A baby comes into the world after a 40-week life in the womb: a secure, warm and holding environment. Unlike animals, the development of human beings does not end at birth. Some systems go through a substantial change (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory), while others (neural) continue their development in the outside world. Hence the importance of the first years of the life of the baby…
In their encounter with the outside world, babies look for an environment providing the same feelings as the womb. Correspondingly, the objective of the first months of life is the establishment of basic trust through the mother’s provision of an environment in which the baby feels secure, warm, held and loved. This, in turn, enables a gradual transition from the womb to the outside world.
First and foremost, our focus is on creating a sense of security for the newborn. It might be trivial, but it is worth explicitly mentioning that holding your baby helps him/her to feel safe, secure and loved. There are different ways of holding a baby. At our workshop, we discuss the pros and cons of various ways and give you insight into the importance of the cradling position. We address different reflexes that are at play in this stage of development and their influence on the security/anxiety of the baby.
Parental anxiety is a common feeling accompanying the birth of a child. All parents wish to provide their babies with the best environment so that they reach their fullest potential. This natural drive can become frustrating at times, especially when there are too many different opinions, too many books and theories, and not enough practical tools. Only two generations ago, new parents would have helpers to support them (grandparents and other family members) to pass on their accrued knowledge through generations. In our modern society, not all parents are lucky enough to have such help. So they find themselves alone at home and insecure. We believe that the best way to tackle this anxiety is to gain confidence. Combining theory with practical exercises establishes and strengthens parental bonding. It alleviates anxiety and enables parents to enjoy each stage of development with their babies.
Our courses provide parents with both theoretical and practical aspects of baby development. Our focus is to offer new parents practical tools to interact with their babies in developmentally beneficial ways. At our Baby Comes Home course, we touch upon:
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