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Newborn Care


Class Description

Newborn Baby with Mom

Normal Newborn Traits

  • Skin-to-Skin

  • Newborn Appearance

  • Possible Tests and Procedures

  • Newborn Reflexes and Senses

  • Newborn Play and Development


Newborn Behavior

  • States of Alertness

  • Newborn Sleep

  • Room-Sharing

  • Gagging & Choking

  • Breathing Patterns

Unrecognizable young mother with her cry

Crying and Comforting

  • Why Babies Cry

  • Infant Crying Patterns

  • Comfort Techniques

  • Coping With a Crying Baby

  • Abusive Head Trauma

  • Postpartum Emotions


Newborn Feeding

  • Breastfeeding Basics

  • When to Feed Your Baby

  • Hunger Cues

  • Burping

  • Is My Baby Getting Enough?



  • Diapering Options

  • Diaper Rash

  • Stool and Urine Patterns

  • Diaper Bag Checklist

  • Diapering Hands-On


Bathing /Dressing

  • Sponge and Tub Bathing

  • Water Safety 

  • Skin and Nail Care

  • Dressing

Listening to baby's lungs

Newborn Health

  • Umbilical Cord Stump Care

  • Understanding Circumcision 

  • Signs of Illness

  • Keep Your Baby Healthy

  • Well-Baby Visits

  • Choosing Your Baby's Healthcare Provider

baby car seats

Newborn Safety

  • Car Seats and Care Safety

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

  • Safe Baby Gear

  • Pet Safety

  • Siblings

  • Outdoor Safety

  • Childcare

  • Infant CPR Basics

3.5 hours 

A fun, interactive newborn care class great for first time parents, those looking for a baby care refresher, adoptive parents, foster parents and more!

What You'll Learn


(THIS IS NOT A CPR  CERTIFICATION COURSE, but we will review the basics so you are prepared for an emergency. I encourage you to consider enrolling in a CPR Course in the community.)

Includes a 50 page full-color comprehensive newborn care guide; access code to exclusive companion web app including: more than 20 videos, feeding/diaper log, baby milestone tracker, well-baby appointment tracker, white noise player, lullaby player,  printable PDF charts and lists, web links to trusted pregnancy, birth, infant safety and parenting resources and more.


Group Class

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Class Packages

Thinking of taking 3 or more classes? Book as a package and save!


"We loved this virtual class! It was so helpful to get an overview of Newborn care as first time parents. My husband was able to change a diaper and learn to swaddle. It definitely made us both feel more prepared." 

Becky S.

"Abbie’s class was so helpful for myself and my husband. We left with a million new things to talk about and with excitement that we could handle life as new parents. I would highly recommend the class to anyone, especially new parents!"

Paige W.

"All of the classes we took with Abbie were incredible, and I would recommend every single one. We completed the Lamaze Essentials class, as well as the Newborn and Breastfeeding classes, and I don’t think we could have entered parenthood for the first time more confidently. Thank you, Abbie, for all of your expertise and guidance!"

Erica T.

"Abbie was an excellent instructor. We took three private classes with her and she made us comfortable and provided us with all of the tools and resources to make labor and the newborn process go well. She is familiar with the local hospitals procedures and was able to answer the hospital specific questions we had. I would highly recommend any of her classes and should I have questions or want to take additional classes in the future I would definitely go to her!"

Addy S.

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