There’s a lot to learn when you have a baby. The truth is that much of it you must figure out as you go. However, certain tips & understandings go a LONG way to helping new families journey more confidently & smoothly into parenthood.
In this course we focus on the essential understandings of what your baby’s priorities are and how to support those priorities.
[There's an option to level-up with the add-on of an extra hour after the course where we will cover tips for being a great team and supporting your partnership.]
The course is fun, interactive, and social. You will get to know each other, and ask all your questions. This is a genderless workshop and all families are welcome.
Baby basics 101. We will learn about newborn development, needs, secure attachment, & triadic synchrony. What does a day with a baby look like realistically? Why do they cry and how can we reduce crying?
Realistic expectations of how newborn babies sleep. Tips for how to balance baby’s sleep with your needs. I will share my knowledge from my IPSP Newborn Sleep Certification. (This will not be sleep coaching/training tips, but rather about supporting sleep.)
Babies worn in slings and carriers cry less, statistically speaking. Also, it's how you get your hands free to take care of yourself! We will cover a full tutorial on how to use a carrier ergonomically and easily, as well as cover tips for troubleshooting. You will then have time to try out different styles of carriers w/ demo dolls.
Stay an extra hour after the main course to cover these two important topics about how best to support each other and your relationship postpartum and make a great team:
What does equal parenting mean to you? How do we attain equity? I'll share insights and tips for navigating your new roles and responsibilities as a team. And how to support each other when things feel unequal.
What changes? What you need to know about sex after birth and how to navigate these changes.
Do these topics feel random? I promise they are not. After working with new families and babies for the past 6 years, it is very clear to me that what helps the most is understanding what is normal for babies and understanding what is normal for how our relationships are affected and how to keep them strong. But it's up to you if you prefer to do only the main crash course, only the "level-up," or both.
Zyanya Breuer has worked with families as a certified babywearing consultant and postpartum educator for over 6 years. She holds a certification in newborn sleep from IPSP. Her work focuses on empowering families as they transition into parenthood.
July 2, 2023. FULL.
12 November, 2023. 13:30-16:30 (main course) [+ until 18:00 for "level-up" portion]
February 2024 TBA
COST (inc VAT)
main course: 65 euros/person or 120/couple
level-up: 25/person or 40/couple
(email about sliding scale)
+ interactive teaching, hands-on learning, socializing
+ trying out carriers w/ dolls, hands-on help
+ snacks, coffee & tea
+ whatsapp group for participants to stay in touch and ask questions to teacher
+ 15% off babywearing consultations
+ 30% off Preparing for Fatherhood workshop
+ This workshop is open to ALL families, regardless of gender-identity/orientation.
+ Single-parents are very welcome.
+ For families with two-parents, it is highly recommended that both attend together.
+ This is a genderless workshop.
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