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New Parent Support Program (NPSP)

The New Parent Support Program is a FREE voluntary program to help military families with young children adapt to parenthood and thrive as healthy families. Program benefits are available to active duty military families who are expecting a child or who have a child up to three years of age. Private, in-home support for new parents is the main focus of the NPSP. The NPSP is staffed with nurses who can provide one-on-one support and guidance for expecting and new parents. This program can also assist parents cope with the challenges of having a new baby, and manage the demands of parenting-and sometimes single parenting-when the service member is deployed. The program includes access to books, booklets, DVDs and other materials on parenting. NPSP services are offered throughout Joint Base San Antonio. 

Fore more information, click here.

JBSA-Lackland
1100 Wilford Hall Loop, Building 4554
3rd Floor, B Wing 

Phone: 210-292-5967

 

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
2270 Stanley Road, Building 198

Phone: 210-221-1996


 

JBSA-Randolph
221 3rd Street West

Phone: 210-652-6308

 

Safe Sleep for Babies


Always place babies on their backs to sleep at night and at nap time. Babies who sleep on their backs are less likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Babies should always sleep in a crib. The safest place for a baby is in the same room as the parents but alone in a separate sleep area.

Keep loose objects, soft toys, and bedding out of the baby's sleep area. Do not use pillows and blankets in a baby's sleeping area. A baby should sleep in a crib with only a tight fitting sheet.

Avoid letting your baby overheat during the night. A baby should be dressed lightly for sleep. Set the room temperature in a range that is comfortable for a lightly clothed adult.

Do not use crib bumpers. These do not reduce injuries and can cause suffocation.

Avoid smoking. Both maternal smoking during pregnancy and secondhand smoke after birth should be avoided.

Breastfeeding is recommended for at least the first six months of life. Breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of SIDS. 

Soothing a Crying Baby


 

Does your baby need:

Feeding? Burping? Diapering?

 

Feeling Frustrated:

Call family or a friend.
Place your baby in a safe environment and walk away to calm down.

 

Is your baby:

Ill or feverish? Seek medical attention!

Too cold? Too warm? Try:
Offering a pacifier, warm bath or toy.
Cuddling or rocking. Reading, singing or playing music.

 

Changing baby’s environment:

Take baby for a stroller walk. Take baby for a car ride.

 

NEVER shake your baby! For more information, click here.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Classes - for Expectant Parents

Provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants

(Expectant mothers and fathers are encouraged to attend.)

 

Held every second or third Saturday afternoon of each month from 1 - 3 p.m. at SAMMC.

 

Contact SAMMC Lactation Office to register: 210-916-0139

Click here for local WIC breastfeeding resources.

 

Car Seat Safety



Family Advocacy is partnering with SafeKids USA to provide a child safety seat clinic. We will be providing safety seat check-ups, installation education, and recall checks.

Click here for more info on Car Seat Clinics.

 

Need help on which car seat is best for your baby or child? Would you like to learn more about the best practices for car seat safety? We can help!

Click here for more info on Car Seat 101 Classes.