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Learn all about the Baby Functional Movement (BFM®) training programme 

 

WHAT IS BABY FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT?

Baby Functional Movement  is the first training programme of its kind, which has designed all the necessary elements for the optimal motor and cognitive development of the baby in the first year of its age.

It combines optimal development in the way of natural movement and perception through unique functional techniques of infant movements. Therefore combines three-dimensional (3D) learning of the baby, as well all the necessary elements of movement, sensory and touch. Above all, teaches you about the in-depth knowledge of infant development (motor and cognitive) and non-verbal communication with baby from birth.

'Baby Functional Movement programme will open you up to new insights and deepen your knowledge about baby's optimal motor and cognitive development'.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR FUTURE PRACTITIONERS INSTRUCTORS

WHAT KIND OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING DOES THE BFM PROGRAMME OFFER?

BFM offers intensive online courses and professional education for in-depth knowledge and understanding of a baby’s motor development within the first year of life. Through education, you can become certified BFM instructor and learn to guide movement activities for babies around the world. The course focuses on teaching about the importance of motor development, with its proven benefits and how to organize regular programs for parents with babies (individually or in groups).Extensively intensive, both theoretical and practical knowledge, despite the online approach is extremely interactive, and above all due to the individual nature of the work achieves very positive and successful results.

WHAT DOES BFM EDUCATION FOR PRACTITIONERS COVER?

Intensive online training consists of 16 online practical and theoretical ZOOM meetings, which are divided into two-hour lessons twice a week (over a period of two months). This gives you 32 hours of in-depth first-hand knowledge + additional online content and tasks to be completed by the end of the training. This is followed by an examination of knowledge, which allows you to obtain an international certificate for a Baby Functional Movement instructor.

CAN EDUCATION UPGRADE MY KNOWLEDGE IF I HAVE ALREADY TAKEN A BABY MASSAGE COURSE?  

Baby Functional Movement education is undoubtedly an upgrade of existing knowledge (to any infancy or infant development programmes) with which you deepen your knowledge about the importance of motor development -  through anatomy, natural movement and gravity, understanding the functioning of the musculoskeletal system and its processes crucial for optimal development of the baby's cognitive and neurological development.

 
HOW LONG DOES iT TAKES TO OBTAIN A BFM CERTIFICATE? 

The training comprises theoretical and practical knowledge over a period of two months (regular weekly meetings) and together represents 16 online lessons. Lessons are timed and predetermined, while work at home does not define the exact time, but due to the sheer volume of work, it is highly recommended that assignments and additional material is completed on an ongoing basis. After completion we assign you for an examination period which can be successfully completed within the following month.

HOW DOES EDUCATIONAL TRAINING WORK?

The training takes place on a weekly basis, according to pre-determined regular dates. Education is divided into a theoretical and practical part, which is constantly intertwined through professional education. The practical part is carried out on demonstration dolls (which you can purchase in our online store).

WHO CAN ATTEND THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING?

Basic Education L1 (level1) is intended for anyone interested in in-depth knowledge of the motor development of the baby in the first year of age and all those who want to deepen their knowledge in the field of optimal - comprehensive development of the baby (both motor and cognitive development).

The author of the international Baby Functional Movement program, Saška H.Kuhar, will accompany you through a unique but also quite intensive education.

Saška H. Kuhar will show you the important milestones in a baby's first year of age in an easy and instructive way through an exclusive and intensive education through the theory of motor and cognitive development of the baby, as well as practical examples.

WHAT ARE THE PREPREQUISITES FOR PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATION?

Prerequisite for participation in professional educational prgramme (enrollment level)  is a PT (physical therapy) qualification, physiotherapy, occupational therapist or midwifery qualification is required.

* (If your profession is not among the listed, please contact us directly!).

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A CERTIFICATE?

To obtain a certificate for working with babies under the BFM program, you must;

- Attend intensive online training for a BFM trainee / instructor.

- Complete the required additional reading of the literature, assignments and practical part of the exercises

- Complete the examination of education that follows the completed part of online education

- Submit certification content for assessment

You become a Baby Functional Movement instructor when all the obligations arising from the BFM training for instructors have been successfully completed. And this is followed by obtaining an international Baby Functional Movement certificate.

 IS THE CERTIFICATE RECOGNIZED IN OTHER COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE? 

Yes, your certified Baby Functional Movement certificate is recognized worldwide.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE NEXT TRAINING?

You can apply for the training with the submitted online application form. Upon payment of the invoice, you will be provided with a place in the term of the next education.

