Riley, KS- Riley County Health Department is pleased to invite expecting and/or new parents to the first annual Community Baby Shower on June 4, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Family and Child Resource Center located at 2101 Claflin Ave (east end, upper-level entrance). No registration is required. The event will be held rain or shine.

The Community Baby Shower will provide safe sleep bundles to families while supplies last. A safe sleep bundle includes a pack and play, safe sleep sack, pacifier, and the book “What to Expect in the First Year.” Safe sleep training, resources, and books will be available in Spanish and English at the event. Resources are intended for families with children up to 2 years of age.

Community partners will also be present with parenting resources and educational materials along with light snacks, games, and fun. The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program will have two certified safe sleep instructors at the event. Families are encouraged to attend together and children of all ages are welcome.

“Educating the community on safe sleep is a priority for the Maternal and Child Health program,” said Breva Spencer, Maternal and Child Health Supervisor. “We hope the event will bring education and awareness and decrease sleep-related deaths in Riley County by providing safe sleep bundles to the community.”

The event is funded through a grant from Safe Kids Kansas. The MCH program hopes to secure funds in the future and host the Community Baby Shower annually.

Find more information about the Community Baby Shower and Maternal and Child Health online at by calling (785) 776-4779 ext 7664.  Follow Riley County Health Department on Facebook Rileycountyhealthdepartment, Twitter @RileyCoHealth Instagram @rileycountyhd.