Sanford Children's CHILD Services

Sanford Children's CHILD Services

Opening soon on Jan. 13, 2020

Sanford Children’s CHILD Services offers multiple services, educational information and classes to parents and child caregivers under one location. We provide services that cover baby basics, breastfeeding, safe home guidelines and day care resources. Learn more about Sanford Children’s CHILD Services below.

Our Services

New Arrivals Breastfeeding Support

Our certified lactation consultants provide breastfeeding help, whether you’re a new or experienced mom. We can answer questions, help you find the right breastfeeding positions and tackle other issues.

Don’t wait until discouragement sets in. A lactation consultant can help you get started and partner with you through challenges. Speak to a lactation consultant or postpartum nurse by calling our lactation support hotline in Sioux Falls at (605) 328-7120. Our consultants are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Parenting Resources

Parenting Navigator

We’re here to support you on your parenting journey. At the Sanford Children’s CHILD Services, we’ll help you: 

  • Gain an understanding of your child’s development
  • Get answers to your parenting questions


Sanford Children’s Parent Navigators at this location are specially trained in working with parents to find answers to their everyday parenting questions. We’ll help you understand parenting topics such as: 

  • Accomplishing toilet training 
  • Balancing life
  • Learning effective discipline techniques
  • Managing stress
  • Recognizing what your child’s behaviors are saying
  • Setting bedtime routines
  • Understanding your child’s learning style
  • Working through temper tantrums

Safety Center

Visit the Sanford Children's Safety Center to learn how to create a safe home environment for your family. We have several demonstration areas exhibiting proper child safety proofing in homes. Our safety specialists are on-site to answer you and your family’s safety questions.

At the Sanford Children’s Safety Center, our safety education materials and checklists are free for families. We also have child safety products available for purchase.

Our products include:

  • Choke tube tester
  • Cord safety items
  • Doorknob covers
  • Drawer and cabinet locks
  • Edge and corner bumpers
  • Finger pinch guards
  • Gates
  • Outlet covers
  • Spout guards
  • Water temperature gauges


We provide walk-in car seat checks every weekday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Childcare Provider Resources

We have services designed to support family day care providers. You play an important role in the lives of children, and CHILD Services is here to support you as you promote the health, safety and development of the children in your care.

The experts at Sanford Health partner with members of these organizations:

  • City of Sioux Falls
  • Early Childhood Enrichment programs
  • Family Day Care Network


Find more resources for child care providers.