Lamaze Part 5: Newborn Care, Calming & Massage
(also available online)
Newborn appearance, characteristics, what they can see and do from birth onward. Then you’ll learn about keeping babies happy during their Fourth Trimester, being able to activate their tiny calming reflexes so that there is less crying, more sleeping and more smiling!
Using doll models learn the basics of baby care including bathing, diapering, umbilical cord and circumcision care, colic holds and how to comfort a crying infant. We discuss common newborn health concerns, signs of illness, how to take a temperature, and when to call the pediatrician.
Nighttime parenting info includes safe sleep guidelines, SIDS prevention, swaddling techniques and tips to help your baby sleep.
We close with learning an 8-minute massage routine that makes a nice ‘end of day’ habit – easy enough to teach grandparents and care-givers. It increases baby’s ability to eat and digest food, gain weight and sleep sounder. It also calms the giver of the massage – so it’s a nice daddy duty. Bigger hands are sometimes a nice thing ;-
Everyone leaves this class excited to swaddle, soothe and care for their babies! Practice with an expert during this hands on class. How will your baby adjust to life outside the womb? How will you adjust to life with your baby?
This fun, confidence-boosting class is full of critical concepts and hands-on practice you’ll put into practice as you welcome your new baby home!