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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
For more information on the Kohl's Happiest Baby on the Block program, please contact The Parenting Center at (504) 896-9591.

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

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

February 10

May 12

August 11

November 10

To reserve your spot, CLICK HERE or e-mail The Parenting Center at

UPTOWN: Touro Family Birthing Center

1401 Foucher Street, Foucher Room, 2ndFloor

New Orleans, LA 70115

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – noon

January 10

February 21

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 11

August 8

September 12

October 10

November 14

December 12

To reserve your spot, CLICK HERE or e-mail The Parenting Center at

METAIRIE: Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus

3747 W. Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

March 10

June 9

September 8

December 8

To reserve your spot, CLICK HERE or e-mail The Parenting Center at

WESTBANK: West Jefferson Medical Center

1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero, LA 70072

Thursdays, 7- 9 p.m.

January 29

April 30

July 30

October 29

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

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

Disney themed Kohl's Cares Cause merchandise now available with 100% net profits benefiting kids' health initiatives. CLICK HERE for more info and to see available merchandise on the Kohl's website.