Parenthood is a new stage of life – with excitement and challenges! Learn about basic care for yourself, your baby and your family, and the resources that can help! Prepare for the many important times ahead!

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  • Prepare for New Baby
  • As Baby Grows
  • Mom, Infant and Child Nutrition

Adoptive Baby Care
A chance for adoptive parents to share experiences, ask questions and learn about the transition to parenthood. This interactive class provides information on feeding, sleep and crying, newborn care and characteristics and much more.
$45 (1 class x 2.5 hrs)

Baby Care
This class is included in all Childbirth Essentials and Birth & Babies series.
Have some hands-on fun in this two-hour interactive class. Get your questions answered and learn about infant crying, diapering, bathing and more.
$30 (1 class x 2 hrs)

Big Brother, Big Sister
This Saturday class has activities, videos and discussions to teach children ages 3-8 about birth and what it may feel like to have a new brother or sister. A parent must stay in the classroom
1 child $25, 2nd child $15 (1 class x 2 hrs)

Breastfeeding
This class is included in all Childbirth Essentials and Birth & Babies series.
This class will cover how breastfeeding works, feeding cues, positions and latching, normal feeding patterns and resources.
Free (1 class x 2 hrs)

Buying for Baby
Baby is coming, what do you really need to buy? How do parental benefits and RESPS work? Answers to these questions and more will be covered in this class. We promise you can save at least $500 by attending this one evening! Register anytime during pregnancy
$10 single, $15 couple (1 class 2 hrs)

Especially for Fathers
This class is devoted to fathers and fatherhood. Top concerns of fathers for pregnancy, birth and fatherhood will be discussed as well as coping strategies for your new role. This class is for fathers only and is best taken before the baby is born
$45 (1 Saturday class x 3 hrs)

Grandparenting the Next Generation
Already a grandparent or about to become a grandparent? Want to help support and don’t want to intrude or say the wrong thing? Not sure about the latest sleeping, feeding or child safety information? Learn about these topics and explore your grandparenting role with this class!
$40 (1 class x 2 hrs)

Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Baby
This evening class is to help parents understand how a new baby can affect your older child. Parenting strategies for different age groups and for your child will be discussed. This class is for adults only.
$40 (1 class x 2 hrs)

Loving Hands: Calming Your Baby with Touch
Learn different massage skills to comfort and relax your baby from the day they are born. Hands on practice, and video demonstrations will increase your confidence in soothing your baby. This class is for expectant parents and should be taken before baby is born.
$40 (1 class x 2 hrs)

New Baby, Old Pet: Introducing Baby to Rover
Presented by the Calgary Humane Society. In this class learn about animal behaviours and how to help your pet get used to the new baby. Some Humane Society resources will be available for sale. Thank you for leaving your pet at home as we cannot accommodate pets in class.
$30 (1 class x 2 hrs)

Sleep Like a Baby
For expectant parents or parents of babies under three months. Come to learn about normal newborn sleeping patterns, parents’ expectations about sleep, how to handle feeling exhausted and where to find resources.
$40 (1 class x 2 hrs)

Twins, Triplets & More: Adjusting to Parenthood
Join representatives from the Twins, Triplets and More Association to talk about adjusting to life with more than one baby. Helpful tips and community resources for parents will be covered. (This class is free with your registration into a Childbirth Essentials Class, must register separately)
$25 (1 class x 2 hrs)

Baby and You for Moms
A 4 week day time series for new mothers and babies between 8 weeks and 9 months. These fun and informative classes will help you understand your baby and your family, plus give you an opportunity to meet other new parents in your community.
$25 (4 classes x 2 hrs)

Daddies & Babies
A 2 week Saturday series for new fathers and babies between 8 weeks and 9 months. Bring your baby and meet with other new dads. Learn about your baby’s development, play, sleep, parenting and the challenges of being a new father. Just for dads!
$15 (2 classes x 2 hrs)

Learn to Massage your Baby
Bring your baby to class
Classes are presented by an external provider for babies from birth to 7 months-or-crawling. Learn massage techniques that will bring you closer to your baby and may increase your infants comfort and help with gas and fussy periods. This class has two formats.
$35 (1 class x 90 minutes)

Sleep Workshop for Tired Parents
For parents of babies 6 to 12 months of age. Are your baby’s sleep patterns not working for your family? Come learn about normal sleep pattern development and cues, realistic expectations about night and nap time sleep, various strategies for changing the baby’s sleep habits and more!
$40 (1 class x 2 hrs)

Join Registered Dietitians from Alberta Health Services for these free classes on infant feeding, toddler eating and nutrition for mom!

Healthy Eating for Pregnancy
Looking for nutrition information? Wanting to know how your nutrition needs have changed or what foods are safe during pregnancy? Come learn more about nutrition during pregnancy including tips to help you eat well and stay healthy. Pregnant women at any stage in their pregnancy and their support person are welcome
Free (1 class x 2 hrs)

Nutrition for New Moms
If you’ve had a baby recently this class is for you! Learn how to use food to boost your energy levels, how to love the “baby weight” in a healthy sustainable way, and what to eat (and what not to eat) when breastfeeding. Babies are welcome!
Free (1 class x 2 hrs)

Feeding Your Baby
A daytime class for parents, caregivers, and babies. Are you getting ready for your baby to start solid foods? A dietitian will answer your questions about what to feed first, textures and other topics related to feeding your baby. Babies are welcome!
Free (1 class x 2 hrs)

Mealtime Struggles to Mealtime Success
Do you have questions about your child’s eating? This evening class will show how to create a positive mealtime environment, introduce new foods and how to cope with mealtime struggles. This class is for parents and caregivers with children 1-5 years of age. Adults only please
Free (1 class x 2 hrs)

Cooking Your Way to Wellness in Pregnancy
A free 4 part series of practical and interactive classes designed to provide you with the hands-on experience to create healthy eating habits during your pregnancy. Series includes an interactive grocery store tour, cooking demonstration and two hands-on cooking classes…plus much more!
Free (4 classes x 1.5 hours)

Register on-line or contact us for more information and options.