Baby classes in Bristol

BabyNatal Practical Baby Care in Bristol

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Practical preparation for your new arrival

This 3 hour antenatal workshop will prepare you for the arrival of your newborn baby. Explore the options and learn new skills to increase your confidence in many aspects of baby care.

Through practical, informative and interactive activities in a relaxed environment you will cover a wide range of topics. We will never suggest a ‘best way’ approach but instead will discuss choices; allowing parents to decide what works best for their own family.

Currently running as 2 x 1.5hr sessions at Mothercare Eastgate, Bristol.

Explored in BabyNatal Practical Baby Care

Newborn Choices

Discuss tests, checks and choices which will be offered for your newborn at birth, for example delayed cord clamping & Vitamin K.

Holding and clothing

Get hands-on and learn how to handle and dress a newborn baby with confidence. Consider clothing options, temperature and layers.

Sleep and sleep safety

Discuss normal sleep patterns for a newborn and get up to date information and guidance for safe sleeping.

Bathing and winding

Get hands-on and try out bathing a newborn baby, consider different bathing products available. Learn techniques to wind a baby.

Interpreting cues

Learn how to interpret you babies cues so you can respond to their needs. Learn techniques for calming your babies cries.

Nappy options

Explore reusable and disposable nappy options. Learn how to change a nappy, consider your options and decide what works for you.

Calming techniques

Learn different calming techniques including how to swaddle a baby safely, explore baby-wearing options and the benefits.

Bonding for both parents

Discuss ways for both parents to bond and interact with a newborn baby. Consider the benefits of skin to skin and baby massage.


Discuss normal feeding behaviour for a newborn including; frequency, demand feeding, cluster feeding, cues and feeding support.

Find a relaxed group class near you in Bristol, or book a private session enjoyed in the comfort of your home.


Lovely feedback from Bean Stork Baby Care classes in Bristol

I found all the topics in the Practical baby care workshop really useful, the bathing and cleaning parts were particularly useful as I did not have a clue!

Anne is very knowledgeable, friendly and clear when delivering the workshop. I really enjoyed being able to ask questions, without feeling judged.

Phil Harvey

BabyNatal Practical Baby Care

My husband and I really enjoyed having the Practical baby care workshop at our house. It was excellent to see so many different options for baby products and to try out new skills like nappy changing and winding positions.

It was a relaxed environment within which to learn and ask questions about topics I soon realised I knew nothing about! We were kept engaged throughout and now feel much more confident about bringing our little one home.

Rachel & Phill

BabyNatal Practical Baby Care

I wanted to thank you for all the amazing things that you taught both me and my husband.

I was able to stay calm through labour and did loads of deep breathing through all of my initial contractions. The labour and birth all ended up being very positive and the MummyNatal course definitely helped me prepare.

All the BabyNatal classes have also been so helpful and everything that we learnt has been coming in handy. Thanks to the course, we didn't find the initial days as tough as they would have been otherwise.

Hira & Affraz

MummyNatal Birth Preparation & BabyNatal Practical Care

Anne Tregenna

Baby Care practitioner, founder of Bean Stork Bristol

I’m Anne, a mum of four and a Natal Family antenatal and postnatal practitioner.

Bringing 4 children into the world has been a great challenge and I’m sure will continue to be a learning curve. I adore the baby stage and love meeting parents starting their journey into parenthood.