Help at hand for young parents

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Becoming a parent is one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges in life and it makes a big difference if you receive support along the way – that’s why we’re asking for help to make things just a little easier for some new Logan mums.

Through their work in the community, Logan Together’s Support for Young Mum’s project group have identified the need to provide some additional support to women who are embarking on their parenting journey under 19 years of age.

After talking to service providers and young parents themselves, the group saw the need for a “goodie bag” designed specifically to help young people receive information and practical items that would assist them as they began their vital roles as mums.

Logan Hospital receives approximately 300 young mums each year and the group is keen to start distributing Goodie Bags from October this year but to do it they need  the support of individuals, community groups and businesses to stock the bags.

The bags will include information on support groups and services in the Logan area, as well as fact sheets on common new born issues and the importance of attachment parenting, but help is needed to source practical items to give our young parents a hand.

Newborn nappies, wipes, maternity pads and breast pads, nappy disposal bags, muslin wraps, hand sanitizer and nappy rash cream are all needed. The group are also looking to include a little treat for the mum with items such as scented lip balm, hand cream or bath products all being good options.

Financial support to purchase the required items is being co-ordinated by the Logan Together backbone team and you can contact Jen Kyriacou on 3382 1163 or j.kyriacou@griffith.edu.au to contribute.

If you have any questions or want to discuss other methods of making a contribution, please contact Nadine Lepre at The Benevolent Society on 07 3441 3030 or Nadine.Lepre@benevolent.org.au.

All contributors will be acknowledged and listed with an insert in each bag and will also receive a certificate of appreciation from Logan Together, as well as a mention on the Logan Together website www.logantogether.org.au and Facebook page.

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