Connect with other local families as you explore parenting together. This course looks at evidence-based information to support you in your choices. Every session draws on experiences shared by families from all over Birmingham and the Black Country. The course is facilitated by trained peer supporters (who also happen to be friendly local parents!).
The next course will be delivered face to face at Cape Hill Children’s Centre starting Wednesday 14th July 1-2pm.
We also run the course reguarly at Lighthouse Centre in Dudley.
What parents who have done the New Baby Course say:
‘The sessions gave me reasons behind my babies changes in behaviour. I can parent with confidence knowing that the changes my baby goes through or natural and normal and it’s nothing I’m doing wrong. Every baby is different, but it was useful to be taught about the similarities of baby progression and regression.’
1. Infant Feeding:
Share your feeding journey so far and be supported with current challenges and experiences. This is a non-judgmental space where all can access support regardless of feeding choices. Take a look at introducing solids.
2. Postnatal Body
Talk about the changes to your body over pregnancy, through birth and on into your recovery. We look at how we can support our own recovery and think about our changed body.
3. Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental wellbeing as a parent is so important and in this session we look at how to protect and grow our wellbeing. This may look different now you have a little baby. We also take a look at postnatal mental health.
By looking at the science of sleep we look at normal infant sleep in the first year. Sleep deprivation can really take its toll in the early days so we will think of ways to help cope with these sleep changes.
5. Attachment and Relationships
Attachment is the growing relationship between you and your baby. This week we explore how to build and encourage a secure bond. We look at how parenthood affects the other relationships around you.
6. What Next?
Whether you are choosing to return to work, stay at home or something else we will explore your rights and choices. What will life look like with an older baby?
Book by clicking the link above or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place!
We thank Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations for the funding for this project.