2019 Basic Training Classes
6:30 to 9 p.m.


Genesis Medical Center, East Campus
1227 E. Rusholme St., Davenport
MOB 2, Basement Conference Center
  • Tuesday, January 29

  • Tuesday, March 26

  • Tuesday, April 23

  • Tuesday, May 28

  • Tuesday, July 30

  • Tuesday, August 27

  • Tuesday, September 24

  • Tuesday, November 26


UnityPoint Health - Trinity Bettendorf
4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf
Classroom A (Lower Level Near Cafeteria)
  • Tuesday, Feburary 26

  • Tuesday, August 27


UnityPoint Health - Trinity Moline
500 John Deere Road, Moline
Prenatal Education Room
  • Tuesday, April 23

  • Tuesday, October 29


Let’s face it, though there are many resources for your baby’s mom to prepare for her role as a parent there isn’t much out there to help you prepare for becoming a dad.


That’s where Basic Training for New Dads steps in. It’s a tried-and-tested workshop developed and taught by local, experienced dads to support and prepare you to meet the challenges of fatherhood.


No matter how many books you read or classes you take, nothing beats real-world experience. From diapering to sleepless nights to forming a successful parenting team, Basic Training will teach you the tips and tricks of the trade – by experienced dads, for dads-to-be. We’ll help you build your confidence in caring for your child, and prepare you for the challenges of parenting. Ease your transition into fatherhood by learning dad-tested, dad-approved skills to help you become the best father you can be.


Our Methods
  • Practical how-to discussion 

  • Taught by experienced dads 

  • For guys only


  • The Birth and Bonding Process

    • Being prepared; your role; starting your relationship off right 

  • First Issues for New Dads

    • The urge to provide, protect and be a caretaker 

  • Family and Parenting Teams

    • Team tactic; helping mom through the emotional roller coaster 

    •  Troubleshooting Using a checklist to soothe a crying baby; when to call the doctor 

  • Feeding

    • What can be done to support breastfeeding; methods for introducing and using a bottle 

  • Diapering/Baby Hand-off

    • Male and female hygiene; supporting the baby’s neck; passing and receiving the baby 

  • Safety

    • Car seat basics; baby-proofing the home; preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome


Workshops are typically held one Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at one of the following locations:


  • Genesis East in Davenport, Iowa

  • UnityPoint Trinity in Bettendorf, Iowa

  • UnityPoint Trinity in Moline, Illinois


Visit or to register or contact Heather Lamb,​ or 309-736-7170, ext. 113.  



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Moline, IL 61265

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