Baby Care 101 Class
Babies don’t come with manuals, this is the next best thing!
What is covered in the Baby Care 101 class?
As with pregnancy and childbirth, all new parents need to develop confidence in their parenting abilities. The Baby Care 101 class covers all the areas that new parents are concerned about. This class covers basic newborn care including normal infant behaviour and appearance (bathing, diapers, crying, soothing, breastfeeding), knowing when baby is sick and what to do, understanding newborn tests and procedures, vaccinations, circumcision, starting first foods, and major milestones and what to expect.
The class includes hands on instruction and practice of diapering, bathing, burping, and soothing. This is a fun interactive class for expectant parents and support people.
In addition to the Baby Care 101 Class that follows the Lamaze® Prenatal Childbirth Preparation Class, Shelley also provides the option of Private In-Home Classes. The content is personalized to your unique learning needs in the privacy and comfort of your own home in either two or three sessions for a total of nine hours. If making it to group classes is difficult, this might be the best option for you.
More information and FAQ
I was a teenager when my sibling was born, I have experience with newborns. Do I still need to take a class?
My mother and mother-in-law have told me very different parenting ideas than what I hear my friends talking about. Is there an additional fee to bring grandparents along to the Baby Care 101 class to learn what is new and how things have changed?
My sister has told me that I need to get this baby on a good feeding and sleep schedule from day one. She did cry it out with her kids. I am confused over what to believe. Is the Newborn Sleep Foundations class for me?
Which class is the best to attend? What are the options?
Lamaze® Prenatal Childbirth Preparation Class (Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3 pm)
Baby Care 101 Class (Saturday following Lamaze® class 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
Newborn Sleep Foundations (Sunday following Lamaze® class 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
You have the option of attending just one, two or all three! The core class is the Lamaze® prenatal childbirth education class to prepare you for birth and the early postpartum period. These classes are the only 2 day weekend workshop in the area and run from 9:00-3:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.
For those wishing more in depth content on caring for a newborn there is a class from 3:30-5:30 on Saturdays following the Lamaze® childbirth preparation class. This content covers everything you need to know about newborn care to six months from normal infant behaviour, appearance, to bathing and changing diapers. As well, it covers feeding, when baby is sick, vaccinations, tests and procedures, and community resources.
On the Sunday, following the Lamaze® preparation class, there is a class from 3:30 to 5:30 on infant sleep. This content covers everything new parents need to learn safe sleep practices, and how to get infant sleep off to a good start. The number one complaint of new parents is the lack of sleep! This class is designed to help ease that transition through the development of a plan.
Private In-Home Classes are another option. The content is personalized to your unique learning needs in the privacy and comfort of your own home in either two or three sessions for a total of nine hours. If making it to group classes is difficult, this might be the best option for you.
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Upcoming Baby Care Class Dates
Prenatal Childbirth Education & Lamaze®
Register for a Lamaze® class and save 50% off of the Baby Care 101 class, conveniently held in a short workshop format after Lamaze® Class.
Positive Sleep Foundations
Register for a Lamaze® class and save 50% off Positive Sleep Foundations class, conveniently held in a short workshop format after Lamaze® Class.
Lamaze® Refresher Course
This refresher class is designed especially for experienced parents who already have an older child or children and is offered online or in home.