Public Health nurse Sandy O’Connor was concerned about Ludmila. She and her husband Petr had moved to Toronto from Eastern Europe the year before and were struggling with poverty, a new language and culture. A first time Mom with a week-old baby, she was isolated and scared. Petr worked two part-time jobs to make ends meet and Ludmila was stuck in their basement apartment with the new baby, few resources and no friends or family for support. Sandy called Moorelands knowing that we would prepare a Baby Bundle for Ludmila.
Baby Bundles assists our partners who work directly with new moms affected by poverty and their newborns. Baby Bundles not only provides basic toiletries, clothing and other items to help keep newborns warm and dry but is also used by public health nurses and other social services agencies to connect with new mothers. This connection promotes infant care education and encourages much needed interaction between mother and baby.