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AZ New Parent Guide

New AZ Parent Guide

INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR NEW PARENTS IN ARIZONA

Having a baby can be stressful, but you have what it takes. The Arizona New Parent Guide from First Things First is here to help you meet the challenges of being a parent and do your best in caring for your baby. You’ll find tips and information about health and safety, child development, how to help your baby learn and grow, and where to get even more support when you need it. Because all parents need help sometimes.

Information and inspiration for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Arizona Parent Kit

First Things First provides the Arizona Parent Kit – free of charge – to parents of all newborns in the state before they leave the hospital or birthing center. It’s also available for checkout at libraries statewide. The Arizona Parent Kit contains resources to help parents support their child in each phase of their early development, from baby to toddler to preschooler. These tools:

  • Connect families to helpful resources through the Arizona Parent Guide, which provides 80 pages of information and resources to help parents care for their child, including tips about child development, health and safety, quality child care and school readiness;
  • Promote early literacy with a board book and book mark to encourage parents to begin reading to and with their child from the very beginning;
  • Support oral health with a dental kit, provided in partnership with Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, containing tips about caring for a child’s teeth, as well as tooth brushes – one for a child, one for an adult – and fluoride toothpaste; and
  • Remind parents that expert help is a phone call away with a refrigerator magnet promoting the toll-free Birth to Five Helpline, which provides free advice and answers to the toughest parenting questions from nurses and other child development experts.

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