Keeping Babies Safe and Healthy
This is course 3 in a series of courses of the Newborn Baby Care Specialisation. This course is taught by the Colorado University through the online platform Coursera. I found this a very interesting course to do.
Keep Newborn Babies Safe Uni Colorado
The syllabus writes this about this course on Coursera:
In this course, you will learn some key things that parents will need to do to keep their babies safe and healthy. The Guidance to Keep Newborn Babies Safe and Healthy Course will teach you best practices for how your baby will spend most of their day: eating, sleeping, and sometimes crying. Parents need to understand how to optimise nutrition, how to create a safe and happy sleep environment, how to safely transport their baby in their car, and how to respond to their baby’s crying. A newborn baby is an amazing beautiful life filled with hope. There is so much that goes into making sure that babies are born healthy, and so much more to think about after they are born. Whether you are in the health care field, or even a parent, this course is the perfect educational opportunity for you to keep newborn babies healthy in the days and weeks after they are born!
This course was quite interesting and certainly breastfeeding friendly, which is for me very important. I learned a lot about car seat safety. My youngest has outgrown car seats, so for me it was a very good refresher to learn and get updated on the newest guidelines. I also read up on the British guidelines for the use of car seats for infants.
The course was also baby friendly in many ways as it taught that parents cannot spoil a baby and that it is important to react to the cues of the baby. I really loved that.