Oh Baby! Navigating Life With Your New Baby
with Jane Glazer
A baby class that you can attend with your baby! This is an 8-week baby class covering everything from feeding, to changes in your relationship with your partner, to fun things to do with your new baby. The class is geared towards parents of 2-6 month old children who are looking for some further information on popular new-parent topics. The class is also meant to facilitate a “mom’s group” type setting to help new parents meet others for support and friendship. Dad’s are very welcome!
Baby Class Topics
- Solid foods, water introduction.
- How to start solids.
- What foods to start with.
- Homemade vs. store-bought foods.
- Fluid intake beyond breastmilk or formula.
- Teething, fussiness, illness, and immunization.
- Traditional and alternative treatments for discomfort.
- What can cause fussiness.
- Ways to soothe a fussy infant.
- Basics of common illnesses in infants.
- Basics about immunizations.
- Infant development and attachment.
- Important milestones in early development.
- Ways to form strong attachments with your baby.
- Temperaments and how they affect your understanding of your baby.
- Nighttime sleep: common problems, things to do, ways to establish success.
- Relationships and sexuality post baby.
- New babies mean new roles.
- Suggestions for making meaningful connections with your partner post baby (and sleep deprivation!)
- What’s normal and what to expect.
- Breastfeeding beyond 6 months (we will cover formula feeding per class interest).
- Changes after solid introduction.
- Night weaning.
- How long will I breastfeed? Benefits of extended breastfeeding, approaches to weaning or partial weaning, public perception.
- Fun things to do with your baby.
- Ways to play, and interact.
- Ways to engage partners in play.
- Local things to do!
- Open class for any of your topics or for overspill from other classes.
More about this class (a letter from Jane):
Three weeks after having my first child, my family moved to Ann Arbor. Without friends or extended-family in the area, and only armed with my professional knowledge, I found that navigating the world of parenting wasn’t what I expected. And, it was much harder than I ever anticipated! I attended a few local “mother-baby” classes, but I often felt that I wanted more than just some games and songs with my baby, and I found that many of the teachers didn’t have any solid or evidence based knowledge to share.
After having my second child, and getting the urge to slowly step back into some capacity of work, I am excited to share my professional knowledge combined with my experience as a mom. I hope that you will gain great ideas and confidence to tackle the fun and sometimes-stressful job of parenting!
Frequently Asked Questions
You may sign up at any time during the session, and complete all of the 8 classes out of the prescribed order. It is preferred, however, if you start with class 1.
Are there class materials?
I will be handing out a variety of information, as well as links to helpful websites and/or books of interest.
Should we bring anything?
Just bring you and your baby! Plus, anything that helps to make you more comfortable. Some small baby toys, a blanket to lay your baby on, nursing covers or pillows, are just some suggestions.
About Jane Glazer
Jane Glazer is a board certified Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner. Her interests range from childbirth through the reproductive stages of life, with special focus on children and women’s health. She has worked with teens teaching sexual education in schools, and has worked in emergency medicine, primary care pediatrics, and travel medicine. Jane also holds a masters degree in clinical bioethics, another one of her interests.
In recent years, Jane has taken a break from the traditional work setting to focus on her family. After the birth of her son, two and a half years ago, she moved to Ann Arbor for her husband, Daniel’s, radiology residency. Jane and Dan recently added a baby girl to the family. In her spare time, Jane enjoys running, yoga, cooking, and working on her food blog.
Jane is excited to re-enter the workforce by focusing her energies on education, and is looking forward to having the opportunity to teach about birth and the first year of life, plus infant feeding and nutrition.