The BabyCare Class at Women’s Wellness of New Jersey provides parents-to-be with the most accurate and up-to-date information, supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, on caring for a newborn. We have heard from many parents that they feel overwhelmed at the thought of bringing their newborn baby home. Our BabyCare Class was created to empower both Mom and Dad with evidence-based information to help ease apprehension about caring for a newborn.
Topics Covered During the BabyCare Class
The BabyCare Class works to get parents off to a good start from birth. They will learn about diapering and elimination patterns during the newborn period. The baby bath is reviewed and parents will also learn how to care for a newborn’s umbilical cord and circumcision.
We will discuss good ideas for your infant’s medicine cabinet, including natural and holistic remedies. For instance, instead of using a traditional diaper cream apply coconut oil to help treat and prevent diaper rash. Using a small amount of lavender essential oil in baby’s bath water to soothe a fussy baby. This class explains how breastmilk can be used as medicine! These are just a few of the holistic treatments that we will be discussing during the class. In addition to newborn care, parents will have hands-on opportunities to learn how to safely swaddle an infant as well as various ways in which to soothe a newborn.
Another class topic is Kangaroo Care or extended skin-to-skin contact between mom or dad and baby is proven to help regulate baby’s temperature, breathing, and improve bonding with both parents.
Parents will learn about babywearing. Babywearing has many documented benefits, including decreased fussiness, less crying, and increased bonding between mommy, daddy, and baby. It helps mom with breast milk production.
Our wellness Chiropractor, Dr. Tami Hartman, will discuss the benefits of chiropractic care in the newborn period and beyond. She will explain the importance of chiropractic care and how chiropractic care of an infant differs from that of an adult.
We believe it is important to be able to make informed decisions for your new baby. We strive to provide our clients with the most current recommendations on newborn care from the medical community while honoring your decisions about parenting.
About Our BabyCare Class Instructor
Our BabyCare class is taught by Holly Chadwick. Holly is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Holly has years of experience working as a nurse with critically ill infants in the NICU at Morristown Medical Center. During her time as a nurse she was able to develop significant assessment skills allowing her to provide you and your infant with a high level of professional care.
To register for this class you can call (908) 509-1801 or e-mail Midwives@MidwivesofNJ.com.