Baby Safe Program: Virtual classes


The Baby Safe Program online (virtual) program was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, when all on-site parenting education classes at maternity hospitals in Victoria were suspended and moved to an online platform. We are continuing to offer this option, in addition to our face-to-face, Small Group classes in 2022.  


The Baby Safe Program Online consists of a series of three virtual classes (modules):

Module 1
Module 2 Module 3
Safe Sleeping to reduce the risk of SUDI, including SIDS Recognising and responding to an unwell baby  Baby Basic Life Support (Baby CPR) and Baby First Aid

We also have a Safe Sleeping for Preterm and Sick Babies class for parents and family members preparing to take their baby home from the Neonatal Intensive and/or Special Care Nursery.


Baby Safe Program- Premium Virtual Package

New!

We have an exciting new virtual option, launching 1 January, 2022. The Baby Safe Program- Premium Virtual Package. The package comprises: all three virtual classes, the Baby Safe Program Video Series, and the Baby Basic Life Support Fridge magnets. Cost: $225 per couple- bundle and save!

Private Virtual Baby Safe Program

Via zoom - New!

If you would like to arrange a private virtual Baby Safe Program for yourself and your family, please see Private Classes on our website.

Safe Sleeping

Module 1- Suitable from 28 weeks of pregnancy

In this class, you will learn:

  • How to create a safe sleep environment for your newborn baby from birth to one year of age
  • Safe sleep practices to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI)
  • Safe wrapping (swaddling) for sleep and to promote normal hip development
  • Use of a safe sleeping bag
  • Bedding and bedding amount 
  • Dressing your baby for sleep 
  • Avoiding thermal stress (over-heating)
  • Nursery products that are not recommended and are unsafe for babies
  • How to determine which nursery products are safe for your baby


Preterm babies in NICU or SCN:

If your baby is currently in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICU) or Special Care Nursery  (SCN), or has recently been discharged from NICU/SCN, please book the Safe Sleeping for Preterm Babies: Transition from NICU/SCN to home class. 

Recognising an unwell baby- Virtual class

Recognising and responding to an unwell baby

Module 2: Suitable from 32 weeks of pregnancy

In this class, you will learn:

  • Normal well baby behaviour
  • Behavioural cues your baby may be becoming unwell
  • How and when to take your baby’s temperature and interpret the results
  • Fever and other variations of normal temperature
  • Normal breathing and concerning breathing
  • Colour
  • Baby rashes
  • Jaundice
  • Vomiting and possetting  
  • Crying, unsettled babies ('colic') 
  • When to seek help if you are concerned about your baby
  • Where to find evidence-based health care information for babies




Baby Basic Life Support- Virtual class

Baby Basic Life Support (CPR) & Baby First Aid

Module 3- Suitable from 32-34 weeks of pregnancy or in the first 6 months after your baby is born

In this class, you will learn: 

  • When to call 000 for an ambulance
  • Baby cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Management of choking
  • Management of febrile convulsions
  • Button battery ingestion
  • Bath and water safety


Safe Sleeping for Preterm and Sick Babies

Virtual class

Safe Sleeping for Preterm and Sick Babies

The transition from NICU/SCN to home

In this class, you will learn:

  • How to create a safe sleep environment for preterm baby from birth to one year of corrected age to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) including SIDS
  • Sleep practices that need to change once baby is discharged home from 
  • Bedding and bedding amount 
  • Avoiding thermal stress (over-heating) 
  • Safe cot
  • Dressing baby for sleep 
  • Car travel - car capsules and seats for preterm and low birth weight babies
  • Use of baby slings and carriers
  • Unsafe nursery products for babies


This class is only suitable for parents and family members of babies currently in, or recently discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN).

If your baby has not been born yet or has not needed NICU/SCN admission, please book the Safe Sleeping class (Module 1).  

10% of all proceeds of this class are donated to Miracle Babies Foundation



See our dedicated page for babies born preterm and/or sick after birth


Virtual Classes: More information

Virtual class duration:

Each class runs for 1.5 -2 hours with question time at the end of each class. 


What to expect:

Each class is held via ZOOM, in small groups.

ZOOM can be access from a computer, lap top, tablet device or your smart phone.

You will be able to talk to Dr Rose Boland during the class, see her on your screen and ask her questions during the class and at the completion of the class.

You will receive resources for each topic after the class.


Cost:

$35 for a couple or $30 for a single attendee per module. 

You can book all three modules or any combination that you wish. You can also book a combination of online and face-to-face classes.

Grandparents and other family member are welcome to book a position any of these classes.  

All bookings and payments are made via a dedicated Eventbrite booking page- see the links above.

Gift Vouchers

Are you looking for a Baby Shower present for a friend or family member? Why not give a precious gift- a gift that could save a life.

Purchase a gift voucher for our Baby Safe Program: Premium Virtual package or our Baby Safe Program: Deluxe package or any of our classes or e-learning resources. 

Cost: From $100 - $300 for a couple 

Our gift vouchers can be used for up to one year. 

Please contact us at Precious Care to purchase or enquire about a gift voucher. 

Disclaimer

Attendance at a Baby Safe Program Online does not lead to a professional qualification or a certification of competency in basic life support or infant resuscitation. Nor can it prevent the sudden and/or unexpected death of a newborn baby, older infant, or child.  

These online classes have been designed to share the best available evidence and current recommendations from Expert Advisory Groups. Occasionally, your Paediatrician or other Health Care Provider may give you alternative advice based on your baby's individual circumstances. 

Whilst appreciable care has been taken in the preparation of all training material, Precious Care Australia Pty Ltd shall not be held responsible for any act or omission which may result in injury or death to any baby, infant or child as a result of reliance on this training material.