Newborn Care

From bonding techniques to managing common concerns for optimal infant well-being within the initial 180 days

Newborn Care 1


This course is designed to provide fundamental insights into newborn care during the initial 180 days, covering a range of topics from daily routines care to fostering the healthy development and overall well-being of the newborn. It encompasses various physical techniques for holding an infant to enhance the bonding relationship between the mother and the baby.

While the course emphasizes the positive aspect of caregiving, it also addresses potential distressing situations, such as when the infant is unwell. Therefore, participants will gain valuable knowledge on recognizing and managing common concerns related to the newborn’s physical needs and overall well-being, enabling them to respond effectively to various situations.

Course Objectives

  1. Foster healthy and safe practices in delivering optimal nutrition and hygiene care for a newborn.
  2. Enhance the bonding relationship with newborn confidently, using safe and comfortable techniques in holding them in a variety of ways.
  3. Identify common childhood illnesses/ emergencies and respond with basic home methods before seeking medical attention.

Course Outline

  1. Nutrition and Hygiene Care
    • Nutrition Care (Breastfeeding and Formula Milk Feeding)
    • Basic hygiene care
      • Facial Care
      • Nail Care
      • Umbilical Cord Care
      • Bathing Care
      • Diaper Changing
  2. Baby Bonding
    • Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact (aka Kangaroo Care)
    • How to swaddle your baby
    • Explore various ways to hold your baby in different situations
  3.  Common Childhood Illnesses and Emergencies and Tips to Manage Them at Home Prior to Seeking Medical Attention

Target Audience

  1. Parents-to-be
  2. Caregivers


Upon completion of the course, the participants will be awarded the Certificate of Attendance by HMI Institute.

Newborn Care 1

Course Date

24 April 2024

22 May 2024

26 June 2024

Course Date & Registration

Course Duration

1 Day (9.00am to 5.30pm)

Course Venue

Online Learning (Zoom)

Course Fee

$240 per participant

Course Fee is subject to GST

UTAP Funding Available

NTUC members can enjoy up to 50% unfunded course fee support with the UTAP funding
* For more information on UTAP, please visit the NTUC website.


HMI Institute reserves the right to postpone or cancel the courses if minimum enrolment is not met.