A 2 Hour Session with me ‘Preparing for your Baby’. Tailored specifically to you with your selection from the Baby Bliss Basics list below
A 2 Hour Session with me ‘Settling in at Home with your Baby’. Tailored specifically to you with your selection from the list below
0 – 3 Months Session to Encourage Good Sleep Habits in your newborn (For more details on this session please refer to 0 – 3 Months session in my packages)
3 – 6 Months Session to Establish Good Sleep Habits in your baby (For more details on this session please refer to 3 – 6 Months session in my packages)
Unlimited Phone Support for your baby’s first 3 months
A FREE Quality baby Gift for you from Baby Bliss
This is an excellent package and a very popular one purchased by first time parents or as a gift from Grandparents to be.
It will give you a positive head start and a great overview and understanding of what to expect in those first weeks/months. From my experience, women who have been given clear information prior to having their baby appear to be more relaxed and seem to enjoy their experience more because of this. By understanding your baby’s needs, you will feel so much more confident and therefore you will really enjoy your baby whilst being prepared for some challenges that you may face along the way.
Preparing for your Baby Session Topics:
Baby Bliss Basics
Baby Bliss Essentials List: Discussion about basic equipment, bedding and clothing requirements and differentiating between the essentials and the nice to have but not necessaries. This includes essentials for Mums too. I am also more than happy to help you with the set-up of the bedding for your cot or bassinet.
Understanding the 4th Trimester…0-3 Months is a really important time in your baby’s development. I will teach you the skills that will help you to help your baby as they transition from the womb.
The Importance of Skin-to-skin Contact
Where will you Sleep your Baby?
What to Expect in that First Few Days
What to Expect in that First 6 Weeks
Recognising your Baby’s Tired Signs and Feeding Cues
Understanding the Basic Guidelines for a Successful Sleeper and How to Encourage Good Sleep Habits from the Start
How to Recognise Different Cries
Newborn Calming Techniques
Involving your Partner with your Baby’s Cares
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Prevention
Your Wellbeing, Nutrition, Prioritising and my 80/20 Rule
Demonstration of Baby Basics eg: Putting Nappies on, Dressing a Baby, Wrapping, Winding Techniques and Baby Bathing
Preparing for Feeding
The World Health Organisation recommends all Mum’s to breastfeed their baby’s exclusively until they are around 6 months old. This gives your baby the best possible start in life.
However, if you choose to formula feed your baby after making an informed decision, then I will be more than happy to support you and assist you with this. I want to ensure that all mothers, regardless of what feeding method you choose, get the best feeding support that you need. This is your own personal choice so I encourage you to do what is right for you and your baby.
Breastfeeding is such a special gift that only you can give to your baby. It takes time and practice but it is so rewarding. Although breastfeeding is a natural process, it is a learned process so does not always come naturally. Some Mum’s or baby’s will need more help and support than others. The best time to learn about breastfeeding is before your baby is born. This session will give you confidence and all the tools that you will need so that you can be well prepared and really enjoy your breastfeeding experience. The more knowledge you have about breastfeeding, the easier it will be and with planning ahead it will help you find solutions quickly if any issues do arise. Some of the topics that can be included are:
The Benefits of Breastfeeding
How Breastfeeding Works
10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, with Particular Focus on Demand Feeding, The Use of Supplementary or Complementary Feeds, Artificial teats and Pacifiers and Rooming In
Overview of the ‘Keys to Breastfeeding Success’ and the Importance of Correct Positioning and Latching of your Baby
What Signs to Look for to Ensure that your Baby is Feeding Effectively and Efficiently
How Long to Feed for and How do you Know if your Baby is Getting Enough?
Recognising Newborn Feeding Cues
How to Wake a Sleepy Baby
What to Expect in that First 72 hours and First six Weeks including, Feeding, Sleeping, General development, Output and much more…
How to Hand Express and How to Correctly Store Breast Milk
Practical Hands on Demonstrations using a doll, to show you the Different Breastfeeding Positions and How to correctly Latch your Baby
Breast and Nipple Care and an Overview of the Prevention and Management of Nipple Damage, Engorgement, Mastitis, Blocked ducts, Leaking Milk, Milk Supply Issues and Thrush
Nutrition for Mum while Breastfeeding and your General Wellbeing
How to Involve your partner with your Breastfeeding
I will offer tips on:
Choosing Infant formula
Equipment you will Need
How to Clean and Sterilise your Bottles Correctly
How to Prepare and Warm Formula
How much Formula does your Baby Need?
Feeding your Baby
Settling in at Home Session Topics:
This package provides you with practical support, advice and reassurance on all aspects of your baby’s care during your first few weeks home with your new baby.
Observation of your Feeding and Newborn Cares and Providing Support, Advice and Reassurance
Overview of the “Keys to Success” for Breastfeeding
How Long to Feed for and How will you Know if your Baby is Getting Enough?
Recognising your Baby’s Feeding Cues
What to Expect over the next few weeks re: Sleeping and Feeding, Clusters feeds and Growth Spurts etc
Understanding Different Cries
Assistance with Settling and Learning about Effective Ways to Calm your Baby
Understanding your Baby’s Tired Signs
Breast and Nipple care: Overview of Prevention and Management of Engorgement, Blocked Ducts, Mastitis, Thrush and Milk Supply Issues
Involving your Partner
Your General Wellbeing, Nutrition, Prioritising and my 80/20 Rule
Demonstration of Bathing, Winding, Wrapping and Baby Massage
If there is anything that you would like me to cover in these sessions that is not on this list, please let me know so that I can tailor your sessions to your needs.