Best Care for Better Babies

Best Care for Better Babies is a home visitation program serving pregnant women and new parents with infants up to 6 months of age. Home visits provide one-on-one time with parents and help increase their knowledge of their infants’ health and development.

Best Care for Better Babies is delivered by experienced nurses in four counties: Clay, Dickinson, O’Brien, and Osceola counties, with Spencer Hospital Community Health Services overseeing the Clay County program. These nurses are specially trained in:

  • Prenatal and Postpartum Care
  • Developmental Milestones
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Nutritional Guidance
  • Community Resources
  • Immunizations
  • Car Seat Safety

Best Care for Better Babies Services

  • Home Visits: Individualized in-home visits provide one-on-one time with parents. These scheduled visits help increase parents’ knowledge of their children’s growth and development.
  • Screenings:  Developmental screenings assess overall health, development, language, hearing and vision with the goal of preventing difficulties later in life.
  • Resource Network:  Best Care for Better Babies staff is familiar with area resources and will help coordinate efforts to locate appropriate services for each family’s unique needs.

If you would like to hear more about Best Care for Better Babies or wish to visit with a staff member in your area, please contact:

Clay County Phone: (712) 264-6451
Fax: (712) 264-6470