Sleep deprivation is the most dreaded side effect of parenting difficulties because it affects every aspect of life including work efficiency.
Who this workshop is for
This workshop is for men and women, parents and carers who are or will be involved in the daily care of a baby.
This course lasts six hours. It is delivered in one day on site, or in two sessions of three hours workshops.
On site cost
£980 (maximum of 16 participants for a workshop)
* Learning Objectives
This workshop is designed to educate adults about children sleep development from birth to the 1 year old, and how to instigate age appropriate parenting approaches to favour the development of happy confident good sleepers.
- Gained awareness of their personal strengths and limitations and how this can affect their parenting approach from day one.
- Understand how the story of their baby so far will have an impact on their parenting right from day one.
- learn about safety guidelines, their context, why they are in place, and how long they need to be implemented for.
- Realise how technology impacts on modern parenting.
- Learn about bedroom settings.
- Learn about practical recommendations related to sleep such as feeding, burping, stimulations, environments, etc.
- Learn about good sleep associations and how to nurture them, bad sleep associations and how to reduce them.
- learn what are the requirements for a baby to fall asleep and what makes a baby a Good Sleeper.
- learn about sleep patterns, their evolution during the first year, the 3 months shift in sleep behaviour and how to support it.
- learn to support more fragile babies, identify the presence of reflux and colic and how to deal with it.
- learn about babies’ physiologic development stages and their impact on sleep.
- discover the speedy evolution of babies’ sleep needs, why it is important to respect them and how (pit falls and best practices).
- learn about a child’s body clock, how to support it and how to influence it.
- learn about daytime sleeps, night time sleep, their correlation and evolution over the first few months, when to wake up a baby and when not to.
- Learn about tiredness, the vicious circle of infant fatigue, how they differ, and how to deal with them.
- learn from what age to instigate a behavioural routine and from what age to implement a time-frame routine and why.
- learn about the key behavioural differences between mothers and fathers.
- Learn about the different types of parental attachments and how they affect a child’s sleeping behaviour.
- learn how to create and maintain a secure parental attachment, the biggest player in a child’s emotional well-being.
- know how to help their baby’s confidence, and resourcefulness, two key elements in supporting good sleeping habits.
- learn about the importance of and how to implement self care and parental team work.
- Be able to envisage their own parenting approach, respectful of their own personality, and their family dynamics.
- Learn practical ways to assert your confidence and alleviate social and family pressures.
- learn about the inevitability of modern parental guilt and how to minimise it to enjoy a balanced life between work and family.
- acquire a list of recommended literature to support the parenting of good sleepers.
- know what key elements to take into consideration to favour a confident and efficient return to work after parental leave.
- have a clear understanding about the different kinds of childcare options available, their differences and how to make the right choices that will fit your family requirements.
- Know how to structure a professional childcare plan to favour your child’s sleep consistency and confidence
- learn about the process to support your baby’s successful transition from home environment to professional care environment.