News Release

Friday, November 30, 2012

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman, 668-7554

Free CHKD parenting classes and seminars offered in December

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The following free public programs will be offered by CHKD in December.

December 5, Parenting on the Same Page This Holiday Season. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, 3rd floor conference room, 500 Discovery Dr., Chesapeake. If you have ever disagreed with your parenting partner about what's important during the holidays, this workshop is for you. The holiday season can add stress to parenting as couples consider how to blend family traditions, spend time with extended family and budget for gift giving. Learn how to make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone and how to create your own special family memories. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

December 5, Welcome, Baby! At Pediatric Specialists. Free. 6-7 p.m. 885 Kempsville Rd., Suite 200, Norfolk. At this class for new and expectant parents, our pediatrician will discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, bathing, sleep safety and more. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and tour the office. To register please call (757) 461-6342. For more information about Pediatric Specialists go to www.chkd.org/pediatricspecialists.

December 20, Baby Care 101 at Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg. Free. 7-9 p.m. 119 Bulifants Blvd., Williamsburg. Class for expectant and newborn parents who want to learn about providing a safe and secure environment for their infants. Learn about how to bathe and comfort your baby, about belly button and diaper care, how to position your baby for sleep and general household and car seat safety tips. Lots of opportunities to ask questions about the first year of life. Call (757) 564-7337 press option 5 then 3 with questions. For more information on our practice visit www.chkd.org/PAW. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

December 20. Infant Massage. Free. 7-9 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd., Williamsburg. Expecting and new parents will learn simple infant massage techniques designed for infants from birth to 6 months. Gain hands-on experience and learn how infant massage promotes better sleep and may strengthen the immune system. Call 757-564-7337 press 5 then 3 with questions. For more information on our practice visit www.chkd.org/PAW. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.