Parenting The Newborn (including First Aid)

Parenting the NewbornMany parents feel that they want MORE information on baby care and breastfeeding than we can fit into our childbirth preparation courses. So we also offer a Parenting The Newborn course, taught by experienced childbirth and breastfeeding educators and postpartum doulas, to help parents-to-be feel confident in caring for their new babies.

Topics discussed include:

The Fourth Trimester

  • crying and comforting
  • swaddling
  • sleeping arrangements

Breastfeeding beyond the first weeks

  • challenges, how to avoid them and deal with them
  • pumping and saving breastmilk
Baby Care

  • diapering
  • bathing
  • baby wearing

Infant First Aid

  • infant choking procedures
  • infant CPR
  • infant seizures
  • poisoning
  • allergic reactions
  • prevention of childhood related injuries

Schedule:  3 consecutive Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.

Location:  The Mothering Touch Centre

Fee:  $130 (+GST) for two co-parents

Register for this class at the same time as your Childbirth Preparation Class for a $15 discount.  Please pay by phone or in-store to take advantage of this discount. 

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Upcoming Dates:


  • Thursdays, June 1 - 15, 2017 (FULL)

  • Thursdays, July 6 - 20, 2017

  • Thursdays, August 3 - 17, 2017

  • Thursdays, September 7 - 21, 2017

  • Thursdays, October 5 -19, 2017

  • Thursdays, November 2 - 16, 2017


Our Pricing Policy
We try to be as accurate as possible on our website and printed materials. However, errors happen! Prices may be changed without notice.

Our Refund Policy
A refund of the course fee, minus a 15% administrative fee, is possible until two weeks before the beginning of the course.  If you are unable to attend the course for a medical reason, a full refund will be given.  No refunds will be issued after the course begins, even if the absence is due to medical reasons.