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New arrivals get safe start at North Country Hospital with safety-inspired Baby Swag Bag

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital will be welcoming the youngest members of the NEK with their own “Baby Swag Bag” to take home when they leave the hospital.

North Country Hospital and Maternal Child Health have developed a special gift package just for new parents. The Baby Swag Bag is a colorful, re-usable and compact backpack filled with items designed to keep the baby safe at different stages of development.

Preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States, so being well-informed and taking precautions is in everyone’s best interest.

Babies are born to be inquisitive and active and it’s important to nurture this in all children, but to also make sure that they stay safe while discovering their new world.

“Whether it’s a new baby or an addition to a growing family, parents will want to stay current on new ideas and products that can help keep their latest family member out of harm’s way,” said Beth Barnes, Community Outreach Specialist with North Country Hospital. “Learning about a few safety tips at each stage of baby’s development is a great way to make sure they will grow up curious, active and safe.”

Safe sleeping guidelines and information on breastfeeding will be included, along with information on preventing TV/furniture tip-overs.

Added to the bag are cabinet and drawer locks, a TV anti tip strap, outlet plug covers, baby choke tube, poison control information and other items to help parents stay one step ahead of their little one at all stages.

The Baby Swag Bag project has been made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

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