Newborn Essentials

Sleeping Baby

Event Contact Information

  • Childbirth Education
    childbirth [at] southshorehealth.org
South Shore Hospital
55 Fogg Road
South Weymouth, MA 02190
United States
Emerson A and B Classrooms
About This Event

Our engaging, hands-on, prenatal newborn care class will prepare you for parenting your baby for the first six weeks after birth. Using a doll model, you will practice the basics of diapering, umbilical cord care, and proper infant positioning. A local pediatrician will do a brief presentation and will answer any questions you may have. You will learn proven methods for comforting your crying baby; the latest guidelines for safe sleep; the essentials of car seat safety, and more! 

Please consider registering for our Childbirth Preparation class to develop an understanding of the labor and birth process, our Ready for Breastfeeding class will help ensure a smooth start for you and baby and our Infant/Child Safety and CPR class which is a non-certification course which teaches adults to perform CPR on infants and children up to the age of eight.

Please only register one attendee. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not need to register them.

Classes will be held in Emerson A and B Classrooms.

Please check your junk mail folder if you do not receive an email confirmation within one hour of registering.

Policy regarding cancellation due to inclement weather: contact the hospital switchboard at 781-624-8000, after 7:30 AM for morning classes, after 12 PM for afternoon classes and after 5 PM for evening classes. If your class is cancelled:

  • You may apply the payment toward another class OR
  • You may request a full refund.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your class, please call the Childbirth Education office at 781-624-3300 or email us at childbirth [at] southshorehealth.org (). If you need to cancel for a medical issue that precludes you from attending or because you have delivered your baby already we will provide a full refund upon receipt of physician documentation.  If you miss a class for a non-medical reason you will not be reimbursed; however, you may change to a different class up to three business days before your class is scheduled, depending on space availability. By registering for a class, you are agreeing to this policy.

Event Type
Expecting Mothers & Family Education
Newborn Essentials
Number of Seats
Remaining Seats
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