Motor Skills: Birth to 6 months

Is this class for you?

Are you expecting a baby, or have a child under 6 months?
Yes, this class is for you!
Motor Skills: Birth to 6 months

Are you OVERHWELMED

by all the conflicting information and baby items on the market?

Have you bought everything at the store that claims it is beneficial to baby, and now your house is completely littered with baby items you don’t even know how to use or how they help you or your baby? You may have prepared for the delivery by taking a birthing class, but how much do you really know about infant development, and what to do when baby comes? Are you reading books, asking friends, reading blogs on the internet trying to find answers to your questions? Hoping someone will give you the answer you need, but you just keep getting conflicting information?
Yes, this class is for you!

Why did I create this course?

Baby develops at an amazingly fast rate and needs YOU to help them develop all of their skills.

And, it’s not that hard to do once you know the TRUTH behind how baby develops and what is actually essential to promote development. I created this course to help moms and caregivers through the first 6 months of their baby’s life, and to learn to do it CONFIDENTLY.

Can't I just get this information from books or the internet?

You will NOT receive this information anywhere else. Especially not this detailed, comprehensive and from a licensed pediatric physical therapist.

When you are expecting a child, your local hospital may offer lactation classes and delivery classes, or even newborn care classes. This class is unlike any of those classes, or any book you could read about "what to expect" when baby arrives.

Prevention is key.

It is much easier to prevent issues before they start.

As a therapist, I am typically called in AFTER there is a problem or concern with the child; but I am here to change that. There is so much confusing and FALSE information that the media, baby stores, marketers, bloggers, and advertises are telling moms, which make it much harder to parent. Stores have too much equipment and toys that claim they promote development, and try to convince you their product is best. Any good therapist knows how to read past false advertisement, and I want YOU to be able to do that too. I want you to be able to know what is truly best for your baby, and how to promote it in your own home without any fancy equipment or expensive toys.

How much would it mean to you if...

  • You never had to spend any more countless hours searching the internet or reading books, only to find conflicting answers to your questions?

  • You could confidently walk into a store and know exactly what kind of baby item is going to be best, without doing extensive research beforehand?

  • You had peace of mind, knowing you are doing exactly what you need to do as a caregiver to promote baby's development?

You deserve to be CONFIDENT

Baby just needs YOU, and YOU need to be educated on infant development so you can properly support your child. You could prevent issues before they even start, so that you can spend more time doing what you really want, which is snuggling with your sweet baby! CONFIDENCE as a parent can be so powerful; it can reduce your anxiety around parenting, it can free up time that you would normally spend worrying or researching, and it will put your mind at ease. This class can give that to you. So please, give your baby the best gift, which is YOUR BEST, CONFIDENT SELF.
Yes, I want to become a confident parent!

Common questions answered in this class:

  • I registered for a bouncy seat, swing, activity mat, playseat, and exersaucer because I heard babies like them. Are these all safe for baby to use?

  • I want to make sure my baby stays on track with their development. What kinds of things should I do with my baby to encourage appropriate skills?

  • My baby sleeps in a bouncy seat or swing, is this safe? Will it impact their development?

  • I've heard of babies needing helmets because they develop a "flat head". How can I prevent this in my baby?

  • I keep hearing how important tummy time is. But how often should baby do it? And when should they start?

  • I'm interested in baby-wearing, but there are so many options and it seems complicated. I don't know where to start.

  • My well-meaning family and friends keep giving me conflicting suggestions. And then I find all different kinds of advice on the internet. Where can I find accurate information on baby's development?

Find the answers to all of your questions by taking this course!

Buy Now

FAQ

  • How long do I have access to the information once I purchase this course?

    You have 60 days to complete the course. There are several PDF documents that I have included that you can download and keep indefinitely.

  • How long will this course take me to watch?

    There is approximately 4 hours of content in this course.

  • 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, as long as it is within 60 days of purchase.

  • What if I don't finish the course in 60 days?

    You would have to re-purchase the course if you did not finish within 60 days of purchase. Make sure before you buy, that you can set aside a total of at least 4 hours to complete this course. There is so much valuable content - you don't want to miss anything!

