2nd baby preparation classes - what are the classes, and answers to some questions you may have.

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Are you're worried about coping with 2, how the new baby will affect the relationship with your older child, jealously?
Are you hoping things will be different to the first time round - better sleep routine, better birth, less trouble breastfeeding?
Maybe you haven't had a chance to think about your new baby yet and what you need to get ready?
Are thinking about potty training your older child or moving bedrooms but aren't sure if it's the right thing to do?
Do you want to make friends with others who have similar age gaps as you valued your support network first time round?

This class covers all these aspects and focuses on practical things to do/think about before your baby arrives with a quick reminder of how to care for a newborn baby too. Spend precious time thinking about your new baby in a session that's tailored to your age gap and needs. 121 or group classes available and with the group classes I circulate contact details afterwards so you can stay in touch.

How long is the class?
The class is one session and lasts c 3hrs long.

How far in advance of your due date do people take the class?
Most mums take the class approx. 6weeks before their due date, but on saying that some come a few days before their due date.
It's up to you when you'd like to come to a class, but I do try to group people by age gap and due date as best I can, so do get in touch if you're unsure which date would be best and I'd be happy to advise.

What time is the class?
The classes start at 7.30pm to allow you to put your other child to bed first/get home from work, and eat something ;)

How many people are in the classes?
Each class varies but there are usually 5 to 8, to allow people to get to know each other and for everyone to have a chance to ask questions.

Can I bring my partner or are classes for mums only?
Classes are normally just mums as the dads are babysitting, but your husband is of course very welcome if he'd like to attend. If your husband does want to come along, I normally ask the others coming to the class to invite their husbands to come too if they want to.

How much is the class
The class costs £85 and this includes detailed handouts.

When are the next class dates coming up...at 7.30pm

16th Aug 1-2 yr Wandsworth
17th August SW19 and SW20
21st Aug 2-3yr Wandsworth
22nd Aug 3yr+ Wandsworth

3rd September E Dulwich
4th September Richmond/St Margarets
5th September Surbiton
6th September 1-2 yrs Wandsworth
7th September SW19
11th September 2-3yrs Wandsworth
12th September 3yr+
13th Sept Streatham
20th September SW6

4th Oct Surbiton
10th October 1-2yr Wandsworth
11th October 2-3yr Wandsworth
17th Oct 3yr+ Wandsworth

1st Oct Surbiton
7th November 1-2 yr
8th November 2-3yr
13th November 3yr+

4th December 1-2yr
5th December 2-3yr
11th December 3yr+

8 Jan 1-2yr
9 Jan 2-3yr
10 Jan 3yr+

Please get in touch if you can't find a date you're looking for.

How do you group the classes?
I try to group people together with the closest due dates and age gaps where I possibly can. I will get in touch if I think there's a better class for you to attend.

I have a 2year gap, should I attend the 1-2yr or 2-3yr class?
It's probably best to get in touch as this will depend on the balance and age gaps of people booked on the classes already.

What have people said about the classes?
Please do read our testimonials as it gives you other peoples opinions of the class.
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