We went to our second last baby class on Wednesday.
Oh boy have the classes been eye opening.
This particular one was on baby care.
We learnt about how to wrap a baby, bath a baby, change a nappy. Things like that.
We were shown a picture of a newborn baby poo. It was great looking at all the faces round the room as the picture was passed on.
Our teacher Pam got us to get into groups and discuss why babies cry, what can help them to stop and how we feel when babies cry. While we were discussing this she played this awful recording of a baby crying. The little fella was really going at it. It was such a sad little (actually very loud) sound. It made me just want to find that baby and give it a good cuddle.
I guess she was trying to get us used to it. She told us that most babies cry for about 3-4 hours a day.
She also showed us a video of all the strange skin conditions babies get born with. Rashes, birth marks, swollen heads. None of the things are serious but the poor little babies looked like they had been through a few rounds of boxing.
At the end of the class we got our own little doll babies to practice wrapping up. Many of them got their heads knocked on the floor, lifted up by their toes and I accidentally leant on mine a little too hard while I was wrapping it. Surely we will be more careful when the baby is real.
Here is a picture of the little darling. Can you see the family resemblance?