Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids has been awarded New York state grant-funding to provide “Baby Bundle” new parent kits to Niagara County families after they have given birth.
A press release noted, “The initiative will run through Dec. 31 and provides parents of newborns with accurate and up-to-date educational resources, guidance, and information needed to ease anxieties and provide the support needed for their child to thrive.”
“ ‘Baby Bundle’ is a way to give back to our local community, Niagara County, and the next generation,” said Allyson Alverson, P3 community health worker.
P3 plans on distributing 300 kits to parents throughout Niagara County. These kits will contain three board books, two of which will be in English and Spanish; two parenting books on child illnesses and childhood development from conception to 5 years old; plus, pamphlets on children’s dentistry, the ABCs of safe sleep, eWIC, and the children’s hearing test.
In addition, the large, zippered tote that the families get to keep will also contain information on New York state early childhood services, and a local resource guide.
The press release noted, “The process is simple. An initial home visit is scheduled with the parents to deliver the ‘Baby Bundle,’ along with further explanation of the resources provided. A week after the initial visit, parents can expect to receive a follow-up call to answer any questions. Parents who partake in the program, and the two-step process, will also be entered to win a children’s tricycle, courtesy of the P3 Center.”
For more information on “Baby Bundles,” or to schedule a home visit, contact Alverson at [email protected].