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Healthy Beginnings

Join us on FacebookWe offer help and encouragement for parents and families…licensed nurses answering your questions -- “It’s like having your own private nurse.”

  1. Child development assessments and weight checks by nurses so you know what areas of development need extra attention. 
  2. TIPP safety survey and education to alert you to possible safety risks to your child. 
  3. ELMS language assessments to help you provide early language intervention and opportunities for your child. 
  4. Emotional and behavioral assessments along with encouragement ideas and information to make home-life more enjoyable. 
  5. Prenatal information helps you prepare for the birth of your baby and promote a healthier lifestyle during your pregnancy.

Healthy Beginnings Provides:

  • Suggestions for positive expectations & limits 
  • Prenatal parenting education 
  • Child health and developmental assessments by nurses 
  • Links to with other providers and referrals

Parenting Tips

  • Remember – “Back to Sleep” to avoid SIDS. 
  • Keep immunizations up-to-date. 
  • Keep child safety seat rear-facing as long as seat allows – around 30 lbs. Switch to forward facing and ride in a restraint until 80 lbs. 
  • Begin regular dental visits at one year of age. 
  • Read and play with your child daily. 
  • Hug your child and say “I love you” often.

Remember . . . you are constantly teaching and your children are constantly learning.

For more information, call 402-461-5263

Educational resources Include Information about:

  • Colic 
  • Sleep and wake patterns 
  • Sibling rivalry 
  • Separation anxiety 
  • Negativism and tantrums 
  • Sleep challenges 
  • Pacifiers and thumb sucking 
  • Potty training 
  • Formula and bottle feeding 
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Constipation and diarrhea 
  • Child Temperament 
  • Vitamins 
  • Immunizations and illnesses

Funded by :

  • Mary Lanning Healthcare
  • Grants & private donations
  • Nebraska Medicaid
  •  United Way of South Central Nebraska
  •  Community organizations and churches

For more information, call 402-461-5263