For calm and confident parenting
A unique programme for the perinatal period – BabyNatal is a baby focused learning and social opportunity – totally unbiased, not advocating any particular parenting style.
Through our range of antenatal, first aid and developmental baby massage classes, we empower parents by facilitating you explore your options, expectations and experiences; providing education around possible techniques and safety advice,to help you discover what is best for your baby and your family to have the confidence to fund your own individual parenting path!
Practical Baby Care Workshop
Our signature workshop – a 3 hour practical and fun workshop will prepare you for the day when you first hold your baby in your arms.
A hands-on opportunity to explore your options, to learn skills and ensure the decisions you make for the care of your baby suit YOU, YOUR unique family and YOUR individual baby.
Baby Care Basics – a hands-on chance to learn how to handle your baby, dressing, nappy changing, cord care, bathing, winding
Baby Safety – make sure you are up to date with recommendations and guidance for keeping your baby safe.
Newborn choices – tests, checks and choices which will be offered for your newborn at the birth
Parenting choices – reuseable and disposable nappies, babywearing and buggies, routines and being baby-led, options in the first minutes after birth – all your choices are uncovered!
Calming and cues – learn techniques for calming your babies cries and how to interpret their cues.
Frightening statistics show that only 1 out of 10 parents would have the skills and the confidence to help their own child in a medical emergency. BabyNatal wants to change those statistics with our workshops which are infant/child specific & practical and give parents the skills to know the difference between normal everyday complaints and real life-threatening situations.
You will leave our workshop with the confidence of knowing how to help your child in a first aid emergency until medical attention can be reached – this includes learning about choking, burns, CPR, febrile convulsions, managing high temperatures and more.
Suitable from birth, our 5 week courses are specially designed to support your baby’s development whilst remaining baby-led and flexible, caring for you and your baby’s individual needs.
Stage One classes are suitable from birth to around 12 weeks, and show you how to enjoy developmental baby massage, holds, gentle movement and relaxation to support you and your baby through your ‘fourth trimester’ transition. Our friendly and tranquil classes are especially designed to calm, soothe and relax your baby.
Stage Two classes can be attended from 12 weeks, full of lively and colourful activities which combine developmental baby massage alongside song, sign, traditional rhyme and storytelling to create a fun, playful and sensory class for both you and your baby!
BabyNatal Developmental Baby Massage classes:
- Show you ways to bond and play with your little one at home
- Explore how to read babies cues and ways of communicating and interacting with your baby
- Teach you techniques to help with tummy troubles and ease colic
- Help your baby to relax, encouraging sleep
- Support the natural development of your baby’s physical, neurological, social and emotional development
A two-hour workshop designed for parents whose babies are suffering from colic, reflux, constipation, wind and excessive crying. The workshop supports parents through this demanding time, and offers information and practical tools to help the problem and discuss the options available, including holds, winding techniques, calming techniques, babywearing & swaddling.
A two-hour workshop, all about the world of newborn & baby sleep. Parents have chance to discuss their expectations/experiences of sleep in the first 6 months, learn how babies sleep, what is ‘normal’, receive up to date sleep safety recommendations and look at different options around their baby’s sleep.
This is the perfect workshop for any new parent who feels they are struggling with sleep!