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Baby Care Basics

Get ready for life with your newborn baby!  Learn to recognize your baby's needs and amazing abilities and explore ways of caring for and comforting your newborn.  A mix of hands-on practice, video and demonstrations will increase your confidence and ease your transition into your new role as a parent. 

PLEASE NOTE:
These topics are covered in our Childbirth Preparation: 4-week prenatal series and Childbirth Preparation: Weekend prenatal series. This separate one-night class is for those who would like more education and practice on caring for a newborn. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Newborn behaviors and cares - including bathing, diapering, swaddling and dressing your baby
  • Strategies to calm and comfort your baby
  • Keeping your baby safe - including car seat basics, safe sleep practices, and other safety considerations
  • Basic feeding principles - breastfeeding and bottle feeding
  • Recognizing feeding cues and your baby's communication patterns
  • Taking baby's temperature and knowing when to seek medical advice
  • Identify Mayo Clinic and community resources that can help ease your transition into parenthood
  • Adjustment to parenthood and maintaining connection with others 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Some dates of our Baby Care Basics classes are being held via Mayo Clinic's use of the Zoom platform. Zoom classes are noted next to the dates below.


Additional information

Time: 9:30a.m. to 12:00p.m. / 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. / 6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. / 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Length: One class, 2 hours (2.5 hrs beginning June 2024)
Fee: $ 20.00

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Day Date Type Location Fee Vacancies Map
Tuesday May 21, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 Waiting List View
Thursday May 30, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 3 View
Wednesday June 5, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 8 View
Monday June 10, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 3 View
Tuesday June 25, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 2 View
Thursday July 11, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View
Thursday July 18, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 9 View
Monday July 29, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View
Thursday August 8, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 5 View
Wednesday August 21, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 7 View
Saturday August 24, 2024
(9:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 6 View
Monday September 9, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 4 View
Wednesday September 18, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 12 View
Thursday September 26, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 6 View
Wednesday October 2, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 6 View
Monday October 14, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 12 View
Tuesday October 29, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View
Thursday November 7, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View
Thursday November 14, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 12 View
Tuesday November 19, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View
Monday December 2, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 6 View
Thursday December 12, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 12 View
Wednesday December 18, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View