04. Guide to Babies birth - 12 months

Learn how to give your baby the best possible start in life - including our comprehensive guide to sleep and settling and CPR first aid.

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Learn at your own pace, in your own time, for as long as you want.

About the Guide to Babies Course

The first 12 months of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby’s development. Learn how early relationships can promote healthy brain development, how young babies build social and emotional skills, and ways you can support your baby's growth and development starting from birth.

This course also includes a comprehensive guide to sleep and settling - including safe sleeping and wrapping recommendations. Plus first-aid and safety, including CPR for babies.

About the Guide to Babies Course

What will I learn?

How to understand and care for your baby, key milestones, sleep and settling advice and more.

  • The development of a baby's brain from birth and the crucial role you play in building your baby's brain.
  • Understand how babies communicate and how to decode your baby's cry.
  • A comprehensive guide to sleep and settling - including safe sleeping and wrapping recommendations.
  • Guidelines for growth and development from birth to 12 months.
  • First aid and safety including choking and CPR for newborns and babies.
  • Common emotional challenges in the postnatal period.
  • Partners guide.
  • Tips for returning to work.
  • Real parents sharing their experience of adjusting to parenthood, understanding their baby and sleep and settling.
What will I learn?

Course Content

Click on the modules below to find out what you'll learn at each stage of the course.

  • Module 1
    Understanding your Baby
    • Lesson 1
      What Determines Your Baby's Temperament?
    • Lesson 2
      How Do Babies Learn?
    • Lesson 3
      What is Attachment Theory?
    • Lesson 4
      Why Babies Don't Like to be Left Alone
    • Lesson 5
      How to Bath Your Baby
    • Lesson 6
      Maternal and Child Health Nurse Visits
    • Lesson 7
      What does a Paediatrician do?
  • Module 2
    Communication
    • Lesson 1
      How do Babies Communicate?
    • Lesson 2
      How to Decode Your Baby's Cry
    • Lesson 3
      Baby Development and Talking
  • Module 3
    Sleep & Settling
    • Lesson 1
      Understanding Your Baby's 6 States of Consciousness
    • Lesson 2
      Understanding Your Baby's Circadian Rhythm
    • Lesson 3
      Understanding Your Baby's Sleep Cycles
    • Lesson 4
      How Much Sleep Does My Baby Need?
    • Lesson 5
      How to Recognise Your Baby's Tired Signs
    • Lesson 6
      Does My Baby Need a Schedule?
    • Lesson 7
      What are Sleep Associations?
    • Lesson 8
      Why Won't My Baby Sleep?
    • Lesson 9
      How to Calm a Crying Baby
    • Lesson 10
      Safe Sleeping & Wrapping
    • Lesson 11
      Multiples and Sleep
    • Lesson 12
      Settling Your Baby: 0-4 Months
    • Lesson 13
      Settling Your Baby: 4-8 Months
    • Lesson 14
      Settling Your Baby: 8-12 Months
  • Module 4
    Emotional Health
    • Lesson 1
      Common Emotional Challenges in the Postnatal Period
    • Lesson 2
      Understanding Mental Health Conditions
    • Lesson 3
      Getting Help and Helping Others
  • Module 5
    Partners Guide
    • Lesson 1
      What to Expect
    • Lesson 2
      Before Your Baby is Born
    • Lesson 3
      Communicating About Sleep
    • Lesson 4
      What's Not Negotiable
    • Lesson 5
      10 Practical Ways to Support Your Partner
    • Lesson 6
      FIFO Families: Tips for Effective Parenting
  • Module 6
    Growth & Development
    • Lesson 1
      Guidelines for Development and Milestones
    • Lesson 2
      Developmental Milestones: 0-4 Months
    • Lesson 3
      Developmental Milestones: 4 -8 Months
    • Lesson 4
      Developmental Milestones: 8-12 Months
    • Lesson 5
      Immunisation
    • Lesson 6
      Tummy Time
    • Lesson 7
      Dental Care & Teething
    • Lesson 8
      Hip Dysplasia
    • Lesson 9
      Common Childhood Health Conditions
    • Lesson 10
      When to Have your Baby Checked
  • Module 7
    First Aid & Safety
    • Lesson 1
      Top 5 Safety Risks
    • Lesson 2
      How to Keep Baby Safe
    • Lesson 3
      Car Seat Safety
    • Lesson 4
      Why Pram Covering is Unsafe
    • Lesson 5
      Screen Time
    • Lesson 6
      Basic First Aid
    • Lesson 7
      What to do if Your Baby is Choking
    • Lesson 8
      CPR for Newborns and Babies
  • Module 8
    Returning to Work
    • Lesson 1
      Tips for an Easier Transition to Childcare
    • Lesson 2
      Back to Work: How to Return Successfully After Maternity Leave
    • Lesson 3
      The Realities of Returning to Work After Baby
  • Module 9
    Bonus Resources
  • Module 10
    Parent Stories
    • Lesson 1
      Adjusting to Parenthood
    • Lesson 2
      Understanding your Baby
    • Lesson 3
      Sleep & Settling
04. Guide to Babies birth - 12 months