Newborn Care Class for Adoptive Parents


Congratulations! You are adopting a newborn baby.

We know that so much thought and effort has gone into this journey. The child you have been dreaming of and waiting for will soon be in your arms.

This baby means so much to you and naturally, you want to do everything right. But – there is a lot to know about caring for newborns. Thus, if you’re not already experienced with taking care of a baby, it can feel a bit overwhelming. 

Maybe you’re thinking: “This baby will be mine. I will care for it all on my own, day and night. I cannot wait for this moment. At the same time, it’s such a big deal to be completely responsible for this little human’s life.”

Without a doubt, you are taking these duties very seriously, as you should.

This is why we at Buddha Belly are so happy to offer a Newborn Care Class especially for adoptive parents that are awaiting the arrival of their newborn baby.

It is a special and exciting time and you want to feel prepared. Whether this is your first baby, or you just need a refresher – we understand the anticipation and nervousness you might be feeling.

So what will you learn in this class?

In summary, we will cover everything from after birth procedures and testing, feeding your baby, bottle prep and cleaning, baby’s first bath, to dressing, soothing and diapering. Additionally, you will be equipped with knowledge on infant sleep, cord care, baby’s temperature, when to call the doctor and vehicle safety

One thing that makes our class special is that we bring a weighted baby-doll for live practice! They feel like a real baby because they are about 6-8 pounds in weight. Our experienced educators will have you practice holding the baby, changing a real diaper, swaddling and baby-wearing with the weighted baby-doll.

Our educators are also birth and postpartum doulas with years of experience caring for newborn babies and their families. We have worked with adoptive parents in their homes providing them education and support. You can rest easy knowing that you will be getting top-notch guidance from our expert and caring team.

Contact us to schedule your private newborn care class where we teach you and your partner in the comfort of your home. Or, you can join one of our upcoming scheduled group classes here. With this newborn care class under your belt you will feel confident and ready to meet your little one. 

About Christie Collbran

Christie believes in helping women recognize their own inner wisdom, strength and power. Having served as President of the Tampa Bay Birth Network for six years and with ten years serving families as a birth doula, she has a reputation for leadership, dedication and compassion. A childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor as well as a certified doula, she makes a point of ensuring mothers and their partners understand all their birthing options and what to expect on their journey.> keep reading