Since having her first child nine years ago, Sarah Ockwell-Smith has worked tirelessly to prepare parents for the birth of their child. An antenatal teacher and a doula, with a background in psychology, she founded an award-winning company Babycalm T with one aim in mind - to turn stressed-out new parents and crying babies into happier parents and calmer babies. She has a great understanding of the minds of new parents and is passionate about gentle parenting - letting parents know that it is OK to trust their instincts, that there are other ways to cope as a new mother without putting your baby into a strict routine or resorting to controlled crying. This book takes a different approach to the vast array of books out there - helping new parents to enjoy their baby and to trust in their own parenting instincts, offering a refreshing alternative to prescriptive, routine-led parenting.
BABYCALM will help you understand your baby and yourself as a new parent. It offers plenty of ideas about calming techniques and how to encourage your baby to sleep well and will enable you to feel confident and at ease in your new role.A happy mum and a calm baby go hand in hand and this book will get you off to a great start.BabyCalm
is a brilliant, positive resource that focuses on intuition, feelings, love and trust.Everything [said] in the book really resonated with the way we hoped we would parentBabycalm TM (www.babycalm.co.uk
) is an award-winning company running a unique blend of early parenting classes with one aim: to turn stressed-out new parents and crying babies into happier parents and calmer babies. This book shares their inspiring ethos and methods.Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four young children. She has a BSc in Psychology and worked for several years in Pharmaceutical Research and Development. Following the birth of her firstborn, Sarah re-trained as a Paediatric Homeopath, HypnoBirthing Antenatal Teacher and Birth and Postnatal Doula. She has also undertaken training in Baby Massage, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. She is the founder of Babycalm (www.babycalm.co.uk), an award-winning company offering support and classes to new parents.
Babycalm offers a refreshing alternative to prescriptive, routine-led parenting. If you want to find ways to cope with tiring days and difficult nights without putting your baby on a strict routine, or resorting to sleep training, this new, gentle guide is for you.
Full of advice, support, tips and the experiences of other new parents, this book shares the methods of the popular Babycalm TM classes and workshops and will enable you to enjoy your baby and to trust your own parenting instincts from the start.
Contents include: deciphering your baby's cues; a toolbox of calming techniques; the benefits of babywearing; understanding normal baby sleep patterns; gentle ways to encourage your baby's sleep; the importance of attachment; recovering from birth; the transition to motherhood; and why you should trust your maternal instincts.
This invaluable guide will help you through the challenging early days, helping to ensure happier parents and calmer babies.
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Babycalm are a successful company, with a growing network of teachers and classes in the UK. They are planning to expand into the US and Australia.Opportunites to promote to a network of new parents through classes, a website, blog, facebook and twitter feed.Offers a genuine alternative to the routine-led baby books and will spark debate on sites such as mumsnet.Strong endorsements from parents and celebrities alike.