The arrival of a new baby can bring many changes to a family and this can pose challenges for older siblings. This class will help prepare soon-to-be brothers and sisters for the arrival of the new baby. The children will have an opportunity to role-play being an older sibling, using a doll or stuffed animal.
This class is for children ages 3 1/2 to 8. At least one parent is required to attend.
During this fun class children will learn:
- What a new baby looks like
- How to safely hold their new brother or sister
- What to expect when their new brother or sister comes home
- How to communicate their feelings about the baby with family members
- About their new family routine
Please do not attend the class if you or your child is sick or might be contagious. Please contact us at 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm if you need to reschedule.
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If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
A fee of $10
will be deducted from the amount paid if you cancel your registration less than 3 days
before the event.
Please park in structure No. 2, adjacent to the main entrance of the hospital and bring your parking ticket with you to class for validation. There is no fee for parking.
Please note that all visitors to the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Women's Health Center age 18 and older are now required to present a government-issued photo ID upon arrival.
If you registered using the City of San Diego employee discount, please remember to bring your employee identification badge with you to class.
The fee for this class is $15 per family. If enrolling more than one child, please call 1-800-82-SHARP to register. Only those children registered will be allowed to participate in the class.
If the minimum class size requirement is not met, you may be contacted regarding a cancellation or to reschedule.
Student Observation: If you need to observe a class, approval must be obtained prior to attendance. Please be advised that any paid registration for observation purposes will not be refunded. To obtain approval, please call 1-800-82-SHARP and you will be referred to the appropriate location. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
This class is taught by a certified perinatal educator.
Please bring a doll or stuffed animal the size of a baby, a diaper, and a receiving blanket for practice.