Bringing Baby Home Workshop

The Bringing Baby Home program is a class that was created to help couples prepare for life with a new baby. It increases the joy of parenting and gives new parents the tools they need to be the best parenting team possible. The program provides the opportunity to plan ahead so that new parents can keep their friendship strong and develop strategies for parenting intentionally. We provide a safe space to talk about what kind of parents we want to be together and about what babies need to get off to a great start. We learn to be mindful to respond to the needs of our partners and our babies so that each person in the family feels known, loved, and respected.  

Couples who have participated in the program:

  • Were more satisfied in their relationship and were more likely to stay together
  • Were better prepared to bring their baby home
  • Were more able to work together in family play and in co-parenting, with greater father involvement and more secure father-infant attachment

Benefits for children:

  • Had stronger language skills
  • Smiled and laughed more during family play at 3 and 12 months of age

The workshop is best taken before or during pregnancy (preferably second trimester), but it can be taken anytime after the baby is born. Pre-crawling babies are welcome.

Date and Time

Date: December 7th and 8th, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: 896 Manhattan Ave, Suite 23

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Workshop Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
• Understand what to expect during the transition to parenthood
• Describe child development in the first year
• Create strategies to co-parent with your partner
• Learn ways to improve communication
• Demonstrate how to strengthen friendship, intimacy and conflict regulation skills
• Recognize the signs of postpartum mood, anxiety, and adjustment disorders and be aware of support or treatment options

Workshop Goals:

  • Learn how to maintain relationship satisfaction after having a baby
  • Reduce relationship hostility and increase affection
  • Promote positive parent-baby interactions
  • Promote quality involvement for both parents
  • Reduce the incidence or severity of postpartum mood disorders

Class outline:

  • Moving through time together: the transition to parenthood
  • Building love maps: knowing each other
  • Share fondness and admiration
  • Turn towards: build an emotional bank account
  • Maintain a positive perspective
  • Ritualize the daily stress-reducing conversation
  • Flooding, self-soothing and taking breaks
  • Recognize the four warning signs of relationship meltdown
  • Practice the four steps of constructive problem solving
  • Honor mothers and fathers
  • Recognize the importance of fathers
  • Understand the baby blues, postpartum mood disorders, and other mental health issues
  • Connect with your children
  • Preserve intimacy and romance
  • Create shared meaning and values

Parent-baby relations

Bringing Baby Home Workshop for Couples in Brooklyn NY
  • Both fathers and mothers who took the Bringing Baby Home (compared to those that did not) showed greater sensitivity and responsiveness to their infant’s signals. This was particularly true for fathers.
  • Parents who took the Bringing Baby Home program demonstrated better co-parenting abilities, in that they were able to work together more positively during family play with their 3-month old baby.
  • Babies expressed more smiling and laughter during family play if their parents had participated in the Bringing Baby Home program. This was true for both 3 and 12-month-old infants.
  • Several indicators of secure father-infant attachment were rated more positively in families who had taken the Bringing Baby Home program.

Infant Development & Temperament

  • There were fewer language delays in one-year-old infants of parents who took the Bringing Baby Home program.
  • Mothers who took the Bringing Baby Home program rated their babies as showing less distress in response to limitations (such as having a toy out of reach).
  • One-year-old babies in the workshop group were rated as responding more positively to there fathers’ soothing (this is likely to reflect something about father-baby interaction quality as well as infant temperament).

Father Involvement

Fathers and their newborn, how can a father be more involved?
  • Fathers who took the Bringing Baby Home program reported being more involved in parenting and feeling more satisfied and appreciated for their parental contributions.
  • The quality of father-baby interactions was more positive if fathers had taken the Bringing Baby Home program (as reported throughout the chart).

Couple Relationship Quality

  • Couples who took the Bringing Baby Home program reported high, stable relationship quality. Those who did not take the Bringing Baby Home program showed a decline in relationship quality over the first year after the baby’s birth.
  • There was less hostility expressed by both husbands and wives during conflict discussions if they had taken the Bringing Baby Home program.

Parent Mental Health

  • Fewer mothers who took the Bringing Baby Home program shoed symptoms of postpartum depression, the baby blues, and other indicators of psychopathology, such as anxiety.
  • Fewer fathers who took the Bringing Baby Home program showed signs of depression or anxiety.

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Date and Time

Date: December 7th and 8th, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: 896 Manhattan Ave, Suite 23 Shortcode

$ 0.00