It always seems like there are an endless amount of things to take care of before bringing your new baby home for the first time. Baby proofing is important- but for pet owners, it extends beyond the usual room-to-room safety precautions. That’s right, not only should your home be prepared for you...
Posted: March 10, 2016
Parents: Think you can spot a developmental milestone? Take the milestones quiz to find out! Developmental milestones are skills that mark a child’s development; things most children can do by a certain age. Milestones like babbling, finding hidden objects, and playing alongside or with other kids...
Posted: March 27, 2015
Come and Join Us for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 7th!
Posted: March 18, 2015
The Magic of Everyday Moments Campaign was developed in partnership by ZERO TO THREE and the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute L.L.C. These resources are designed to help parents and other caregivers understand and gain ideas for how to use simple, everyday moments to promote your child’s ...
Posted: December 08, 2014
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to have only one baby- it’s definitely less hectic, and your wallet will thank you for not having to set up multiple college funds. And what child wants their parent’s divided attention? …Well, at least until their teenage years! But because your only-ch...
Posted: July 14, 2014
​Taking your little one on an airplane doesn’t have to be chaotic! Sure, some crying is bound to happen… but here are some helpful tips to ensure the trip isn’t all bad!
Posted: July 08, 2014
​Posted Tuesday, July 1 on KY Forward: “HANDS in Kentucky brings expectant parents a ‘support’ curriculum through home visits” A Kentucky health-care program that focuses on families who are pregnant or expecting a baby currently supports around 12,000 households in an effort to prom...
Posted: July 02, 2014
​CN|2 does a story on the Clark County HANDS Program, and explains how it’s outreach promotes a positive future for newborns. To see the whole story, visit: http://mycn2.com/politics/clark-co-promotes-positive-future-for-newborns-with-program-aimed-at-parents
Posted: July 01, 2014
It always seems like there are an endless amount of things to take care of before bringing your new baby home for the first time. Baby proofing is important- but for pet owners, it extends beyond the usual room-to-room safety precautions. That’s right, not only should your home be prepared for you...
Posted: June 30, 2014
Amber addresses frequent concerns parents may have about the HANDS program, and explains what you can expect from a home visit!
Posted: June 23, 2014
Shawna spreads the word on what the HANDS program is all about! From parenting tips to creating a support system for your family- we’re here to meet the unique needs of you and your baby!
Posted: June 23, 2014
Jamie is currently pregnant with her second daughter- but because it’s been six years since she’s had a newborn in the house, she knew it would be a good idea to have some extra help! Learn how HANDS helped to refresh Jamie’s memory on being a new parent!
Posted: June 23, 2014
Candi was blessed with twin boys through a Foster-Parent program, but since she didn’t have those extra 9-months of preparation she turned to HANDS for assistance! Candi describes how she learned that there is much more to being a parent than just “teaching them the ABCs”.
Posted: June 11, 2014
On a hot day like today there is nothing better then taking a relaxing dip in the pool with your little one. Here are some tips on how to keep you and your little one safe!
Posted: June 10, 2014
Here are some tips to keeping your little one safe and cool during these hot summer months!
Posted: June 09, 2014
When Patricia found out she was pregnant, she was both excited and nervous. She wanted a friend who she could confide in…and she explains how HANDS was able to give that to her.
Posted: June 04, 2014
After trying for so many years, Sharon was amazed when she finally became pregnant…but needed a few pointers to get her going in the right direction. She describes how her HANDS Home Visitor really helped provide her the information she needed and recommends that everyone takes advantage of the fr...
Posted: June 04, 2014
Natalie and Christopher realized they were not prepared to take on Parenthood alone, so they reached out to the HANDS program. In turn, they explain how it made their lives easier and ultimately conclude that “If we can do it so can you”.
Posted: June 04, 2014
The time has finally come; your little bundle of joy is growing bigger, and so are their fingernails. Although the thought of handling a pair of scissors around your newborn seems pretty scary, clipping your baby’s growing fingernails is actually a very quick and easy task. Just take a deep breath...
Posted: June 02, 2014
Bonding is the intense attachment that develops between parents and their baby. It makes parents want to shower their baby with love and affection. Bonding gets parents up in the middle of the night to feed their hungry baby and makes them attentive to their baby’s wide range of needs. The stro...
Posted: May 29, 2014
HANDS Home Visitors are there to talk, listen, give advice and offer fun, new parenting techniques so you can gain the confidence needed to become the BEST parent you can be. HANDS Home Visitors will never judge you or lecture you. In this interview, Sharon explains her experience with HANDS Hom...
Posted: May 27, 2014
Cooking for your baby is easy, saves money and provides fresh food without any preservatives or additives. You can begin adding soft, solid foods to your baby’s diet at about four months. Introduce one food at a time and avoid any foods that could trigger an allergic reaction (strawberries, cit...
Posted: May 24, 2014
Creating the most nurturing growth environment possible when you’re expecting will help give your unborn baby a head start on a healthy life!
Posted: May 23, 2014
Every new mother wants what’s best for her baby. While for some that means breastfeeding, infant formula offers another option. Formula comes in ready-to-use liquids as well as liquid or powder concentrates to mix with water. Most baby formula comes from cow’s milk, but special formulas creat...
Posted: May 22, 2014