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Baby Basics Virtual Class

Held via Zoom

11 am to 1 pm

Dad and mom with new infant Dad and mom with new infant
Location
Virtual class via Zoom Class materials and Zoom link will be emailed to you
In the event of a cancellation, we request that you notify us as soon as possible.
217-744-2229 womencare@hshs.org
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 a virtual class held on Zoom. Registration is required. Please do not register until you are 20 weeks (5 months) gestation or greater.The class is free. Class handouts and the Zoom link will be emailed to you. You will be contacted via email 24-48 hours prior to the class date as a reminder. 
The support person can attend class with you. There is no need to register them separately.