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Sibling Class 7-12 year olds

A new baby is an exciting time for your entire family. Preparing older children and helping them feel included in the process can support a smoother transition for everyone.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Age-appropriate descriptions about pregnancy and the birthing process.
  • Building confidence and understanding in what it means to be a big sibling.
  • Safety behaviors around the baby:
    • Safe bathing practices
    • Safe-sleep spaces
    • Safety measures with food
    • Creating a safe play/toy area
  • Child(ren) will practice swaddling, diapering, feeding, dressing and holding baby dolls.
  • Understanding mixed feelings, regressive behaviors, or communication difficulties that are common and normal when becoming a big sibling.
  • Child(ren) and parent(s) will learn age-appropriate breathing techniques for when big emotions arise.
  • A special sibling tour of the Mother/Baby unit.

Parent(s) or guardian(s) must attend this class with child(ren). The class cost of $15 is for the family unit. 

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email within one hour after registering (be sure to check your e-mail junk folder if you don't see the e-mail in your inbox). Please contact us immediately (phone: 507/266-7473 or email: perinataleducation@mayo.edu) if you do not receive an email.


Additional information

Time: 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Length: One class, 1.5 hours
Fee: $ 15.00

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Day Date Type Location Fee Vacancies Map
Tuesday April 9, 2024
(6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 15.00 2 View
Thursday July 11, 2024
(6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 15.00 4 View