During this class you will learn:
- Basics of baby care
- Choosing a pediatrician
- What to expect with your newborn
- Nurturing and soothing
- Bathing, diapering, and skin care
- Feeding (focused on bottle feeding; take Successful Breastfeeding class for more on breastfeeding.)
- Infant CPR
*Class content is the same at the Bronson Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, and South Haven locations.
*Baby Care Class is meant for expectant parents, while Grandparents Baby Care class is meant for expectant grandparents. They are the same class where you can sit and learn together with other parents and grandparents, but the registration information is different. Please encourage grandparents to sign up with you under the title "Grandparents Baby Care Class".
This class should be taken between the 28th and 38th week of pregnancy. We invite each mom registered to bring a support person with her to class, and this in included in your registration fee.
Medicaid is accepted and financial aid is available.
You are welcome to bring drinks or snacks to class. Please bring your spiral bound “Your Childbirth Experience” book to each class, doctor’s appointment, and when you come to the birthplace to deliver.
The class will be held in the basement of the Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education
Where to go When you have your Baby
Map to Gilmore Center
Gilmore Center Layout
Carolyn Call, BSN, RN, Coordinator of Family Centered Education at (269) 341-7521 or (269) 330-0001, send an email