Most parents start off by guesswork…
BUT what if all along he was telling you he was tired? Now he’s extra tired – because it took a while for you to guess that one.
A baby makes a pre-cry sound before they erupt in to full on crying. It’s this pre-cry sound which gives you the answer.
When a newborn is hungry the sucking reflex kicks in, and their tongue and mouth start to move as if they are feeding. When this happens they make a ‘NEH’ sound.
When they have wind in their upper chest, the chest muscles are ‘squeezing’ trying assist the air to come up. The pre-cry sound which this reflex produces is ‘EH’.
DBL classes are for parents either in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy or with a baby up to 4 months old.
If parents learn DBL too early in the pregnancy they may not remember the sounds when bubs arrives. After c 4 months, parents are generally in a routine and ‘know’ what the baby needs.
There will be a maximum of 8 families in each class.
For any professionals (eg midwives), gynecologists, lactation consultants, doulas) who wish to add DBL qualifications, as an additional service for their clients, training will be available from October 2021.
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A reminder will be sent a few days before the class, but please add it to your calendar yourself.
You’ll need a laptop (or iPad / Phone but a larger screen may make it easier), perhaps a pen and paper if you like to take notes, and a comfy chair!
Session one is 1.5hrs and session 2 is 1 hr. These times may vary depending on the number of people in the class and if people have any questions.
Classes are online using the Zoom platform. You will need your video and microphone switched on.
It is possible to arrange to do the course individually, online, for an additional fee. Face to face presentations are also available within Australia, with travel and accommodation expenses added to the fee.
The course is presented online (generally) by certified DBL Educator and Australian DBL Trainer, Sonja Preston.
As well as sharing information, there will be video and audio clips, explanations and some demonstrations.
You’ll receive access to the sound clips for your re-viewing.
No DBL is a communication resource.
We teach parents how to listen to what the baby is ‘saying’ (the reflex) and to also watch any body language clues and then to respond accordingly.
If any concerns are noted by the DBL educator, or verbalised by the parent, they are directed to seek medical advice.