Once your baby arrives you’re likely to have lots more questions! Onewa Parents Centre’s Baby & You course is the ideal time to ask questions and deal with issues as they arrive whilst helping you to understand and cope with your role as a new parent.
Baby & You is for parents of 0 – 8 week old babies and explores the first three months of your baby’s life. Held over 5 weekday sessions which you attend with your baby, you’ll gain practical information on adjusting to the changes and demands of parenthood and making the most of the rewards that a new baby brings into your life.
This is a very popular course and is presented by qualified professionals who run the each session as a relaxed discussion group. Because all babies are unique with varying needs and personalities, this format gives you the opportunity to discuss your particular situation and challenges and receive tips, advice and potential strategies.
Topics covered include:
Caring for a newborn including feeding, sleeping and settling
First Aid and CPR for babies and toddlers
Life changes and looking after yourself
Development and play including stimulation for baby, age appropriate toys and key milestones of baby’s growth and development
The Baby & You course is included as part of the Antenatal Package. However, parents who didn’t do a childbirth education course at Onewa Parents Centre are more than welcome to do this course for $60 for Parents Centre members and $120 for non-members.