Baby Classes Info

Baby Class Parent Coaching Series Weekly Topics For Children Ages Birth to Eight Months of Age.  We have 8 total weeks with one session each week that is 60-90 minutes. Throughout classes we will continuously review your baby’s developmental milestones.

Weeks One and Two

Getting To Know Your Baby.  Reviewing the many ways babies communicate their needs, understanding their cues, and how parents can cope with the many demands of newborns.

  • Understanding the meaning of your babies different cries

  • explore how you feel when your baby cries

  • review the importance of cuddling and rocking for you and your baby

  • deciding when your baby is sick and what to do if she is

  • Parents worries (understanding normal skin bumps, bowel movements, soft spots, baby position for sleeping

  • Feeding, burping baby

  • Communicating with your baby using non verbal communication; how far your face is from your baby, singing, talking and reading to your baby.

  • Parents getting sleep and support

  • Deciding on your baby’s activity needs

  • Diaper changing

  • Amount of stimulation your baby needs and how you can tell

  • How to get caught up on sleep for parents

Week Three

Babies as Intelligent Learners. Reviewing the many benefits of talking to babies for brain growth and development as well as healthy bond and attachment

  • Learning the importance of mirroring and mimicking each other

  • Learning the importance of “parentese”, speaking to your child in that sing song-y voice and what it does for their brain development.

  • Talking and playing with your baby; classic baby games that promote brain growth and bonding.

  • The value of connecting family heritage in songs and books with your baby

  • Identifying your support system

  • Self soothing techniques for babies

  • Parent communication

Weeks Four and Five

Providing Physical, Tactile and Visual Stimulation.  Learning the benefits of physical, tactile and visual stimulation for baby’s brain development.

  • Bathing and massaging your baby

  • Baby Aerobics; tummy time, head lifts, arm and leg exercises in play, practicing baby massage

  • Walking and standing time for physical stimulation

  • Encouraging sitting and pulling up to sitting or standing

  • Providing visual stimulation

  • The importance of floor time; how to do this in a safe and engaging way for baby with and without you

  • Reading to your baby for visual and tactile stimulation

  • Fun baby games and songs to do with your baby

  • Involving siblings in baby play

  • Learning the difference between under and over stimulation and how to make sure your baby has the right amount of stimulation. 

  • Babies cries of over and under stimulation.

Week Six

Parents Learning To Read Babies Minds.  Exploring the value in meeting babies many needs to experience security and learning to trust in order to strengthen attachment which strengthens over the early years.

  • Learning cues for your babies likes and dislikes based on how they engage in their environment

  • Learning new cues from your baby

  • Calming your baby during crying, and how to calm yourself when baby won’t stop crying.

  • What to do with a fussy baby

  • Bedtime routines for babies

  • Identifying the difference between temperament and personality, identifying yours and your baby’s and how it impacts how you relate to one another

  • What parents can do to refuel their energy

Week Seven

Parents Gaining Support for Themselves.  Exploring the  value in parents getting support for themselves.

  • Review baby proofing safety checklist for your home

  • How you can share with family members to stay in touch with baby’s growth and development

  • Explore ways parents can connect with one another

  • REview positive self-statements

  • Establishing routines for parents and babies

  • Important tips for when leaving babies with other

Weeks Eight and Nine

Babies Emerging Sense of Self

  • Key principles of introducing solids to babies

  • Avoiding food fights

  • Promoting self feeding and drinking

  • Deciding about weaning

  • Learning to crawl

  • Standing up

  • Baby and animal safety

  • Babies learning object permanence

  • Combining visual and verbal communication signals

  • Learning baby sign language

  • Nap time signals and routines

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Don’t Just Take Our Word For It, Here Is What Our Clients Have to Say...

"Camille was so open to hearing my worries about my child.  It helped me feel comfortable and I have learned so much from her."

- Past Preschool Age Class Participant