The more you know the more confident you will be!
This 1 hour class was developed by Penny Simkin to prepare young children who will be attending a home or birth center birth. Topics are presented in a sensitive and age appropriate manner and include: pregnancy, birth, how newborns behave, and practice of holding a baby. The age recommendation is 2.5 - 6 years old with a parent in attendance. Special consideration can be given based on the child's attention span, interest, and ability to speak in sentences. Information is presented to the child with the parent listening in.
Location: Sprout Birth Center 22725 44th Ave W suite #101 Mountlake Terrace WA 98043 Instructor: Kathy Wilson Cost: $25 per child
I currently teach class through Great Starts at Northwest Hospital and Medical Center. Classes included Childbirth Prep, Breastfeeding Basics. & Newborn Care.
Private classes are available for $120 and a 3 hour minimum. Each additional hour is $40. The class can be tailored to meet your needs and only the topics that you want would be covered.
Certified CPR Instructor
I specialize in adult, infant/child CPR and Babysafe classes. Taking a CPR class will give you the skills and confidence to respond to emergency situations. I'm certified through the American Heart Assosiation and must re-certify every two years. Contact me if you would like a class for your group or privately in your home.
I offer an Infant/Child CPR & First Aid class. In this class you will learn the skills you need to respond to emergency situations. This class is perfect for first timers, veteran parents, and grandparents. This class is not for CPR certification.
What's My Baby Telling Me? - Infant Communication Demystified
The purpose of this class is to give new parents the information and tools needed to understand their newborn, respond in ways that promote bonding and enhance the parent/ child relationship, and reduce stress and anxiety in the postpartum period.
1. The three zones of the newborn and three signs of over-stimulation.
2. Steps to calming their newborn.
3. The differences between adult and newborn sleep.
4. Steps to promote quality sleep.
5. Identifying factors that can negatively impact sleep.
6. The 4 basic sleep training methods explained.
This class is intended to be taken prenatally or within the first weeks after the birth of your baby. Cost is $35 per person, $50 per couple. If you host a class in your home with 3 other couples, you get your class at a 50% discount!