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Riley Co. Community Baby shower provides resources for new parents and families with young children

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) – Expectant parents and parents of newborns and toddlers were invited to Manhattan’s first community baby shower this morning.

The Riley County Maternal and Child Health Program hosted the baby shower with booths from community agencies that provide resources to parents and families.

Demonstrations educated parents on best practices for providing safe sleeping areas for their young children.

Some families received Sleep Safe packs, which included a pack and game, a secure sleeping bag, a pacifier and the What to Expect in Year One book

“We receive funding from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to raise awareness about safe sleep and SIDS-related deaths.” Riley Co Health Dept, Maternal and Child Health Program Supervisor, Breva Spencer, says.

“Ideally this is to enable us…to provide education to the community at large and to be able to meet those basic needs for…safe sleeping environments that most of our families would benefit from. most likely.” Bilingual Maternal and Child Health Navigator Riley Co Health Dept, Maria Garcia Baquero, says.

If you missed the Community Baby Shower, you can contact the Maternal and Child Health Program for the educational resources and programs they offer for parents and families of children from birth to 5 years old.

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