Parents Centre

Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt

Scheduled Courses

We generally run Baby and You courses bi-monthly. The course is suitable for parents and their babies aged 0-3 months. The course usually runs on a Tuesday from 10am-12pm at Waiwhetu Uniting Church Hall for 4 weeks.

Baby and You courses 2017:

  • We hope to schedule a course soon; please get in touch to express your interest.

We are also taking enquiries for the Bigger Baby and You course and Baby & Infant CPR. 

If you are interested in attending a Baby and You course or any Parents Centre course that is not currently scheduled, please email lower.hutt@parentscentre.org.nz. We will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Parent education course descriptions

Note that pre-payment is required for all courses.

 Baby and You

Speaker: Lena (Sleep Consultant & Childbirth Educator)

Cost: $55 members / $75 non-members

The Baby & You programme follows on from antenatal classes and runs over 4 sessions. The course is a fantastic opportunity to get out and about with your newborn in the early weeks. You take your baby along and he/she can feed/sleep/play throughout the sessions.

It is a structured but informal class and if your baby is unsettled during the class this is no problem at all. The course covers a lot of topics that will be helpful to you in getting through the first few weeks/months of parenthood and deals with feeding, winding, illness and when to call a doctor, sleep and settling techniques, childhood complaints e.g. teething & common colds, crying and what it means, toys/books, music & movement, baby massage and more!

If you are having a particular problem, it's a great place to seek advice and hear other people's similar stories.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied.

 Bigger Baby and You

Speaker: Lena (Sleep Consultant & Childbirth Educator)

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

This course is aimed at parents of babies 4-8 months of age. In two workshops you'll learn about:

  • introducing solids, including when to start first foods, introducing textures, meal preparation and equipment 
  • managing milk and solids 
  • changes to sleep techniques as your baby ages
  • teeth and teething
  • how to be a good play partner
  • development and learning through movement.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied.

 Baby & Infant CPR

Speaker: Simon (from First Aid Specialists)

Cost: $25.00 members / $35.00 non-members

A basic 2 hour life support course covering both baby and infant CPR that every new parent, grandparent and caregiver should attend. This course is run by a fully qualified First Aid Tutor, being NZQA 6400 certified and registered with the Resuscitation Council.  All attendees receive practical hand-outs.

Supper will be provided and you are welcome to bring along baby to the session.

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