What is the workshop about
If you are pregnant or have a baby under 6 months old, then our Sleep Workshop is made for you! The content is honest and comprehensive, packed with information about baby sleep and practical tips for your family.
Our sleep seminar will cover:
- Our signature SOOTHE sleep approach;
- Normal sleep expectations for babies from birth to 6 months, we also give you an overview for 6-12 months too;
- Sleep hygiene tips and techniques to create a perfect sleepy environment;
- Guidance on looking after your physical and mental health;
- Long lasting parenting strategies for supporting your baby;
- The psychology of mother and baby attachment and how this impacts sleep;
To book your place on our next workshop see the Bookings page.
Why attend our sleep workshop
There has to be a middle road between crying it out and waiting it out. We offer a balanced researched and evidence based approach to sleep, one that encompasses the needs and emotional wellbeing of all the family. We believe there isn’t a one size fits all approach and it each family needs to be looked at individually. Babies only make sense when we look at everything about them, the environment they live in, the family they live with, how they spend their day.
We will give you a clear understanding of normal infant sleep, and what is developmentally possible for your baby in the early months. This understanding will help you reframe the way you think about baby sleep and give you confidence to trust your parenting instincts. It will set you up for a healthy start to life with your baby
What to expect at our workshop
The session covers some theories about infant development and how each stage of development impacts on their sleep. We also talk about your own emotions and what you might be bringing to the situation.
We offer you some practical suggestions to maximise your babies sleep, reduce night waking, lengthen naps and enable them to develop a healthy relationship with sleep. This includes some easy things you can add to your life like rhythms and rituals, and positive sleep associations.
We also provide lots of tips on how to cope with a lack of sleep and how to nourish and look after yourself when you are dealing with sleep deprivation.
What we won’t be doing is advising to leave your baby to cry or implement a particular technique or strict routine. We are not here to give you a magic quick solution to help you get your baby to sleep. There aren’t any magic solutions unfortunately, but we will support you to find what feels right for you and your family.
We have developed this workshops alongside the advice and knowledge from Sara, who is a specialist in parent and infant mental health and has a wide range of experience working with families with postnatal and antenatal depression.