Welcome to the Fourth Trimester! The service is run by Rosie Knowles and Lindsay Snow. We have been supporting new parents for eight years. Our 6-week course aims to lower parenting stress and promote more positive parenting experiences through education and community.
Since our humble beginnings in Rosie's front room, 4T has constantly adapted to better serve its families. While we very much enjoyed the bustle of running sessions in The Snug, we moved online during lockdown and picked up lots of new members beyond Sheffield. Now that we've returned to in-person sessions in the Snug, we have decided to continue to offer a live online discussion group via Zoom. We hope this will benefit not only our members outside of Sheffield, but also our local members and their partners who are unable to visit the Snug on Tuesday mornings.
Each 6-week cohort has it's own WhatsApp group for daily reminders of the course content and to share questions, tips, arrange meet ups or keep each other company during overnight feeds etc.
10:30am-12noon every Tuesday we have a lively, friendly social where you'll have a chance to explore the weekly themes and learn how to use a variety of slings.
To supplement our in-person sessions, you and your baby's (or babies') caregivers can also watch more in-depth evidence-based videos on each week's theme.
Adapting to Parenthood
Supporting your Baby’s Brain Development
Coping with Crying
Nurturing your Mental Health
Nurturing your Support Network
WEEKLY SLING BITES
Using Slings with Newborns
Keeping your Baby Safe in the Sling
How to Increase Comfort/Enjoyment
Using a Sling for Sleep / Safe Transferring
Using a Sling for Support with Feeding
Slings and Mental Health Benefits
4T has always been, and will continue to be, free to access so that anyone can take part. However, running it certainly isn't free so we are offering you the change to contribute to it's current running costs and future development.
Rosie is a GP and runs the Carrying Matters resources, all about how holding and carrying children is essential to family health.
Lindsay runs the Understanding Kids parenting information and coaching service.
"What an awesome place to go to every week with your newborn. So nurturing and reassuring. Genuinely helpful, scientific information aimed at helping you decide how to parent, not telling you what to do. I have made friends for life. Friends are so important during parental leave."
"I loved the overriding messages of don't worry so much and trust your instincts, and that they were backed up by the science. And that there was good factual info for the situations where there is a right and wrong (or safe / unsafe) way. Very reassuring and a great boost to my confidence as a mum!"