I know there will be people who want longer bookings, such as the ones I previously offered, but really, with the amount of teaching and preparation I provide here, most of what you need to know will be covered.
This allows you the option of then booking in more continuing support if you feel you need it…but you will know exactly what help you need, so will not be paying for unneeded care, plus, you will be receiving ongoing phone and email support from me for a further month.
During our 5 days together I will be helping mum recover from the birth, helping you get that much needed rest and sleep, helping both parents adjust to life with a new baby, and getting feeding established, making sure it is safe and effective, as well as manageable for the whole family.
I will make sure you know everything you need to know about feeding, winding, setting up great sleep habits from birth, bathing, changing, dressing, swaddling and all the other baby care basics, and we will trouble shoot any problems as we go along.
I will also help you get all your equipment etc organised so you have a smooth running nursery or baby area.
On top of this, I will be constantly adapting everything to suit and complement your personalities, your baby’s personality, and your lifestyle and resources, so there is never any element of ‘one size fits all’
Everything I do is explained as I go along, so you understand what I am doing and why, and I will help you to read and understand your baby’s needs and preferences, and what they are trying to tell you.
This means you will always know when your baby has wind, or is hungry, tired or overtired, over stimulated, or ill. This will take a massive amount of guesswork out of the equation, and give you the confidence you need to be great parents.
I will also talk through with you what the options are for ongoing help and support once I’ve left if you feel you might need e.g, night nanny, daytime help.
I will make sure you know where to source this help, what to look for in a potential helper, what questions to ask, and how to interpret their CV. I can also give recommendations for reliable agencies and for private individuals that I have come to know and trust.
There is a strong element of preparation for anything that life might throw at you, so we will talk through and practise planning for a doctors visit, feeding in public, taking baby in taxis and on buses, trips to meet friends at coffee shops and restaurants, or for play dates , planning weekend trips away, planning travel abroad, weddings and other social occasions.
Recognising, and knowing how to care for minor accidents and illnesses, such as rashes or baby’s first cold, is very important, so we will cover all these things too.
I am there to help, support, to teach, and to answer any and all of your questions, so by the time I leave you will be confident and competent, and already well along the right track.
Your 1 months support begins as soon as I leave, which means you can get in touch by text or email as often as you need and I will reply within 3 hours (usually quicker).
You also have 1 phone call a week (usually an hour, but more if you need it) which you can use whenever you feel you are struggling and need more information and support.
Feedback from clients suggests that this acts as ‘stabilisers’ on a child’s bike, giving them the support and confidence they need as they they practise parenting on their own.
Actually, a lot of the time they know what they are doing, they just want the reassurance of running it by an expert they trust beforehand.
This package can provide an amazing start for first time parents, giving them a solid foundation, but it can be equally useful for repeat parents who had a difficult time with their first baby, or who have other challenges such as medical conditions, older children, or lack of support network around them.
If you have any questions, or aren’t sure if it is the right option for you, please make use of the free 20 min call, and get in touch x
** Available from January 2020 **