Living in might be seen as a series of welcomes: a new resident information package that is delivered to your door upon request, joining Newcomers Club, starting school, making new friends at Junior Women’s Club, Women’s Club, Golf Club, the Wyoming Swim Club, or the Recreation Center. New this month, will add another warm greeting to the list: Welcome Home Baby!

The Fire & EMS Department already offers a welcome home program for adults returning from the hospital or surgery. (Residents can request a Fire & EMS Department member stop by to help adult residents understand their discharge instructions and go over prescription lists). The Welcome Home Baby program will offer similar help to new parents in understanding discharge orders, completing a home safety check, car seat check, and offering other infant safety tips.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this important to our new babies and their families,” says Fire Chief Steve Owens.

A Care Package Comes with the Visit

In addition to the safety tips, families will receive a grab-bag that includes things new parents can use. This will have everything from a Calm Baby Gently board book (donated by the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Hospital Medical Center), and poison control stickers from the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center, to a certificate acknowledging your baby as ’s newest resident.

Parents will also find a coupon for $50 off a session of newborn or family photography at Wendy Magee Photography, and  CWC is offering a gift certificate for baby biscuits, made especially for the program by owners Kelly Trush and Caitlin Steininger.  And for that first date night out – there’s a coupon for half-off an entrée with the purchase of another meal at Tela.  Plus, there’s also a discount for hair, pedicure, manicure, waxing, and other services at Bombshell Beauty at Parlour on the Pike.

You can schedule your Welcome Home Wyoming Baby care package through the City’s website under the Requests tab.

Businesses that would like to participate in the care package can get more information by emailing

Editor’s note: The original image that ran with this post—depicting a baby lying on her belly in a basket—has been replaced. Please see Cradle Cincinnati for more information on safe sleep.