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New workshops to 'empower' parents of young babies get under way in Gaywood


By Julie Graham, Business Editor


New workshops and classes are being held by a Downham mum to help parents of young babies with different challenges they frequently face.

Roma Malone had her own daughter, Belle, in 2016 and since then she has had a passion for empowering parents and sharing the knowledge that helped her.

She has a degree in psychology and has recently qualified as a Calmfamily parenting consultant having completed a training programme. All the material she uses is based on research and evidence for what is best for babies' brain development and gives parents alternative ways to parent away from just mainstream parenting.

She will be running her first BabyCalm workshop about babies' sleep on Sunday, May 19, at Reffley Community Hall from 12.15pm to 3.15pm. It is suitable for parents and carers of babies four months and older and parents are welcome to bring non-mobile babies under six months along.

Roma and Belle Malone (9800656)
Roma and Belle Malone (9800656)

Roma said: "If you’re struggling with your baby’s sleep and wondering if they’ll ever sleep through the night – then this workshop is for you.

"Our sleep workshop is very different from others. Our gentle suggestions, tools and techniques are all based on sound scientific evidence. We guarantee that they will not result in any tears or cause any harm.

"When I had Belle, I realised there was another way of doing things. It's your choice how you want to parent. The sleep workshop focuses on the science behind babies' sleep rather than hearsay. Knowledge is power and we want to empower parents so that they don't feel under pressure to have to do things in a certain way."

Roma covers many different areas and supports parents of babies up to one year old at the moment, but will soon be expanding to toddler workshops too.

She offers private classes for both individuals and groups. Inquiries can be made by sending an email to RomaMalone@calmfamily.org.

You can learn more about what she does at calmfamily.org/roma-malone and her Facebook page Calmfamily West Norfolk https://www.facebook.com/CalmFamily-West-Norfolk-605963199763695/

There is a special offer on the price of the sleep workshop, with £5 off if two friends book together. People can claim by messaging Roma on her Facebook page or by sending her an email.



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