Thinking ahead to weaning
- Signs you can start weaning and dispelling or confirming any weaning myths
- Types of weaning
- The pattern of milk feeds and meals - from 6 months to 1 year
- Sleep and weaning and the impact solids could have
- Recommended books, websites and apps for weaning
- Weaning concerns - gag reflex and foods that present choking hazards
- Allergies - how to identify them and establish what is causing the issue
- Fussy feeders – especially around texture progression and fluid refusal
- Vitamins from food and milk vs. giving supplements - an idea of what your baby needs and where he/she can get it from food-wise
- Ways of saving time when weaning, that are still ok from a nutritional standpoint
- Weaning premature babies and those diagnosed with reflux and allergies early on
- Equipment and weaning when travelling
- Why it's never too early to think about your childcare options, including: grandparents, nannies, au pairs, child-minders and nurseries. Covering everything you need to know about each option, including:
- the basic facts
- the timeline - when to make a decision
- questions to ask
- making it work financially
- making it work for your family - juggling work, illness when in childcare and other children who maybe at school
Looking ahead to development milestones and ways to encourage your baby
- Tummy time and rolling: how to help baby and equipment to support them
- Crawling: how to help baby, equipment to support them and ideas for proofing your house
- First aid: an overview of what you need to know at this age and stage
- what is expected at this age and stage
- naps and the impact, or not, on night-time sleep
- the 4-month sleep regression
- moving away from sleep associations or habits
- the dream feed
- the impact of development milestones on sleep such as rolling and crawling
- getting ready to move baby into their nursery
- Pamper Session: How to create a finished make-up look in only 5 minutes with affordable quality products
Each session (there are three for chapter two), is interactive, informal and fun and takes place over a half-day and led by a number of expert speakers.
1 paid for course place includes attendance of all chapter sessions and for both parents.
Courses will be held in the 5-star Mondrian London Hotel (Sea Containers House) and on a weekend. London Waterloo, Blackfriars and Bridge mainline stations are walking distance from the hotel.
Children are welcome and the venue is child and breastfeeding friendly and has baby-changing facilities.
There is room for buggies inside the room in which the sessions will take place.