Baby Basics

In-person class

6 to 8 pm

Dad and mom with new infant Dad and mom with new infant
St.John's Hospital Carol Jo Vecchie Women & Children's Center 415 N 9th St | Springfield
In the event of a cancellation, we request that you notify us as soon as possible.
All instructors are registered nurses at the Women & Infant Center. This class provides information on understanding newborn traits, newborn behaviors, and also crying & comforting. We will go over what skin to skin contact is and discuss its importance, as well as, newborn procedures and newborn appearances. Many parents want to know about what to expect with newborn behaviors. This class provides information on newborn states of alertness, newborn sleep, room-sharing, and newborn breathing patterns. Why do babies cry? This will be answered by talking about newborn crying patterns, comfort techniques, coping with a crying baby, and new parent emotions that will go along with this brand new life experience. Parents will better understand feeding and hunger cues, and then with that, go right on into diapering basics. The last part of the class with wrap up with newborn health and safety. After taking Baby Basics Class, parents will definitely be much more comfortable taking home their newborn. 

This is an in-person class. Registration is required. Please do not register until you are 20 weeks (5 months) gestation or greater.The class is free for expectant parents delivering at St. John's Hospital. For expectant parents delivering at a different hospital there is a $25.00 fee payable the evening of class. Please arrive a few minutes early to collect class material. You will be contacted via email or phone a few days prior to the class date for confirmation on attending and specific room that class will be in. All classes are held within the Carol Jo Vecchie Women & Childrens Center. Please enter through the lobby. Parking is available in the ramp at 9th & Carpenter Street. A support person may attend class as well. 
The support person can attend class with you. There is no need to register them separately.