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Bugle soundsfor new dads

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Boot Camp for New Dads will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25 at the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center, 2941 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Barton Memorial Hospital and Barton University provide this educational program for men who are becoming dads for the first time. Utilizing a man-to-man approach, veteran dads and their babies orient rookie dads expecting for the first time. This combination – rookies, veterans and babies – in a room for three hours makes for great chemistry.

The rookies are all eyes and ears as they watch the veterans feed, burp, change and care for their babies while hearing their experiences and advice. A strong sense of solidarity quickly develops between these men and peaks when the vets give their babies to the rookies for hands-on training.

There are few other opportunities for new dads to obtain the insights of other men on the challenges of becoming a father. This program is free for the community and the registration deadline is March 23. To register and for more information call (530) 543-5869.