More than 500 people attended the inaugural ‘Welcoming the Babies’ event at the Town Hall as part of the 2009 Children’s Festival.
Bankstown is the baby capital of Sydney with an estimated 2,700 babies born every year.
Mums and dads received gift bags containing useful products and information on breastfeeding, healthy food options, immunisation, the development of learning and motor skills, playgroups, community support, respite and child safety.
Every child also received a certificate and a native plant.
“It’s just a small way to say thank you to the new mums and dads who take on this big responsibility and give them a helping hand,” Mr Clare said.
Some of the organisations that ran information stalls and provided one-on-one advice and support on the day included:
- Bankstown Centrelink
- The Benevolent Society
- Creating Links Co-op
- Karitane Mothercraft Society
- Tresillian Family Care Centre
- Bankstown Family Day Care
- Bankstown Community Resource Group
- Bankstown City Library
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