#ReachOut during COVID-19: For Baby’s Sake Practitioner supports dad to understand his newborn

We’re launching a new series of #ReachOut blog posts during COVID-19 on how For Baby’s Sake continues to support families and partner agencies. We’re proud of our practitioners who are making creative use of technology to continue delivering vital front-line work.

Here is our first brief story, from a For Baby’s Sake Practitioner who writes: ‘I was privileged today to video call and speak with a father and his new baby was present in the room. He described his baby as robust and different from his other children. I informed him of my recent Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) training and helped him to further observe and recognise that his baby was in deep sleep state and had been protecting his sleep throughout the session. He found it fascinating and stated that he thought all babies were the same!’  


For Baby’s Sake has been supporting this family since pregnancy.  Working separately with mother and father, there is a big emphasis in our antenatal work on supporting parents to increase their own emotional safety and reduce stress for their baby.  It was encouraging to see the father in this family recognising his newborn baby’s ability and being wonderfully curious about it.   



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