For Siblings

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!

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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 with CPR
A class to prepare young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings whether home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.