Jackie Garwood – First Steps Parenting
First Steps Parenting
First Steps Parenting specialises in babies and children’s sleep difficulties and it also provides postnatal support to parents in Herts, Beds and Bucks.
The transition to parenthood is a rewarding and a very special time however it can also be frustrating and emotionally demanding. There are now many sources where parents can obtain early parenting advice however some of this information can be inflexible and contradictory which can at times leave parents feeling overwhelmed.
First Steps Parenting has been established in a response to parents desire to have a one to one relationship with an experienced health professional from the time that your baby is 2 weeks old up to 5 years. I work with parents to enable them to feel more confident in their parenting abilities and to develop a unique plan to address the needs of their baby or child and family.
Support for Parents
Jackie Garwood is a practising independent children’s sleep therapist and a registered health visitor, general nurse and mental health nurse.
Jackie has run sleep and behaviour clinics both in the NHS and the private sector. Her extensive experience and background has given her insight into how sleep problems and family dynamics affect each other. She specialises in working with young babies to establish sleep routines whilst also addressing the relationships between feeding patterns and sleep problems.
Jackie has a passionate interest in supporting women emotionally in the postnatal period.
I am registered with the nursing and midwifery council and I am a member of the RCN as well as the community Practitioner And Health Visitor Association. I am fully insured and have enhanced CRB clearance
Specialist Sleep Support
- Is your child having difficulty going to sleep?
- Night time waking?
- Night time feeding?
- Will not settle for naps
- Difficulty establishing routines?
- Will only sleep in parents bed?
Gentle Sleep Solutions
I am able to provide a programme of support related to your baby or child’s needs.
I listen to parents to help them to feel more confident in their abilities and I work with them to create positive attachments with their children
New Baby Support package:
A package of 6 weekly visits offering practical help and support in order to empower parents to adapt to the transition to parenthood
Older Baby Support Package:
A package of 4 support visits which can start from the time baby is 16 weeks to 1year
Toddler Consultation service:
- Support in relation to dealing with toddler tantrums and advice in relation to managing behaviour
- Managing sibling rivalry
- Coping with fussy eaters
- Toilet training
- 2 year and 3 year developmental check
Post Natal Support Groups:
These groups are mother and baby focused and they provide an opportunity to meet other local mums and to talk about any issues or worries in relation to early parenthood. There will be specific workshops in relation to common problems such as sleep and routines, coping with crying, feeding and establishing networks.
The groups are run on a regular basis at Carmenta Life In Berkhamsted
Small Group Consultations:
small group consultations within the home which may a baby clinic to a group of friends or a specific talk or workshop
Specific support in the work place through clinics and workshops
Talks And Workshops:
Regular talks and workshops in the local area
Prices upon application or please see website