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Parenting Class
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This four-session course is highly recommended for first-time parents. Experienced nurses discuss important topics such as health and safety, growth and development, coping with parenthood, and more.

Classes meet Tuesdays at the Dowdle Center in Huntsville or Wednesdays at the Madison Wellness Center. A two-week Saturday course is also available at the Dowdle Center. This course combines classes for two four-hour sessions.

Register Now Registration is required. Cost for the full course: $75


Parenting Session #1 - Baby Care Basics and Feeding Alternatives
Covers basic baby care including bathing, diapering, holding and swaddling, as well as breast and bottle feeding

Parenting Session #2 - Car Seat Safety and CPR
Covers car-seat safety, choosing and using the correct car seat, installation tips, baby-proofing your home, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and infant choking. A take-home CPR doll and instructional video kit is provided for further education and training (a $35 value). *Note - CPR kits were updated in May 2011 to reflect the new CPR guidelines.

Parenting Session #3 - Health Issues and Crying and Sleeping
Covers when to call the doctor, how to handle common pediatrician visits, how to soothe a crying baby, bedtime tips, information on preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other health issues

Parenting Session #4 - Growth and Development and Emotional Side of Parenting
Covers simple techniques you can use to stimulate the growth and development of your baby and build your baby’s “brainpower.” This class also addresses lifestyle changes and the emotional impact on the parents.

For more information, please contact us at (256) 265-7296.

2014 Class Schedule

Dates
 
Course Length
 
Days & Times
 
Location
 
March 18 - April 15
No class March 25
4-week course Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Huntsville
March 19 - April 16
No class March 26
4-week course Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Madison
April 26 & May 3 2-week course Saturdays, 1 - 5 p.m. Huntsville
April 29 - May 20 4-week course Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Huntsville
April 30 - May 21 4-week course Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Madison
June 3 - 24 4-week course Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Huntsville
June 4 - 25 4-week course Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Madison
June 21 & 28 2-week course Saturdays, 1 - 5 p.m. Huntsville
July 8 - 29 4-week course Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Huntsville
July 9 - 30 4-week course Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Madison
Aug. 9 & 16 2-week course Saturdays, 1 - 5 p.m. Huntsville
Aug. 12 - Sept. 2 4-week course Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Huntsville
Aug. 13 - Sept. 3 4-week course Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Madison
Sept. 16 - Oct. 7 4-week course Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Huntsville
Sept. 17 - Oct. 8 4-week course Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Madison
Sept. 27 & Oct. 4 2-week course Saturdays, 1 - 5 p.m. Huntsville
Oct. 21 - Nov. 11 4-week course Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Huntsville
Oct. 22 - Nov. 12 4-week course Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Madison
Nov. 8 & 15 2-week course Saturdays, 1 - 5 p.m. Huntsville