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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 that have not taken a Childbirth Preparation course OR 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: 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. / 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Length: One class, 2 hours
Fee: $ 20.00

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Day Date Type Location Fee Vacancies Map
Monday December 11, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 Waiting List View
Monday January 8, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 5 View
Tuesday January 16, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 7 View
Thursday January 25, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 6 View
Monday February 5, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View
Thursday February 8, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 11 View
Thursday February 22, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 6 View
Monday March 4, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 8 View
Monday March 11, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 12 View
Wednesday March 27, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View
Saturday April 6, 2024
(10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View
Tuesday April 16, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 11 View
Tuesday April 23, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 8 View
Wednesday May 1, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 6 View
Tuesday May 21, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 12 View
Thursday May 30, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 8 View
Wednesday June 5, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 20.00 12 View
Monday June 10, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View
Tuesday June 25, 2024
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 20.00 7 View