Family Focus groups
Your Health Visiting team are offering informal online group family focus sessions, facilitated by your health visiting team on a range of different topics. All of our sessions remain evidence based and give you a great start in thinking about different stages of your baby’s development.
The sessions we have available are:
|Session title||Approximate age of child||What this session is about|
|Focus on: Preparing for Early feeding – starting off well||Before your baby is born and up to two weeks after birth||A focus on normal expectations of feeding in the early days, giving simple information on how to get breastfeeding off to a really good start, normal expectations and how to get a really good latch from the beginning. – Universal offer|
|Focus on: Focussing on building my baby’s brain through responsive feeding||Two to four weeks after birth||A focus on your baby’s early communication recognising how we respond to them influences brain development. Unpicking our earliest responses through feeding.|
|Focus on: What my baby is telling me||Two to six weeks after birth||A focus on understanding your baby’s early behaviour and considering strategies that might support you understand and comfort them when crying, to encourage understanding of feeding cues and alert states and to ensure responsive parenting.|
|Focus on: Keeping well once my baby has been born||First two months after birth||A focus on looking after yourself after you have your baby. Moving forward with baby …|
|Focus on: My baby’s speech, language and communication||Birth to one year after birth||A focus on how to support speech, language and communication from before birth and beyond.|
|Focus on: Introducing solid food at 6 months||Four to six months after birth||A focus on understanding when your baby is developmentally ready for solid foods and a quick guide to navigating this next stage.|
|Focus on: Returning to work and breastfeeding||Four to one year after birth||A focus on the practical elements of feeding in public, going out whilst breastfeeding without your baby and returning to work when you are still breastfeeding.|
|Focus on: My baby and play||Four months to one year after birth||A focus on encouraging appropriate play for your baby’s developmental age.|
|Focus on: My baby’s sleeping||Six to eight months after birth||A focus on sleeping and how to support your baby to meet their developmental needs around sleep|
|Focus on: My growing child and toileting
||18 months onwards||A focus on supporting your child to move through the experience of toilet training.|
If you would like to attend any of these sessions, please email your your local Public Health Nursing hub, stating your name, your child’s name and date of birth, your email address and telephone number. Please let us know which session/s you would like to attend. We will then contact you with dates.
Eastern Devon: email@example.com
Northern Devon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Devon: email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you!