July 14, 2011 at 2:55 AM
I realize that I’ve been writing a lot about baby stuff these days, but what can I say with our first little one on the way it’s hard to think about much else! I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on the value of baby care and/or birthing classes.
Everyone I know seems to say they aren’t worth the time or money. I feel confident in the baby care area, but I think my husband would feel a little more comfortable if we took a class together. He’s only been around a few infants, mainly my niece and nephew, but he’s never changed a diaper or really had to care for one so little.
I’m not sure about the child birth classes and I’ve heard mixed reviews. Most people I know say they’d skip them if they had it to do all over again. A good friend offered to send me a birthing video and the rest said each birth situation is so unique that the classes can’t really help you prepare for it anyway.
I would like to take a refresher CPR class, so we know how to handle emergency situations. I took a class eight years ago before my nephew arrived, but to be honest I don’t remember too much of what I learned.
I feel like we could watch a few you tube videos and save ourselves quite a bit of time and money. I’d love to hear from anyone who has been through the process and feels strongly one way or another. I want to be prepared, but I don’t want to waste time or money if the classes won’t be valuable.
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