New Parents

The KIT FOR NEW PARENTS program has been temporarily paused. No new kit orders will be accepted after June 20, 2024. The program will resume in the fall. If you are looking for a kit, you may contact First 5 San Diego and pick one up from their office, or you may contact your local library and pick one up there. It is recommended to call in advance to ensure the kits are available.

First 5 San Diego provides the Kit for New Parents – a free parenting resource that includes advice and useful tips to best prepare them for the joys and challenges of parenting. The kit, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean, includes parenting resources, such as:

  • A Guidebook – Topics range from healthy teeth to childcare to safety and discipline. All materials are divided by “ages and stages” so parents can easily find the answers for their child’s age.
  • What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick – This easy-to-read book answers questions parents have about their child’s health and common illnesses. This is a great guide for helping new parents know when to treat an illness at home and when to call or see a doctor.
  • “Numbers” (Baby’s First Book) – An interactive reading adventure for parents and babies to enjoy together. Filled with stimulating colors and textures to encourage brain development, babies can touch and feel textures throughout the book.

For more information or to receive a Kit for New Parents, call 1-888-5 FIRST 5 (1-888-534-7785) or select from the following options: