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‘Daddy Boot Camp’ returns to Mt. Pleasant February 10

Henry County Health Center | January 29th, 2018

Healthy Henry County Communities is pleased to announce that Boot Camp for New Dads, a.k.a Daddy Boot Camp, will be back on Saturday, February 10, from 9 a.m.-Noon to answer all of the questions that expectant fathers have.  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, and a free car seat will be given to all attendees.  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.