Welcome to the Fourth Trimester group information and booking page! The group is run by Rosie Knowles, and Lindsay Snow, and has been supporting new parents for almost a decade.

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 coaching service. The group is held at the Snug in Sheffield where we offer the Sheffield Sling Library South Yorkshire Nappy Library and Sling Spot services.

Providing new parents with a greater empathy with their baby, and more adaptive coping strategies to manage the difficulties and stresses of parenthood builds their resilience and their ability to create loving relationships.

Our 4th Trimester parenting course aims to do this – to lower parenting stress and promote more positive parenting experiences through education and community. It is a 6 week cycle/term for parents and their partners or significant caregivers. It is suitable for those with bumps or babies up to four (ish) months of age. There is a strong focus on evidence-based information and support; we do not tell you how to bring up your baby!

4th Trimester Sheffield

Weekly Topics

Each week has a focused topic, with time for discussion.

1. Supporting your Baby’s Brain Development
2. Adapting to Parenthood
3. Coping with Crying
4. Understanding Sleep
5. Nurturing your mental health
6. Nurturing your support network

Sling Services

Each week we provide sling support, via a short “sling bite” from one of the carrying consultants covering the following topics (order can vary). We also offer hire and fitting support in person and online.

1. Introduction to the main types of sling
2. Keeping your baby safe in the sling
3. Common issues with babywearing and how to increase comfort/enjoyment
4. Using a sling for sleep, safe transferring
5. Using a sling for support with feeding
6. Slings and mental health benefits

The sling library offers a free stretchy wrap/Caboo hire scheme  as well as other carriers and personal appointments. Slings can be purchased from Sling Spot.

Lindsay offers coaching (20mins free) and further courses via Understanding Kids.