Newborn Care 101


Cost: In-person: $129+HST/couple • Online: $99+HST/couple

Duration: 3 Hours

Meet the facilitator(s)

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So many of us spend so much time preparing for the birth of our baby but we forget that the real work starts when we bring that baby home and have to keep it (and ourselves) alive!

This class covers everything that you need to know about your baby’s first few weeks and months of life so that you enter parenthood feeling more informed, confident and prepared.

You will learn:

  • What normal newborn behaviour consists of
  • How to care for your newborn
  • How to diaper and bathe your newborn
  • How to comfort and bond with your baby
  • The importance of early skin-to-skin contact
  • Infant sleep basics

We encourage both parents to attend. Our small group size allows the teacher to personalise the class to your needs and questions. Resources and emailed materials are provided.

When to take this class

This class is best taken near the end of your pregnancy – not too early, or you’ll forget everything!  Aim to take this somewhere between weeks 32-29 of your pregnancy.

Class / workshop facilitator(s)

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Janalee Ferreira (she/her)Childbirth Educator, Doula - Births onlyTeaches in ONLINE

Janalee Ferreira is a dedicated and passionate birth doula based in Toronto. Having attended over 200 births, she brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to every delivery.  Beyond her role as a birth doula, Janalee is also a certified Childbirth and Newborn Care educator, sharing her knowledge with expectant parents to help them embrace...

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Mira Kevic (she/her) headshot

Mira Kevic (she/her)Doula - Postpartum Days OnlyTeaches in TORONTO

Mira Kevic is a certified birth and postpartum doula supporting families in west Toronto since 2014. She is also a perinatal educator, with an emphasis on environmental parenting techniques. By providing patient and thorough education and hands-on support, Mira helps new parents enter parenthood with joy and confidence. Mira is mother to two kiddos born at home with Midwives....

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Lesa LaPointe (she/her) headshot

Lesa LaPointe (she/her)Newborn Care InstructorTeaches in NEWMARKET

Lesa La Pointe (she/her) has worked as a registered midwife supporting hundreds of families throughout pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Lesa is also a DONA trained Doula (2003) and a certified Le Leche League Leader (2015) and is currently pursuing her masters degree in counselling psychology. Lesa is especially passionate about supporting families through...

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On-Demand Classes Available

Can’t find a time that fits your schedule? This class is also available on-demand!  

Check out our other classes also available on-demand!  

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