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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.


Our Services

Parenting Classes

Welcome to Welcome Baby! We offer a range of evidence-based curricula to help parents, guardians, and grandparents strengthen their parenting skills and build a relationship with their child(ren). Our classes are free and available to Durham County residents who care for children from birth to age 8. Please note that 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.

Giving Closet

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.


Contact Us

721 Foster St., Durham, NC 27701 

Tel: 919-560-7150

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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.



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