Become an Educator

The Dunstan Baby Language is a powerful tool used by parenting professionals all over the world.  We have trained many thousands of health professionals in both a clinical setting, as well as via our online accreditation programmes. There are active Dunstan Baby organisations in 19 countries all over the world, and that number continues to grow year by year.

The Dunstan Baby Language is used and recommended every single day by midwives, doulas, maternity nurses, paediatric nurses, hypno-birthing practitioners, lactation consultants, sleep coaches, paediatricians and more. If you want to become a trainer in the Baby Language to use as as an additional tool in your clinical practice, you are in the right place. Feel free to reach out directly to Sonja Preston, our head of global training.

Become an Dunstan Baby Educator and change lives

If you’re committed to helping new parents become more confident and capable in caring for their infants – a lactation or sleep consultant, nurse, doula, or other practitioner who helps new mothers – the Dunstan Baby Language Professional Accreditation course can complement your current skills and give you new skills to help your clients.

Most people who come to this page have been touched by the Dunstan Baby Language.

They are mothers themselves and understand the challenges faced by every new parent.

They may have used the Baby Language personally and experienced the amazing difference that it made to them.

Sometimes, an infant care professional will have it recommended to them by a satisfied parent, whose conviction about Dunstan Baby Language’s effectiveness left them in no doubt about adopting it into their skill set.

There’s no better way than personal, hands-on instruction to introduce mothers and fathers to our profoundly simple, breakthrough baby care system to solve all manner of problems they will encounter on a daily basis.

Dunstan Baby Language Instructors guide parents to tune in to their babies. And show them how to quickly calm their infant by responding to what their baby needs. Whether it’s sleeping or feeding issues, the Dunstan Baby Language is a complementary tool to help solve many of the issues faced by new parents.

Whether it’s one on one at home, or in small groups, you will educate them on what to listen for and how understand their specific needs. And especially, to listen to a new parent’s questions and provide answers.

“My life as a mom was so much easier with my third baby, because I knew about the Dunstan Baby Language. Of course there were other factors, but everything went so much smoother because I knew how to read my girl in a more efficient way than only by looking for her rooting and smacking lips. So now, as a doula, I would like to spread the word and help my clients also get an easier start with their babies.” – Liljesofie

About the English Online Training Course

The Dunstan Baby Language Professional Accreditation course explains in depth the history, research and application of the Dunstan Baby Language based on the 5 ‘pre-cry’ sounds that every baby expresses to signal their 5 most fundamental needs.

The online training program is structured to prepare you to teach the Baby Language to individual mothers or to small groups of parents. It provides the basis for how the system can be best taught and applied; which subtle cues to listen for and how to better respond to an infant’s needs, with consistency, predictability and effectiveness.

Online courses allow you to study the curriculum at your own pace. At over 280 pages, it will give you a thorough understanding of the development and research behind the Dunstan Baby Language. It contains a detailed breakdown of each aspect of the Dunstan Baby system, with many examples for you to study and analyse the crying videos, take the open book tests (multiple choice, open-ended) and then download the handouts, including class plans and summaries for your reference and use.

Ideally, you should complete the training within 3 months. Most complete the course within 30 days.

During the course, you will be asked to complete various tests and exam questions, relating to the material you have read. Remember, it is an open book test, so you have access to the reference material. You will also be shown audio-visual examples of the various cries, as well as audio examples.
Upon completion, you will need to achieve a pass rate of 90% or more, then you will be issued with a Certificate of Accreditation.

Then we will the help you set up a profile in our new Global Online Directory (coming mid-2021) so that you can promote your business to the many parents who prefer hands-on, face -to-face help with their infants.

We are here to help you and answer any questions

Sonja Preston
Dunstan Baby Language National Trainer

When you have completed the Professional Accreditation course, we want you to feel confident, well prepared and ready to start instructing. Sonja Preston, National Trainer for Australia is the designated English-speaking Trainer who is available to answer any questions you may have about the course via email or via Zoom calls. 

Sonja will guide you through any problems you may encounter and will provide 2 hours of personal coaching as part of the course. If you require further support and coaching from Sonja you can purchase additional 2-hr packages for $150.

2 hours of one-to-one coaching included with every enrollment

Additional 2-hr packages
for $150

Additional Resources Included in the Program


Includes flash cards that can be printed for use in the classroom; plus a video files for you to burn onto CD or your computer showing examples of the 5 DBL ‘words’.


Showing the Oprah Winfrey Show featuring Baby Language and other PR material to be used for your local promotions.



Logos, key visuals for marketing and artwork for leaflets and parent handouts. Printing materials is optional and the costs are the responsibility of the Instructor.

