Baby Workshops

“Janine is a wonderful listener and offers calm advice.”

I love working with parents – having a baby is both brilliant and challenging, with a lot of conflicting information. My role is to listen and provide a combination of reliable information, support and reassurance to enhance your knowledge, to develop your own strategies and to boost your confidence.

With a warm welcome and a safe space for conversation and questions, these baby workshops provide you with information and reassurance based on evidence and experience.

Baby Sleep

Providing you with a foundation of reliable knowledge, coping strategies, ideas and reassurance, this workshops will focus on…

  • knowledge about baby sleep – sleep cycles, your baby’s brain development, baby sleep research
  • why babies can’t sleep for longer
  • daytime naps
  • night-time parenting
  • expectations & reality
  • safe sleeping
  • coping with tiredness

Accompanied by a baby sleep guide to download and use at home as you need it.

February 28th | April 25th | June 27th

You can book your place here – just message me below with any questions.


This weaning workshop has been designed to take the stress out of introducing solid food. Weaning can be a time of confusion and conflicting information so this gives you straightforward information, tips and ideas.

  • getting started
  • how you can do it – purees, mush and baby-led, plus a combination of methods
  • food and meal ideas
  • what can help and what you can expect
  • the practical stuff – equipment, mess and keeping it safe

Accompanied by a weaning guide to download and use at home as you need it.

January 31st | March 28th | May 23rd

How do the group sessions work?

  • These baby workshops take place at the Wow Centre in Newcastle – there is a small car park, free street parking and it is close to Longbenton Metro.
  • I always keep group sizes small with up to 6 parents and babies so the sessions are informal and welcoming.
  • My sessions are about conversation, discussion, questions and peace of mind.
  • You will have access to workshop guides to use in your own time as well as a private online group for ongoing questions, support and reassurance.

Everyone who books consultations and courses with me will also be included in the my new online community group for ongoing conversation and reassurance.

“Your groups were the highlight of my week – such a safe space. Thank you!”

“It’s so nice to have an open environment to talk and ask questions.”

“You enabled me to survive and to help me be the mum I am.”

“I have valued your hugs, your listening ear, your incredible support, your honesty and your laughter.”

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Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting
Working with parents since 2002

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These workshops are ideal for parents across Newcastle & Tyneside.
Just let me know if you have any questions.