Maternal Child Health Information Hotline:  1-800-642-7837

Cribs For Kids
Infants needs a safe place to sleep. Cribs for Kids is a safe-sleep education program for families to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments. Families who qualify for this program and complete an education program can receive a Graco Pac-N-Play for a fee.

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Newborn Postpartum Home Visits
Taylor County’s Health Department Newborn Postpartum Home Visits Program is provided to all Taylor County residents on a voluntary basis to assist new moms after the birth of their child. Visits are arranged at home for convenience and personal one-on-one attention. An assessment of the mother and baby is completed to identify and address any health concerns. A variety of health and parenting topics are discussed, including caring for the newborn, nutritional needs and feeding, safety issues, family planning options, breastfeeding, postpartum depression and development of the newborn.

Parenting the First Year Newsletter
Becoming a parent is an exciting change in your life, but it can be a stressful and trying time, too. To answer questions new parents might have, all residents of Taylor County can receive “Parenting the First Year” and “Parenting the Second and Third Year” newsletters free by mail. These newsletters are provided by the Taylor County UW-Extension Office. The newsletters, sponsored by Taylor County and the Medford Kiwanis, contain the latest information on child development, child guidance, language development, nutrition, health, safety, child care, changes in family life and much more. Please contact UW-Extension at 748-3327.

Please contact the Health Department at 715 . 748 . 1410  for more information on any of these programs.