Getting to know Mama Knows Best

03/04/2014

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My name is Jenny and I am the founder of the parenting consultancy, Mama Knows Best. My professional background is as a NNEB nursery nurse and I have been working with children and families for 20 years both in the UK and abroad…..

I have had many happy and fun filled years as a private nanny caring for children from birth up to teens, worked in private day nurseries and, most recently, as a NHS Community Nursery Nurse within a Health Visiting Team in Tower Hamlets, East London. I now have 2 gorgeous little boys of my own aged 1 & 3 years. It is from my professional and private experience as well as my continuing studies that I have a depth of knowledge, understanding and experience from which to draw to help and empower other parents.

Mama Knows Best was founded on the belief that all women who enter motherhood do so with a natural maternal instinct. However I have found that it is not always easy for new mothers to trust, believe in or to follow that instinct. Mama Knows Best offers support and advice to parents on a variety of parenting related subjects including; preparing for the arrival of a newborn, breastfeeding, weaning, fussy eating, potty training, sleep difficulties and management of challenging behaviours.

 

I offer consultations on a one-to-one basis either in the client’s home or on the phone, whichever is preferred, or as group consultations and workshops. I am delighted to be working with Pitter Patter, The Hub for Bubs at both The Roundhouse in Wandsworth and The Old Garage in Southfields delivering Weaning Workshops. These are aimed at parents with babies from 4 months to help them feel prepared, confident and ready to enjoy this exciting new phase in baby’s development. The workshops are relaxed and sociable with lots of time for questions. Topics covered include: knowing when is the right time to start weaning and how to start, Baby Led Weaning, Traditional Weaning, practical hints & tips, nutritional information, how to make mealtimes fun and setting good eating habits for life.

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