Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts provide two programs for expectant parents: a safe sleep class and a car seat class, in which upon completion, they will receive a pack-n-play and car seat, respectively.
For residents of Newport News, Poquoson, James City County, Williamsburg, or York County, call (757) 594-7311 for more information.
For residents of the City of Hampton, call (757) 727-1172, ext. 21736 for more information.
Car Seat Program
Resources for Parents
If you are pregnant or a new mom, there is an exciting program where you can receive FREE text messages on your cell phone to help you during the pregnancy and the baby’s first year. Remember, it is FREE!
Text BABY to 511411
After you deliver your baby:
- Keep your six-week appointment.
- Take your baby to the pediatrician or family doctor.
- Get your baby immunized according to the Virginia Immunization Schedule.
- Take care of yourself and your baby.
- Remember proper diet and nutrition for yourself and your baby.
- Remember the ABC’s of Safe Sleep.
- Find out if you and your baby are eligible for WIC -- The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, & Children
For more information…
Virginia Department of Health, Office of Family Health Services – Specific programs provide leadership, expertise and resources for statewide efforts to support women to have healthy pregnancies and to give children a healthy start in life.
March of Dimes – March of Dimes is a national nonprofit health organization working to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
First Candle – First Candle is a national nonprofit health organization working to advance infant health and survival with a special focus on the prevention of stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other causes of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID).
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome – The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is a national nonprofit health organization working to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States.
Shaken Baby Syndrome of Virginia – This Virginia-based nonprofit organization was behind House Bill 411 (Jared’s Law), which requires the Virginia Department of Social Services to make available information about shaken baby syndrome, its effects, and resources for help and support for caretakers.