About this event

  • Date and time Thu 6 May 2021 from 8:30am to 7 May 2021 at 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Maternity and the Newborn Forum, Brazelton Centre UK

This year the NBO training course is hosted by our partner, The Brazelton Centre, please book your place here

The newborn behavioural observations (NBO) training course is designed for practitioners working with families and newborns wanting to learn about baby behaviour, and reading baby signals and cues.

Research has shown this promotes positive interactions, increases parental confidence in caregiving, and practitioners’ knowledge and confidence.  

The NBO is recommended in the National Health Visiting Service Specification, 2014/15, NHS England, and the NBAS in the Healthy Child Programme, DH, 2009.

Topics include: 

  • Understand how newborn babies communicate 
  • Know about different behavioural states of infants
  • Understand infants self-regulatory behaviours 
  • Know the signs of over-stimulation of boredom 
  • Supporting parents in an infant’s first few weeks 

**Please note participants will need to bring the following items to this course:

A doll to work with such as the dolls used for infant massage

The NBO book: ‘Understanding Newborn Behaviour & Early Relationships’. The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System Handbook - Authors: J. Kevin Nugent, Constance H. Keefer, Susan Minear, Lise C. Johnson, Yvette Blanchard ISBN: 9781557668837 Brookes Publishing Company, Baltimore.**

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