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In order to receive baby items, parents are required to attend a "Baby Shower" class, in the last trimester of your pregnancy.
(You may take this class,
up to three months after your baby is born.)
* We serve WA and Id low income families; expectant parents in their last trimester, and newborns up to age 3 months ONLY.
(For help with older kids please visit our resource page for local agencies.)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
~For multiple births, please provide a letter from your doctor. (so that we can give you what you need accordingly.= 2 of everything for twins, ect.)
In December 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)voted to ban all drop-side crib designs from the marketing, including the sale, RESALE (this includes yard sales and thrift stores) and manufacture of the cribs. The vote came after the drop-side design was linked to at least 32 infants and toddler deaths since 2000, and was suspected in another 14 fatalities. If you are a reseller, consignment store, thrift store, or even just having a yard sale...Do not re-sell recalled products. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW. Recalled products can cause deaths and injuries.
New Crib Standards:*PROHIBIT THE SALE OF DROP SIDE CRIBS; IMMOBILIZERS AND REPAIR KITS ARE NOT ALLOWED; *require stronger wood to prevent slat breakage; *require anti-loosening devices to keep hardware secure and prevent detaching; *strengthen mattress supports; *require more rigorous safety testing.
When you walk in to the Spokane Valley Library
(not the Argonne Library) ,
go to the right - take the elevator to level B. Meeting room is to the right.
"Babies are especially vulnerable during the first few months of their lives. Being able to provide their baby with a safe bed and basic necessities increases the self-esteem of new mothers in need and makes for happier, more confident moms and dads."
*Baskets for Babies serves low income families in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Need a safe bed for your baby? contact your local Cribs for Kids partner
The Baby Showers are a 2 hour-long class that covers;
"Safe Sleep", "The Period of Purple Crying", "Basic Car Seat Safety" and "Recall safety".
~The class will last approximately 2 hours
~you will receive a boy/girl layette after the class.
~You will also be briefly interviewed to discuss your other needs
*YOU MUST REGISTER*
Due to the "class" atmosphere and limited space, we ask that you do not bring children as they disrupt the class and space is limited. Spouse/significant other are welcome and encouraged to come! (*non-mobile babies welcome - not crawling/walking)
After the class you will receive a gender specific layette including diapers and baby wash.
*Remember to show up 20 minutes early to fill out paperwork- bring id and WIC folder or other proof of income to qualify for layette/crib-
Classes start promptly! Once we shut the door, you are late and need to reschedule- We cover a ton of information, and you must attend the entire class to get your layette. No exceptions.
*we ONLY assist up to age 3 months
(For help with older kids
please visit our resource page for local agencies.)
We are slowly moving away from the phone line registration,
Please register through our
our event page!
If you do not have a Facebook account
you can leave the same info on our message line.
Message only number: 509-214-2634
If you need to speak to someone, or have a question -
please use ouronline form.
(check our frequently asked questions first)
Classes start promptly-
please be 15 minutes early to complete paperwork.
If you are late, you will have to reschedule.
registered low income parents receive a layette for their baby
~clothing, blankets, toys, bottles, new book,
diapers, wipes, baby wash, and a sleep sack
*If you are not registered by January 8th by midnight ,
we will have not made you a layette.
Our January class for moms due in January, February, and March
(or anyone with an infant under 3 months of age
that haven't taken a class)
is set for January 12th 2017 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM~
We close the doors at about 15 minutes after the hour.
THIS CLASS REGISTRATION closes January 8th