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 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.
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 breastfeeding 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
- baby wearing
Breastfeeding beyond the first weeks
- the stages of breastfeeding
- normal breastfed-baby behaviour
- challenges, how to avoid them and overcome them
- pumping and saving breastmilk
Infant First Aid
- infant choking procedures
- infant CPR
- infant seizures
- allergic reactions
- prevention of childhood related injuries
Schedule: Courses are usually three evenings from 7pm to 9pm. Due to demand and added classes some class schedules may differ.
Location: The Mothering Touch Centre
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.
Thu Nov 7 - 21, 2019 - FULL
Mon Nov 18 - Dec 2, 2019 - FULL
Thu Nov 28 - Dec 12, 2019- FULL
Mon Jan 6 - Jan 20, 2020 - FULL
Sun Jan 12 - Jan 26, 2020
Thu Jan 16 - Jan 30, 2020 - FULL
Mon Jan 27 - Feb 10, 2020 - 1 SPOT LEFT
Thu Feb 6 - Feb 20, 2020
Thu Feb 27 - Mar 12, 2020
Mon Mar 9 - Mar 23, 2020
Thu Mar 19 - Apr 2, 2020
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Mon Apr 20 - May 4, 2020
Thu Apr 30 - May 14, 2020
Thu May 21 - Jun 4, 2020
Mon May 25 - June 8, 2020
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Mon June 22 - Jul 6, 2020
Thu Jul 2 - Jul 16, 2020