Learning Babies

Learning Babies

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Course Details:
Learning Babies runs over 6 consecutive weeks from 9.30am - 11.30am at The Stork Networks 'Nest'  - 63 Harrison Street, Ashburton.

Participants receive:

- 6 x 2 hours of dedicated sessions covering below topics

- Guest speakers

- Free car seat assessment and installation if needed

- Course booklet with useful information

- A weeks free carrier hire with ongoing advice and support

- Gift bag containing discount vouchers for other local businesses 

- Barista made hot drinks each week & morning tea

2020 Classes

  • 24th September - 29th October 2020
  • 5th November - 17th December 2020 (no class 19th November)

Learning Babies is a 6 week course for new mums and their brand new babies. Come and relax in a warm and inviting atmosphere where you can develop new friendships with other mums who are going through a similar experience to you. Each week brings a new focus, from self-care and adjusting to parenting to newborn behaviours and brain development. We love to see new mums grow in confidence and to watch their little ones grow too.

The first baby that we have is what we at The Stork Network like to call our "learning babies'. We have to make so many fundamental decisions about who we are as parents and what we believe to be the best care for our children and it's often our first babies who we make these choices with. They really define our morals, values and beliefs as parents and as a family.  Not only are we discovering who we are as parents, we are also responsible for the care and well-being of our new wee addition; this alone can be a very daunting thought and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. 

Our Learning babies course is designed to give you the information, support and guidance that many new mums need in those early weeks.  It is an opportunity to ask questions, seek support and ultimately meet other new mums in the same situation as you. Learning Babies is created and delivered by our Education Manager Zalie Doyle who brings to the course her knowledge, skills and a passion for new mums and babies. 

 Topics Include:

  • Adjusting to parenting
  • Mothers are important too
  • Birth Experiences
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Normal newborn behaviour
  • Infant CPR
  • Baby Massage
  • Brain Development
  • Attachment Theory
  • Safe Sleeping
  • Returning to work
  • Mothers postnatal health
  • Immunisations
  • Childhood illness​