The Teddy Bear Den is an incentive program sponsored by the Utah chapter of March of Dimes that provides free baby care products to low-income pregnant women as incentives to practice healthy behaviors throughout their pregnancies.
Teddy Bear Den clients "earn" points toward items, such as diapers and infant clothing, through a variety of positive, health-promoting activities: attending prenatal care appointments, participating in prenatal education classes, keeping appointments for well-baby visits, earning a GED, breastfeeding, not smoking, etc.
We depend on items donated by businesses, individuals, and community groups to stock the Teddy Bear Den. Donated items help alleviate the significant financial burdens placed on low-income pregnant and parenting women by providing them with the baby care items they could not otherwise afford.
The Teddy Bear Den program also furthers the mission of March of Dimes by encouraging women to receive adequate prenatal care, an essential step in protecting against birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.