Wow Parent Sessions

Having worked with parents since 2002 and, as a practitioner with professional training and experience, I am trusted to provide a balance of reliable knowledge, non-judgemental support and much needed reassurance.

My approach is to listen, to provide an experienced perspective, an opportunity to ask questions and to help you find what works for you and for your family.

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

Bump & Baby Chat

Parents with a bump or a baby can join me for a small group session with conversation, questions and reassurance about all things pregnancy, baby and early parenting.

With an experienced practitioner, you can talk about a range of issues…

your pregnancy & birth | recovery from birth | sleep & exhaustion | feeding | growth spurts | what’s normal & what to expect | being a mum | loss of identity | feeling isolated | relationship changes | low mood & anxiety | how tough it can be | how bloody brilliant it can be | how amazing you are!

10-11.30am | £7.50 per adult | 6 spaces

May 16 | June 13 | July 11 | September 19 | October 10 | November 14 | December 12

You can book your place here and message me below with the session date you would like to attend.

Baby Sleep Workshop

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.

10-11.30am | £10 per adult | 6 spaces
April 25 | May 23 | June 20 | September 26 | October 17 | November 21

You can book your place here and then message me below with the session date you would like to attend.

Weaning Workshop

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.

10-11.30am | £10 per adult | 6 spaces
March 28th | May  9th | June 6 | July 4 | September 12 | October 3 | November 7 | December 5

You can book your place here and then message me below with the session date you would like to attend.

How do the WOW sessions work?

  • These baby workshops take place at the Wow Centre in Longbenton – there is a small car park, free street parking and it is close to Longbenton Metro.
  • I always keep group sizes small 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.

“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 about any of the sessions.

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