twins Plus Association of Brampton

Durham - Durham Region Parents of Multiple Births Association

London - London Multiple Birth Association

Newmarket - Newmarket Parents of Multiples

Kitchener/Waterloo - K-W Parents of Multiple Births Association

Simcoe County - Simcoe County Parents of Twins & More

Toronto Parents of Multiple Birth Association (TPOMBA) - Do you live in Toronto? Maybe TPOMBA would better fit your needs.

Multiple Births Canada - Canada's national association of multiple birth parents.

MOST - Mothers of Super Twins - an excellent support group for parents of triplets, quads and more

National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs - U.S.'s national organization for multiple births parents.

Higher Order Multiple Support Network - (Formerly Triplets, Quads and Quints (TQQ) ) Provides a network for parents of triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets to share information, experiences, advice, and guidance in multiple birth situations.

Parenting

About.com Multiples - A treasure trove of information for parents of multiples, from babies through adulthood.

Today's Parent - Canadian parenting site which features some information on multiples.

Invest in Kids - a national, charitable organization guided by a staff of experts in child development and parenting. Their research, parent education and professional education initiatives are aimed at strengthening the parenting knowledge, skills and confidence of all those who touch the lives of Canada's youngest children.

TWINS magazine - U.S. based magazine specifically for parents of twins or more

TwinsAdvice - A support service for mothers of twins. Its primary focus is on the demanding and challenging first year.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Sidelines Canada - Canada's national, non-profit prenatal Support Network for complicated pregnancies

Prematurity/Special Needs

Prematurity.org - Parent support for the long term effects of prematurity

Breastfeeding Preemie Twins (La Leche League) - A personal story

Preemie Twins - a resource to both parents of multiples and parents of premature infants

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome - dedicated to providing educational, emotional and financial support to families and caregivers before, during, and after pregnancies diagnosed with twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

Research & Studies on Multiples

The Twins Foundation - Conducts research and provides services for parents of twins.

Shopping Sources and Savings

Frugal Shopper Canada - An amazing source of coupons, sales, deals, contests, giveaways and specials only for Canadians. Run by one of our members!

Shop and Support - By shopping using Shop and Support, you support MPOMBA. Log in as a supporter of Group ID# 0100558322

Speech and Language Development

Hanen Centre - The Hanen Centre, a Canadian charitable organization, helps young children with or at risk for language delays communicate to the best of their abilities by developing leading-edge programs and practical, user-friendly learning resources for parents, educators and other important people in children's lives.

Will I Grow Out of It? - Milestones and Warning Signs for Speech and Language Development

Toys

Twinsworld - A site dedicated to twins and multiples and keeping them connected.
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