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.
Discuss tests, checks and choices which will be offered for your newborn at birth, for example delayed cord clamping & Vitamin K.
Get hands-on and learn how to handle and dress a newborn baby with confidence. Consider clothing options, temperature and layers.
Discuss normal sleep patterns for a newborn and get up to date information and guidance for safe sleeping.
Get hands-on and try out bathing a newborn baby, consider different bathing products available. Learn techniques to wind a baby.
Learn how to interpret you babies cues so you can respond to their needs. Learn techniques for calming your babies cries.
Explore reusable and disposable nappy options. Learn how to change a nappy, consider your options and decide what works for you.
Learn different calming techniques including how to swaddle a baby safely, explore baby-wearing options and the benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.