Baby Blueprint Classes

Join me for virtual classes as we learn how to smoothly transition to life with a baby!

These classes emphasize that your baby is the instruction manual.  Rather than offering advice or one-size-fits-all formulas, we’ll focus on the biology of babies.  You’ll learn to trust your instincts and trust your baby.  And you’ll get tips and parent-hacks to enhance your first year.

Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7pm via Zoom.

“Try to See it My Way”:   March 31–“Why is my baby crying? Is this normal? I don’t understand what she is trying to say!” Come learn about infant communication and cues. We’ll also discuss birth bonding, attachment theory, soothing skills, and finding balance. Plus lots of tricks for calm parenting. Babywearing and swaddling lessons included! This class is most appropriate for expectant families and new parents with babies less than 4 months old.

“Now What:  The First Six Weeks”:  April 7–The first six weeks can feel like a whirlwind of emotions and the learning curve may seem steep. Learn what to expect during the postpartum. For mom, we’ll discuss physical changes, healing from birth, and creating a postpartum plan. For baby, we’ll look at common issues such as jaundice and gastric changes. And we’ll learn about baby care basics, newborn procedures at the hospital, and making informed decisions. This class is most appropriate for expectant families and new parents with babies less than six weeks old.

“Having a Baby without Breaking the Bank”:  April 14–Having a baby does not have to put a giant hole in your wallet! Learn practical tips for DIY, saving money, and what is safe to buy used. In fact, saving money can also be a sustainable and non-toxic choice. We’ll talk about creating a lean and green baby registry. What do you really need to raise a baby? An overview of cloth diapers is included. This class is appropriate for parents-to-be or new parents.

“Sleeping Like a Baby”:  April 21–*Yawn* Who came up with the phrase “sleeping like a baby” anyway? Learn about the physiology of infant sleep. We’ll talk about naps and nighttime parenting. And, of course, tips and tricks for getting restful nights for the whole family. This class is appropriate for parents-to-be or new parents with babies.

“Breastfeeding Basics”:  April 28–In our breastfeeding class, we’ll learn about the biology of breastfeeding. We’ll discuss common issues, finding help through community resources, and returning to work. This class is most appropriate for expectant families.

“Parenting the First Year”:  May 5–Parents have many decisions to make the first year. This class will discuss solid-feeding, safety, teething, discipline, learning through play, and infant development. This class is appropriate for parents-to-be or new parents. Babies are welcome in class.