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Finding Your Feet

In those early days weeks with your new baby, you will start to find your feet, although life may still feel chaotic and overwhelming. And you can start to think about what support you might need and what groups you can start to go to.

Breastfeeding support
La Leche League provides support and drop-in sessions women who are breastfeeding.
www.laleche.org.uk to search for your local groups

Sling hire & consultations
North East Sling Library provides sling hire as well as private consultations for parents across the North East. www.northeastslinglibrary.co.uk to find our more and to find your local sling library


Mother Cuppa
I run weekly sessions for information, support and reassurance – as well as company, conversation, tea & cake – for you to come along to with your baby from new to crawling. Suitable from birth.

Baby Massage
I run a 5 week course for mums and their babies. I run small groups so sessions are informal and friendly with conversation, tea, cake and reassurance about all things baby. The sessions are relaxing for the mums and the babies as they run in a warm space with relaxed sensory lighting. Baby massage is ideal for babies aged from about 4 weeks old to crawling.

1:1 Appointments
90-minute sessions for you to focus on a range of parenting and personal issues such as feeding and sleep, birth debrief, low mood & anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, adjusting to being a mum, family issues, adjusting to more than one child.
Suitable from birth.


For parent with a new baby…

Tumbles & Grumbles – first aid workshops for parents & grandparents plus Little Rescuers for toddlers and preschoolers

Buggyfit & Postnatal Exercise with Debbie Donaldson

Baby Swimming with Puddle Ducks

Singing groups with Sing With Piccolo

Baby Signing with Sing & Sign

Baby Development Class with Tots Play

You can find out more about new baby consultations and postnatal sessions

Janine Smith – a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting
Find out more about birth preparation & postnatal sessions