Please note: As of the 1st January 2021, this course will be open to all Wellington Families! 

Announcement: We are very sorry to inform you that we are no longer funded, to provide pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and early parenting education, by the Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast District Health Boards. We are sorry if you are unable to find what you are looking for. We are going to take some time to regroup and make some changes. Please check back with us in early 2022.   


Our Keeping Your Baby Safe course will give you the confidence and skills you need to respond to your baby in an emergency. Knowing what to do in an emergency could save your child’s life!

We believe that CPR and child choking procedures are some of the most important skills to learn when becoming a new parent. Along with CPR, you will learn 6 principles to follow to protect your baby’s life and key takeaway baby safety messages.

If you’ve learned CPR before, this course is also a great refresher to get up to date.

This course is taught by both a fully trained Red Cross Instructor and a skilled birthEd educator.

What this 3 hour course covers:

Some of what you will learn:

  • To make every sleep a safe sleep (SUDI prevention)
  • Safe scene management and assessment of an emergency situation
  • Airway obstruction and infant choking (practice on a baby mannequin)
  • Child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (practice on a baby mannequin)
  • What’s an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and how to use one
  • Safe side positioning
  • Dealing with a crying baby
  • Anger and stress management
  • Signs of a sick baby
  • Car seat safety
  • Baby carriers
  • Baby safety at home – prevention of falls, burns, poisoning
  • Community support organisations

At birthEd we want to create the best learning environment we can for you and our small class sizes mean that you’ll get an opportunity to have one-on-one training and have your questions answered.You will receive our Key Takeaways Information and a CPR form for your fridge.

We recommend that you attend this course while pregnant, but if you’ve had your baby, please bring them along!

Keeping Your Baby Safe is $30 for you and your support partner. 


  • “Lovely educator. CPR and choking instructor was very thorough”. Madeline
  • “Really valuable, thank you. Well delivered. Questions well answered”. Jayne
  • “Very well structured with activity in 2nd half. Teachers were great. Kept to times”. John
  • “Class was really informative and would like to recommend to other friends”.
  • “Today covered a good range of topics that are essential for new parents and helping them feel prepared. Thank you”. Feng
  • “It was a very informative course on baby’s safety, being the support person learnt a lot, could come in very handy in the future”. Bethika
  • “Thank you very much, very helpful and great reinforcing some things from the antenatal 9 week course”. Sarah
  • “Would recommend to first time parents”. Ting
  • “Definitely would recommend”. Anastasia