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Children's Hospital, New Orleans

Kohl's Happiest Baby on the Block

Expectant parents? Parents of a newborn? Learn how to make your baby the happiest baby on the block!

Using Dr. Harvey Karp's research, the parent educators at Children's Hospital's Parenting Center will teach parents of newborns calming techniques proven to help prevent colic, child abuse, post-partum depression and SIDS.

Parents and caregivers will learn the 5 S's (five simple steps that turn on the calming reflex):

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Class information:
  • Classes are free!
  • 2 hour class taught by a Happiest Baby certified instructor
  • 10 spots available per class
  • Receive "The Happiest Baby" DVD for home use
  • For expectant parents, new parents and caregivers of babies 0-3 months
  • Classes are offered at locations around the metro New Orleans area: Uptown (2 locations), Metairie and West Bank

UPTOWN: The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital
938 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.

February 11

May 13

Saturdays, 10 am – noon

January 18

March 15

May 17

To reserve your spot, call The Parenting Center at (504) 896-9591 or e-mail

UPTOWN: Touro Family Birthing Center

1401 Foucher Street, Foucher Room, 2ndFloor

New Orleans, LA 70115

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – noon

February 15

April 26

June 21

To reserve your spot, visit

METAIRIE: Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus

3747 W. Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.

March 11

June 10

To reserve your spot, call The Parenting Center at (504) 896-9591 or e-mail

WESTBANK: West Jefferson Medical Center

1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero, LA 70072

Tuesdays, 7- 9 p.m.

January 14

April 8

To reserve your spot, call Pam Helmstetter at The Family Birth Place at WJMC, (504) 349-1301.

More classes coming in Summer and Fall 2014.

To learn more about Dr. Harvey Karp's research, CLICK HERE.    
The Happiest Baby on the Block program is a joint effort of Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares,  a community education service for children and adults.

If you would like to know more about The Parenting Center, CLICK HERE.

If you would like more information about how Kohl's benefits our communities, CLICK HERE