New Parents

Bundles for Babies
Expectant or new parents receive a gift card for a "bundle" for baby at end of class. Classes are open to all ranks and are not limited to a first pregnancy. Wonderful opportunity to learn more about family financial preparation, parenting skills, meet other expectant parents, and receive a great gift for your precious bundle! Call 509-247-2246 for details and to sign up. Dads are welcome too! Funded by the Air Force Aid Society - open to all active duty assigned to an Air Force base

Dads: The Basics
This interactive class teaches expectant fathers how to calm a crying baby, how to bathe, diaper and dress a newborn. Other topics include what to expect at the hospital and ways to support mom before and after the birth. Contact 509-247-2687 for more information.

Operation Stork
New parents receive a baby layette after baby is born. Register before birth at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Pick up after birth - bring in baby or birth certificate. Funded by private organizations - for all military with base access

Visiting Nurse
The New Parent Support Program has a visiting nurse for expectant parents or families with children ages three years and younger. Home visits, on-base or off-base, hospital visits. Get answers to nutritional questions, calming baby, positive guidance - any question to do with pregnancy, being a new parent, or help for young children. Call 509-247-2687

Play Groups
Play groups tend to come and go, depending on parents' interest in starting one. Ask the visiting nurse, your Key Spouse, or one of the spouse groups

Childbirth and Parenting Assistance (CAPA)
Run by an off-base agency, Catholic Charities, and open to people of all faiths or no faith. Provides many services for expectant parents and families with children up to age 5. For more information please call 509-455-4986. 


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