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Prepare your child to be a sibling

Feb 28, 2013

WEST BURLINGTON — Great River Health Systems is offering a sibling-preparation class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2.

The free class helps children develop realistic expectations about their new baby brother or baby sister and helps reduce anxiety about being separated from their mothers. Children ages two through 10 will learn how an additional child will change their families and how they can help with this adjustment. It includes a tour of the obstetrics unit and nursery; dressing up in hospital gowns, masks and caps; role-playing for children; and story time about having a baby.

To register or for more information, call Great River Corporate Education at 319-768-4070, or 866-297-9516, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also may register online at under the Classes and Events tab.

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