making life easier for
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Early Start Hub

Parent Information Centre

2020 Launching our Early Start Hub

The Early Start Hub is specially designed for parents with lots of tips and advice on how to help babies and young children.

Babies have a lot to learn.  In their first year, they are in the process of learning how to manage and control their body movements, their body’s basic functions of eating, eliminating, sleeping, they are also learning how to follow cues and how to communicate using body language.

Gradually as they mature and develop, babies settle and become more confident.  Gradually babies scaffold their skills, building one set of skills on top of the previous layer.

It takes children a long time to be able to self -regulate. It is a gradual process. The relationship with the adults and significant others around them is what helps Children learn how to self-regulate.

Our aim at this Early Start Hub is to give you reliable up to date, tried and trusted information to help make life easier for you and your baby.

From the team at Understand Babies

Rainbows End
Rainbows End Family Physiotherapy,
Prenatal & Birth Therapy Clinic
Tel: +353 (0)46 9025660
Rainbows End Clinic Early Start Hub

"Patricia helped me in ways with my baby that I did not even know were possible. My daughter was born by c-section and was a baby who startled very easily. When I first brought her to Patricia at 2 weeks old she could immediately see that my baby was very activated and was finding it hard to regulate and stay in the calm zone for long periods. The work she did with my baby was transformative. She became a very settled, contented baby who was easily able to transition from being calm to active and back to calm again. I have learnt so much from Patricia as a new Mum and she really gets you to see everything from the baby’s perspective.
She gave me huge confidence to take the time to really understand my baby so I could respond best to her and bond deeply with her. She thought me about her energy and different signals so that I could understand better how to support her. She gave me brilliant advice on really gentle techniques for settling my baby, giving her her first baths, encouraging her to roll and all the key developmental milestones. She has been a blessing to me as a Mum and I have learnt so much from her and my daughter has gained so much from her sessions . I love her gentle, kind approach with babies and it’s enabled me to truly enjoy every moment with my little girl"

Olivia Leonard

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