Holidays and your little ones

| December 17, 2019
 

Holidays and your little ones

 
The holidays are upon us. It means lots of gatherings with families and friends, delicious food, cookies, candy, late nights and super-excited children!
 
Even though we all look forward to this fun time of year, we know that routines go out the window, eating habits will be in flux and excess sugar is inevitable. 
 
Babies and toddlers are being introduced to family members they’ve never met before. And although the adults are thrilled to meet new additions to the family fold, young children may be apprehensive and resistant.
 
If travel is in your future for the holidays this too can cause anxiety and concern for your little one. As they experience sitting in a car for hours or flying for the first time, it can be tiring and overwhelming with tears and irritability forthcoming.
 
And let’s not forget sleep! Just when you thought you had your child’s sleep ritual under control it will be turned upside down.
 
So are you stressed yet? Well don’t be. Give us a call at the Birth to Five Helpline. Our early childhood specialists can help you think through how to ward off holiday trepidation and make it a peaceful, fun-loving time as it should be.
 
Our Helpline specialists are available by phone/text at 877-705-KIDS (5437) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or you can send us a message.
 
 
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We made it easy to contact the Birth to Five Helpline! Now, with the touch of your finger, you can call, text or email your questions or concerns to our early childhood professionals!
 
It’s that easy to get the support you need!
 
Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download the Birth to Five Helpline app today!
 
 
Family support for the first five years
Healthy Families is a proven, caring, consistent family support program that is there for families from the first days until your baby turns 5!
 
The first years of a child’s life are full of excitement, milestones and questions. Families don’t have to do it alone, though. Healthy Families is a free, voluntary program to help make these first five years the best for your baby and your family.
 
To learn more, visit swhd.org/healthyfamilies! You can also call or text Healthy Families at (602) 427-4725 or email us at healthyfamilies@swhd.org.
 
 
Replenish your supply of Birth to Five Helpline materials with our NEW bilingual rack cards!
 
To request our free Birth to Five Helpline materials, please contact us at 877-705-KIDS (5437) or community@swhd.org.
 
Helpline door hangers (English or Spanish), Helpline rack cards (English/Spanish) and magnets are also available!
 
 
The Helpline is not a tipline!
 
Join us for one of our webinars to learn in 25-minutes-or-less how our Birth to Five Helpline offers so much more to you and the families you serve.
January 21, 2020 – 10 a.m.
February 18, 2020 – 10 a.m.
 
Email us to register at community@swhd.org.
 
 
Keep our directory up to date!
 
We receive calls from around Arizona and often need to refer families, caregivers and professionals to local services and resources. Keep our Birth to Five Helpline specialists up-to-date by sending program updates to community@swhd.org so we can better serve our Arizona community together!
 
Southwest Human Development’s Birth to Five Helpline is a free resource for anyone who has questions or concerns about young children – parents, grandparents, caregivers, early childhood and medical professionals. No problem is too big or too small for our early childhood specialists answering your call!
 
At 877-705-KIDS, our bilingual and compassionate specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Every child is different and we work with you to address your concerns and provide the right resources, right away, to support you and your child.
 
Call 877-705-KIDS or visit BirthToFiveHelpline.org today!

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