Prepare for your upcoming birth and early days with baby in your own time and at your own pace, with Nourish Baby’s online antenatal classes. Instant and unlimited access to videos, free podcasts and articles designed to help you achieve a positive labour and birth, and early parenting success. Fresh, to-the-minute information covering everything you could possibly want to know including; pregnancy exercise, tips on what to eat while pregnant, breastfeeding your newborn and of course childbirth education.
Traditional antenatal classes can be overwhelming – so much to remember! Our videos are thorough, yet easy to follow, with no time limits or restrictions so you can replay them as many times as you need. This makes them a wonderful supporting resource to hospital birthing and breastfeeding classes. Parents love that they can refer to our videos over and over again.
The other reason why parents choose Nourish Baby's online antenatal classes is because our videos and podcasts are compatible with your smartphone, tablet and TV. No other online antenatal class provider currently offers such an adaptable learning format.
It was 6 months after the birth of my second son when it dawned on me, I was very unhappy, even though I "had it all". I was confused, resentful, sad and felt like an ungrateful failure. Embarrassed and fearful that I had worked in Early Childhood Education for 10 years, loved children and thought that my purpose in life was to have kids. When I did I would be blissfully happy, life complete, thanks for coming, validate your parking. In actual fact it had brought me to my knees. I hit a point where I knew that if I didn't do something to fix it I would head down a dark path...and I am afraid of the dark.
There is so much talk about brain development these days and how motor development in babies and children is a sign of intellectual development. It is crucial to the wellbeing of our children to recognise how the brain and nervous system develops and how dysfunction can impact on learning and development. Immature vestibular functioning is frequently found amongst children who have learning difficulties, emotional problems and panic disorders.
When your baby cries, and you offer them care, then they calm - it is a very empowering experience. But what if they don’t calm? What if your baby can’t just relax and drift off to sleep? Before your very eyes, they become overtired and overwhelmed and find even a change of position intolerable. You feed them, change them, burp them again, and do everything to help them feel comfortable, yet they just don’t settle for sleep. This experience is the exact opposite to that empowering sense gained from calming and comforting your baby. This experience can leave parents feeling helpless and incompetent, and often frustrated. Nobody can make a baby sleep. You can create the ideal environment yet still your little baby cannot sleep, but why?
There are many benefits of baby carrying, or “baby-wearing” as it’s become commonly known. These include body contact, developmental benefits such as constant movement and hip alignment, ease of day-to-day activities for the parent and the feeling of security for the baby. With so many styles available, it can be difficult for parents to understand what’s best for their baby or child. While comfort and practicality is important, a baby carrier that supports healthy hip positioning is even more relevant, to help avoid hip dysplasia or dislocation.