Welcome Baby is experiencing a change in service delivery due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Our new class schedule will be coming soon. Keep checking back and also follow us on Facebook. Car seat classes are scheduled by appointment in small groups. We offer drive through contactless pickup of clothing and diapers by appointment to Durham families. Donations are accepted Monday- Thursday from 8:30am-5pm. Please call for additional details. 919-560-7150.
Families, we will not be accepting donations
11/21-11-25 or 12/26-12/30
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 clothes, breastfeeding supplies and 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.
I just left the Welcome Baby Gifting Closet Event and it was an amazing experience! I am a new mom & resources like Welcome Baby are a HUGE help! Not only did they provide me with diapers, clothes, formula, & a stroller; they helped me to use the car seat properly & gave me a tutorial on wearing carriers. The entire team is so friendly & extremely informative. If they don’t have the answer they will direct you to who does. I feel so much more confident as a new mom after leaving there. I look forward to attending more of their events and classes. Carmen, Alfonso, & Cindy along with the other members of the team are so amazing & patient! Thank you for the hard work you put into your programs. I’m so grateful that these programs are available! If you haven’t been to Welcome Baby I highly recommend that you do!— Alexis Williams
I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much we enjoyed the car seat training last week. It was exceptionally informative, and it was clear that Alfonso was very knowledgeable and very passionate about the subject. After the training, we made adjustments to both of our car seats that will make transportation safer. This was a good use of time so thanks for putting it out there. I hope more parents take the time to do it.