Become a confident mom by discovering everything you need to know about your infant's feeding and sleeping skills, and transform your infant into a healthy, thriving baby!
Are you struggling to get your infant to sleep, and to stay asleep?
Are you exhausted by sleepless nights?
Does your baby spit up after every feed, have reflux, or is constantly gassy?
Does your baby have colic? Is he crying frequently and always seems uncomfortable?
Are you expecting, and want to do everything you can to be prepared for baby?
Feeding and sleeping are the building blocks of infant development.
If your baby has difficulty eating, you will often see issues with sleeping, gross motor development, and even their temperament. The same goes with sleeping. If your baby is having trouble sleeping, they will be too fatigued and disorganized to focus on eating well and achieving their motor skills.
Not only is this frustrating for your baby, but as a parent, it is extremely stressful (and expensive) to experience these difficulties. By taking this course, you will not only learn how to get baby to eat and sleep well, but you will do it with CONFIDENCE.
Develop a sleep plan for your baby using easy techniques to promote healthy sleep patterns, to ensure baby and mom are getting adequate sleep at each stage of infancy.
Learn how to prevent many common issues with infant feeding, such as: reflux, bottle aversion, over-eating, gassiness, colic, and more.
Learn simple but effective stretches and positioning you can do with baby to alleviate gassiness and tightness, and calm their nervous and sensory system to promote success in all areas of development.
Know how to position baby appropriately for feedings - both breast and/or bottle.
Know what kind of bottles, nipples, and pacifiers are appropriate for baby to promote healthy feeding skills.
Understand when it is appropriate to swaddle baby. Know how to pick out the best swaddle sack for baby, and how to swaddle safely to help prevent hip dysplasia.
As pediatric therapists, we have spent years studying infant development, and we have worked with thousands of families, helping them with even the most challenging issues.
This course is taught by pediatric speech language pathologist, and certified lactation consultant, Laura Pierce, along with pediatric physical therapist, Gina Mydlo.
Not only are we experienced therapists, but we are moms too! So we get it, we've been in your shoes. We know what works and what doesn't!
Because of our combined expertise, you can trust that we will give you the most comprehensive, innovative approach to infant development, all wrapped up in one convenient course that you can take at home, at your own pace.
As specialized pediatric therapists, we are typically called in AFTER there is a concern.
But we are here to empower moms with the skills they need to prevent issues before they start!
There is a small window of opportunity to lay a solid foundation for healthy sleeping and feeding habits. Waiting to do so can actually cause delays in baby's development. Our goal with this course is to teach you everything you need to know to prevent issues before they start, and to support you and your baby.
Not only could this course save you financial stress from doctor's visits, unnecessary medications, and purchasing countless baby items that are doing more harm than good - it can also save you from emotional stress.
New parents often find themselves stressed over an issue their baby is having without feeling they have the skills or knowledge to fix it. They are exhausted from lack of sleep and from worrying about baby's well-being.
We want to eliminate that kind of stress by giving you the tools you need to be confident in these situations!
You had a plan to teach baby how to get enough sleep, that is flexible enough to work with your family's routine and beliefs.
Your baby was comfortable, calm, and thriving because you knew how to promote healthy sleeping and feeding skills.
You had peace of mind, knowing you are doing exactly what you need to do as a parent to promote baby's development?
You deserve to be CONFIDENT!
Baby just needs YOU, and YOU need to be educated on your baby's development so you can properly support your infant.
You could prevent issues before they even start, so that you can spend more time doing what you really want, which is snuggling your sweet baby!
CONFIDENCE as a parent can be so empowering. It can reduce your anxiety, free up time that you would normally spend worrying or researching, and will put your mind at ease.
This course can give that to you.
- Help! My baby is awake all night! What can I do?
- There are so many opinions on baby's sleep habits. What can I do to promote healthy sleep that fit within my own beliefs and routines?
- I've heard swaddling can be calming for baby, but I don't know how, when, or if I should do it. How do I know what swaddle blanket to choose?
- Is there anything else I can do - other than medication - to help my baby with reflux and gassiness?
- My breastfed baby won't take a bottle, and I have to go back to work! What should I do?
- How do I know if my baby has a tongue or lip tie? Does this make it hard for them to breast or bottle feed?
- Who should I call if I am having trouble feeding my baby, or suspect that my baby has feeding issues?
- ...and so much more!
- The Complete Guide: How to Buy for Baby
- Infant Feeding FREE PREVIEW
- Nipple Selection and Feeding Positioning
- Feeding in Sidelying
- Positioning Baby in Sidelying
- Choosing the Right Bottle
- Tongue Tie
- Pumping and Help
- Learn the different kinds of pacifiers
- Pacifiers: Learn sizes, how to get baby to take one, and how to use as a strengthening tool
- Chiropractic care
- Preparing for Solids
- Developing your Baby's Sleep Skills
- Why Swaddle?
- How to swaddle - Prevent Hip Dysplasia
- How to Swaddle Baby for Feeds
- How to Swaddle Baby for Sleep
- Store-bought Swaddle Sacks and Blankets
- How to Use the Halo® Sleepsack®
- How to Use the SwaddleMe
- How to Use the Woombie
- When to Transition
- How to Wrap for Transition
- Importance of Stretching
- Leg Stretches
- Bicycle Kicks
- Knees to Chest
- Rotation Stretches
- Lower Trunk Rotation
- Upper Trunk Rotation
- Shoulder stretches
- Shoulder Stretches
- I Love U Massage
- I Love U Massage
- Resources for Sleep, Feeding, and More
- Join our Facebook group!
Gain FREE access to our private support group!
This is not just another mommy group with thousands of unqualified members giving advice.
