Felicia Griffin and Cordell Burke of St. Paul’s River, Quebec, are the proud parents of the first baby born in 2018 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony.
Maddox Burke was born Jan. 2.
An infant car seat, donated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) under the Infant Car Seat Program, was presented to the parents and their new son, a brother for Kael.
Physicians in the province have been providing safe rides home for newborns at hospitals for more than 30 years.
Through the NLMA, the first baby born in the New Year at the 10 hospitals that perform deliveries in Newfoundland and Labrador receives a car seat. The program encourages parents to use approved car seats for their children from the moment they leave the hospital as newborns.