Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at Sugar Land invites new and expectant moms – along with their partners and babies – to the annual Community Baby Shower from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Thursday, Aug. 1. This event will be held in the Brazos Pavilion Conference Center on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus.


The event will feature demonstrations on how to safely use baby carriers, presentations on the importance of safe sleeping practices, and a Sugar Land police officer will speak about car seat safety. In addition, lactation consultants from the Childbirth Center will be available to talk one-on-one with moms and provide guidance and support.


“This is a great opportunity for new moms to speak directly with someone who understands their concerns,” said Donna Timmer, lactation consultant. “There will be great discussions and information provided at this event; it’s been a very beneficial experience for our attendees in previous years.”


Timmer says attendees are welcome to stop by any time during the shower. Demonstrations will be repeated several times throughout the event, and light refreshments will be provided. Attendees can also participate in several door prize drawings.


“This is a fun event, but it’s also a great outreach program,” Timmer said. “Our goal is to celebrate new and expectant moms, as well as help them learn techniques they need to know in order to care for their newborns. Sometimes a mom gets home from the hospital and realizes that she needs additional support or information, and we’re here to help.”


Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital hosts its annual Community Baby Shower in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week. Visit events.houstonmethodist.org/babyshower-sl for more information.