The Birth, Baby & Family Directory is an essential guide to the best services and practitioners for parents, along with a range of brilliant shops and products.
As a trusted source of information for parents and families from pregnancy through to teenagers, it is essential for me to be able to provide links to the best services, products and practitioners for children, parents and families across Newcastle & Tyneside. I only work alongside businesses who are experienced, professional, recommended and who fit in well with the supportive ethos of Birth, Baby & Family.
Supporting small businesses is important to me and this is a network of wonderful people who are passionate about what they do, who are excellent at what they do and I recommend them to parents…
The Core Team is a pool of specialist knowledge…
The Birth, Baby & Family Practice – antenatal classes, postnatal support, baby massage, weaning an ongoing parent support
Debbie Donaldson – pregnancy & postnatal fitness specialist plus running and hulahoop courses
Julia McCarthy at Sanctuary House – massage and reflexology
Puddle Ducks – aquanatal, baby & toddler swimming plus swim academy
North East Sling Library – for baby & toddler carrying expertise
Tumbles & Grumbles First Aid – for parents, grandparents and children
Piccolo Music – the original baby & toddler music group
Decote Dance Academy – from toddlers to teenagers
Branch Counselling – specialising in family counselling
We are all well trained specialists in our field.
For pregnancy & birth
Aerobic Bumps with Debbie Donaldson – for pregnancy fitness
Aquanatal with PuddleDucks – for pregnancy fitness
Reflexology & Pregnancy Massage with Julia at Sanctuary House – to ease aches and pains and to boost your wellbeing
Birth, Baby & Family Birth Debrief Service – to talk through and make sense of the birth of your baby
Services & sessions for parents with babies & toddlers…
The North East Sling Library – sling hire and consultations for parents across the North East
Branch Counselling Service – for parents
Tumbles & Grumbles Baby & Toddler First Aid – for parents, grandparents and carers
Birth, Baby & Family – Mother Cuppa a small group for pregnant women and mums with babies. It’s all about tea, cake, conversation, questions and reassurance.
Birth, Baby & Family Weaning Workshop – taking the stress out of introducing solid food
Birth, Baby & Family Sleep Support – information and reassurance for tired parents
Baby and toddler groups…
Classes & services for older children and families…
Branch Counselling Service – for parents, children and teenagers
Birth, Baby & Family – 1:1 Parent Sessions to focus on parenting challenges
Decote Dance Academy – classes and performances for children and teenagers
Just for you…
Birth, Baby & Family – 1:1 Sessions for Women for focus, plans, headspace and personal challenges
Branch Counselling Service – additional support for your family
Frankie Aitchison Pyschotherapy & Counselling – for women of all ages to focus on a range of issues including low mood & identity, grief & loss, relationship challenges, life changes, isolation and loneliness.
Products & Services…
Captured Forever Family Photography – for your pregnancy, your baby and your family
Emily Ward Art – just beautiful paintings and prints for your home and for gifts
Halling Wolfe Teething Jewellery – teething rings, necklaces and bracelets
Breastvest – making every top a breast-feeding top
The Baby Mamma Gift Box – beautiful gifts for expectant and new mums
NK Ceremonies – a brilliant naming and wedding celebrant for Newcastle & Tyneside
I will be expanding the Birth, Baby & Family Directory to include more classes and services for older children, families and parents as well as family friendly cafes, shops and days out. Get in touch for more information if you would like your small business or organisation to be involved.
And please do message me with any queries.
Birth, Baby & Family is run by Janine Smith
A specialist in pregnancy, birth and parent support