Sane Parents Guide: Getting Your Home Ready for Baby

Learn how to get your house ready for baby.
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  • Lectures 53
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2012 English

Course Description

This Sane Parents Guide is focused on Newborn Checklist andBaby Proofing Your Home. A practical guide that cuts to the chase: What stuff do you REALLY need to get your house ready for the arrival of your first baby? Not the stuff the Big Box retailer tells you that you need. Not the stuff the glossy magazines tell you need. The real and essential Newborn Checklist that you just can't do without. The stuff that will keep you sane, without adding all the stuff that will drive you crazy. That's what you'll find in this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Bedding
  • Diapering
  • Bathing
  • Feeding
  • Clothing
  • Gadgets

Who is the target audience?

  • First time parents
  • Mother or Father
  • Anyone who's interested in learning about how to prepare for the arrival of a new baby

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


3 pages
Section 1: Bedding
9 pages
  • Providing your baby with the appropriate bedding
  • Crib precautions
Preventing SIDS: New Safe Sleep Guidelines
3 pages
Safe Sleep Recommendations
Tummy Time
3 pages
  • Finding the best seat for your baby
Babysitter Balance
Section 2: Diapering
7 pages

Changing Table: What’s a necessity and what’s just plan overkill?

  • The Table
  • The Mattress
  • Dividers & Baskets
3 pages

Facts about cloth diapers and disposable diapers.

Cloth vs Diapers
2 pages

Importance of a diaper pail and guidelines to what a truly effective smell reducing diaper pail should have.

The Lab Diaper Pail Sniff Test
2 pages

Diaper Rash:

  • What is it?
  • What do you need to do about it?
  • When to call your pediatrician?
Diaper Rash
2 pages

Constipation and baby's skin care tips

Tips On Constipation
1 page

Learn why you need to have a quality thermometer.

How To Choose A Thermometer
3 pages

Other baby gear essentials:

  • Nail trimmer
  • Cotton swab
Baby Gear Essentials: High Tech Nail Trimmers
Diapering: Sane Parents Vs Insanity
1 page
Section 3: Bathing
2 pages
  • Bathing your baby
3 pages

Baby bath time:

  • Standard issue newborn baby tub
  • Soaps, shampoos, & water temperature
Baby Tubs 101
Tub Time Safety Tips
Water Safety
Bathing – Sane Parents Vs Insanity
1 page
Section 4: Feeding
2 pages

Why breastfeeding is best for your baby?

3 pages


  • Why shop for a lactating consultant?
  • Why do you need to get a breast pump?
Breastfeeding: Should You Use a Lactation Consultant?
Breastfeeding Positions
4 pages

Tossing out BPA risks away from your baby.

BPA Concerns
Feeding – Sane Parents Vs Insanity
1 page
Section 5: Clothing
2 pages

Your baby's clothes

2 pages

Finding your baby a perfect clothing for everyday use.

Consignment Gifts For Preggers Small
A Guide to Baby and Kids' Resale Shops
8 pages

How to maintain your baby's constant temperature.

How To Swaddle Your Baby
Clothing – Sane Parents Vs Insanity Sane Parents
1 page
3 pages

Gadgets for you and your baby

2 pages

Choosing the best camera for your family photos

Choosing A Camera
Photography Tips: How To Take Better Pictures Of Your Kids
Photography Tips: How Dads Get Great Pics
3 pages

How to make a great birth video

How To Make A Birth Video
10 pages

How to pick a baby monitor that suits you and your baby's needs.

How to Pick a Baby Monitor
What To Look For When Buying Baby Monitors
Baby Monitor Tech: Static Causes and Cures
Section 6: Gadgets

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Instructor Biography

Dad Labs, Clay Nichols, Co-Founder and Editor

Clay Nichols is a co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at, an online resource for fathers, where he blogs and produces the videos that recently won the International Academy of Web Television Award for Best Educational Series 2012 and a was a Webby Honoree for Best Writing. He is co-author of “Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts” (MWP), “DadLabs Guide to Fatherhood: Pregnancy and Year One” (Quirk Books), over a dozen plays, a smattering of magazine feature articles, and a regular column for Austin Man and Austin Family Magazines. Nichols is a veteran of a dozen years in the high school classroom, having taught in the areas of English, Creative Writing, Drama and Filmmaking.  As a consequence he has read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn way too many times. Father to Wilson (13), Riley (10), Cooper (7), husband to Kim, he resides in Austin, Texas. 

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