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Home For Families Class Registration Newborn Care Class

Newborn Care Class

Note: This class is included in the Great Starts Birth & Parenting Preparation Series. If you are taking the series, you do not need to register separately for Newborn Care.

This class is for anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of baby care in the first 8 weeks of life. Take as as stand alone class, or complementary to the Labor and Birth mini-series.

Register online >> or call (206)789-0883

Class Topics

What newborn babies are like: appearance, senses, capabilities, temperament

What babies need, and how they communicate: reading infant cues; understanding crying; and techniques for soothing

Daily care: sleeping and sleep safety, bathing and diapering, feeding, and health


Locations: This 2.5-hour class is part of all full birth series (including the 6- and 3-week Great Start series, HypoBirthing®, Lamaze, Penny Simkin’s 8-wk series, and Expecting Multiples). It is offered at several locations, including our classrooms in the Rainier neighborhood of Seattle and in Mountlake Terrace, Northwest Hospital in North Seattle, UW Medicine’s Roosevelt and Northgate clinics, as well as Valley Medical Center in Reton. We also offer a special Baby Care class for adoptive couples >>

Cost: $40 per pair (included already in all comprehensive Birth and Parenting Preparation series).

Our Instructors

This class is taught by one of our team of childbirth educators. They have diverse backgrounds in nursing, doula support, social work, physical therapy and more, and most are experienced parents and/or grandparents.