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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 to cope with the challenges of having a new baby, and managing 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. 

To view a video about the program, click here.


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


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.

Dads: The Basics

Dads: The Basics
Dads: The Basics
is a training designed for new Dads and is facilitated by Dads.

The goal of Dads: The Basics is to help men become more comfortable in their new role as fathers, provide a safe environment for men to openly discuss their greatest fears and concerns of fatherhood in a fun environment, increase your confidence, and feel comfortable caring for infants.

The course will teach new Dads the necessary skills to keep a baby healthy and happy, how to understand your partner’s needs and feelings during this life changing event, and available resources and support for new families.

Click HERE for information about registration and 2023 class dates and time.

2023 Childbirth Classes Flyer

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.

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