Having a baby is a wonderful experience. But many mothers will tell you the first few months are one of the most challenging times of their life. The Baby Care Company exists to guide you through these first few months.We offer a straightforward service based on equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive as a new mum. Partly, this is about giving you essential information - the things I wished I'd known when I was a young mum. But it's more than this. It's about providing small classes and a supportive environment to give the confidence and encouragement through what is a truly life changing experience.
The Baby Care Company runs a series of baby care classes preparing you for life with your baby.
Getting Ready: Practical things to do and buy before your baby arrives - making sense of the jargon and familiarising you with what you really need to know and do in advance.
The Early Days: Focus on your body after birth, tests on the baby and how to care for your baby - holding, dressing, nappies, bathing, bottle feeding. Practical demonstrations and short cuts/top tips for those early days.
Getting Into Your Stride: Secrets of sleep, routine types - which is best for you?, breast feeding, baby communication, great insight into the early weeks/months.
Practical Dads: Helping dads-to-be get more involved - how you can best support during labour and when the baby is born. Lots of chance to ask questions.
Refresher Course: Babycare reminders for second and third time mums, as well as lots of advice on coping with two for the first time, and things to do in advance to prepare your older child.
Other Sessions: We offer classes tailored to your specific needs - including surrogacy and adoption couples
There are classes every tuesday and wednesday evening at 8.15pm. Morning and weekend sessions for all classes are also available on request.
Classes are held off Northcote Road.
I do 121 sessions as well, otherwise classes are small and relaxed.
Some recent testimonials
- Great experience at The Baby Care Company - fun, informative and a good way of learning. Felt more confident after doing this class. Hugely helped in preparation for life with my baby - I just need my husband to do a course now!(Jan 2012, The Early Days, Verity)
- Very informative, good preparation for how to care for a baby - the things you may not automatically think about. Allowed my partner to get more understanding about what to expect. Also to make you think about what to expect after birth which you may not previously have thought about (January 2012 - midwife with partner, The Early Days class)
- Lots of practical tips in a short space of time - a bit like best friends tips which you never hear about until you've experienced it for yourself! (2011, Kathy, Getting ready class)
- I have done the first 2 stages of this amazing course, "getting ready" and "the early days". It is really worth it, as you get to have 1 on 1 attention about all the questions you have; in a small group; in a comfortable place, which is nice and personal. You get to find out many things about your baby, yourself, birth etc which you may not know... Eilish uses appropriate props to demonstrate and show you things, like to how to hold your baby, how to dress it, how to bath it, what certain things look like etc which I found really interesting. She also gives you notes to follow which you get to keep, show your husband and read about at home. She is professional, well spoken and very approachable. I would recommend these courses to any new mum, as I have found them really worthwhile. (Riona)