Baptist North Mississippi, other community groups partner to give new parents a head start

The Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) United Way Excel By 5 Coalition partners with Baptist North Mississippi each year to provide newborn packets to every family who delivers at the hospital.

The packets include an Early Childhood Resource Guide, a high-quality DVD modeling safe and healthy newborn care, a  picture book for babies, critical safety resources such as plug covers, and other information and materials to support new parents. The newborn packets were designed in collaboration with Baptist North Mississippi and are distributed in conjunction with the hospital’s own newborn care materials. Oxford University Bank volunteered to help stuff the packets this year with the United Way staff and nurses at the hospital.