For Baby and Me: RIE Before Baby: Baby Care for Expecting Parents

Parent Classes, Workshops & Groups

Announcing Fall 2022 classes in September, October or November in Magda Gerber's Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Approach to Infant Care

RIE® Before Baby™ is an introductory course for those expecting, waiting to adopt, or thinking about becoming a parent. Before Baby is designed to start you on your journey with confidence in yourself as a parent and trust in your baby’s unique ability to show you the way. They say that becoming a parent is the greatest job for which there is no training. You learn on the job. But you can be more prepared, by better understanding infant needs, capabilities, and child development, and examining your own ideas about childrearing. RIE is a relationship-based and science-backed approach to infant-toddler care that can help you know what to expect and prioritize in those first months and years. You’ll build the foundation for your own parenting expertise and create a healthy, supportive relationship with your baby right from the start.

Over three evenings in Berkeley, Before Baby will show you how to establish healthy patterns from the beginning of life. We will cover key topics, such as:

  • The science and practice of attachment
  • What crying means and how to respond
  • Setting up the baby’s room
  • Sleep for baby and parents
  • Bathing
  • Feeding
  • Diapering
  • Movement development
  • “Quality” time together

Registration now open for the September, October and November 2022 sessions. Visit to learn more and register.

September session: Tuesdays, September 6, 13, & 20, 2022, from 6:30-9 pm

October session:  Tuesdays, October 4, 11, & 18, 2022, from 6:30-9 pm

November session:  Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 2022, from 6:30-9 pm

Cost: $310

Your Instructor:  Jennifer Doebler, RIE Associate, MA Human Development

Jennifer Doebler
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