Newborns to crawling – This class covers all areas – yoga for mom, yoga for baby and most importantly, an opportunity for a deeper bonding experience between mother and child. We sing baby yoga songs, help guide our little ones through some baby yoga, and of course try to get some poses in to help support mom! Anything goes in this class, so please feel welcomed and know you can feed, change, bounce, sit, or do whatever supports you and baby best. Mamaste!
The Child & Babysitting Safety Class is a community education program designed to teach youths, age 11 and older, basic care techniques and child safety for infants and children. This $50 class is a hands-on program where the participants can practice their infant care skills on dolls and manikins, as well as other babysitter activities!
Some of the topics covered include:
• Starting Your Business
• Playtime Safety
• Home Safety
• Infant and Child Feeding
• Diapering Procedures
• Choking and CPR
• Basic First Aid
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!
One of the key ingredients for a successful breastfeeding experience is education! Learn techniques that will help you both get off to a good start and avoid common problems. Topics include latch and positioning, knowing when and how much to feed your baby, and how to know that baby is getting enough. Partners are welcome and encouraged to join you!
Many new moms worry that continuing to breastfeed once they return to work will be too difficult. It can be done! Gain confidence and learn that with a little planning, you can successfully continue breastfeeding well beyond maternity leave.
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.
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.
Learning how to massage your infant is a great way to bond and stay in tune with your baby’s individual needs. Although Infant Massage can be done on your non-infant aged child, these series will be for babies 1-12 months old. Series will be directed toward a specific ‘mobility’ group such as 1 month old -to- limited crawling |OR| crawling -to- 12 months old. Once you learn the techniques, you can be confident with applying them as your baby grows!
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.
Come spend an evening with us! Learn about safer, more effective ways to care for your family. This class is designed as an introduction to homeopathy and oils, but we welcome those with more experience to come and have any lingering questions answered. Infants in arms welcome.
This $20 class is designed for caregivers who are experienced and proficient with carrying baby in a front carry and now that baby is bigger you are ready to carry on your back. Carrying on the back is more comfortable for the caregiver as it works with your center of gravity rather pulling against it. In this setting, baby should be at least 6 months old and able to push themselves independently into the sitting position.
This $20 class is designed for people who are experienced and proficient with using a woven wrap to carry baby in a front facing in carry. In this setting, if you’re wanting to learn basic back carries, baby should be at least 6 months old and pushing themselves independently into a sitting position.* This will be a one hour, workshop style class!
*It is possible to back carry a younger child. If this is your desire we recommend scheduling a one on one consultation appointment to better suit your needs.
Are you interested in learning about how to use woven wraps for baby carrying? Have you tried a stretchy wrap but found that the material didn’t lend your body enough support? Join Katie in a one hour, $20 class that will go over the key differences between woven’s and other carriers and learn a couple different ways to wrap your woven around you and your baby.
Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Would you like to weigh your baby and see how he/she is growing? Would you like to meet other new mothers and babies? Join us for our Breastfeeding Support Group! This group is open to all mothers in the community and is facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. We meet every Tuesday and Friday to provide encouragement and foster a sense of community. Registration is not required and the class is free.
Create wonderful memories and connect with your child and friends through early stimulation classes. Walk side by side with your child and understand what they need to be happy and fulfilled at each stage of development. Learning to Play is a perfect class to sing, dance, create, share, explore, and learn Spanish vocabulary. Build a happy and respectful community around your family and discover about the power of Patuque at some of our classes. Ages (6M – 4 y/o).
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.
Weekly postpartum support group designed for increased support after baby is born and beyond. Many mothers struggle with postpartum depression and/or anxiety. Join us for support from a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and gain a deeper connection with other mothers. Every mother deserves to have a safe and comfortable space to share her thoughts and feelings while learning better ways to cope. Children under one year are welcome to attend with mother.
Are you brand new to ring slings? Do you have one you just can’t quite get right? Do you already love your sling but want help learning different carriers? Join one our Babywearing Educators for a one hour, $20 class to answer your questions and go over some tips are tricks for getting the most use out of your sling!
We all know communication is the foundation of a solid relationship; Teaching your baby/ toddler American Sign Language will be giving them tools to express their thoughts, ideas, and preferences. ASL opens a window into your child’s mind and personality. These classes are an opportunity to learn and bond with your child while learning a new language. When it comes to learning any language, it takes consistency and practice, but you will be thrilled when your child is communicating with you. Available as a 6 week or as two 3 week mini series, it’s designed for babies and toddlers 6 months-5 years old. You will be using songs, books, imaginative play to help you and your child learn the signs. Be sure to bring a blanket or yoga mat to sit on. The class will be 45 mins long, each week we will spend 30 mins learning 12-15 new signs. The last 15 minutes we will be spending on reviewing what we learned. Each class will be imaginative, fun, and educational! Each week the theme for the next weeks class will be posted. There will be an email list signup sheet at the end of each class. You will be emailed what we learned for that week so you can practice and review with your child at home and use during your everyday life!
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Crawlers & up – Is your yoga baby ready to take it to the next level? Join us for a little mover’s introduction to yoga postures and centering practices through music, story, and play. This 30-minute class will include lots of interaction between little ones and their grown-ups, with much to keep little bodies and minds engaged. Walkers, wigglers, scooters, and climbers welcome… and multiple child families, too! Please bring a mat, which you may share.