For new parents hoping to save money on baby supplies, breastfeeding is a great way to go. It may not be ideal for everybody, but if you're thinking about it, consider going to the World Breastfeeding Awareness Fair.
It's being put on by the Pima County Health Department, and offers information, advice and activities for new parents, expectant parents, caregivers and children. Lactation consultants and pediatricians will be on hand, as well as expert guest speakers and vendors.
The event will also have demonstrations on play activities to stimulate early development, dental screenings, WIC enrollment, baby health checks and nutrition information.
Fun activities such as a mobile farmer's market, a play area for the kids and free raffles and giveaways are also on the agenda.
The Healthy from the Start: World Breastfeeding Awareness Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 1 at the Herbert K. Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road. Admission is free.
Pima County Health Department is also collecting diapers for the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona throughout the month of July. It hopes to provide 15,000 kids diapers. Receptacles are in the lobby of the Herbert K. Abrams Public Health Center.
For information, call 243-7804.