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About this course

‘Understanding your baby’ is for everyone around a new baby: supporting you and the new arrival from birth to 12 months.

This course gives you information about your baby's brain development and your baby's physical and emotional development. It shows how important your relationship with the baby is for the baby's development.

It integrates the traditional information given on a postnatal course with this new approach to developing your relationship with your baby. It looks at your baby’s sleeping, feeding, crying, playing and childcare options.

If you have already done the Solihull Approach antenatal course 'Understanding pregnancy' you may recognise some of the Units about feelings and support, You may want to think about this again, now you have your baby. If you are a Dad you may recognise parts of the Module for fathers, but you may want to look at the Units again.

The course has content you can trust. It was developed by Health Visitors working with health professionals including Clinical Psychologists in the Solihull Approach team. This course has the same content as a postnatal group. So even though most of you can't attend a face to face postnatal group during COVID-19 you can be reassured that the same postnatal course is right here for you, if you carry on to the end of the course.

This is a course, a journey through knowledge. If you are looking for information on specific topics you might prefer NHS Choices.

There are 11 modules, each taking around 20 minutes, with a certificate at the end of the course. There are interactive activities, quizzes and video clips. There is an optional voiceover.

If you are doing this postnatal course, you are likely to have a baby. And if you have a baby you are probably feeling tired! We do not recommend that you do this course in one go. There is a lot to take in and it is best done in small chunks, maybe a Module at a time if you can manage it.

By the way, if you'd like to give us any feedback on the course as you go along to help us improve it, you'll see a speech bubble in the bottom right corner. Just click and type!

Keep going till the end as we know that parents and grandparents get a lot out of the course! (And you'll get your certificate!)


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