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HPV Resource Sheet

Pediatric Wellness & Weight Management
The Center for Pediatric Wellness & Weight Management helps children and adolescents lose weight and improve their health through a variety of medical and behavioral health services.

Vaping Education for Parents & Students

Dental Health Resources

Pediatric Dental Associates - Ridgewood, NJ

American Pediatric Dental Association - FAQs

CDC - Children's Oral Health Guidelines

CDC Activity Book

Check with your dental provider to find a pediatric dentist near you, or search for dentists near you using the American Dental Association's site!

Facebook Support Groups

Thrive! Moms
A discussion group for moms to connect with and support each other in a non-judgmental environment!

Mother's Milk Club
A support group for all moms, regardless of feeding method, to connect with each other and Valley’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants from the comfort and safety of home.

General Parenting Resources

Mental Health Resource
This handout gives important information, contacts, and support for parents whose children are struggling with mental health issues.

Top 10 Parenting Tips
This guide lists the top 10 tips for positive parenting!

Good for children, teens, and adults for age-appropriate information.
From the American Academy of Pediatrics, check out for so many credible parenting resources.

Healthy Children: A Podcast for Parents from the AAP

General Safety & Health

NJ Car Seat Safety
Read the reccomendations for providing the safest way to transport your child.

Nutrition and Feeding

Valley Feeding Therapy
Valley's Kireker Center for Child Development offers feeding evaluations and treatment for children with varying diagnoses

Solid Starts
Introducing solids to your little one is such an exciting time but it can be stressful too!  If you are dabbling with the idea of baby-led weaning, check out this resource to help ease some anxiety and feel better prepared for the journey ahead. 

Life Stages
At every stage of life, it is never too early or too late to eat healthy.

Beginner Feeding
Tips and techniques for safely and effectively feeding baby.

Video: Making Healthy Smoothies

Positive Parenting Resources

Top 10 Parenting Tips
This guide lists the top 10 tips for positive parenting!

Tina Payne Bryson
Book recommendations: The Whole Brain Child, No Drama Disciple, The Yes Brain

Physical/Occupational Therapy

Valley Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric occupational therapy at Valley includes a therapeutic sensory gym, activities to develop motor skills, occupational therapy for NICU babies, and more.

Valley Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapy at the Valley aims to help each child reach their full potential, with a full range of evaluation and treatment services for children from birth to age 21.

Pediatric Audiology
The pediatric audiology team at the Kireker Center for Child Development evaluates and diagnoses all types of hearing disorders in children from birth to age 21.

Postpartum Support

Fit4Mom Bergen
Fit4Mom is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. Thrive Members receive special discounts for Fit4Mom Bergen!

Mommy & Me Walking Group
Looking for somewhere to meet other local moms, connect, get moving, and have some fun?  Join our weekly Mommy & Me walking group!

New Jersey Chapter of Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping those suffering from perinatal mood disorders, the most common complication of childbirth.


Valley Speech Therapy
Valley's certified speech-language pathologists evaluate, diagnose and treat all types of speech-language disorders in children from birth to age 21

Valley Support Groups for Moms and Families

Virtual Pregnancy Support Group - Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
View Dates & Register

Valley Moms
Pregnancy and postpartum support group.

4th Trimester Moms Club - Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
Connect with moms during their first 3 months after baby.
View Dates & Register

Down Syndrome Family Network201-447-8278

Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Group
A support group for parents grieving a loss of a child.

For information: Contact Bonnie Schneider at 201-291-6345, or Rose Marie Ranuro, Butterflies Program Manager, at 201-291-6241.

Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Group
A support group for parents who suffered stillbirth or infant loss.
For information: Call Terry Grueter, LSW, at 201-614-6123.

Additional Support & Fun

Storytime Video: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Storytime Video: Bear Sees Color

Video Library

Keeping Kids Hydrated
General Parenting Resources

Keeping Kids Hydrated

Chat with pediatrician Dr. Shah about the importance of keeping kids hydrated, how to do it and signs of dehydration!

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Postpartum Support

Perimenopause: What is Happening?

What are these odd symptoms and uncomfortable conversations I need to have? Join us to learn what to expect during this stage of womanhood so you can better embrace and accept all to come.

baby blues
Postpartum Support

Baby Blues

Having a new baby and growing together is an exciting time but that postpartum period can be challenging! Let’s talk about the challenges of postpartum mental health that so many of us go through.

babys first year
General Parenting Resources

Baby's First Year

Your baby’s first year is an exciting time! It can also be a time of uncertainty for parents. Let’s learn what to expect 
during that first year.

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Pediatric Illness and Care

Managing Cough & Respiratory Illness

Who hasn't had a cough this season? It seems like we are constantly trying to avoid the never-ending cough!! Join Valley's pediatric critical care doc to talk about all things respiratory health.

Preventive Pediatrics
Pediatric Illness and Care

Preventive Pediatrics

Join us to learn ways of keeping your child healthy – mentally, physically, and emotionally.