New Dad Boot Camps

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NYC Dads Group knows that when a dad is engaged during pregnancy, birth and the first weeks of his child's lives, he sets the foundation for a life as an active and involved parenting partner.
With this in mind, we proudly run NYC Dads Group New Dad Boot Camps, an opportunity for expectant and new dads to connect with veteran dads (and their babies) for a frank discussion on the experience of becoming a father.

We talk about the opportunities and rewards of personally caring for our children as dads demonstrate holding, burping, changing, swaddling, and comforting crying babies.

We’ll also discuss new parent-related issues, including:

Developing a bond a with your new baby
Being supportive of your baby’s mom
Navigating work as a new parent
Developing a parenting partnership
Creating a baby-safe environment
Managing relatives


These 3-hour workshops are facilitated by a trained, nationally certified member of the NYC Dads Group. Boot Camps will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except where noted) at the following locations:

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 - Upper East Side @ 92nd Street Y - Register here

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 - Upper West Side @ City Births - Register here
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 - Upper East Side @ 92nd Street Y - Register here

Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 - Upper West Side @ City Births - Register here
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Upper East Side @ 92nd Street Y - Register here


Our boot camps have received rave reviews and been featured by these media outlets:


Tribeca Parenting is an independent pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting education center. They offer a variety of classes to help parents through a healthy, happy pregnancy and delivery, and then to guide your transition into parenting. 

The 92nd Street Y Parenting Center, part of the Wonderplay™ Program for early childhood education, is the all-inclusive program for New York families. Help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of our groundbreaking Parenting Center by taking advantage of classes for infants, toddlers, their parents and other caregivers. We also offer workshops for expecting and adopting families.

City Births provides Childbirth Preparation, Newborn Care and Breastfeeding, and Infant CPR and Safety. We believe in providing the best possible support and birth experience for couples, from the start of pregnancy through delivery. We encourage parents to be well prepared for labor and birth, as well as life with a newborn. Our objective is to enable parents to be fully informed of their choices in labor and birth as well as the care of their newborn. 

Boot Camp for New Dads is a nationally acclaimed program that has reached over 300,000 Dads over the last 20 years. Boot Camp is validated by research and has been named a best practice by many organizations that consider it an exceptional means of supporting dads-to-be.






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