Baby and Me Peer Group Kicks Off Spring Meetings
Taking care of an infant is challenging, but also very rewarding. Research shows that what new parents need most is peer support.
In response, Safe Haven Community Center in Toppenish is offering a Baby and Me peer group for new parents.
The Baby & Me Group was created for parents with infants under one-year old and expectant parents due to deliver within the next month. The spring sessions of the group kicks off Tuesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. at Safe Haven Community Center, 410 Washington Avenue in Toppenish.
The group is free of charge, and light refreshments will be provided by Coordinated Care.
“We aim to build lasting supportive relationships between families while discussing common questions for new parents,” Erika Ochoa, Health Promotions Supervisor said.
Parents will learn and practice games, songs and activities that help their baby’s brain grow. Participants will also hear from local postpartum and infant experts, while also having the opportunity to connect with other new parents.
“Most importantly, we’ll be able to share our own experiences in care for our infants,” said Ochoa, who is also a new mother.
Interested parents can register by calling (509) 865-1804.
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