Parenting First 12 Months 2022/23 (0 to 12 months)

As expectant parents we often focus on the pregnancy, the mothers health and getting the nursery ready. One of the most important things you can do, in preparation for the arrival of your baby is to develop some parenting skills and ideas on how you would like to bring up your child.

This 24-hour infant management programme will go a long way towards equipping you for the first few months of your child’s life. The knowledge gained will give you confidence and a sense of direction.

Once a baby reaches the 6th month mark, the baby is on the way to leaving infancy behind and heading straight for the toddler years. During this season, baby food is exchanged for table food; bottle for sippy cup; the highchair for a booster seat; feeding himself with his fingers replaced by a spoon and fork; babbling talk to speaking, and the first unsteady steps are taken over by strides of confidence.

Course Delivery: Parenting the First 12 months course is conducted over four sessions of 3 hours each. Participants attend class with other couples. Participants are expected to pre-read and prepare for each session. During class the focus will be on application, case studies and discussions. The learning methodology is Socratic. Each couple receives their course manuals and homework to complete.

Session 1
Lesson 1   Foundations of Parenting
• Keys to Successful Parenting
• Biblical Foundations of the Family
• Evils that Threaten Successful Parenting
• Significance of the Husband-Wife Relationship
• Feeding Philosophies
• PDF Philosophy

Lesson 2    At the Hospital
• Condition of Mommy
• Aim in Hospital
~ How to bath baby
~ How to Swaddle Baby
• Lactation
~ Anatomy of the Breast
~ Benefits of Breast Feeding
~ Technique of Lactation
~ Feeding Positions
~ Breast Feeding Equipment
~ Factors to Successful Lactation
~ Tips on Increasing Breast Milk Supply
~ Mommy’s Diet and Food

Session 2
Lesson 1    At Home with Baby [1]
• Facts on Feeding
• During Feeding
• Breast Care
• Jaundice
• Breast Milk Jaundice and Breastfeeding

Lesson 2    At Home with Baby [2]
• Recognising Baby’s Cries
~ Normal and Abnormal Cries
~ How to Calm a Crying Baby
~ Baby Tummy Rub
~ Processing Questions before picking up a crying baby
• Defining a Routine & Its Goals
• 4 Phases in the First Year

Session 3
Lesson 1    At Home with Baby [3]
• Wake Time Activities
~ Feed Wake Sleep Chart
~ Recording Feed Cycles
~ 3 Types of Wake Time Activities
~ Baby Equipment
~ Importance and Use of Playpen
~ Considering Context and Characterisation
~ Processing Questions before picking up a crying baby
• Healthy Growth Indicators
~ Baby’s poop
~ Signs of Adequate Nutrition
~ Growth Charts
~ Reflux
~ Colic

Lesson 2    Naps & Night-Time Sleep
• Importance of Naps & Sleep
• 7 Benefits of Sleep
• Principles of Sleep
• Tips and Sleep Equipment
• Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
• Understanding Sleep Cycles
• Sleeping Through the Night
• Middle of Night (M.O.N) Feed
• Waking Up Happy
• Establishing Night-time Sleep
• Sleep Props
• Pacifier

Session 4
Lesson 1    Expressed Breast Milk (EBM)
• Expressing Breast Milk
• Equipment
• EBM Storage
• Defrosting and warming up
• Supplementing with EBM or Formula
• Supplemental Nursing System (SNS)
• Feeding from the Bottle

Lesson 2    Primary Care Givers and Transiting Back to Work
• Managing Primary Caregiver
~ Grandparents / Nanny
~ Infant Care Centre
~ Domestic Helper
~ Homemaker
• How to Retain Parental Authority
• Visiting Others
• Weekend Activities
• Keep Investing into Your Marriage

Back to Work
• Guidelines for Transition Back to Work
• Pace vs Direction
• Level of Control vs Expectation
• Husband & Wife Unity

Cycle 1



Start Date:
2023-02-18

End Date:
2023-02-26

Registration Closing Date:
2023-02-18

Time:
Sat/Sun 2-5pm Feb 18, 19, 25, 26

Venue:
Online via Zoom Cloud Meeting
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Price:
$350 per family

Contact Person:
Priscilla Ng (9786 6288)

Language:
English




Cycle 2



Start Date:
2023-06-10

End Date:
2023-06-18

Registration Closing Date:
2023-06-10

Time:
Sat/Sun 2-5pm Jun 10, 11, 17, 18

Venue:
Online via Zoom Cloud Meeting
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Price:
$350 per family

Contact Person:
Priscilla Ng (9786 6288)

Language:
English




Cycle 3



Start Date:
2023-09-02

End Date:
2023-09-10

Registration Closing Date:
2023-09-02

Time:
Sat/Sun 2-5pm Sep 2, 3, 9, 10

Venue:
Online via Zoom Cloud Meeting
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Price:
$350 per family

Contact Person:
Priscilla Ng (9786 6288)

Language:
English




Cycle 4



Start Date:
2023-12-02

End Date:
2023-12-10

Registration Closing Date:
2023-12-02

Time:
Sat/Sun 2-5pm Dec 2, 3, 9, 10

Venue:
Online via Zoom Cloud Meeting
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Price:
$350 per family

Contact Person:
Priscilla Ng (9786 6288)

Language:
English