Before Baby™

“For expectant parents… I am aware that now you are preoccupied with the birth of your baby, and everything that happens afterwards may seem remote and intangible. Yet this is the ideal time to become acquainted with some basic RIE ideas… it is [easier] to develop good habits from the beginning than to undo and change ‘bad’ habits later.”
—Magda Gerber, RIE Founding Director

An introductory course for those expecting, waiting to adopt, or thinking about becoming a parent, Before Baby™ is designed to start you on your journey with confidence in yourself as a parent and trust in your baby’s unique ability to show you the way.

Before Baby will help you to establish healthy patterns from the beginning of life and includes:

  • What crying means and how to respond
  • Setting up the baby’s room
  • Sleep for baby and parents
  • Bathing
  • Feeding
  • Diapering
  • “Quality” time together

If you would like to register for Before Baby online or at the RIE Los Angeles Center, please click here. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please email us at beforebaby@rie.org.

*Associates all over the world offer Before Baby classes. Please contact the instructor for more information on registering for a course outside of the Los Angeles RIE® Center.