BabyFest is our signature annual event that celebrates all things baby.
We bring together companies selling the best products, local experts, and new and expecting parents for a day of learning, product demonstrations, and a chance to win prizes and meet other parents.
Baby Fest is always a customer favorite! Parents tell us how much they love attending each year and how much they learn from our speakers and panel experts.
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!
This class is designed for three-to-six year-olds that are about to become a big sibling. Children will start by crafting a special sign to welcome their new baby, followed by the children introducing us to their new baby brother or sister (in Mom’s belly!). We’ll watch a short film about what they can expect when baby joins the family and have circle time where your child will be able to practice holding a baby doll, swaddling and being gentle. We’ll read a story about new babies and the big feelings that a sibling can have and end with a certificate of completion for the new big brother or sister!
The Bradley Method is way for a woman and her coach (partner) both participate fully using natural labor techniques. It is a simple method of increasing self-awareness, teaching you how to deal with the stress of labor. Bradley teachers urge couples to find what is comfortable for them in labor. Instead of seeking to control the sensations of labor with distraction methods, The Bradley Method encourages you to trust your body using natural breathing combined with relaxation.
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.
This is the ideal comfort measures class for a couple welcoming another child. This 3 hour class will give both you and your birth partner the confidence to know just what to do and when and how to do it. No matter what kind of birth you envision you’ll be able to labor without anxiety or worry. Be comfortable and confident as you welcome your new little one into your family!
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.
Calling all North County Dads! Join new or expectant dads at Babies in Bloom for an afternoon gathering to build a community around the successes and challenges of fatherhood. Meet with us and discuss what to expect when entering fatherhood as well as the best way to navigate challenges and support your partner once your baby arrives.
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.
Pregnancy is the perfect time to commit to you and your baby’s health. Fit4Baby® is a program designed to strengthen the body for all the changes it will experience during pregnancy. These classes exclusively focus on pregnant moms!
Exercise is an important component to your pregnant well being, as well as your strength as a new mom. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), exercise is just as important during pregnancy as any other time of life.
Regular activity such as Fit4Baby® classes can help to reduce many maternal aches and pains, increase energy during pregnancy and may speed the labor, delivery and recovery process.
What to Bring: Yoga mat, water. We recommend consulting with your physician prior to attending class.
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.
These are babies whose parents choose to easily and naturally prepare for childbirth using the Hypnobabies method of Hypnotic Childbirth, which some might call “hypno-birthing”. Hypnobabies however, is very different in that at Hypnobabies we teach real medical hypnosis techniques, creating an automatically peaceful, relaxing and more comfortable pregnancy, a calm confident Birth Partner, and an easier, more comfortable and sometimes pain-free natural birthing for our Hypno-Mom.
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.
Join other new and expectant parents to learn about doula services. Information includes an overview of what doulas do, the benefits of doula services, and how to find the right doula for you. Birth and postpartum doulas from the community participate to answer parents’ questions. Time will also be provided for parents to meet individually with doulas.
Did you know that you can have a midwife attended birth at home, in a birth center or in a hospital? Meet local midwives and find out how they can help you have the birth your desire, wherever you want.
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.
Yoga classes that inspire mothers-to-be to unite breath and movement. Classes begin with gentle stretches, and warm-ups, followed by Vinyasa flows and poses that align both uterus and baby, strengthen and stretch, help pregnant mothers be more comfortable, and relieve back pain. You will work hard but then you get to relax and nurture yourself and take those precious moments to bond with your growing baby.
The Red Tent is rooted in ancient history as a gathering place for women. It was a sacred area where women went to celebrate life as they learned from one another to strengthen themselves, their families, and their communities.
This circle is open to women of all ages. Each month will have a different theme. Please come and share stories or just listen with other women.
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!