For Big Brothers or Big Sisters
The Women's Hospital offers a Big Brother/ Big Sister Class to help older siblings learn what to expect.
This camp-themed class helps young children prepare for their new role! The ages 3-5 class focuses on hand-washing, gentle touch, loud vs. quiet voice, and newborn behavior. The class for children ages 6-10 focuses on diapering, swaddling, feeding, burping, and newborn behavior. A video, tour of the hospital and many fun, take-home items are included. Bring a camera!
Register for class at www.deaconess.com/healthybaby
It is recommended you finish this class by week 30 of pregnancy. This will allow you time to reinforce information before your baby arrives.
Recommended Reading List
Preschool - School Age
How You Were Born by Joanna Cole
I'm a Big Brother by Joanna Cole
I'm a Big Sister by Joanna Cole
The New Baby at Your House by Joanna Cole
Hello Baby! by Lizzy Rockwell
Baby on the Way by William and Martha Sears
What Baby Needs by William and Martha Sears
What's Inside Your Tummy, Mommy? by Abby Cocovini
Safe Sitter Essentials
A class to prepare young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings whether home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.