Parents find this newborn care class is a good addition to any childbirth class.
You will learn the capabilities and biologic needs are of your newborn baby so that you can provide responsive, loving care that will lay the foundation for a strong family bond.
This is a 2.5-hour virtual class. Private, in-person classes are now available. Understanding how these amazing little humans are wired and what they are capable of makes our new role as parents a bit easier to navigate.
Your Newborn Care class will include:
- Newborn appearance, capabilities and needs at birth
- Early bonding
- What the needs of families are during the 4th trimester
- Understanding babies' behavior
- Common feeding patterns within the early days to months
- Positions and techniques for burping
- Sleep patterns; Safe sleep environment; Ways to encourage sleep
- Soothing-Using the 5 S’s to calm your baby can work like magic!
- Safety-Holding, swaddling, checking temperature, signs of illness
- Bathing, skin care, nail care, umbilical cord care, diapering
You will also receive:
- A book with beautiful, color photos, a free companion web app with videos, and helpful printable PDFs
- A handout of many of my favorite newborn and infant related resources
- *New! A pre-recorded class is now available to watch at your own pace.
Upcoming Newborn Care Classes:
Virtual class date: Saturday July 22nd from 10AM-12:30 PM
Class fee is $75 per family for this virtual class and includes the beautifully done book from CCI.
NEW OFFERING: If you prefer to purchase the recorded class to learn at your own pace, the fee is $75 and includes the book and a 30 minute private Zoom meeting to answer your specific questions.
PRIVATE SESSION: A 2.5 Hour Private In-person class is available. This includes the book Understanding Postpartum and Newborn Care and the pre-recorded class to review before or after baby arrives. Contact me for scheduling.
Fun Facts about how Newborn Babies Develop:
Touch experienced in early life affects how we grow and develop. It teaches babies about being human. For preterm babies, in particular, positive touch=growth.
Tummy Time starts right after birth. A laid back position of the parent with baby on their belly enables them to lift their head and seek out the breast.
By 25-26 weeks babies have been shown to respond to outside noises and voices. In the third trimester, they have seen babies' heart rate increase when their parent talked. This is a great opportunity for dads-to-be and partners to bond.
Babies develop taste preferences while in the womb. So eat a variety of healthy foods to avoid a picky eater later!
You cannot spoil your baby by holding them too much in the early months. The womb gives babies the feeling of being held continuously.
Wearing you baby in a sling or infant carrier helps them with head and neck control, calms them, increases breastfeeding, and helps them learn their days and nights (this one takes some time).
Build your confidence in birth & new parenthood with more classes!
Childbirth Academy Online Class
No time or challenging schedules making it hard to join a virtual class? You can still get prepared! Check out my new offering The Childbirth Academy.
This 3-hour virtual class covers all the essentials you need for a healthy start to breastfeeding your newborn.
Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class
Become a more informed consumer with skills to confidently navigate our maternity care system for a more positive birth experience.
Not seeing what you need? I also offer private, accelerated, customized classes for childbirth or combining topics such as comfort measures for birth, newborn care and breastfeeding. The fee is $75/hour for virtual class and $85/hour for in-person. These often are 3-4 hours based on needs. Contact me for availability.