Guide to Babies birth - 12 months

Learn how to give your baby the best possible start in life.

$39
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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 language development starting from birth.

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.
  • 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
      Maternal and Child Health Nurse Visits
    • Lesson 6
      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
      Settling Your Baby: 0-4 Months
    • Lesson 12
      Settling Your Baby: 4-8 Months
    • Lesson 13
      Settling Your Baby: 8-12 Months
  • Module 4
    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
  • Module 5
    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
      Tummy Time
    • Lesson 6
      Dental Care & Teething
    • Lesson 7
      When to Have your Baby Checked
  • Module 6
    First-aid & Safety
    • Lesson 1
      Immunisation
    • Lesson 2
      Top 5 Safety Risks
    • Lesson 3
      How to Keep Baby Safe
    • Lesson 4
      10 First Aid Tips
    • Lesson 5
      Why Pram Covering is Unsafe
    • Lesson 6
      Screen Time
  • Module 7
    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 8
    Bonus Resources
  • Module 9
    Parent Stories
    • Lesson 1
      Adjusting to Parenthood
    • Lesson 2
      Understanding your Baby
    • Lesson 3
      Sleep & Settling
Guide to Babies birth - 12 months