Santa Barbara, CA – (September 30, 2014) – Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) held their first Baby Basics class in Spanish on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Family Services Agency. PEP’s Baby Basics class has been a long-standing service offered to expectant, first-time parents as well as to those who just need a little refresher on how to care for a newborn baby. Offering the class in Spanish allows PEP to reach an expanded audience and to better inform Santa Barbara’s Latino community about the many options and techniques for keeping a newborn healthy and happy. Topics discussed during the three-hour class include infant behavior, feeding, diapering, bathing, safety and wellness. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and bring up their concerns. By the end of the class, most parents proudly say that they “feel more confident” as they embark on their parenthood journey.
Since 2011, PEP has also been holding new parent discussion groups in Spanish. The next discussion group series begins on October 2 and will be held at Mariposas Project, 621 W. Micheltorena Suite B.
About PEP – Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) was founded in Santa Barbara, California, in 1977 by four local mothers. PEP serves families with babies 0-12 months old and offers the following services in English and Spanish: new parent discussion groups, baby basics classes, a 24-hour warmline, and postpartum depression support. To learn more about PEP services or to make a donation, please visit our website at www.sbpep.org or call the warmline at (805) 564-3888 (English) or (805) 852-1595 (Spanish).