mother-babyBabysmiles is a place where parents come when they have questions about parenting.  We have the answers, but not just any answers as you can get that anywhere; from your family, friends, neighbours, google or facebook - but the right answers about what is best for your baby or child.  We take away the confusion and give parents the confidence to know which strategy is the right one and parents everyday express their relief at knowing what to do.

Parents have often read a lot and tried many and every strategy to solve their problem but end up confused and unsure of really what is the best way or the right way to go.  We give parents peace of mind as we understand and can show you what is the ‘right’ way.  We listen to what your problem is, what you have done and we, with our expert knowledge about babies, children, behaviour, psychology and knowledge gained by working with thousands of parents over 20 years can easily explain the right strategy for your situation.  Parents feel reassured that they are then on the right track.

You have questions - we have the right answers and give you peace of mind & relief in parenting.

Listed are a number of services we provide:

mum-todlerServices We Provide:

  • Solving Sleep problems in Babies and Children
  • Parent Coaching
  • Solutions for Parents in dealing with Children’s Behaviour
  • Baby Coaching
  • Baby Preparation for Expectant Parents
  • Child Counseling
  • Child Depression and Anxiety
  • Military related issues for children and families
  • Perinatal Care
  • Toilet Training
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Child Phobias
  • Family Adjustment (New baby, divorce, mixed families)
  • Aggression & Acting out
  • Difficulty with friendship
  • Self concept and self-esteem
  • Pregnancy

Also we offer a range of Workshops including: Baby Preparation, Baby at Home – What to do now, Crawler 6 -12 month preparation & Toddler & Behaviour Preparation 1 -2 yrs.

So if you are unsure and confused on strategies or need help with anything related to parenting & children we would love to help.  Just call the office on (07) 47 24 2600 and make a face-to-face appointment, phone or Skype appointment.

Workshop 0-6 Months

 

IMG_2562Nicole has spent 10 years putting together one-on-one workshop for new parents to learn how to care for their baby.  Often parents leave hospital after focusing on pregnancy and birth to find themselves overwhelmed as they arrive home as to what their baby needs.  Wishing they had that 'Baby Manual'.  They find themselves trapped in an ongoing cycle of crying and feeding constantly. Parenting doesn't have to be this way.

  1. learn how to put your baby to sleep easily
  2. learn how much and how often your baby needs to be fed
  3. learn how to tell when your baby is tired, they do tell you!
  4. learn how to avoid 'the crying'
  5. learn lots of tips and tricks to having a content baby

The Newbaby workshop is ideal to do in the first few weeks upon returning home.  The workshop is divided into two parts.  Part A - which focus's on feeding, sleeping, routines, sleeping cues, signs of tiredness, changing and more  Part B - which focus's on intelligence, playing, language, dealing with your baby when out n about, and newborn communication - yes your baby does communicate with you within hours of being born!

Workshop 6-12 Months

Nicole has spent 10 years putting together a one-on-one workshop for parents-of-crawlers to learn how to care for their baby.  Once over the first 6 months, parents often find themselves dealing with a crawler, soon to be toddler, who is active and getting into everthing!  Nicole at this workshop goes through the beginnings of dealing with behaviour and crawlers who are into everthing - do you say..... No! smack? ignore? How you react will determine if your crawler goes back again, and again or leaves precious objects alone!

Nicole also looks at sleep at this workshop to make sure your baby is sleeping through the night eg. 7pm to 7am no night waking.  Yes, this is possible for every baby! Nicole also educates about nutrition, the beginning of solids, motor development - sitting, crawling, walking and playtime to allow your baby to develop to their optimal genetic best.

Nicole will also answer any other questions you have as parents and have been dying to ask!

Set your baby and yourselves up for the most successful next six months.

The Crawler workshop is ideal to do around 5-6 months of age.  This workshop is  two hours in total.  Nicole allows time for parents to ask their own questions and customizes the workshop to each couples needs.  Nicole does this workshop face-to-face, via skype or via telephone.  Decide what works best for you then contact us to arrange a suitable time.

Workshop 1-2 Years

Often parents find themselves with a whole new set of challenges with a toddler, they are learning that they can get where they want to, they can even say 'no' and do not do as you ask.  It is a year of new challenges, toilet training may be starting, you may be moving them from a cot to a bed if a sibling is due or they can climb!