Course cost: $695

And of course you will have complete and ongoing access to the course materials. Once you have passed the tests and become qualified, you will have for your ongoing use and reference access at any time to the digital course via your online login. If you wish, you can also be included in our global directory of accredited educators.

Be a more effective infant-care consultant.
And build more effective parents.

A Dunstan Baby Language educator’s role is to increase the confidence levels in expectant women and to elevate the sometimes challenges self-esteem in tired new mothers. The biggest difference you can make to the well being of the family unit often starts here.

“I must say your words have made having my third child an absolute pleasure by allowing me not to feel so helpless (even with a windy baby), and I’m enjoying my time with little Ella immensely.” – Marika Fothringham, Australia

By teaching a new parent how to listen in a new way, you are providing a lifelong foundation upon which this most fundamental relationship depends. A Dunstan Baby Language educator empowers mothers to better care for their baby so that by crying less, settling quicker, both mother and baby can sleep more.

Research shows that when an infant’s needs are met consistently, early attachment is made possible. Furthermore, Dads  can now learn to bond with baby, too. The inclusion of fathers in the nurturing process not only supports the mother but is also a profound shift in the family dynamics.

Scientific research has shown that a closer maternal bond enhances an infant’s emotional, intellectual and psychological development. Fathers can now actively contribute to this important process, with your help and guidance.

Furthermore, it is our view that an understanding of the baby language can assist mothers deal with the conditions that are commonly present in those who experience ‘baby blues’. By promoting a greater sense of confidence, self-esteem and more rest comes from applying Dunstan Baby Language.

And only a trained instructor can truly show a new mother how to tune in to her baby’s natural, daily rhythms, such that a gentle, intuitive routine becomes possible. The Dunstan Baby Language Professional Accreditation course provides you with the tools to properly deliver this knowledge with confidence.

Welcome to our special group pioneering a global breakthrough in infant care!


Meet our global team of national trainers

This extraordinary group are the leaders responsible for conducting training courses for professionals wishing to become Baby Language Instructors in their respective countries. Please contact them directly for more information.

In Australia, meet Sonja

I have been a parenting consultant for 20 years with 10 years of Baby Language experience, in Australia as National Trainer. I write weekly articles about parenting, and have just released some stortelling cards.

I’m passionate about great communication and it starts with Dunstan Baby.

email Sonja

In China, meet Jia Qi


email Jia

In Holland, meet Bregje

I have been working with Dunstan Baby Language since 2010. In the Netherlands we have trained thousands of baby professionals that now use the baby language in their work and transfer their knowledge to fresh parents.
email Bregje

In Israel, meet Shavit

קצת עלי ,אני המאמנת הלאומית של שפת התינוקות דנסטן בישראל משנת 2007. 
מאז לימדתי אלפי הורים להבין את השפה והכשרתי עשרות מדריכות, שמשתמשות כעת בשפת התינוקות בעבודתן ומעבירות את הידע שלהן להורים לפני ואחרי לידה. 
חפשו קורס באתר שלנו ותהנו מהתחלה נפלאה עם התינוק שלכם. 

In France, meet Isabelle

Je suis une maman de 4 enfants et j’ai découvert le Dunstan lors de ma dernière grossesse.

J’accompagne les familles et leurs bébés comme thérapeute depuis 10 ans. J’enseigne le Dunstan depuis 5 ans en France et de forme de nouvelles instructrices depuis 2 ans.
email Isabelle


In Germany, Switzerland & Austria meet Vivian

Ich habe 20 Jahre Lehrerfahrung und bin Autorin mehrerer Elternratgeber und Kinderbücher. Ich bin als Nation Trainer Ausbilderin für Dunstan in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz und außerdem  Geschäftsführerin und Ausbilderin eines internationalen Babyzeichensprache Netzwerkes.

Gehe zu Vivians Webseite
email Vivian

meng chen singapore

In Singapore, meet Meng

I am Chen Meng, I started training with Dunstan Baby Language  in China since 2016. I have trained nearly 500 professional educators and helped tens of thousands of parents and newborns in the last few years.

“听宝宝的话,别让Ta受伤” — 陈梦

email Chen Meng


In Japan, meet Natsumi

email Natsumi

In Romania, meet Mihaela

Lucrez in domeniul social si al educatiei de mult timp avand 6 ani de experienta DBL, in Romania fiind de asemeni primul trainer Dunstan Baby Language din tara. Latura mea umanista m-a determinat, firesc, sa urmez o facultate de litere, devenind licentiata in Limba si literatura romana si engleza.

Lucrez cu oameni vulnerabili intr-o fundatie care a dezvoltat un program de asistenta a victimelor traficului de persoane.Dincolo de aceasta sunt fascinata de comunicarea cu bebelusii. De aici si apropierea de Dunstan Baby Language.
email Mihaela