Infant Observation - Can you help me?

(6 Posts)
RosannaHeatherTherapy Thu 12-Oct-17 09:55:48

Good morning!

I am studying Psychotherapy at the Bowlby Centre in Highbury and as part of my attachment-based studies I am required to observe a mother and infant for 18 months.

I am looking for a mother who is due to have her baby between January and April; I will need to visit for an hour per week for the 18 months and observe mum and baby together. I have been provided with documents for you to read from the Bowlby Centre and the contact details of our Chair, and I will be DBS certified when our time together starts.

I know that this is a huge ask but I hope that somebody out there feels like this may be possible for them and even enjoyable. I live in Camden but am happy to travel, and have colleagues who are also searching so please don't hesitate to get in touch if this appeals to you.

My best,
Rosanna Heather

Loveisthelaw Thu 12-Oct-17 11:27:09

Mine is due before then so that doesn't help you, but I wanted to say that I was an observed baby in a similar way for my first year, and it's great looking back at all the observations the student gave my parents. Very interesting.
Good luck!

RosannaHeatherTherapy Thu 12-Oct-17 11:46:12

That's really kind of you to say as I haven't been sure how people would react to this sort of ask. Thank you, and so pleased that your family had a positive experience from it!
Do you mind if I ask when you are due? I'm not sure if there's any flexibility with the dates we've been given but I can check.

Wigeon Thu 12-Oct-17 16:55:30

Just to say I did this 9 years ago with DD1 - it was fun and the student was lovely. I think he found me on Mumsnet too. He’s now working as a child psychologist. Good luck with your search!

RosannaHeatherTherapy Thu 12-Oct-17 17:39:26

That's so encouraging, thank you! smile I'm really looking forward to meeting mum-to-be now and hope that she enjoys having me around too!

catsanddogsfightless Thu 12-Oct-17 18:26:42

I work in a nursery (nowhere near your area sadly) and recommend you contact local nurseries and ask if you might display a notice on their noticeboard. Our nursery has many parents with 2nd or 3rd siblings about to be born and I would imagine that might be true for most nurseries.

All the best.

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