Testimonials

Kristin Lammert

First-time Mom

Kristin Lammert

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this class. I wish I could recommend every expectant mom to take this course while they wait and prepare for baby. I read a lot of books to prepare for my first baby, but I oftentimes found conflicting information. Before my daughter arrived, I read books, searched online, and talked with friends and family, but this course by far gave me the most useful and applicable information that I used daily. I felt so confident applying the strategies and suggestions from Gina because her expertise makes her extremely knowledgeable and a reliable source of information! I am so grateful for the confidence she brought to me as a first time parent. I also love the approach she takes with newborns and infants - she is proactive instead of reactive. Why wait until there is a problem or a notable delay? Gina has all the insights into things to watch out for so you can detect early on if your little one needs some extra help. Thank you Gina for the ENDLESS help you have been for Claire. From answering my questions, helping me tweak things to help Claire progress, and giving us a plethora of useful information, we couldn't have done it without you!
Kristen Dawson

"I feel so much more confident"

Kristen Dawson

I wish I had access to this class with my first baby!! I am so grateful for the skills, knowledge, and support that Gina was able to provide. I feel so much more confident in my ability to facilitate the growth and development of my girls! She is so encouraging and offers so many specific activities and milestones (who knew kneeling, spinning, and pointing were milestones?!). 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!
Kelly Oliver

Expecting mommy

Kelly Oliver

"I am an expecting mom due in a few weeks, and took the Beyond the Delivery:0-6 month class recently. It was an awesome class 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/rocknplays), and baby wearing with slings or carriers. I definitely made some adjustments to my registry after the class! I am getting ready to review all my notes in preparation for baby, and feel a lot more prepared having taken this class. Highly recommended! "
Courtney Andrus, Physician's assistant

Their Best Start

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. "
Grace Ert

"inclusive regarding different parenting styles"

Grace Ert

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. I felt I could trust Gina because of her background, experience, and balanced approach. She also was less judgemental and more inclusive regarding different parenting styles than basically any baby book I've ever read. Gina has been helpful beyond class, responding promptly when baby issues came up or when I needed to make another purchase. I'm very grateful!

Instructor

  • Gina Mydlo

    Pediatric Physical Therapist

    Gina Mydlo

    I am a pediatric physical therapist based in St. Louis, who specializes in treating children ages 0-3 through Missouri's early intervention program. I help teach children how to roll, sit, crawl, stand, walk, and I help promote the best posture during daily activities like feeding, sitting, and standing. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my husband and son! While I have been a pediatric therapist longer than a mother, my son is the one who has taught me the most about relating to children and families, and how physical function impacts every part of daily living. Not every parent has a background or specialty in infant development, but every parent should have ACCESS to this information. I have spent years studying and practicing what I preach, so let me give you some tips and tricks that will make a big difference in your (and your baby’s) life!

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
    • Intro and Objectives
    • Information about this course
    • Why is this important?
  • 2
    0 - 2 months
    • Tummy Time
    • Tummy time 0-2 month
    • Side-lying, Lying on back
    • Lying on back
    • Rolling
    • Rolling back to tummy
    • Rolling tummy to back
    • Pull to sit
    • Pull to sit
    • Supported sit
    • Supported Stand
    • Fine motor and visual tracking
  • 3
    Container Use
    • Equipment to avoid
    • Fisher Price Rock 'N Play RECALLED
    • What could I use instead?
    • Flat head and head tilt
  • 4
    Baby Wearing
    • Baby Carriers.pdf
  • 5
    3-4 months
    • Tummy time
    • Tummy time - reaching
    • Tummy time - reaching
    • Lying on back
    • Rolling, back to tummy
    • Roll back to tummy
    • Rolling, tummy to back
    • Rolling tummy to back
    • Pull to sit
    • Pull to sit
    • Supported sit
    • Supported sit with pillows
    • Supported stand
    • Fine motor
    • Equipment to avoid
  • 6
    5-6 months
    • Tummy time
    • Lying on back and pull to sit
    • Rolling
    • Rolling
    • Sitting
    • Sitting in box
    • Supported stand
    • Fine motor
    • Equipment to avoid
    • Example of play space
  • 7
    When to call a therapist
    • Flags
  • 8
    Postpartum depression/anxiety
    • What is it?
    • Do I have it?
    • Screening tool
    • Who do I call?
  • 9
    Resources
    • Resources
    • Resources
  • 10
    Thank you!
    • Thank you and references
    • Survey