Nurture in Nature
Nurture in Nature is an extension of Catch A Breath providing one of a kind parent and baby wellness classes focused on supporting family well-being with nurturing practices held in an outdoor environment
Classes are for parents/caregivers with babies in a sling or infant carrier usually up to 12 months old
Outdoor classes all year round
Building strong community
The power of touch and presence
Embracing authentic parenting style & cultivating self care practices
WHY NATURE SUPPORTS MENTAL WELLBEING FOR PARENTS & BABIES
Spending time in nature has been found to help with mental health challenges including anxiety and depression which new parents can experience.
Recent research has shown that 1 in 5 new mothers experience mental health issues after birth and 1 in 10 new fathers experience post-natal depression.
Babies are curious about everything and so nature provides an abundance of learning experiences that support babies' brain development.
A relaxed parent helps to relax a baby so having time in nature helps babies grow in a more relaxed environment
Sensory interaction creates the potential for synaptic connections to be made in the baby's brain. Every sense can be activated in nature and babies can learn about the world
Exposure to natural microbes and spores in the forest may help to boost a baby's immune system supporting a healtheir childhood
Nature can provide a nurturing environment to support mental wellbeing
There are numerous benefits of parents getting together outside in nature such as helping to:
reduce feelings of stress or anger
helping to create time to relax
improve physical health
improve confidence and self-esteem
be more active
make new connections and friendships
create community and nurturing experiences
Benefits of Babywearing
Babywearing means you can respond to your baby's needs whilst having your hands free. Additionally, babywearing helps parent and baby to bond and create secure attachments:
It aids the baby’s digestion which can help with reflux and colic.
Helps parents become more attuned to their baby's needs by being close and watching their cues.
Helps babies to grow confident and aware of their surroundings.
Helps to decrease the risk of the baby developing Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)
Nurture Yourself and Your Baby
1.5 Hours Class Structure Overview:
Connection to breath and senses
Nature Mandala / Nature Art
Gratitude and Close
Nature Nurture Journal
Baby Massage Handbook
All classes are led by a trained Tree Babies Guide with a background in early childhood education
COMING SOON 2024
Nurture in Nature is offered three times a year. Each Cohort runs for 6 weeks to cultivate a nurturing community for parents and their babies
Blossom Spring Circles
September - October
Wild Winter Circles
February - March
"Babies thrive out - of - doors. They sleep better, eat better look better lay beter and learn better" ~ Magda Gerber