Learn how to care for your newborn + how to breastfeed your baby + all the ins and outs of first time parenting.
"Giselle was a great instructor. We attended both the Infant CPR and Newborn Care classes which were both not only thorough but also engaging. She had great knowledge and recommendations and provided an environment where we felt comfortable asking questions that as first time parents, we might have otherwise been embarrassed to ask." - Ashley R.
This unique 3-in-1class for parents-to-be in Orange County is the result of having supported hundreds of parents and realizing the importance of preparing parents-to-be for their new baby and their new lives as first-time parents.
You'll prepare to understand how your baby communicates and their biological needs with ease and confidence.
With the Newborn and First Time Parenting Class, you'll learn what many parents wished they had known when they had their first baby.
A 3-in-1 Class for all parents-to-be!
diapering a baby
bathing a baby
umbilical cord care
breastfeeding your baby
- swaddling your baby
choosing and using a baby carrier appropriate for your baby (not all of them are!)
biological reasons why babies do what they do
getting out and about with baby
parenting resources in Orange County
maintaining a strong relationship with your partner
It's hands-on, interactive, and an amazing opportunity to learn so much in one day while getting also to ask questions about baby care and beyond.
Perfect for the busy parent-to-be who wants to take a comprehensive, hands-on class that includes three essential sections - Newborn Care, Breastfeeding Your New Baby, and First Time Parenting Tips.
What to Expect at a Newborn Care Class
The best way to describe it would be a fun class, with open discussions, questions and answers, and hands-on learning. And in a relaxed, judgment-free, happy vibe. It's one of the most fun classes I teach!
We start with introductions and getting-to-know-you to know how to facilitate the class best to meet your needs. We discuss newborn appearance and then....I turn it over to you! You and the group get to decide which of the topics you all want to do next (from the topics we are covering in the class). That way, we talk about what's most important to you first.
Having had four babies myself (learn more about me here), and also working with hundreds of postpartum moms, I honor the postpartum state for mother. So, in my classes, it's the partners doing all the hands-on skills like diapering, swaddling and bathing.
The truth is that my classes draw in partners that are just as invested in parenting as the mother. And so they love learning how they can best care for their little one. And in this way, they also are nurturing mothers since she's getting to rest more during postpartum. It's a beautiful partnership.
What You'll Need for the Newborn Class
You'll need the same things you'll need when baby is here.
Here are the "props" that you will need during the class to practice hands-on techniques with.
- You'll need (2) Newborn Size Diapers
- (1) Wipe (here's my recommended brand) or wash cloth
- (1) Swaddle (like this)
(1) Baby doll or stuffed animal that you can practice breastfeeding positions, diapering and bathing (dry).
I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about this class or other classes/services. Please contact me anytime.
The class is approximately 3 hours. Class is limited to pregnant women and a co-parent (highly recommended to attend). Handouts will be emailed after the class. If your support is pregnant as well, please pay for two spots.
Private and Group Classes Available - Choose Option Below
Class times are in Pacific Time Zone.
Currently, all classes are via Zoom. Private one-on-one classes in Orange County are offered via Zoom or in-person.
Giselle also offers Postpartum Doula services in Orange County.