Conway Regional Health System will provide a “Baby Zone” for mothers of infants and young children who attend Conway’s annual Toad Suck Daze festival over the weekend.
The Baby Zone, located on the lawn of the Faulkner County Courthouse, will provide mothers with privacy and a clean area to take care of any of their child’s needs. A complimentary diaper-changing table and chairs for breastfeeding will be provided for multiple women to take care of their babies’ needs at the same time. The Baby Zone will be open Friday from 3-8 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Babies don’t give their mothers a lot of warning when it comes time to eat or when they need a clean diaper and public settings can be very challenging for moms,” said Mary Salazar, Director of Women’s and Infants’ Services at Conway Regional Health System. “It’s our hope that these stations will take some of the stress off moms so they can take care of business and get back to enjoying the festivities with their families.”
Conway Regional also will provide two hand sanitizer booths for festival-goers who want to be mindful of keeping their hands germ-free during the weekend. Hand sanitizer booths will be located at the intersection of Oak and Parkway Streets and at the corner of Front and Main Streets. They will be open the normal hours of Toad Suck Daze.
These booths are staffed by Conway Regional employees who are volunteering to provide these services to festival goers.