Healthy Beginnings at Community Baby Shower

ChristianaCare hosted a free Community Baby Shower with resources for parents and helpful information about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) to keep babies and mothers safe as families grow.

At the January 21 event, local families wheeled strollers and carried their little ones into the Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront, bedecked with pastel-colored balloons and lined with tables full of baby essentials.

Complimentary lunch and sweet treats added to the celebratory atmosphere. Activities focused on healthy pregnancy, newborn care and the growth of children under age 2. Families winning the event raffles went home with big ticket baby gear such as car seats, diapers, strollers, portable play yards and toys.

This fun-filled afternoon was packed with educational information on infant and toddler care from ChristianaCare Community Health and community partner organizations. ChristianaCare’s community Health Ambassadors (pictured below) guided families on the path to good health. A Health Ambassador can connect families with resources in the community to help raise a healthy family. Connect with our Health Ambassadors here.

Safe Sleep Ambassador Asaiah Beaman Fisher of Children & Families First shared tips and guidelines to help keep sleeping babies safe and prevent SIDS and other sleep-related causes of death in infants. A special talk through ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute encouraged moms to remember their own health and ways to prevent breast cancer.

As a bonus, the event tired out the babies for a nice nap.

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