All additional necessary information regarding education takes place individually after the fully completed payment.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY PARENTS OF NEWBORN AND BABY

WHAT IS A BABY FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT PROGRAMME?

It is the only online program of its kind that has designed all the necessary elements for the optimal development of a baby in the first year of age and is a 4 - stage motor development program.

The main purpose of the Baby Functional Movement program is to promote awareness of infant motor development through professional training, education, and practice of the program, so that the importance of motor and cognitive abilities for infant optimal development spreads around the world.

WHO IS IT INTENDED FOR?

The Baby Functional Movement program is intended for all the parents of newborns and infants whose development is normal, with individual symptomatic conditions (hypotonia, hypertension, torticollis, etc.).

In addition to our exercise activities, handling as well understanding movement -  infants with special needs also need the supervision of a professional medical profession - Let's talk more - Get in touch!

WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO ENCOURAGE THE BABY FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES FROM BIRTH ON?

We are all well aware that regular physical activity with a balanced diet is the key to a healthy body in adults, but all too often we forget that babies also need physical and cognitive stimulation from the environment for their optimal development.

Adequate physical movement and proper guidance through motor skills is undoubtedly the best guide for development and life.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME?

Every physical activity in baby promotes natural physical development, individual exercises build the muscular system, increase coordination, strengthen the baby's immune system, speed up the metabolism, and above all raise the baby's mood and activate its mind.

WHEN CAN I START WITH THE BABY FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT PROGRAMME?

It is highly recommended to start the Baby Functional Movement program immediately after the birth of the baby, as the baby's automated reflexes fully adapt to learning about the environment and the functioning of its own body. (‘the sooner the better’).

IS THE PROGRAMME SUITABLE FOR THE NEWBORN?

Vsekakor. Življenje dojenčka se prične z njegovih rojstvom.

KAKO POGOSTO IZVAJAM PROGRAM Z DOJENČKOM?

Definitely, no doubt. A baby’s life begins with the birth.

IS THE PROGRAMME ALSO SUITABLE FOR THE BABIES WITH EVIDENT HYPOTONIA OR/AND HYPERTONIA?

Of course.

The Baby Functional Movement program is personalized in nature, which means that the program is designed according to the needs of the baby's current motor and cognitive abilities.

CAN I START THE PROGRAM AT ANY STAGE (AGE OF THE BABY)?

Yes, without a doubt however the assesment for baby's motor skills would need to take place befor starting with personalised programme.

It is advised you take Baby ability assesment session with Saška H.Kuhar (Author of the programme).

WHAT DOES THE PERSONALIZED BABY FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT PROGRAM OFFER?

The personalized Baby Functional Movement program allows you to choose the right exercises and activities to guide your baby towards the path of optimal motor andcognitive development development.

WHAT DO I NEED FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM?

For the successful implementation of the program, you need a personalized exercise program (with guide to correct handling, caring, burping, baby wearing, etc) that directs you to daily interaction with the baby, and a calm and safe environment in which the baby (first through nonverbal communication) positively receives information from the environment and you.

WHICH BFM PROGRAM FOR BABY'S PARENTS SHOULD I CHOOSE?

You can choose from several Baby Functional Movement programmess, depending on your needs and the specifics of working with the baby. We also offer you a free 15 minutes consultation through (Follow the form on the bottom of the page 'ASK...' and we will get back to you within 24-hours gap.

WHO IMPLEMENTS ONLINE PERSONALIZED PROGRAMMES FOR PARENTS WITH BABIES?

All online educational programs, individual lessons and workshops are conducted by Saška H.Kuhar - Author and master trainer of the internationally certified Baby Functional Movement program.

All physical movement activities through Baby Functional Movement programmes for parents with babies are performed by our practitioners worldwide. 

HOW MUCH DOES A PERSONALIZED BABY FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT PROGRAMME COST?

The cists of Baby Functional Movement programmes depend on the choice of the specific programme as well specifics of the work. Check our Baby Functional Movement programmes within the 'courses' toolbar.

WHAT BFM PROGRAMMES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND EXPECTANT COUPLES?

The Baby Functional Movement programme covers the full range of educational programs from pregnancy onwards. Please check by clicking below.

FOR PARENTS

FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND EXPECTING COUPLES

'The purpose of Baby Functional Movement program is to promote physical education for babies through professional training, education and research so that the importance of motor and cognitive skills for baby's optimal development is getting spread around the globe'.

 

 

                              

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