0-3 Month Workshop

0-3 Months is a time when you can set up a really strong foundation and this session will give you a great head start and a clear understanding of what to expect during your baby’s first 3 months. This is a really important time in your baby’s development as they transition from the womb to their new world and understanding this stage (known as the 4th Trimester) and treating your baby as if they are still in the womb during this time is key. Newborns do not have the brain connections in place to be able to calm or soothe themselves so they will need your help to do this until these brain connections are in place which is not until your baby is around 12-16 weeks old. I will teach you how you can calm, settle and resettle your baby and show you how you can do this in a very gentle and nurturing way based on the replication of the womb environment.

You will also learn how you can gently encourage healthy sleeping habits in your newborn. These key concepts and skills are then easily built upon as your baby enters the next stage in their development.

Though you will learn some really valuable skills around your baby’s sleep, I want you to remember that it is always really important to listen into your own instincts as a Mum and to always respond to your baby’s cues. Knowledge is power and it can set you up with a really healthy mindset, allowing you to relax and really enjoy this precious time for you and your baby but there is no right or wrong way of doing things. Every baby is different so keep it simple, trust your instincts and common sense and with a bit of trial and error you will start to work out what will be best for you and your baby.

$35:    2 Hours

           It includes a Booklet, with all the information covered in the workshop 

The focus of this workshop is on providing you with information on what is normal for your baby at this age. Sleep, feeding and activity are all interrelated so have an affect on each other so all of these aspects will be discussed during this workshop. When I am doing this session in your home I have the advantage of observing you in your own setting and how you are managing things with your baby through their feed, wake and sleep cycle. I learn a lot from this observation and so I am able to give you lots of helpful advice, support and reassurance throughout my time visit. So consider this option if you would like a more personalised session and have a look at the 0-3 Month package under Baby Bliss Services/Sessions for further information on the extras that are included in this more personalised session.

At the end of this workshop I want you to feel empowered with knowledge and are armed with the tools and skills that you need to confidently care for your baby during this stage.

In this Session I Cover…

The 4th Trimester

Sleep:

Basic Guidelines around Sleep

Normal Sleep Behaviour of a Newborn

Understanding Sleep Process: Cycles and Phases of Sleep

How to Gently encourage Healthy Sleep Habits in your Newborn

How to Prevent your Baby becoming Over-tired or Overstimulated

Feeding:

Normal Feeding Behaviour of a Newborn

Understanding the Breastfeeding Process

Baby-Led/Demand Feeding, Feeding Patterns, Growth Spurts and Cluster Feeds

How long should my baby be on the breast for?

How will I know if my baby is getting enough?

Creating a Feeding Ritual

The Importance of Night Feeds

Wake Time/Activity:

Normal Behaviour for a 3-6 Month old

Schedule/Patterns:

Newborns are very unpredictable so it is not a time for rigid or inflexible routines. However by learning some of the key concepts and skills in this session and putting into place some predictable patterns and rituals you will have a better understanding and have a clearer foundation to work from. 

What is appropriate for a Newborn

My 80:20 Rule

Setting Techniques:

Newborn Calming Techniques

Helping your Newborn to Settle/Resettle

(I am unable to teach this Sleep Technique effectively in a workshop setting to give it the respect and time that it deserves. It is one of the greatest tools that you could have in your tool bag so if you would like to learn, then I can come and spend 30-60 minutes with you for $50 and guide you through using this technique with your baby in your own home). 

3-6 Month Workshop

3-6 Months is a great time to start stepping up your focus on gently encouraging and establishing positive sleep habits in your baby. You are starting to gain in confidence as a new Mum and your baby’s patterns are becoming more predictable. There is also a change that occurs around 3-4 months of age that is an important one. Your baby’s brain now has the connections in place to be able to self-soothe so it is a great time for putting into place the tools and skills that you will learn to confidently manage your baby at this age. You are now able to give your baby a chance to settle on their own. If s/he struggles to settle or resettle, choosing a settling technique that you feel comfortable with will help you to teach these skills to your baby.

Many sleep challenges can arise during this stage because your baby’s brain is now also able to make the connections between their behaviour and the behavioural reaction from you as their parent. Understanding this is key in supporting your baby’s sleep. This workshop builds upon those key foundation skills that you learnt from my 0-3 Months Session, whether you did this privately or as a Coffee Group or in one of my Workshops. If you did not have an opportunity to do this session, don’t worry as it is never too late to arm yourself with information and to learn some great tools and skills.

$35:    2 Hours

           It includes a Booklet, with all the information covered in the workshop 

The focus of this workshop is on providing you with information on what is normal for your baby at this age. Sleep, feeding and activity are all interrelated so have an affect on each other so all of these aspects will be discussed during this workshop. When I am doing this session in your home I have the advantage of observing you in your own setting and how you are managing things with your baby through their feed, wake and sleep cycle. I learn a lot from this observation and so I am able to give you lots of helpful advice, support and reassurance throughout my time visit. So consider this option if you would like a more personalised session and have a look at the 3-6 Month package under Baby Bliss Packages for further information on the extras that are included in this more personalised session.

At the end of this workshop I want you to feel empowered with knowledge and are armed with the tools and skills that you need to confidently care for your baby during this stage.

In this Session I Cover…

Sleep:

Basic Guidelines around Sleep

Normal Sleep Behaviour for a 3-6 Month old

Understanding Sleep cycles and Phases of Sleep

How to Gently Establish Healthy Sleep Habits in your baby

Sleep Challenges

Over-tiredness and Overstimulation

Feeding:

Normal Feeding Behaviour for a 3-6 Month old

Baby-Led Feeding, Feeding Patterns, Growth Spurts and Cluster Feeds

Wake Time/Activity:

Normal Behaviour for a 3-6 Month old

Over Tiredness and Under Tiredness

Schedule/Patterns:

Seeing your baby’s Natural Patterns and Creating an appropriate Schedule for your 3-6 Month old

Guideline of a Schedule for a 3-6 Month old

My 80:20 Rule

Setting Techniques:

Helping your baby to learn the important skills of Settling and Resettling.

(I am unable to teach this Sleep Technique effectively in a workshop setting to give it the respect and time that it deserves. It is one of the greatest tools that you could have in your tool bag so if you would like to learn, then I can come and spend 30-60 minutes with you for $50 and guide you through using this technique with your baby in your own home).