How to use From Tiny Tot to Toddler

From Tiny Tot to Toddler is designed to help parents navigate the parental experience by answering their questions and providing scientifically supported information about pregnancy, delivery and the first two years of a baby’s life.

Here are a few tips that will help you use the guide:

The guide provides general information and is not a substitute for medical advice

The content of the guide is for information purposes only. It is not intended in any way to replace medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

The information is general in nature and is not necessarily adapted to your specific situation. For personalized medical advice, consult your health professional or Info-Santé (8-1-1). For emergencies, call 9-1-1.

The From Tiny Tot to Toddler team is not able to answer individual and clinical questions

We cannot answer questions about your specific situation.

Nevertheless, we encourage you to share your thoughts and concerns with us. Your comments could inform future updates and help us improve the guide.

The guide is intended for parents in Quebec

From Tiny Tot to Toddler is designed to address Quebec parents’ questions and concerns, taking into account their reality and the local medical practices. The references and resources mentioned in the guide are specific to Quebec and/or Canada.

This means that the information in the guide may not be suitable for use outside Quebec.

The guide is not designed as an educational tool for health professionals

The guide is designed for Quebec parents. Other resources are available for professionals.

Nevertheless, feel free to write to us. Your feedback gives us insights into parents’ realities.

Efforts are made to ensure that information is up to date at the time of publication. However, information may subsequently change.

It is possible that some excerpts in the guide do not reflect the latest changes.

The From Tiny Tot to Toddler guide is a collective work to which many professionals have contributed.

The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), its managers, administrators, employees, physicians, and the contributors to the guide are not responsible for how the information in the guide is consulted or used.

Therefore, they cannot be held liable for the texts or any other information conveyed through the guide.

Several websites are suggested in the guide as additional resources. The sites are managed by third parties, and the INSPQ is not responsible for their content.

Fair use of this guide for research or private study is authorized under Section 29 of the Copyright Act.

Except for illustrations and photographs, excerpts from this publication may be reproduced for educational, noncommercial purposes provided the source is acknowledged.

Any other use must be authorized by the Government of Québec, which holds the exclusive intellectual property rights for this document. Authorization may be obtained by submitting a request to the central clearing house of the Service de la gestion des droits d’auteur of Les Publications du Québec, using the online form at or by sending an e-mail to

Information contained in the document may be cited provided that the source is mentioned.