Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Keep your family's smallest safest with help from Montco.
Do you have questions about car seats? It is hard to keep track of what age, weight, height or size your child needs to be to switch types of safety seats. From baby carriers, to booster seats, seats with backs and seats without, parents can have total confusion about which seat can keep your child safe. Thankfully, the county's Department of Health is here to help. Child safety seats save lives, but only when they are installed and used properly. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one to thirteen according to crash data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Association. In 2011, nine children, from newborns to age 8, lost their lives in vehicle crashes in …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Tons of clothes, toys, books, videos, and more on sale this Saturday and Sunday in Eagleviile.
It's consignment sale time and that means you can stock up on the stuff you need for your ever-growing children. Tons of clothes, toys, bikes, books, videos, games, furniture and more are yours at great prices this weekend at Lower Providence Volunteer Fire Company, 3199 Ridge Pike in Eagleville. The sale starts this Saturday, April 20 at 8 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. The sale continues on Sunday, April 21 at 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. with everything 50% off on that second day. Over 180 families have contributed goods to the sale, making it one of the largest of it's kind in the area. Some of the items you'll find for sale include: Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the sale. Go to smartmomssale.com for more details.
The county offers tips for child sleeping safety.
Friday, April 19
Since newborns sleep about 16 hours a day, it’s important to know how to help protect them from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep related dangers, like suffocation. SIDS is the sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant under one year of age that cannot be attributed to other causes. Most SIDS deaths occur when a baby is between two and four months old. Approximately ninety percent of all SIDS deaths occur before a baby is six months old. Suffocation often occurs when heavy bedding material, like blankets or crib bumpers, blocks fresh air flow to a baby’s mouth and nose. Some infants have suffocated by being wedged into the edges of the bed or couch. Sadly, many infants have been suffocated when a …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The infant stopped breathing. Cause of death is being investigated.
A 3-month-old baby girl died Wednesday when she stopped breathing. Her mother, a Norristown resident, was visiting the Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr, according to authorities. After attempts to rescue the child failed, she was pronounced dead at Bryn Mawr Hospital, said reports. Bryn Mawr Patch reports that the infant's death will be investigated. An inquest has been made, often standard procedure for the death of a baby, by the Montgomery County Coroner's office. For the full story on the death, visit Bryn Mawr Patch here. Patch will continue to follow the story, and more details will be added as they are made available.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Express-Times' "On this date" feature has a curious blurb about a baby left on a church doorstep 100 years ago today in Norristown.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- James Myers
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A small blurb in The Express-Times' "On this date" feature reprints a small post that looks to have appeared in a local newspaper (possibly The Times Herald) on Dec. 18, 1912. The post makes public notice of a baby girl left in a basket on the steps of First Presbyterian Church with a note pinned to the baby's clothes asking the local Reverend to find the child a good home. Read the small blurb as it was originally printed here.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Police Officer Matt Cubbler delivered a borough resident’s baby at 6:30 a.m. Thursday when he was first to arrive on an EMS call.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Crystal Merchant gave birth to Jorge Adric Gurreonero on Friday, Oct. 27.
According to a release issued by Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, on Friday, October 27 at 5:50 p.m., the Labor & Delivery Department of Einstein delivered their 100th baby since opening Sept. 29. The bundle of joy – a boy named Jorge Adric Gurreonero – was delivered by Crystal Franklin, certified nurse midwife. To celebrate the milestone, Jorge's mother, Crystal Merchant of Norristown, was given a gift basket by staff containing some new-born essentials. --- Related Story Norristown Couple's Baby First Born in New Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Norristown police are searching for Chrissie Williams, of Philadelphia, the mother of the child found earlier today.
The Norristown Police Department is searching the mother of a young child left unattended in the parking lot of Central Montgomery County Mental Heath & Mental Retardation on the 1100 block of Powell Street today, but have yet to locate the woman. The police are trying to determine the whereabouts of the child’s mother –Chrissie Williams, of Philadelphia. "We don’t know if the mother abandoned the baby, or maybe it was a babysitter, Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono told The Times Herald. "No one has contacted us, saying, 'my baby is missing.' And we believe she is the mother but we can’t find her." According to police, the eight month old black male was found on the 000 Block of East Spruce Street in at approximately 8:25 a.m. The baby…
Staff at Central Montgomery County MHMR found the child unattended in a stroller near their parking lot and notified authorities.
The Norristown Police Department has reportedly identified the mother of a young child left unattended in the parking lot of Central Montgomery County Mental Heath & Mental Retardation on the 1100 block of Powell Street today, but have yet to locate the woman. Staff at Central reportedly saw an unattended stroller on a patch of grass adjacent to their parking lot sometime around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and brought the small child, a boy, into the office just as this morning's rain started. Staff members reportedly checked with patients and visitors in the building looking for information on the child and notified authorities. Police arrived on the scene and notified Montgomery County Office of Children & Youth, who took the child into…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Rachel Fecho, of Norristown, was on her way to see her son in the emergency room when she found herself thrust into an emergency midwife situation.
Many moms have a good story about the day their baby was born, but not many have as good a child birth story as Norristown's Rachel Fecho – and it wasn't even her baby. Fecho, a branch manager for the Conshohocken Free Library, had left work around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, after her father called to say he and Fecho's young son were in the emergency room. The younger Fecho had dropped a railroad tie on his foot and his grandfather didn't like the look of the swelling. Fecho says she got to Montgomery Hospital at around 1:30 p.m. and was making her way to the emergency room entrance when she was thrust into what sounds like a scene from an action movie. "As I was walking into the front door of the emergency room, a car pulls up and the …