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

Our Fourth Trimester parenting support programme

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! We actively encourage social connections to form via WhatsApp and facebook groups.

All sessions are currently being held via Zoom until further notice, due to the pandemic situation. It has been working extremely well.

4th Trimester Sheffield

Course Content

Each week has a focused topic, with time for discussion, followed by a brief “sling bite” from one of the carrying consultants. We encourage people to make connections and form their own support networks during each course!

1. Supporting your Baby’s Brain Development
2. Adapting to Parenthood
3. Coping with Crying
4. Understanding Sleep
5. Infant Feeding and Caring for the Postnatal Body (guest speakers)
6. Nurturing yourself and your support network (mental health focus)

Sling Services

Each week we provide sling support, via a short “sling bite” covering the following topics (order can vary). We also offer hire and fitting support after the main session as well as a wealth of in person services.

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 free stretchy wrap/Caboo hire scheme can be accessed from 4T, and the Sling Library slings can be hired to take home/purchased from Sling Spot.