Parenting Journey

Our Parenting Journey consists of 5 sessions of 4 hours once a week, which will equip you with:

  • Information to make formative decisions and choices
  • Practical knowledge
  • Professional Support
  • Social Support (where friendships are made)
  • Emotional Support
  • 24 Hour Call line

Journey Details:

  • Tuesdays: 18H30 to 22H30
  • Cost: R 1200.00
  • A 50% deposit is required with booking to secure your place
  • Balance is payable over duration of Journey

On your Journey you will receive the following:

  • Journey Manual
  • Refreshments
  • Goodie Bags
  • First Clinic Visit

Journey Route

Week 1:

  • Breastfeeding
    • Clothing, bras, discreet feeding
    • Diet while lactating / drugs, medication
    • Breast and nipple care
    • Cracked nipples, mastitis, blocked ducts, abscess and thrush
  • Problems
  • Advantage / disadvantages
  • Technique / position for breastfeeding
  • Possible problems advise / solutions
  • Feeding routines
  • General facts

Week 2:

  • Taking the baby home
  • Siblings / pets / visitors
  • Change in lifestyle / expectations
  • Mental and physical well-being of mom
  • Routines – day/night
  • Contraception – sex / postnatal

Week 3:

  • Bath – tips / facts / techniques
  • Face care / nails / mouth / genital / top & tail
  • Cord Care
  • Baby exercise / massage / stimulation

Week 4:

  • Responsibility of new parents – education / discipline / safety / good parenting
  • Postnatal depression: signs / symptoms / help
  • SIDS
  • Sleeping baby: positions
  • Crying baby: problem solving
  • Colic / winding / techniques
  • Pick up / put down baby / hold baby
  • Wrapping of baby / Overheating
  • Nappy maintenance / cloth / disposable
  • Folding of Nappies

Week 5:

  • Taking baby to the doctor
  • General info / signs & symptoms / temperature / fevers / vomiting / diarrhoea / childhood diseases
  • Home Safety – poisons, etc
  • Immunization