Caring For Babies: The First Year

A course created for the Swiss Nanny Association and delivered by HealthFirst. To book your place, please click here 

Caring for Babies: The First Year

This hands-on training gives nannies and other child-carers advice and guidance about caring for babies under the age of 1.

Amongst other topics, the workshop covers:

  • Safety for a baby indoors and out.
  • Using baby equipment: high chairs, car seats, slings and other baby wearing techniques.
  • Why babies cry and how to respond.
  • Changing a baby’s nappy: differences for girls and boys.
  • How to bath and dress a baby.
  • A new-born baby’s sleep needs.
  • Reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (cot/crib death).
  • Ques that a baby needs feeding.
  • How baby’s nutritional needs change during the first year.
  • Bottle sterilisation and safety.
  • New baby problems – colic, regurge and fever. When to get advice for a baby you are looking after.

Course duration: 3½ hours

Course certification: HealthFirst Certificate of Attendance in Caring for Babies: The First Year

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