Congratulations on your new arrival! You have waited patiently and prepared for this moment for the last 9 months.

I never forget leaving the hospital with my first son and walking in the front door and thinking now what? I had an overwhelming feeling of responsibility for this little real life human I had made and a real fear that I was going to mess it up. Of course, I made mistakes we learnt together and I’m still learning as I navigate parenting my five boys.

Those early days pass by in a blurry, sleep deprived way, so here are a few of my tips to help you in those early weeks

 

This has to be one of my favourite quotes and one that helped me through the good and bad times of my life and also enabled me to find the name for Sweetbeginnings Babycare!

 

As we are about to enter a new year and a new decade it’s made me reflect upon my experiences and life lessons over the last decade and the one before too in all areas of my life.

 

A new year is about to be birthed all new and exciting, perhaps full of expectations, resolutions and changes. A new year is like a new beginning a fresh page to start again just like the birth of a baby.

 

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities” Eda Leshan

 

Another of my favourite quotes!

 

Sleep is necessary for us all to function throughout the day. Babies and young children are developing quickly both physically, mentally and emotionally in order for the body to process this rapid growth of learning, it is essential for babies and young children to get the sleep they need. Understanding sleep biology can help you to understand your little ones sleep and their own individualised sleep needs.

Becoming a parent can be both the most wonderful experience as well as being the most hardest thing we do in our lifetime. Whether you are at the very beginning of the journey, a second time parent or if like me you are a little crazy and are on baby number 5 or beyond my mission is for it to be a sweetbeginning with love, care and calm. Let’s take a look at why I offer love, care and calm to each and every service I provide for families.

Sweet Beginnings Babycare

 Claire is based in Maidstone, Kent and her sleep consultancy, baby massage and baby yoga classes offer a nurturing space for mum and baby to relax, recharge and connect. Claire has an extensive background in childhood studies and baby care. 

 

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