Please Note: ALL Registered Classes are being offered ONLINE, via ZOOM, for the duration of the COVID pandemic.
The Parenting the Newborn class put my partner and me on the same page about how we were going to take care of our baby. Now our little Olivia has arrived, we are using so many of the tips and tricks Eva taught us. Thank you!
Many parents feel that they want MORE information on baby care and lactation than we can fit into our childbirth preparation courses. So we also offer a Parenting The Newborn course, taught by experienced childbirth and lactation educators and postpartum doulas, to help parents-to-be feel confident in caring for their new babies.
We approach the issue of baby care from the perspective of the baby. What does this little mammal need from us? How can we meet those needs? How can we enjoy our baby and develop a connection? We look in depth at breast/chestfeeding and what we can do to facilitate good practices from the very beginning. And we learn how to keep our babies safe.
Topics covered include:
- crying and comforting
- sleeping arrangements
Breast/chestfeeding beyond the first weeks
- the stages of lactation
- normal breastfed-baby behaviour
- challenges, how to avoid them and overcome them
- pumping and saving your milk
Infant First Aid
- infant choking procedures
- infant CPR
- infant seizures
- allergic reactions
- prevention of childhood related injuries
Schedule: Classes run on three consecutive weekdays evenings from 7pm to 9pm. When there is high demand we somtimes add classes which run on a slightly different schedule.
Location: Online Via Zoom
Fee: $150 (+GST) for two co-parents.
If you are parenting your baby alone, please feel free to bring along an adult who will be supporting you in the first few months. If your baby is going to have more than two parents, please call us. We can make arrangement for the whole family to attend.
Which date to choose? It is best to register for a class that begins after your 28th week of pregnancy and ends before your 38th week. You should register for your prenatal class as soon as possible as dates fill up quickly. If you have any difficulties selecting a class that fits with your dates, please contact us.
Register for this class at the same time as your Childbirth Preparation Class for a $20 discount. Use the Coupon Code "parenting" to claim the discount.
Upcoming Dates:Thu Nov 5 - Nov 19, 2020
Mon Nov 16 - Nov 30, 2020
Thu Nov 26 - Dec 10, 2020
Mon Dec 7 - Dec 21, 2020
Thu Jan 7-21, 2020
Mon Jan 11-25, 2021
Thu Jan 28- Feb 11, 2021
Thu Feb 18 - Mar 4, 2021
Mon Feb 22 - Mar 8, 2021
Thu Mar 11 - 25, 2021
Mon Mar 15 - 29, 2021
Thu Apr 1-15, 2021
Mon Apr 12 - 26, 2021
Mon May 03 - 17, 2021
Thu May 13 - May 27, 2021
Mon May 31 - June 14, 2021
Thu Jun 3 - Jun17, 2021