Have you ever been told, “don’t worry, as soon as the baby’s in your arms you’ll know exactly what to do”?

The truth is, parenting a newborn is a skill you have to learn. Many new parents do this through weeks of on-the-job training once their baby arrives, often learning through trial and error, experimentation, and possibly tears (and not only from the baby). And let’s not forget that you’ll be doing this while exhausted and recovering from birth!

We know that it’s easier to learn new things with a full night of sleep and a clear head- which means that the perfect time to prepare for your newborn is before they even arrive. A Newborn 101 class is the perfect way to learn the tips and tricks that will help to keep your baby calmer and happier, making for an easier transition to parenthood for you!

Our Newborn 101 classes are created and taught by newborn care experts and are designed to help you get on the right track from day one. With the latest information on baby safety, healthcare, parenting advice, and more, our classes are casual, fun, and delivered with the same commitment to unbiased, non-judgemental support that you expect from Harbour City Doulas.

Newborn 101 classes are intentionally small to allow you and your partner space and opportunity to ask questions, share your thoughts, and get customized advice for your unique baby. Classes are up to 3 hours long and are taught privately or in a group setting.


  • Life in the hospital
  • Bringing baby home
  • The early days and weeks
  • Managing expectations
  • Your baby’s adjustment
  • Diapering basics (cloth and disposable)
  • Crying and baby communication
  • Soothing and comforting your baby
  • Breastfeeding
  • Formula feeding
  • Understanding baby’s sleep
  • Maximizing sleep
  • How to prepare your home
  • Supplies you need- and what you don’t
  • How to find a routine that works
  • Having fun with your baby
  • Going out with your baby
  • Adjusting to parenthood


Newborn 101 is the perfect way to learn the tips and tricks that will help to keep your baby calmer and happier, making for an easier transition to parenthood for you. Created and taught by Newborn Care Experts with years of experience helping new families prepare for their baby, this class is ideal for first-time parents, seasoned parents who need a refresher, grandparents, and anyone else that wants to feel totally prepared for newbornhood!


“This class was SO helpful for us! My husband and I had never even held a baby before our son was born, so to say we were nervous is an understatement. Before we took this class, we had no idea how much we didn’t know yet! Newborn 101 filled in SO many of the blanks for us and gave us really helpful tips for the first couple weeks. We are so glad we took this class!”


Spaces for Newborn 101 are limited. Reserve your space by completing the form below. We will confirm your registration by sending an invoice or giving alternative dates. Payments via e-transfer.