Parent Education Classes

Babywearing Basics
Babywearing Basics

Babywearing is beneficial for both you and your child for many reasons – including bonding, convenience and safety. Come and learn about the different types of carriers and which might be a good fit for your family. We will have several different carriers available for you to try, too!

Babywearing Clinic
Babywearing Clinic

Do you have questions concerning one of your carriers? Wondering if there is something you need to change or if your baby is in the carrier correctly? Bring your carrier, your baby, and your questions to our Babywearing Clinic with our trained babywearing consultants for group discussion and hands on help. Get the tips and tricks you need to leave the store feeling ready to wear your baby more comfortably.

Please note that Babywearing Clinic is not a one-on-one setting. If you are needing a complete personal instruction on carriers, we recommend setting up a one-on-one consultation with Ali or Karen to go over all of the different types of carriers we have to offer.

Cloth Diapering 101
Cloth Diapering 101

Are you interested in learning more about the how-tos of cloth diapering? Meeting other parents who choose to diaper in cloth? Learning more about the health and environmental issues surrounding diaper usage? Join us to learn more about your options – these aren’t your grandma’s diapers.

CPR & First Aid
CPR & First Aid

The skills covered in this class include: adult, child, & infant (pediatric) CPR, choking for the conscious and unconscious victim, and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Each participant will receive a course completion card valid for two years. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Early Expectations
Early Expectations

Designed to be taken during the first trimester of pregnancy, this one-session class help you understand and prepare for the physical and emotional changes you can expect in the first three months of your pregnancy. We will discuss common discomforts and remedies, prenatal screening tests, and fetal development. We will also offer tips for eating well, staying active, and keeping you and your baby healthy. Take this class early in your first trimester.

Gentle Sleep Coaching
Gentle Sleep Coaching

Finding it difficult to get your child to sleep through the night? Suffering from sleep deprivation yourself because of it? Dream of setting a regular sleep schedule for your little one? Feel as if you’ve tried everything? Like you need a sleep miracle? Attend a class or workshops and have sweet sleep.

Introduction to Solids
Introduction to Solids

As your little one grows, you’ll be facing some new choices. This class will guide you through the nutrition process: from what and how to feed your baby, to the key nutrients required for healthy development. I will also provide a short cooking demonstration featuring recipes that are perfect for baby and easy for parents. Please feel free to bring your little one. This class is ideal as an overview for all parents, even if your child has already started solid foods, and features ample time for questions.

Newborn Care
Newborn Care

Learn the essentials of newborn care and the very latest in the American Academy of Pediatrics safety guidelines. This class gives solutions for common challenges and gives parents the information they need to make the best, and safest, choices for their infant. Topics include: Appearance, Senses & Brain Development, Understanding Cues, Crying and Comfort Techniques, Eating, Diapering, Cleaning, Sleeping, Health & Safety.

Toddler Nutrition
Toddler Nutrition

Once your little has a strong grasp of solids, how do you keep the will to help you understand your toddler’s picky eating behaviors and feeding challenges. The class will teach you to navigate normal toddler eating behavior, and how to properly nourish your child and meet their nutritional needs. You will discover strategies for managing picky toddler eating and make peace with your toddlers eating behaviors. Practical suggestions and advice in this class will help you learn to cope with difficulty and create a peaceful environment at meal time.