Baby Care Basics


Everything the new parent needs, plus a component on how to reduce toxicity exposure to your baby. Covers from birth – six weeks.

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Next Workshop: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fees: Couple $85.00 USD


The Baby Care Basics class prepares new parents and caregivers for understanding the unique characteristics and needs of newborns. There will be hands-on demonstrations in this interactive class, where you will learn all about newborn bathing, diapering, swaddling, umbilical cord care and much more, giving parents the tools and confidence to care for their babies independently from day one. You’ll also feel well-prepared at your hospital or birthing facility to understand common procedures such as APGAR scores and PKU testing.

Topics include:

✓ Debunking myths around newborns’ needs

✓ What to bring to your birthing facility for your infant

✓Advice you’re likely to receive from the medical community that might be controversial and/or rooted in tradition rather than evidence-based research

✓ Newborn procedures – APGAR, Vitamin K, Erythromycin, PKU test, etc.

✓ Diapering, swaddling, bathing and cord care

✓ Overview of the safe vs. toxic/chemical baby care products related to bathing and diapering

✓ How to trim those newborn nails without hurting the baby

✓ Infant safety – how to hold and pass baby to others, dressing baby, sleep safety

✓ Understanding “normal” attributes – appearance, skin tone, jaundice, urination, bowel movements, breathing patterns, reflexes, burping, sleep, crying, colic symptoms.

✓ Baby wearing – wraps and carriers. Demonstration of how to use a Moby wrap.

Meet the Instructors

The Baby Care Basics class is co-taught by Natalie Telyatnikov and Ashley Ortelli. Natalie is a trained as a birth doula and also serves as co-moderator at the postpartum Life After Birth program. Ashley is a birth doula who is in the process of completing her medical training as a home-birth midwife. They each birthed their baby boys naturally using HypnoBirthing, and have a love of all-things related to birth and postpartum care.

Fee: $85/couple

Additional information


Couple $85.00 USD