Infant Sleep Webinars

The Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre research team offer two new webinar packages, providing training on the topics of Normal Infant Sleep, and Infant Sleep Safety. The training is aimed at health-care professionals whose roles put them in contact with parents, families and parents-to-be, although it will also be of use and interest to peer supporters, volunteers, and independent practitioners such as doulas, independent midwives, and breastfeeding supporters.

We currently offer two packages:

  • Normal Infant Sleep,
  • SIDS and Sleep Safety,

These webinars self-directed and are hosted on our online learning platform, BasisLearn. They consist of pre-recorded video lectures, self-test quizzes, and a live online discussion. Each package begins with an introductory talk introducing the providers (DISC & BASIS) and the structure of the webcasts (20-30 mins), followed by 3 topical modules (approx. 1 hour each), self-test quizzes about each topic (10 min each) culminating with a 60-minute online discussion (6 hours in total).

Overview of package content:
Normal Infant SleepSIDS and Sleep Safety
Introduction to DISC, BASIS and the BASIS webinars
1. Infant Sleep Ecology1. Infant Sleep Ecology
2. Infant Sleep Development2. Safe Sleep & SIDS Research
3. Supporting parents with infant sleep disruption3. Communication with parents about Sleep Safety
Interactive webinar session with the BASIS team (scheduled, 60 mins)

Individuals that wish to take part should sign up for a fixed-date interactive session via the Durham University booking site at least 4 weeks prior to the live session. Registered participants will be provided with access to BasisLearn for 4 week to work through at their own pace. At the end of 4 weeks, participants are expected to attend a live discussion session hosted by the BASIS team who will be available to answer questions, discuss any information not covered in the recorded lectures and you can share ideas for practice with other training participants. Upon completion of an entire package (webcasts and online discussion), access to the webcast material will end and a completion certificate will be provided.

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Pricing for individuals:

£60 for one topic, £90 for two

Upcoming dates for individuals:
  • Normal Infant Sleep: Mon 15th Nov - Wed 15th Dec, Online discussion 15th Dec 10:30-11:30am
  • Normal Infant Sleep: Tue 25 Jan - Tue 22 Feb, Online Discussion 22nd Feb 10:30-11:30am

  • SIDS and Sleep Safety: Mon 15th Nov - Wed 15th Dec, Online discussion 15th Dec 9:30-10:30am
  • SIDS and Sleep Safety: Tue 25 Jan - Tue 22 Feb, Online Discussion 22nd Feb 9:30-10:30am

    We offer these packages as group bookings. If you wish to book a training package for a group of 20 or more staff please email us at