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Hi, I'm Francesca!

Welcome to "Early Child Development"!

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. 

Live courses at:

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby's needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby's specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia... The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

SERVICES

Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

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TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

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FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

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Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

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TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

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FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

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Baby Courses

Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

Read more.

 

 

TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

Read more.

 

 

FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

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Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

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VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

BLOG

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

Read more.

 

 

TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

Read more.

 

 

FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

Read more.

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Workshops

Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

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TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

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FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

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Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

BLOG

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

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TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

Read more.

 

 

FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

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Private Sessions

Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

BLOG

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

Read more.

 

 

TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

Read more.

 

 

FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

Read more.

More info

Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

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VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

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TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

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FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

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Special Needs

Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

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TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

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FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

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Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

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TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

Read more.

 

 

FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

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COMPANIES

Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

BLOG

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

Read more.

 

 

TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

Read more.

 

 

FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

Read more.

More info

VISION

Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

“>

 

Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

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HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

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Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

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TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

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FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

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TESTIMONIALS

Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

BLOG

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

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TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

Read more.

 

 

FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

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Hi, I’m Francesca!

Welcome to “Early Child Development”!

 

Courses

 

 

Workshops

 

Baby Courses

Babies & new parents

Parenthood is a unique and challenging journey. Our baby classes & workshops accompany parents in supporting their baby’s development in the first year of life. Live courses at:

 

Enge

 

 

Thalwil

 

Private Sessions

Focus on your baby’s needs

Private coaching sessions are one-to-one meetings focusing on you and your baby’s specific needs- such as sleep, soothing, behavior, premature birth & hip dyslexia… The approach is tailor-made in your family environment and your day-to-day life. 

 

Coaching

 

Special needs & Rare disease therapy

The First-Step Method

First-Step Therapy, a holistic therapy method based on Feldenkreis method, treats children with special needs and rare diseases. 

 

First-Step Therapy

 

SERVICES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Baby Courses

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Workshops

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Private Sessions

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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Special Needs

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

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COMPANIES

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

More info

VISION

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 


TESTIMONIALS

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

Bettina from Horgen

“Everyone said I shouldn’t worry; eventually Maya would lie on her tummy, raise her head, and roll over. But at seven months, she still hadn’t rolled over. At First-Step I discovered why she wasn’t turning over, and why it hadn’t happened naturally, like I expected. I learned that right from the start I had to lay Maya on her side and cradle her in my arms – that‘s what encouraged her to roll over. It’s a pity I didn’t know all this before, but still it‘s great that workshops like this are available.”

Marketa from Zürich

“With First Step Method we found an opportunity for our little one to be in a playground where she could explore widely her motricity and be more conscious of each movement she could make. The progress was quickly visible. As parents we discovered activities that were very stimulating and fun to experience through group and daddy’s workshops. It also built up even more complicity with our baby. It’s been very enriching for the whole family.Thanks to First Step Method, we entered a new dimension, which is worth for other parents to live. Last but not least, Francesca is a fabulous instructor. Her energy is so positive and engaging. The tools she provides you with boost your confidence and enthusiasm in supporting your child‘s first steps.”

Jeannine from Zurich

“How often have you asked yourself: which new activities could you learn to further interact with your baby and stimulate her development? We joined the workshop when Lukas was two months old. He refused to lie on his tummy and cried a lot. Now – 12 sessions later – we want to say thank you. Lukas‘s progress, and the changes we’ve seen, is just awesome. We learned how to get him used to tummy time, and that quickly encouraged him to roll over and start crawling. Now he‘s a sunny, sociable baby.”

BLOG

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT

Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment is suddenly not there.  I think we can all agree that this is a drastic change… In such way experiences a baby the environment after birth. In order for him/her to feel “at home” the environment, first and foremost the mother’s physical and emotional attention is key.  A mother by attuning to her baby’s needs and bonding with him/her sets the basis of a healthy development for her baby. Here comes the importance of the skin-to-skin contact, which has been repeatedly proven to be vital in neurodevelopment as well as  sensory and motor development. 

HOLDING YOUR BABY

You can never hold your baby “too much”. And believe me holding him/her longer will absolutely not spoil him/her as some might think (and comment). Your touch, physical contact will communicate your baby the feeling of being taken care of, loved, and protected -among others. In my work with parents of newborns, parents often ask me best – and developmentally appropriate- ways of holding their baby.  My recommendation is the cradled position. Would you like to know more about cradle hold your baby? Check the below article from First-Step Method’s founder Shai Silberbusch. 

 

Open in PDF

 

 

 

Cradle position

HOLDING ENVIRONMENT Think about it for a second! Imagine yourself having lived in a warm and holding environment -like the womb. And d-day comes and you leave this comfortable and secure feeling -and place-; and you are taken to the (rather cold) outside world. The fusion with your warm environment …

Read more.

 

 

TUMMY TIME

TUMMY TIME Tummy time: a natural position for some babies and a horror story for others. Parents have different feelings about it too. Seeing their baby fussing -because she does not like being on the tummy- is not the most pleasurable moment. Nevertheless professionals agree on the importance of tu…

Read more.

 

 

FIRST STEP THERAPY FEATURED IN THE ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE

FIRST STEP METHOD FEATURED IN ITALIAN HEALTH MAGAZINE STARBENE Read the article -EN Read the article -IT

Read more.

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