We are experienced therapists, here to answer your questions and help you navigate through the jungle of information that you are exposed to daily. We will support you in your journey through motherhood, and empower you with confidence.
Not only can you ask us as many questions as you want, as often as you want - but this group will also give you a safe place to connect with other moms who can relate.
And get instant access to our complete guide on How to Buy for Baby!
Stop spending endless amounts of time (and money!) searching the internet for the best baby products, and learn the TRUTH about what baby actually needs during those first 6 months of life.
"Prepared me for motherhood!"
"I strongly recommend this class to new moms! My husband and I took these courses prior to having our first baby. I was nervous about taking care of an infant and these classes gave me the tools to feel confident. Sleeping, feeding, development and the best baby products on the market were covered. Gina and Laura are so knowledgeable on these topics and answered all of my questions. I’m so glad I took these courses because it better prepared me for motherhood!"
"Inclusive regarding different parenting styles"
"I wish I had found this resource before I had a baby, and actually before I registered for baby gifts. I found the equipment they suggested to be most helpful. The classes were very informative, and I felt I could trust Laura and Gina because of their backgrounds, experience, and balanced approach. They also were less judgmental and more inclusive regarding different parenting styles than basically any baby book I've ever read. Gina and Laura have been helpful beyond class, responding promptly when baby issues came up or when I needed to make another purchase. I'm very grateful!"
"I am an expecting mom due in a few weeks, and took Their Best Start's courses recently. They were awesome courses with really valuable information about milestones and things to look out for. I also learned a lot of specific things related to items on my registry like the right bottles, container usage (swings/bouncers/rock 'n plays), and baby wearing with slings or carriers. I definitely made some adjustments to my registry! I am getting ready to review all my notes in preparation for the baby, and I feel a lot more prepared having taken these courses. Highly recommended!"
"You will feel empowered"
"I cannot recommend this class enough! By taking this class, you will gain confidence and peace of mind as a parent. You will have questions answered, you will reduce your worry, and you will feel empowered in your role as a parent!"
"Provided me with knowledge and confidence"
Courtney Andrus, Physician's assistant
"Their Best Start: Support for Child Development offers essential information about child development and safety in a practical, well-designed course instructed by pediatric therapists (who are also experienced moms!) As a new mom, I was overwhelmed by the amount of infant products available on the market. Their Best Start provided me with the knowledge and confidence to navigate the baby aisles and know which items to actually buy. Their Best Start also provided me with useful tips for promoting age-appropriate developmental milestones. I highly recommend Their Best Start for any expectant parent or caregiver. "
Laura Pierce CCC-SLP, CLC
I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist and certified lactation counselor. I specialize in treating feeding issues in young infants, in addition to managing complex medical diagnoses related to feeding in the pediatric population. I currently work in several pediatric settings:
- Early intervention services for children ages 0-3
- Pediatric therapy and rehabilitation services at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
- Pediatric feeding and swallowing therapy and breastfeeding support through my own private practice, Pierce Pediatric Feeding Services
I live in St. Louis, MO with my husband, five children, two Labrador Retrievers and three cats. I volunteer with Duo Dogs by raising service puppies-in-training and caring for puppies from 0-8 weeks while they are with their mama.
I have a passion for helping families with newborns, and I strive to find solutions that fit within every family's goals and belief systems. I am always continuing to learn and educate myself on the most up-to-date pediatric feeding information so I can give my clients the best and most trusted advice.
Gina Mydlo, PT, DPT
I am a pediatric physical therapist who specializes in treating the infant population. I currently provide physical therapy services to children ages 0-3 in Missouri's early intervention program. I am often in a family's home days after birth to guide them through those confusing (but exciting!) first few months. Not only do I treat the whole child, but I also look at the whole family unit and environment, as well. I love giving families the tools they need to be confident when raising an infant.
I am married and have one son. I love spending ordinary time with my family - riding bikes, taking walks, and playing outside as much as possible!
While I have been a therapist longer than a mother, my son is the one who has taught me the most about relating to young children and families, and how a baby's physical function impacts every part of daily living. I have been blessed with the knowledge and resources to assist me in promoting my son's development, and I want to make that information known and available to all families.
Is this course just for new moms?
This course is for ANY caregiver with an infant. Anyone who is raising a newborn should have access to this information that can prevent issues and give your baby their best start possible. And every child is different! So while you may not have experienced sleeping or feeding difficulties with your first baby, your second (or third, or fourth...) could be a whole different story!
I am pregnant and expecting a baby soon. Should I wait until baby is born to view this course, or should I view it before baby comes?
We recommend that you view this course 1-2 months before your due date to make sure you are as prepared as possible. It is no secret that new parents are exhausted, so it is best to have a plan in place to make your time with your newborn positive and peaceful.
What if my baby is 4 months old? Is that too late to take this course?
Not at all! The information included in this course will help any baby with their feeding and sleeping skills. While these tips work best when implemented as soon as possible, it is never too late to teach baby how to eat and sleep well!
What if I still have questions after taking this course?
We would be happy to answer any questions you have! That's why we offer you free access to our private support group. Here you can ask us as many questions as you want about your baby's development. If you need additional 1-on-1 support, then we will provide you the resources you need to support your baby.
How long do I have access to the information once I purchase this course?
You will have access to this course for 6 months. There are PDF documents that you can download and keep indefinitely.
Do I have to watch it all in one sitting, or can I stop and come back to it?
You can watch it at your own pace! You can stop it and restart at a later time. You can also re-watch sections or videos as many times as you want.
What if I'm not satisfied with this course?
We offer a 14 day money back guarantee. If you aren't satisfied with your purchase for any reason, just contact us and we will be happy to help you!
How do I contact you?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, and will respond promptly.