Arranged during the first 6-10 weeks after your arrival home, this package will help get both parents up to speed. If the father has not had to return to work soon after the birth, then I can work on building his confidence in the early days, making sure he feels involved and is given plenty of opportunity to bond before he has to leave. This package helps to get both parents and baby settled in at home and fully confident by the time I have to go.
This is an exceptionally good package for mums needing to recover from a C-Section birth as well as mums who have had natural deliveries. I can offer half or full days, but here is an outline of a package based on purely half days to give you an idea of what may be involved.
week 1: three half days to cover
Arrival home. Beginning breastfeeding/bottle feeding. Dealing with breast feeding problems/Sterlising & making up bottles if formula feeding; Encouraging weight gain in the baby. General newborn hygiene. Swaddling & clothing. Temperature control. Settling in. Reassurance & confidence building in both parents. Nurturing & nourishment for the mother. Practical post-natal support for C-section mums.
weeks 2-3: three half days per week to cover
Improving breastfeeding. Dealing with growth spurts. Introducing bathtimes. Rest & respite for mother. Forming good sleep habits for your baby.
How to express, store and manage milk supplies for bottle feeding. Building up confidence in mum after dad returns to work.
weeks 4-6: two half days per week to cover
Building confidence in mother. How to read your baby’s body language. Implementing a flexible routine. Regular expressing (if wanted). How to get out and about with your baby. Buggy driving lessons – safety on London’s streets and using public transport. Advice about baby play groups, activities for your baby, how to meet other mums and socialising.
Prices on applicaton.