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Family Programs

These programs help families prepare for the arrival of a new baby, provide training  for babysitters, and more.

Siblings Preparation Class

This class prepares children for the arrival of a new brother or sister. It includes:

  • How children can stay connected to mom while she is in the hospital
  • Tour of the Birthing Center
  • What do while at home waiting for mom and the new baby
  • "Practice Time" with dolls for holding and diapering.
  • Age-appropriate video
  • Snack
  • Coloring book and Big Brother/Sister sticker

 

Saturday: 3-10 year olds, 9-10 am

Schedule

Sept 10

Location: Wesson Women and Infants' Unit, North Administrative Conference Room, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Cost: $15.00

Registration and more information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Grandparents Class

New grandparents-to-be will:

  • Learn what is new in childbirth and infant care practices
  • Tour the Wesson Women and Infants' maternity unit
  • Discuss their roles
  • Receive literature designed just for them
  • Learn what they can do to help new parents after birth

2016 Schedule

 Dec 16

2017 Schedule

Jan 5, Mar 23, June22, Sept 28, Nov 16

Location: Wesson Women's Building, Lundy Boardroom

Cost: $25/couple

Registration and more information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.