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Babies don’t come with an instruction book, but The Children’s Museum of the Upstate–Greenville is hoping to provide the next best thing. 

A series of free parent workshops will cover some of the most important topics new parents need to know, with experts covering sleep, infant safety, combining working with breastfeeding and more. 

Jessica Hayes, Vice President of Programming at TCMU, said the second series of weekly workshops begins Sept. 17. Registration is now open. And best of all, the programs occur after hours – on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – and are open to all. 

“Some of the most popular topics will be returning and there will be some new ones,” Hayes said. “Dr. Larisa Coldebella is going to lead one on Should I Stay or Should I Go – when you should bring your child to the ER.”

One session will focus on baby yoga, with guidance from Certified Yoga Instructor Carolina Raycroft. Another will cover practical and important safety tips from Lee Penny with Safe Kids Upstate.

“Our goal is to expand it even more and possibly expand it to Spartanburg,” Hayes said. “Ultimately, we know that these under 1 programs are so important. The more support we can give to parents, the more successful their child can be as well.” 

Details and registration are available online at http://www.tcmupstate.org/baby-me-programs.

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