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Boot Camp for New Dads

This free class offers dads a crash course in caring for and bonding with their new babies and it's free!

Here are some of the topics you will learn about:

  • Dressing, cleaning, changing, and bathing your baby
  • Dealing with your crying baby
  • Keeping your baby safe
  • Understanding the support mom needs from dad after birth
  • Bonding with your baby
  • Forming a parenting team with mom

Boot Camp for New Dads is a “no moms” zone. This is a hands-on chance to learn to care for your baby with the help of veteran dads, real babies and a male instructor.

All dads are welcome to attend. You will receive a resource kit that includes a diaper bag, blanket, onesie, and other items.

We are proud that this is a very popular class at MetroHealth. Here is what our Dads have had to say:

  • “I learned a lot and felt very comfortable, too. The instructor and the veteran dads on the panel were awesome, and it was great that we were able to interact with real babies.”

  • “I would highly suggest this class for all new dads. My brother and I both took it and we learned so much. Keep offering this class!”

  • “I think one of the most important things I learned today were about how to be an advocate for my wife and child during labor, as well as learning more about postpartum depression.”

  • “I didn’t think I would enjoy the experience, but I learned so much. Thank you for all of the helpful advice! I feel so much more confident about being a dad.” 

2014 Course Schedule

Dads are encouraged to attend Boot Camp. All classes are offered on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - Noon.  Classes meet at MetroHealth Medical Center and MetroHealth Broadway Health Center: 
To register, call Childbirth Education at 216-778-3381 or click here.

MetroHealth Medical Center

  • January 18
  • March 15
  • April 12
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • December 20

 MetroHealth Broadway Health Center

  • February 1
  • April 5
  • July 12
  • October 4


Class Locations:MetroHealth Medical Center
Rammelkamp Research Building Room #R170
2500 MetroHealth Drive 
Cleveland, OH 44109
View a campus map and directions. 

MetroHealth Broadway Health Center
6835 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44105

MetroHealth Medical Center Rammelkamp Research Building Room #R170 2500 MetroHealth Drive  Cleveland, OH 44109   MetroHealth Broadway Health Center 6835 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44105
800-554-5251

           

             Hey Dads!
  Resources Just For You

Are you a father looking for help?
Try these websites!


The New Dad Manual site
has funny & helpful video clips
on caring for your baby!

Healthy Fathering Collaborative

The Fatherhood Initiative

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