Delivering Change: Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies, in partnership with the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS ( KIDS ) Network, will host Luke’s Community Baby SHower at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20 in the Larry Dixon Center, 920 West 6th Street, Junction City.
All local expecting mothers are invited to attend this free event.
The baby shower — named for local SIDS baby Luke Nelson — is an opportunity to educate pregnant women and their support systems on safe sleep and other community resources available to them in Geary County. This community baby shower will provide based upon availability, a free Graco Pack ‘n’ Play portable playard, a free Halo Sleep Sack, and other free items to pregnant women who complete the safe sleep training at the baby shower. There will also be a number of outdoor prizes including car seats and breast pumps. Child care will be available.
The local resources featured at the baby shower are: Breastfeeding Coalition, Geary County WIC, Parents as Teachers, OB Navigator, New Parent Support, Infant & Toddlers, Pawnee Mental Health, Geary County Health Department Mother & Infant/Home Visits, Geary Community Hospital Social Work, KanCare, and Geary Rehabilitation and Fitness.
Luke’s Community Baby Shower is funded as a part of the Healthy Start Grant that Delivering Change received last year.
Delivering Change: Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies is a local collaborative established in 2011 to address health issues faced by infants and the women of chil-bearing age in order to reduce infant mortality and morbidity in Geary County.