Happiest Baby on the Block
Ever wish babies came with instruction manuals? This class is for you!
Expectant parents, parents, grandparents, or other caregivers will learn from our Certified Happiest Baby Educator how to soothe babies during their first few months.
Participants will learn proven techniques for calming even the fussiest of babies, helping them sleep longer. Yes, really! You will learn about what Dr. Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP calls “the Missing 4th Trimester” and “the Calming Reflex”. You will learn how to correctly perform Dr. Karp’s “5 S’s”, triggering your baby’s calming reflex, resulting in less crying and more sleeping.
(We know, it sounds too good to be true! But proper use of "the 5 S's" really can seem like magic.)
This class is designed for expectant parents, parents of newborns, grandparents, nannies, and other infant caregivers. If you're looking to polish your "baby whispering" skills, you're in the right place! You may take this class before or after your baby has arrived. These skills are designed to help infants up to 12-weeks.
Infants-in-arms* welcome but not required. If you are not bringing an infant, you may bring a baby doll for practice (or we will have some on hand). For private classes, we recommend scheduling your class for after your baby has arrived so we can practice the 5 S’s with your baby, in your home, with your gear.
Participants will also receive their own Happiest Baby Digital Parent Kit.
The Parent Kit includes streaming video of The Happiest Baby on the Block and an mp3 download of the Happiest Baby "Super-Soothing" Sleep Sounds. The Kit provides valuable refresher information and visual guidelines that can help you as you implement what you learned in class with your own baby at home. You may also share what you've learned with family members, friends, and other caregivers.
Upcoming Group Class Dates:
APRIL 20th, 1:00-3:00 (fully enrolled)
JUNE 8th, 1:00-3:00 (fully enrolled)
AUGUST 10th, 1:00-3:00 (fully enrolled)
NOVEMBER 9th, 1:00-3:00
The November 9th class will be the last group class for 2019, additional dates will be added for 2020. Contact us to book a private class in your home.
WHERE: Nest Organics 51 N. Lexington, Asheville NC
COST: $55 (includes participant and one support person)
REGISTER: Space is limited, advanced registration is required.
If you'd like help with your baby now or at another date/time, contact us to book a consult, private class, or postpartum doula shift.
Private "Happiest Baby" classes are $95 for a 90 minute class in your home. You may book a private session either before or after your baby has arrived, but many parents (and grandparents!) enjoy this hands-on, in-home, private instruction with their newborn.
About the Instructor
Christine is a Certified Happiest Baby Educator and Doula (and our resident "Baby Whisperer"!)
Christine is a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula, ProDoula Pre-Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula and Placenta Encapsulator, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, and Certified Happiest Baby Educator. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Public Policy.
In addition to supporting her birth and postpartum doula clients and their babies, Christine has two boys of her own. She's proud to bring Dr. Karp's nationally acclaimed curriculum to Asheville, helping more parents and caregivers feel confident in soothing their babies. Learn more about Christine here.
* Newborn to 12-week-old infants with their parent/caregiver are welcome. Older infants and other children would be best served with another caregiver during this class so that you have time to focus on learning and practicing the techniques. Dr. Karp's techniques are meant for babies from 0-3 months, if you would like hands on help with an older infant, contact us to book a private class, consult, or postpartum doula shift.