Empowered parenting from Baby Sense
Join the Johnson’s Baby Sense Seminars in August and September.
Becoming a parent is one of the most important journeys of your life. It will be exhilarating, depressing and delightful all at once. Ultimately you and your baby will be each other’s guides but if you are equipped with information and know what to expect, the positive periods will certainly be more prevalent. Three areas that many new parents battle through are: how to really influence your baby’s birth, how to limit crying and colic in the first three months and how to establish breastfeeding. These challenges can so easily be prepared for with a few tidbits of knowledge.
Giving birth is the most empowering moment in a woman’s life. Techniques of breathing and visualization make all the difference, when it comes to your baby’s birth. Write a flexible birth plan, expect to deviate from it if necessary and feel powerful in labour – these are three nuggets of wisdom to enrich your birth.
Colic has been linked to overstimulation and preventing colic is greatly affected by the way a parent creates calming spaces that mimic the womb world. A sling, swaddle and baby massage are great ways to reenact the womb world.
Breastfeeding doesn’t come as naturally as one would think. If you are battling to latch your baby, feel like your milk supply is low or are thinking of throwing the towel in even though you would love to breastfeed, call in a lactation consultant. These wonderful ladies can seriously make the difference to your method of feeding.
Baby Sense brings together South Africa’s top experts on pregnancy and early parenting for the Johnson’s Baby Sense Seminars. Tina Otte, South Africa’s best know midwife and specialist editor of Your Pregnancy, will empower you get the most out of you birth, with ideas on pain relief and active child birth. Meg Faure and Ann Richardson (co-authors of the best selling baby care book, Baby Sense) will look at the first 6 weeks – preventing colic and all the basics from cord care to rashes and everything in between. Kath Megaw (co-author of Feeding Sense) will give her top tips on successful feeding in the first 3 months. For these and more tips on breastfeeding, baby sleep and baby care in general don't miss the Johnson’s Baby Sense Seminars in August and September. For more information visit www.babysense.com or call 021 461 4669 for bookings.