Newborn Sleep Foundations: Navigating the World of Baby Sleep

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Cost: $49 + HST

Duration: 60 minutes (45 mins interactive teaching + 15 mins Q&A)

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Newborn Sleep | Oona Cares | Oona Wellness Group

Description

As new parents, it is commonly treated as a rite of passage that we will be foregoing at least some sleep while we adjust to life with a little. This is a given. But no matter how much you prepare mentally for this stage, it can come as quite a shock when it actually hits.

In this ONLINE workshop, we will be outlining for you:

  • why sleep is so critical for your newborn and how it is internally regulated,
  • how you can set up a sleep-promoting environment for your baby based on what physiological cues your baby’s brain and body are searching for,
  • where to focus your undoubtedly limited energy during these early months
  • how YOU can get your best post-natal sleep

We will help you develop a deep appreciation of your newborn’s internal landscape when it comes to sleep and how you can use this understanding to lay a solid sleep foundation for your entire household.

Why is a workshop like this important?

Sleep is foundational to your baby’s growth and development. In addition to supporting the body in doing everything it needs to grow and develop, sleep does all the heavy processing of the information that your baby acquires while awake, making it equally as important as all of those magical waking interactions that you have with them.

Sleep is also critical to YOUR health and wellbeing. You need sleep to be your most present, most patient self. And though we, as parents, may be prepared to trade in a few sleepy hours to nurture the new little bundle that has graced us, extended weeks and months long sleep deprivation can start to wear on your physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. It can make relationships more difficult. It can affect your ability to be attentive and aware. And in the worst cases, it can completely consume the early months of parenthood, risking the health and safety of you and your baby.

The good news is, with a little bit of insight and a little bit of intention, it is possible to navigate this world of sleep so that everyone in your family can get what they need.

Oona's studio mask policy

Masks are highly recommended but optional in all studio classes. Please do bring your mask with you though, as masks are mandatory in all common areas in our clinics, including reception, hallways, etc.

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Class / workshop facilitator(s)

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Dr. Denise Gassner (she/her)Infant and Child Sleep Expert

Denise (she/her) has applied her decades of research and teaching expertise on behaviour into cracking the mystery that is baby sleep. She has a PhD in Anthropology and Biology from...

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