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Antenatal and Baby & You Classes

This package includes: Antenatal and Baby & you classes.

Antenatal classes are held at Ocean Road Community Centre 45 Ocean Road, Paraparaumu Beach, on a Wednesday night once a week, from 6.45pm to 9.15pm, for 6 weeks.  It is best to complete your course at least 4 weeks before your due date.

Antenatal Classes:

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Brief overview of pregnancy topics
  • Choices in childbirth
  • Your labour journey
  • Managing strategies
  • Dad's and Partners role
  • Breastfeeding
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Responsive parenting
  • Practical parenting

Baby & You Classes

Our Baby and You programme follows on from antenatal classes and offer sound tips and strategies as you begin your journey into parenthood.

To see your baby smile, play and grow can be an extraordinary experience.  You will have feelings of tenderness and closeness and a sense of awe at the miracles of the ‘first milestones.

But with a new baby come uncertainties.  Your tiny bundle may rule the entire household through their routines, sleep patterns and behaviours.  This can be very challenging for a new parent.

Topics covered include:

  • Caring for a new-born including feeding, sleeping and settling and baby massage
  • The realities of the postnatal period
  • Identifying physical, emotional and relationship changes
  • Development and play including stimulation for baby, age appropriate toys and key milestones of baby’s growth and development

Part of this Antenatal package entitles you to a one year membership to Parents Centre.  This includes discounts to other parenting programmes and partner discounts (e.g. The Sleep Store, Baby Factory, Resene and Baby on the move discounts).  Local benefits include: Free entry to "Baby Wigglers/Wigglers Music" on a Tuesday & Wednesday mornings and access to members only fitness classes through Body Fix Gym and Infant Swimming/Water confidence lessons through Coastlands Aquatic Centre.

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COST $270.00

Swimming Lessons

In conjunction with Kāpiti Aquatic Centre, Kāpiti Parents Centre are offering discounted swimming lessons for babies over 6 months old. As a Parents Centre member you are entitled to the discounted price of $55/term.   Please note: you must be a current member at the time of classes.

The classes are 30 minutes long and for a school term.

Please note, your baby must wear proper swim nappies to enter the pool.

Location: Coastlands Aquatic Centre which is 10 Brett Ambler Way Paraparaumu.

 

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COST From $50.00

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