The Safford City-Graham County Library is hosting its fourth annual Community Baby Shower on Friday, March 31. All expectant parents and families or caregivers of babies less than a year old are invited to drop by between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event will celebrate and share early literacy skills while encouraging other ways to build healthy babies.
There will be exhibits with parenting information and the chance to meet people who can answer questions about pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding, nutrition and parenting. Organizations will be on hand to give useful information about health challenges to an infant from how to handle colicky babies to how to look for signs of autism and developmental disabilities. They can even check if your car seat is installed properly. And since this is a baby shower, there will be drawings for door prizes and a gift for your baby.
“We are really looking forward to hosting this event again,” Library Director Leanne McElroy said. “The Community Baby Shower has become a big, happy tradition in the Gila Valley. There are so many organizations that want to help our youngest residents get a strong start. Whether parents are expecting their first child or have recently welcomed their sixth, we will have something for everyone.”
Support for the Community Baby Shower is provided to the Safford Library by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirst.org. For more information on the Baby Shower drop by the library or visit saffordlibrary.org.