Welcome Baby is facing several operational differences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current in-person classes are postponed until further notice. Visit our Facebook page to watch classes and discussions via live stream. Additionally, due to state regulations, the Giving Closet is no longer able to accept physical donations. Contact us at 919-560-7150 or email@example.com for more details.
Who We Are
Welcome Baby strives to strengthen families with young children by providing accurate child development information and emotional and practical support. Current research confirms that supportive family life is the greatest factor for a child’s success in school.
Welcome Baby offers parents, guardians and grandparents a range of evidence-based curricula to help strengthen parenting skills and build a strong relationship with their child(ren).
Classes are free and available to Durham County residents that care for children from birth to age 8. The schedule of courses varies with availability.
Car Seat Safety Classes
Welcome Baby's Car Seat Safety Program teaches families how to safely install and use car seats as well as review current laws and best practices.
Upon completion, families can purchase a car seat on a sliding fee scale.
Families can visit the Welcome Baby Giving Closet to receive clothing and accessories six times per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) for their children ages newborn to 5 years.
Maternity items like breastfeeding accessories are also available.
Cribs for Kids®
The goal of Cribs for Kids of Durham is to ensure a safe sleep environment for all newborns and to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
In April of 2011, Welcome Baby became a national Cribs for Kids chapter.
Welcome Baby purchases and distributes new Pack 'n Play porta-cribs to parents who need them in the Durham community. Each family receives Cribs for Kids safe sleep training before obtaining a crib.