Preparing for baby course
- In pregnancy
- With newborns
- With developing babies
- Find a consultant
The preparing for baby course
Our 6-week course provides a a safe space to meet other expectant parents and gain valuable understanding before your baby arrives, avoiding some of the overwhelm and confusion that is typical in the early weeks,
A comprehensive course
We will help you understand:
- The fourth trimester
- Infant communication and cues
- Physical and neuropsychological development
- Why babies cry and how to calm them
- Why babies sleep the way they do and how you can help them to sleep a little more
- What you can do to prepare to feed your baby the way you want
- What you need (and don't) for your baby
- How to manage every day care tasks for your baby whilst keeping them calm and building their brain
- How to get started with calming touch and baby handling
- Why touch matters, and how to make loving touch an easy part of yours and your baby's life
- How carrying and handling babies supports development and maintains calm. (Includes using slings and carriers)
We will help you understand:
This course is often run over 4 weeks in two hour sessions, though it may be run in a day or other formats.
Our consultants set their own prices so you will need to contact them for costs..
Privately arranged groups and one-to-one consultation requests are welcome.
12+ hours of interactive learning
More than twelve hours of interactive learning with a highly trained baby specialist consultant., usually over six weeks.
Two adult spaces
The workshop fee includes space for two adult parents or carers in your family. Additional adult spaces, and spaces for children must be arranged by contacting the individual consultant.
Our consultants are trained to make your experience comfortable, and welcoming. They care for all your physical and emotional needs.
Comprehensive learning materials
Access to handouts and resources after the workshop, covering all aspects of the session and more.
Our consultants follow up after a session by email. You are invited to join an online group in the CalmFamily social media platform, where you can access learning materials and ongoing support.
Discounts on products and membership
After your workshop you will receive discount codes to use in our shop, and to hire form our library, or for our family membership.
You are never going to be completely prepared to be a parent, even if it’s your 4th and you’re a child development specialist! However, this course will leave you more prepared than anything else.
It is different to anything else you’ve seen because we offer information about the key elements of baby development and life with a baby. We give you frameworks and tools to refer to and use.
So, when you meet your little one you will understand what is happening. You will be able to pick up on cues, select the response or calming technique, and meet your baby’s and your own unique needs.
We provide information about what it’s like to be a parent, and what it is like to be a baby.
We help you understand the needs of parents and babies.
We offer practical ways to meet those needs.
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"We feel a lot better equipped and confident as parents as a result of this course"
Preparing for baby course client