Workshops

Starting Solids Workshop

When all your baby has eaten for months is milk, the idea of introducing other foods into their diet can be a bit daunting. There are so many books, websites and magazines giving your conflicting advice, not to mention the well-meaning comments from friends and family. It’s hard to know where to start!

So, when should you start? What meal should you start with? Do you need baby rice? (the short answer is ‘no’!) What about the foods labelled ‘from 4 months? Do you need special equipment? How much milk does my baby need? Is there anything I can’t give? How can I make sure my baby isn’t a fussy eater? What about allergies? Will I give my baby a sweet tooth if I start with fruits? What even is baby-led weaning?

This 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you the latest evidence-based information so you can make the best informed choices for you and your baby. We’ll keep it simple, answering all your questions along the way, and leaving you feeling confident and ready for this next part of the journey with your baby.

WHAT WILL WE COVER?

During the course of the workshop we will cover;

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Spoon/puree feeding
  • The difference before & after 6 months
  • Signs of readiness
  • Combining approaches
  • Drinks/milk
  • Snacks
  • Meal ideas

This workshop is designed for parents, but grandparents and other carers are also welcome to attend (each booking is for 2 adults). An electronic copy of the ‘Chilled Mama Starting Solids Guide’ will be provided to each booking after the workshop. You are more than welcome to bring your baby with you!

Next workshop – Saturday 29th January, 2.30-5pm
The Drayton Centre, PO6 1PA

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you are unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be provided when 4 or more days notice is given. After this time a 50% refund will be given. Cancellations on the day will not receive a refund.
Should the workshop be cancelled by me, a full refund will be given.

If you would like to organise an in-person workshop with friends, I can deliver in your own home. Private (1:1) workshops available on request, in person or via Zoom.

Antenatal Infant Sleep Workshop

How often have you heard someone say they ‘slept like a baby’? Usually it would mean that they had slept really well, right? But the reality is that babies don’t sleep all night and often wake frequently – in fact they are biologically programmed to wake so that they don’t sleep too deeply.

When you have a baby, sleep is probably one of the topics you’ll talk about the most. People will ask how your baby sleeps, will give you unsolicited advice on how to help your baby sleep longer, and long periods of sleep will become the holy grail. Society makes us think that our babies should sleep all night, and makes us feel that we’re doing something wrong if they don’t. There are countless books, websites and ‘experts’ telling us what to do, and how your baby sleeps almost becomes a measure of how good a parent you are.

This workshop will help you enter parenthood with a realistic idea of what to expect. There are no magic tricks, and I won’t tell you how you can make your baby sleep all night!

WHAT WILL WE COVER?

During the course of the workshop we will cover;

  • Normal infant sleep
  • Biological norms
  • Safe sleeping practices
  • The fourth trimester
  • Soothing tips & tricks
  • Naps in the early days
  • The relationship between feeding and sleep

This workshop is designed for parents-to-be and is best attended in the last trimester before your baby is born.

Workshops may be delivered online or in person. Private (1:1) workshops available on request.

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