Parents & Co Blog

  • Surviving clock changes with your little ones!

    Surviving clock changes with your little ones!

    When the clocks fall back it means we gain an extra hour of sleep, except babies don't quite understand this! This blog gives tips to parents on how to cope with this change by gradually adjusting your child's sleeping routine to help their body clock adjust smoothly.
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  • Infant Massage

    Infant Massage

    Massage is a lovely way for parents to develop a special physical bond with their baby. Infant massage can help promote a positive relationship with baby, especially for Dad if he is not able to be involved in the feeding of baby during the early months. I am now organising baby massage and shiatsu classes in Hertfordshire, providing step by step massage strokes, gentle exercises and relaxation techniques that benefit both mum, dad and baby.
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  • Baby Massage Course

    Baby Massage Course

    Are you struggling with a lack of sleep? Dealing with a crying baby can be upsetting. Stress affects the attachment growing between you and your child. Baby massage can help. Our Baby massage classes teach you how to help your child sleep, ease teething or deal with colic. Doing the massage routine with your baby will nurture the precious bond between you both. Baby massage will enable you to feel in control of your child’s wellbeing, and encourage you and your baby to bond and feel ever closer. Parents & Co offer small group courses and individual 1 to 1 teaching to mums and dads in infant massage techniques including shiatsu massage. Infant massage can help promote a positive relationship with baby, especially for Dad if he is not able to be involved in the feeding of baby during the early months. The benefits to baby and both parents are substantial. What are the benefits of infant massage? Infant massage has many added benefits for your baby, including: greater bo
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  • Was your birth less than perfect?

    Was your birth less than perfect?

    For many mothers now-days they have negative birth experiences, this is due to many contributing factors, a woman needs the support of a known , trusted midwife, choice of where to give birth, at home, birthing centre or on a labour ward and the opportunity to have the best birth possible!
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  • Prepare your child for school

    Prepare your child for school

    With half of all five year olds declared not ready for school this blog explores what a parent can do to prepare your child for school and outlines skill areas and support that is available for parents to help their child prepare for school.
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  • Baby changing bag.

    Baby changing bag.

    Baby changing bags are a must have item and are a great way to carry all your baby's essential items in. Combine style with function, as your baby changing bag will be your constant companion for many months to come.
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  • Starting big school!

    Starting big school!

    Many parents feel some anxiety about their child starting formal education. Whether its starting nursery school or reception, this jump is a big step.
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  • Baby Courses: Bonding and Beyond

    Baby Courses: Bonding and Beyond

    Join us for six-weeks of baby courses covering many of the common issues parents will experience with their new baby. We offer support, advice and information in a fun, relaxed environment whilst your baby feeds or sleeps and you get to drink a descent cup of coffee! Come along to our friendly sessions to make new friends and gain confidence in being a parent! The cost of the six-week course is £45.00 or if you prefer you can pay as you go for £10.00 per session. WEEK 1: Meet & Greet (free taster session) This session is a great opportunity to discover what topic’s we will be covering in future weeks, sleeping, teething, weaning, baby development activity ideas, & childcare options. You will get to freely chat about your own experiences with parenthood and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a piece of cake! WEEK 2: Sleeping During this session you will learn about and hopefully find answers to the following questions: What are expected babies sleep cycles? How much
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  • Breastfeeding and Postnatal Depression

    Breastfeeding and Postnatal Depression

    Recent reports highlight the increased link for new mums experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding and postnatal depression. This blog attempts to reassure mums experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding that bottle is fine and that so many people share this issue that it is normal not exceptional.
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