SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s been more than 20 years since Springfield’s Health and Human Resources Department began its community baby showers.
There’s a good reason so many expectant moms and young families came to the 21st annual Community Baby Shower at Springfield’s high school of commerce this weekend.
There were so many services, so many knowledgeable people to pass on advice on everything from what children should eat to the healthy development of babies, and the advice being shared wasn’t just for moms.
Brian Reyes of Springfield told 22News, “They’re very helpful. People who need diapers, help to be moms, that sort of thing.”
“I think it’s great for a lot of moms. The knowledge of the disability of laws,” said Roselyn Hadley of Springfield.
Various agencies work with the city’s Health and Human Services Department to provide the know-how necessary to give a child a good start in life.
Lisa Clinton told 22News, “It’s an excellent opportunity for people to come out and become aware of the resources available in the community, that they may otherwise be unaware of.”
The city’s Maternal Child Health Agency was also there to help the expectant and new mothers cope with their challenges.
One mom to be said she wants to make certain her baby gets the best start possible.