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This set of four “must-take” infant classes cover all of the most important topics that come up during your baby’s first few months. Check out their full descriptions below. Each of these two-hour classes is intended for any first-time parents or for those needing a refresher course. They are perfect to take prenatally or within the first three months of your baby’s life.

Group Classes

Becoming a parent is one of life’s biggest transitions. It's common today to  find yourself without a community of peers to guide you through. Our Baby Class (OBC) helps you create the village you need by bringing together families in your community with babies around the same age as yours. Your OBC mentor, Nicole, will be there to help you find your way through some of babyhood’s most challenging topics.

Individualized Sessions

Private consultations can be virtual and in your home. We offer classes at various locations in the region. Class times and locations change regularly, so sign up for the newsletter to be notified of our latest offerings.

We can also accommodate requests for classes from groups, organizations, and even families. Contact us today and we can design an option that’s right for you.

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Infant Sleep: Setting the right expectations

Everyone has a different approach that worked for them and everyone has his or her own opinions  when it comes to how to get your baby to sleep and to stay asleep. So how can we sift through all the information out there and promote healthy family sleep in a straightforward and simple way? Our Baby Class on Infant Sleep does just that. You will leave with a better understanding of what normal infant sleep looks like; why you likely want to avoid the cry-it-out method of sleep training; the benefits of co-sleeping; how to parent at night; and how to avoid sleep deprivation.

Class topics include:

  • Infant Sleep Cycles and Patterns

  • Nap Patterns

  • Sleeping Through the Night

  • Co-Sleeping

  • Night Wakings

  • Research Against Cry-It-Out

  • Tips for Safe Bedsharing

  • Preventing Sleep Deprivation

 
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You're a Mom Now: Embracing the New Normal

Becoming a mother is one of the biggest changes one will go through in life.  This class is designed for women/mothers to attend on their own.  This lesson explores the importance of taking care of yourself and it outlines simple steps you can take to ensure your mental, physical, and emotional health. We also explore how a new baby may change the relationship dynamic with your partner, and how to cope with these new changes in a loving and effective manner.   Finally, the class will look at your new post-baby body, how to embrace it, and changes you can and should expect moving forward.

Class topics include:

  • Self care: meeting your emotional, physical, and mental health

  • Learning to set goals

  • Your changing relationship with your partner

  • Your new relationship with the grandparents

  • Your new post-pregnancy body

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Fourth Trimester: Baby's transition from womb to world

Being born is a huge transition . As a parent, your job is to help ease their passage. In this class, we’ll cover just how to do this. We’ll discuss the concept of the 4th trimester and come up with concrete ways to help soothe a fussy baby who is trying to make his or her way in this new world. We will discuss safe babywearing practices and why for many people, babywearing is a lifesaver.  Finally, we will look at the importance of bonding with your little one and fun ways that both you and your partner can bond with your baby.

Class topics include:

  • Inside the Womb vs. the Outside World

  • Newborn Mammals

  • Soothing Methods

  • The DFG Checklist

  • Witching Hour

  • Babywearing Safety Tips (KISS checklist)

  • Bonding

 
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Tips & Tricks for the Early Days

This class is meant to provide participants with some advice that only hands-on experience can offer. You will learn tips and tricks for helping your child through difficult times including teething, post-vaccinations, sickness, and separation anxiety. We will have time share stories and ideas about what is and isn't working so far.  You will also leave with a host of great ideas for how to make both feeding and traveling easier, simpler, and more enjoyable.  This class is best for caregivers of babies 0-4 months old.

Class topics include:

  • Teething

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Milk Supply

  • Feeding Cues

  • Side-lie Nursing Position

  • Nursing in Public

  • Traveling with Baby

  • Diaper Bag Essentials