OSF Saint Anthony Center for Life offers sibling class, tour

Welcoming a new baby to the family is exciting. Parents, grandparents, friends and relatives are looking forward to the new family addition.

Siblings may be excited about the new baby, too, but they are also apprehensive and uncertain. The new baby might be fun, but he or she is also going to take attention away from the big brother or sister. To help prepare children age 3 to 10 for a new baby’s arrival and to reassure them that they are special, the OSF Saint Anthony Center for Life offers a Sibling Class and Tour six times per year.

The next session will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Saint Francis Room at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. The prospective parents are asked to join their children as they learn how to diaper, hold and burp a baby. The class also includes a tour of the Center for Life as well as valuable suggestions for the parents about how to ease the child’s adjustment to a new baby.

The fee for the class is $5 per family. Registration is required. For information and registration, call 815-227-2695.

From the Feb. 8-14, 2006, issue

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