Contributing to the bond between mother and infant.

Understanding a newborn's cries and responding effectively is an important step to developing healthy attachment.

The DBL  Instructor Program explains in depth the history, research and application of the universally applicable DBL system (the Dunstan Classification of Infant Sounds) based on the 5 'pre-cry' sounds that every baby expresses to signal their 5 most important needs.

The online training program is structured to prepare you to teach the Baby Language to individual mothers or to groups of parents. It provides the basis for how the system can be best taught and applied; which subtle cues to listen for and how to better respond to an infant’s needs, with consistency, predictability and effectiveness.  

Parents will leave your session equipped with answers to their many questions. And with the tools to be able to decode the infant’s sounds, cries and visual cues, and how to and respond quickly and accurately.

 A DBL Instructor’s role is to increase the confidence levels in expectant women and to elevate the sometimes challenges self-esteem in tired new mothers. The biggest difference you can make to the well being of the family unit often starts here.

“I must say your words have made having my third child an absolute pleasure by allowing me not to feel so helpless (even with a windy baby), and I'm enjoying my time with little Ella immensely.” - Marika Fothringham, Australia

By teaching a new parent how to Listen in a New Way, you are providing a lifelong foundation upon which this most fundamental relationship depends. A DBL Baby Ears Instructor empowers mothers to better care for their baby so that by crying less, settling quicker, both mother and baby can sleep more.

Research shows that when an infant’s needs are met consistently, early attachment is made possible. Furthermore, Dads who attend your sessions can now learn to bond with baby, too. The inclusion of fathers in the nurturing process not only supports the mother but is also a profound shift in the family dynamics.

Scientific research has shown that a closer maternal bond enhances an infant’s emotional, intellectual and psychological development. Fathers can now actively contribute to this important process, with your help and guidance.

Furthermore, it is our view that an understanding of the baby language can assist mothers deal with the conditions that are commonly present in those who experience ‘baby blues’. By promoting a greater sense of confidence, self-esteem and more rest comes from applying DBL.

And only a trained instructor can truly show a new mother how to tune in to her baby’s natural, daily rhythms, such that a gentle, intuitive routine becomes possible. The DBL Baby Ears Instructor program provides you with the tools to properly deliver this knowledge with confidence. 

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