We get lots of requests for more support around caring for a new baby, so we have put together this online course to help! There is a section in the Essential Preparation for Birth 4-hour workshop about caring for a newborn, but if you want more detail, and a resource you can refer back to time and again, this is the course for you!

Many people don't really think about the newborn stage until after their baby is born - completely understandable when you are busy planning for labour and birth! But once the baby has made their arrival, it can be very difficult to get out to attend a workshop or course until around 6 weeks when you can join our Munchkins classes. 

This online course is designed to bridge the gap between the Essential Preparation for Birth workshop and Munchkins classes. You (and your partner) can watch it in your own time at home, and of course if you have any questions do please feel free to contact us.

About the instructor


Katie Mackenzie

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Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Understanding Your New Baby - Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 1 - Bonding with your new baby

    • Bonding with your new baby, and normal feelings after birth

  • 3

    Chapter 2 - What can partners do to help?

    • What is the partner's role during this period?

  • 4

    Chapter 3 - From the womb to the world

    • How has life changed for your baby?

  • 5

    Chapter 4 - Why do babies cry?

    • It's not just because they are hungry...

  • 6

    Chapter 5 - Colic and reflux

    • A brief look at these two common issues

  • 7

    Chapter 6 - Calming your baby

    • A range of tried and tested tips for calming your baby

  • 8

    Chapter 7 - Feeding your baby

    • A brief look at breastfeeding, plus feeding on demand

  • 9

    Chapter 8 - What is normal baby sleep?

    • What to expect from your new baby's sleep

  • 10

    Chapter 9 - Safe sleeping

    • What are the current guidelines around safe sleep and bedsharing?

  • 11

    Chapter 10 - When to call the doctor

    • What should you be looking out for?

  • 12

    A quick recap on calming

    • A quick recap on the calming techniques discussed earlier

  • 13

    Chapter 11 - Useful links

    • Some useful links for you

    • Useful Links

    • Summary of calming and sleep

    • How does Suffolk Babies work?

Whether you are pregnant, or have already had your baby, this course is for you!

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