A second child is a whole new era for both you as a parent and your toddler as a sibling - they no longer will have mum or dad just to themselves.  So how do you prepare them to be a sibling in the best possible way with the least amount of conflict?

Discpline starts - how do you deal with a toddler who refuses your requests?  challenges you?  starts to have tantrums on the floor while clinging to your leg?  climbs onto the tables and thinks it's a game?  A whole new world opens, exciting - yet you need to be prepared.

  1. learn how to move your toddler to a bed
  2. learn if your toddler is ready for toilet training
  3. learn how to toilet train
  4. learn what tools you need in your parenting toolkit of discipline
  5. learn lots of tips and tricks to having a happy toddler

The Toddler workshop is ideal to do around 1 year of age.

Nicole at this workshop goes through the more advanced concepts of dealing with behaviour and toddlers who are learning that they are seperate of you and can say ..... No!How you react will determine if your toddler does it again, and again or forgets and moves on!

Nicole also looks at sleep at this workshop to make sure your baby is sleeping through the night eg. 7pm to 7am no night waking.  Yes, this is possible for every baby! Nicole also educates about playtime to allow your baby to develop to their optimal genetic best.

Nicole will also answer any other questions you have as parents and have been dying to ask!

Set your precious toddler and yourselves up for the most successful year.

This workshop is  two hours in total.  Nicole allows time for parents to ask their own questions and customizes the workshop to each couples needs.  Nicole does this workshop face-to-face, via skype or via telephone.  Decide what works best for you then contact us to arrange a suitable time.

Workshop 2-4 Years

Often parents find themselves with a whole new set of challenges with a young child, they are learning that they can go where they want, they can run away, they have friends and find sharing difficult.  It is a year of new challenges, toilet training will definately start, you may be moving them from a cot to a bed if a sibling is due!

Discpline starts - how do you deal with a young child who refuses your requests?  Challenges you?  Starts to have tantrums on the floor or shopping centre while clinging to your leg?  Gets into the bin, refuses to go to bed and thinks it's a game?  A whole new world opens, exciting - yet you need to be prepared!

  1. learn how to move your young child to a bed
  2. learn if your child is ready for toilet training & how to DO IT....
  3. learn what tools you need in your parenting toolkit of discipline
  4. learn how to add in a time out technique for behaviours you must STOP....
  5. learn lots of tips and tricks to having a happy child

The 2+ workshop is ideal to do around 2 years of age. Often after this workshop Nicole then see's parents regualarly on an as-needs  basis as they have questions they need an expert answer too so that their parenting and family runs smoothly.

Nicole at this workshop goes through the more advanced concepts of dealing with behaviour, adding in a time out technique to your parenting toolkit and the challenges this brings!  Your child is rapidly becoming independent and wants to learn - TEACH them as much as you can.  Their brain is like a sponge at this stage.  Language explodes...

Social skills with other children becomes very important and part of their daily life. Teach and encourage them to be confident in different  situations you introduce them to is a skill to be learned.  Learn how you can help them.

Nicole also looks at sleep at this workshop to make sure your child is sleeping through the night eg. 7pm to 7am no night waking.  Yes, this is possible for every child and essential for their brain, immune system, behaviour and emotional development! Nicole also educates about playtime to allow your child to develop to their optimal genetic best.

Nicole will also answer any other questions you have as parents and have been dying to ask, there is always lots of questions at this age!

Cost & Times

Each part is 2 hrs in length.  The workshop is 2 hours in length and the usual cost for a 2 hour session with Nicole is $312, however Nicole is passionate about educating new parents so that they can avoid a lot of the unknown pitfalls new parents make so she offers the workshop 2 hour session at $195 to encourage parents-to-be to have access to this life changing information.  This is claimable on private health funds also.

To Book

All workshops are individual with Nicole and require an appointment, please contact us to arrange.  Or alternatively simply phone the office on 07 47242600 to book your 2 hour workshop - workshops can be done face-to-face, phone or skype.

You can also purchase the DVD & Book Bundle "BabyCare the First Six months" on this age for further information.

In fact the DVD is actual edited footage of the workshop with a couple, ideal if you are unable to attend in person.  Simply buy the DVD and watch the workshop at your convience.

 

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