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‘Boot Camp for New Dads’ returns May 6th

Henry County Health Center | March 28th, 2017

Boot Camp for New Dads, also known as Daddy Boot Camp, is a community education program designed to enable new fathers to “hit the ground crawling” when their baby arrives, and head in the right direction in forming a new family with mom. Boot Camp for New Dads uses veteran fathers to orient “rookie” dads who are expecting their first baby.  New grandfathers are welcome to attend as a refresher as well.

 

Boot Camp prepares men to be dads in all respects, beginning with holding and comforting a real baby.  Veteran dads demonstrate burping, changing, swaddling, the trouble shooter’s guide to crying babies, etc., and deal with a broad range of issues including bonding, work hours, forming a parenting team, safety, preventing child abuse, dealing with relatives, etc.  The strongest emphasis is placed on the tremendous support new moms need from dads.  There are few other opportunities for new dads to obtain the insights of other men on the challenges of becoming a father.

 

Boot Camp for New Dad sessions are offered at no charge 3-4 times per year.  This is a fun guys-only environment led by coaches Jeremy Klopfenstein and Ryan Duffie.  A light breakfast is provided.  The next Boot Camp will be held in the Health Education Center at HCHC on Saturday, May 6th from 9 am-12 pm.  Call or text 319.931.0067 or e-mail sgardner@iastate.edu for details and to register. Like our facebook page to learn more – www.facebook.com/BootCampForNewDadsMtPleasant.

 

This program is sponsored by Healthy Henry County Communities.  To learn more please visit www.HealthyHenryCounty.org.