Join us for our first face-to-face meeting since we paused due to the COVID-19 situation. “Does he sleep well?” must be one of the questions most often heard by the mother
Join us for our first face-to-face meeting since we paused due to the COVID-19 situation.
“Does he sleep well?” must be one of the questions most often heard by the mother of a new baby. A baby who sleeps long and often is said to be a ‘good’ baby. Therefore, they must have a ‘good’ mother, right? But what about the baby who does not sleep as well as expected, and what about their mother? Frustration, anger and guilt can combine to make any parent feel resentful. And yet, wakefulness is a completely normal survival mechanism, programmed into babies to make sure they get enough food to grow.
We will be talking about parenting overnight, and covering things like:
🔹 Sleeping patterns
🔹 Feeding during the night
🔹 Night weaning
🔹 Coping with broken sleep
🔹 Sharing the load with your partner
🔹 Normal feelings and worries
Our meetings are a great opportunity to talk with other parents, especially those with older babies/kids who have been through it themselves.
For health reasons, we will not be offering a shared lunch, so please bring your own food (a reminder that our venue is nut-free). If you have a temperature or feeling unwell, we ask you to stay home. Hand sanitiser is at the venue and your attendance will be recorded in case we need to contact you.
:::: FAQs ::::
– Can I bring my baby?
Yes, our meetings are baby-friendly and suitable for toddlers and older kids. There is indoor and outdoor play equipment, plus toilets and kitchen facilities.
– Is there a cost?
There is no cost to attend the meeting.
– Do I need to be a member?
No, non-members are welcome to come along to see what we’re about. If you’d like to keep coming to meetings, we ask that you become a member.
– Do I need to bring anything or register beforehand?
No, you can just turn up.
– Can I talk to someone about my breastfeeding?
You sure can! There’s always a trained breastfeeding counsellor at each meeting who can talk to you one-on-one.
– What if I’m running late?
We like to say that there’s no such thing as late when it comes to an ABA meeting. Arrive when you can, and leave when you need to. We understand that people have to work around nap times and other commitments, and our meetings are fairly informal anyway.
Got another question? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Attadale Toy Library
1 Carroll Drive, Bicton
Australian Breastfeeding Association