Parents and Babies Program

For parents with babies ages birth to 12 months.

In the Parents and Babies Program, parents learn how to:

  • Help their babies feel loved, safe, and secure.
  • Encourage their babies’ physical and language development.

The parenting group format fosters peer support networks and shared learning. Trained Incredible Years® facilitators use video clips of real-life situations to support the training and stimulate group discussions. Parents practice skills with their babies in the group.

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+Parents and Babies Program Topics
  • Part 1 – Getting to Know Your Baby (0-3 months)
  • Part 2 – Babies as Intelligent Learners (3-6 months)
  • Part 3 – Providing Physical, Tactile and Visual Stimulation
  • Part 4 – Parents Learning to Read Babies’ Minds
  • Part 5 – Gaining Support
  • Part 6 – Babies’ Emerging Sense of Self (6-12 months)

For more details, please see the program Content & Objectives:

Parents and Babies Program Content and Objectives

View the Baby Building Blocks Poster







+Parents and Babies Program Curriculum Set
Parents and Babies Curriculum Set includes:
  • Program Video Vignettes (2 total hours) shown in 9-12 weekly 2-hour group sessions. Video vignettes are available in 3 formats: 3 DVD set –or– 1 USB drive –orNEW 1-year streaming subscription (online streaming English-only)
  • Comprehensive Leader’s Manual, including parents’ home activities for Babies Series
  • Incredible Babies: A Guide and Journal of Your Baby’s First Year book
  • My Incredible Baby: Journal of My Baby’s First Year in My Family book
  • Baby Building Blocks Poster
  • Brain Development Refrigerator Magnet
  • Baby Brain Neurons Posters (set of 3, not pictured)
Supplemental Materials

Supplemental materials support and enhance the programs and may be purchased separately.

Experts in Action: Parents and Babies Program

The “Experts in Action: Parents and Babies Program” shows certified leaders conducting live parent groups using the Incredible Years® Babies Curriculum.  These videos of live sessions are an excellent way to build your skills. Group leaders and clinicians who have received the initial training workshop for the Baby Parenting Program will find this an invaluable resource for furthering their group leadership skills. These DVDs can also be used for self-study, or viewed with other group leaders and used as a trigger for discussion of group leadership skills. See more information on Experts in Action.

Purchasing Information

+Implementation Cost Information

Please see basic cost information provided below. This is meant to give a general overview of upfront and ongoing costs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more particular questions regarding program & book discounts, training costs, etc.

Up Front Costs

Parents and Babies Program  (Purchase)

Group Leader Training: See Workshop Information.

Ongoing Costs

Books for parents

Incredible Babies: A Guide and Journal of Your Baby’s First Year


Venue for leading groups



Be sure to plan for ongoing consultation by phone, online, or in person for new group leaders. Consultation is conducted by certified Incredible Years® Mentors and Trainers. This early support and feedback ensures the parenting groups are delivered with fidelity and are successful. Consultation Fee: $230/hour


Group Leaders are encouraged to apply for certification/accreditation, which promotes fidelity to the program by ensuring optimal outcomes. See Certification section for more details and information on pricing.

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+Watch Video Clips from the Curriculum

Incredible Babies Part 1, Vignette 1 (Clip)

Incredible Babies Part 1, Vignette 12 (Clip)

Incredible Babies Part 2, Vignette 1 (Clip)

Incredible Babies Part 2, Vignette 3 (Clip)

Incredible Babies Part 3, Vignette 16 (Clip)

Incredible Babies Part 6, Vignette 1 (Clip)

Incredible Babies Puppet Vignette, Using Puppets with Baby (Clip)

+Watch Parent Testimonials

Parent Experiences with Incredible Years® Baby Group Part 1 – Allie & Donna (Clip)

Parent Experiences with Incredible Years® Baby Group Part 2 – Ron (Clip)

Parent Experiences with Incredible Years® Baby Group Part 3 – Lisa (Clip)

+Combination Baby/Toddler Program Curriculum Set

The Parents and Babies Program can be purchased as a combination program with the Toddlers Program (“Baby & Toddler Parenting Program”).

The content is the exact same for both separate programs, but is combined into one leader’s manual (the first section is Baby, second section is Toddler) and one DVD set (discs 1-3 are Baby, discs 4-9 are Toddler).

Materials include:

  • 9 DVD set
  • Leader’s Manual, including parent home activities for Baby and Toddler Series
  • Incredible Toddlers Book
  • Incredible Babies Book
  • My Incredible Baby: Journal of My Baby’s First Year in My Family
  • Babies Building Blocks Poster
  • Toddler Parenting Pyramid Poster
  • Baby Neurons Posters (set of 3)
  • Baby Brain Development Magnet
  • Piggy Bank Refrigerator Magnet

Incredible Years® Program Video Streaming Now Available!

The Toddler Basic program is available in online streaming format (available in English only). If you’re purchasing a new curriculum set you have the option to order the full program set with a one-year subscription to the videos streaming online. If you already own the program you have the option to add a one-year subscription to the videos streaming online.

Features of the Online Streaming Format:

  • Usable on any device with internet connection. No DVD/USB needed.
  • Easy to navigate video channels for each program part and vignette
  • Unique, secure login for each Group Leader

Learn More at IY Online!

Program Video available in USB Format

The Baby Parenting program is available in USB format (English only).  If you’re purchasing a new curriculum set you have the option to choose either the DVD or USB format.

Benefits of using Flash Drives versus DVD technology:

• user doesn’t need a DVD drive but can insert flash drive directly into computer
• user doesn’t need to insert separate DVDs for each topic because the entire curriculum is on one flash drive
• easy with computer arrow to move between different vignettes forwards or backwards or back to main menu
• can be used with most browsers such as Safari 6.1, Firefox 31+, Internet Explorer 11+, Edge.  Chrome users: to play USB, right-click on your browser window to “show controls.” ***Contact us for instructions to use USB in Chromebook laptops


If you already own the program you have an option, for a limited time, to upgrade your DVD set to the USB format.  We just ask that the original DVD set be returned to IY along with an upgrade fee of $200.

Program Video Available in DVD Format
Language Versions: English, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian

See our tips for playing DVDs: Playing DVDs On Your Computer