Newborn Care Class

Pregnant? Adopting? Becoming a Foster Parent? Our Newborn Care Class can help you become more educated and confident in taking care of a new baby! We encourage anyone that will be taking care of the baby-parents, other family members, babysitters, and friends to attend the class!! Classes are held in the community and in your home. Our education uses guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and other trusted organizations.

Each class will include: hands on learning opportunities, handouts from the class, coupons for baby items, and complimentary refreshments.

Our Content Includes:

  • Infant CPR (instruction not certification)

  • Safe sleep practices and SIDS

  • Newborn traits: Skin-to-skin contact, newborn procedures, newborn appearance, reflexes, newborn senses, play & development.

  • Newborn behaviors: States of alertness and how to interact, newborn sleep, room-sharing, gagging and choking, and breathing patterns.

  • Crying and comforting: Why babies cry, infant crying patterns, comfort techniques, coping with crying,

  • Feeding: Breastfeeding basics, latching on, when to feed, hunger cues, burping, how to tell if baby is getting enough milk.

  • Diapering: How-to, diaper rash, diaper options, diaper bag checklist, stool and urine patterns.

  • Bathing, nail care, and dressing: Sponge bathing, tub bathing, water safety, nail care, dressing.

  • Newborn health: Cord care, circumcision/penis care, signs of illness, well-baby visits, jaundice, vaccines, hand washing and visitors, taking temperature, when to call your healthcare provider.

  • Newborn safety: Car seats, safe baby gear, outdoor safety, childcare.

  • Additional resources: When to Call Your Baby’s Healthcare Provider, Car Seat Installation, Community resources that are available.

  • Personalized review of your baby registry

  • A community for your family!!

    Pricing:

    Community Class: $40/person. Can include anyone that is going to be taking care of the baby-parents, other family members, babysitters, or friends.  Class offered once a month-check the class schedule for locations. Every class includes Infant CPR instruction.

    In-Home Class: $55/person. Can include anyone that is going to be taking care of the baby-parents, other family members, babysitters, or friends. Class held at your convenience. Every class includes Infant CPR instruction.

  • Discounts available for a home visit if the family has attended the Newborn Care Class.