What an incredible honor to be the “coach” at the Boot Camp for New Dads today!
We had 13 “new dads” and 4 “vet dads” with their 4 precious babies.
Honest questions, animated conversation, and projectile poop. We had it all! (The poop went about two feet!)
We discussed how to be involved, how to help relatives really help (versus just getting in the way), how to calm a crying baby, how to be there for mom. It was great.
I wish this type of program were around when Em and I were having kids!
I’m tremendously honored to be asked to serve our community this way. Can’t wait until the next one in June!
I’m excited about a new program I’m facilitating for Inland Hospital’s Birthing Center and Silvermount Women’s Healthcare. Here’s an announcement:
Boot Camp For New Dads, a program for first-time and new fathers, is being offered at Inland beginning in February.
The class is a one time 3 hour Saturday morning workshop covering not only baby care and fatherhood but also the needs of new mothers. Activities will include hands-on opportunities for prospective dads to practice baby care skills under the guidance of veteran dads who bring their new babies to class and an interactive session featuring the best advice veteran dads can offer the rookies.
2008 Boot Camp for New Dads workshops will be held on February 9, June 21, and October 25 in the Ford Grant Conference Room and is facilitated by Inland Foundation Director and veteran dad, Marc Pitman.
The workshops, offered free of charge for fathers-to-be and new fathers in the Waterville area, is sponsored by Silvermount Women’s Health Care and the Birthing Center at Inland Hospital. Pre-registration is required.
For more information about Boot Camp for New Dads please call 861-3392 or visit www.inlandhospital.org.
If you know anyone that’s going to have a baby in the next 2-3 months, encourage them to attend. This is going to be a great time!
And if you know any guys who’ve had babies (or whose wives have had babies!!!) in the last 2-3 months, let me know. They might be able to be some of the veteran dads!