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Infant and Child Care

Classes for infant care, babysitting, infant safety, and more.

Babysitter Academy

Babysitting training program for young adults ages 11 1/2 to 16 & covers topics such as:

  • Baby care
  • First aid
  • Fire safety
  • Home security
  • Accident prevention
  • Child behavior
  • CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation)

Participants who attend receive a babysitter's handbook, safety booklet, and graduation certificate.

Cost: $75.00, $30.00 each additional sibling

Register for Babysitters Academy at Baystate Conference Center, 361 Whitney Ave, Holyoke:

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Infant Care Class

This prenatal class teaches you how to care for and understand your new baby. Topics include: creating and maintaining a loving bond, diapering and bathing, taking baby's temperature, comforting techniques, infant feeding cues, sleep patterns, normal infant appearance and behavior, and when to call the physician.

Cost: $30

What other classes are offered? Online Childbirth Preparation, One Day Childbirth Class, Advanced Labor and Relaxation Techniques, Keeping Baby Safe, prenatal breastfeeding, and postpartum newborn behavior and feeding classes are also available, but taken separately.

What if I sign up for multiple classes? You will need to sign up for each class individually but you can take advantage of a 10% discount by using the promo code Save10 on each registration.

Is there a multi-class discount? Yes, to receive 10% off of your registration fee(s), please use promo code Save10 when you are completing your order.

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Keeping Baby Safe

This class teaches basic life support, infant CPR, first aid for choking, poison prevention, baby-proofing your home, and car seat safety.

Time: 6-9 pm

Location: 361 Whitney Avenue, 1st floor, BRL Conference Room, Holyoke

Cost: $40 per couple

What other classes are offered? Online Childbirth Preparation, One Day Childbirth Preparation, Advanced Labor and Relaxation Techniques, Infant care, prenatal breastfeeding, and postpartum newborn behavior and feeding classes are also available, but taken separately.

What if I sign up for multiple classes? You will need to sign up for each class individually but you can take advantage of a 10% discount by using the promo code Save10 on each registration.

Is there a multi-class discount? Yes, to receive 10% off of your registration fee(s), please use promo code Save10 when you are completing your order.

Register

 

For Health New England Be Healthy Members only:

Register

 

For MassHealth Members only:

Register