Cub Hub New mama & Newborn
Nothing can quite prepare you for parenthood so this 6 week course is designed to support you in those first few weeks and months as you adjust to life as a parent. We aim to explore topics to empower you to become confident and feel prepared. We will share techniques to try, discuss hints and tips and create a safe space for asking questions, sharing experiences and supporting each other.
The needs of a new mother can often be overlooked by the needs of a new baby, but in this course we put an equal focus on both.
The Newborn Course is 50 min sessions and usually runs over 6 weeks. Suitable from birth to 3 months.
We will cover:
Week One - The Fourth Trimester:
Developing a parenting toolkit to help you manage the early days
Colic- understanding what these are and how you can help your baby. Early stages baby massage and reflexology
Week Two - Postnatal Recovery
Why postnatal recovery is important. What's normal and when to seek help
Week Three - Baby Safety & Practical Parenting
We raise awareness of common problems babies may experience in the first year.
We look at reflux and talk about teething
Week Four Mental Health & Well Being in the Postnatal Period
Recognising the signs of Postnatal Depression or Anxiety. Strategies for self care
Week Five - Sleep & Routine for Mum & Baby
What is normal for babies at different stages. Establishing routines.
Week Six After the Fourth Trimester
We look at the milestones of the first year, baby nutrition and weaning.