SIBLING CLASS

Do you have a child who is about to become a big sibling?

Our fun and interactive class has been designed for children who are about to greet a new baby into their family and will soon be taking on the role of Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Sibling.

Parents are included in this class where we’ll talk about pregnancy, birth and new babies, presented at a young child’s learning level. This class is best suited for children for ages 2.5 to 7 years old.

Find a Class

This 1 hour workshop takes place from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. Choose the date that works for you:

  • Saturday, August 3
  • Saturday, October 12
  • Saturday, November 30

CLASS FEE 
$50 (includes you and your partner, or support person)

Our Sibling Class includes:

  • Class begin with learning about pregnancy, talking about where baby is growing, at a child's level
  • We will watch Penny Simkin’s video “There’s a Baby” (this video briefly shows a mother experiencing labor)
  • Group reading of a story book about a family welcoming a new baby
  • Optional coloring project for new big siblings, small snack shared at the end of class
  • Parents and children will both have opporunities to ask questions.
  • Toward the end of class, another BBC family who has recently had a new baby into their family will join class. They come to share their experience with welcoming a second (or third) baby, and also gives the new siblings-to-be an opportunity see and potentially hold a new baby, if desired.

Sibling Class Instructors:

Melissa Ebner, Senior Level Birth Doula, CD(DONA), Lactation Counselor, Body Ready Method Pro

Melissa is a certified birth and postpartum doula and educator at BBC. She teaches our Sibling Class and Baby Basics classes and facilitates our Life with Littles group. Melissa provides infant care and has previously worked as a 0-3 year Montessori teacher for 15 years. Melissa is a mother of two and enjoys supporting parents from the newborn stage through the toddler years.

Bert Kiehle, Senior Level Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, CD(DONA)

Bert is a DONA Certified Birth Doula, trained Postpartum doula, and Certified Lactation Counselor. She’s had birthwork in her heart since childhood and when she learned about doulas, she knew this was her ultimate calling! Aside from birth, Bert’s interests include spirituality, wellness, and spending time in nature.