Prenatal, Baby & Toddler Classes
Class & Webinar Topics Include:
- Returning to Work
- Developmental Play & Baby Brain Development
- Positive Discipline
- Establishing good sleep habits (naps and bedtime routines)
- Choosing Childcare- from Babysitters to Nannies
- Starting Solid Foods: Current Recommendations
- Raising a Happy Confident Child
Virtual Class Offerings
A Board Certified Lactation Consultant will help you and your partner prepare to successfully breastfeed your new baby. Topics covered include establishing a milk supply, optimal positioning for you and your baby, techniques to minimize common breastfeeding challenges, tips for selecting nursing bras and breastfeeding accessories, and basics of breast pumping. We suggest attending this class in your last trimester, and partners are strongly encouraged to attend (and included in the price of registration). Please call for future dates not listed.
The goal of this class is to provide you with ways to create a safe and satisfying birth experience. You and your partner will learn about the process of labor, comfort measures for labor and birth including breathing, relaxation, massage, and positioning techniques for partners to support mom, medication options, cesarean birth and other variations of labor and postpartum recovery. The 'Yes To Birth!' Audio Relaxation Program for Pregnancy and Birth is included in the cost of the class. The class is a one-day intensive which we recommend attending with your partner in your third trimester. Partners are included in the price of registration.
In this 90 minute prenatal workshop, our Eco-Maternity Consultant/Green-Proofer, Ariel Gold, will help you prepare your home for a new baby. She’ll cover why safety in the home is more important than ever, how to avoid common toxins, and how to create a healthier home environment before your baby arrives. Partners/spouses are included in the registration price.
In this 2 hour prenatal workshop, we will help demystify the overwhelming selection of products for mom and baby. We will teach you the key concepts necessary to make educated decisions about what to add (and what not to add) to your 'must have' list, based on current products available and your family’s needs. The last 30 minutes will be for individual Q&A. Partners/spouses are included in the registration price (free this month). This class is for expectant parents only.
Celebrate the joy of music with your baby at this, fun, interactive group. This group is designed for parents and nannies to enjoy sharing music in a relaxed and joyful environment, without pressure or homework! This group is designed for babies at least three months of age to avoid overwhelming younger babies. Have fun while you: Sing songs and rhymes. Play games with an eye on expression and creativity. Use some basic instruments such as drums and maracas/shakers to experiment with sound with your baby. Remember the words to some of your favorite songs as a child.
This weekly group was developed for parents and caregivers to play with babies in a developmentally appropriate way. Each week we address physical and psychosocial milestones to help understand how to support your baby’s development. This group is designed for babies at least 3 months old. Discussions and play include: Why you are your baby’s favorite toy! The importance of playing with blocks. Infant reflexes and how they relate to play. The development of object permanence. The importance of reading to your baby. Why crawling is important before walking and how using a tunnel can help a baby learn to crawl. Using every day items in your kitchen and house as tools for learning through play.
This ongoing support group facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will allow new mothers to ask general questions regarding pumping, breastfeeding challenges and gain support from other nursing moms in the group. This is not meant to take the place of a breastfeeding consultation. The facilitator can help you make the decision whether or not a private consultation is warranted. One-on-one consults are available by appointment throughout the week
Infant Massage is a technique that has been handed down through generations as a way to communicate, soothe and nurture babies. This hands-on workshop will help you connect and increase attachment to your baby. Learn another way to communicate with your baby, techniques for soothing baby towards restful sleep and gas/colic relief. Please bring a towel to lay your baby on during class as we explore this soothing and rewarding technique. A partner/spouse is included in the cost of registration.
In this American Heart Association Heartsaver Infant, Child and Adult CPR certification course, students will learn how to respond to infant, toddlers and adults in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course include use of an AED and 2 year certification card. Learn More In this American Heart Association Heartsaver Infant, Child and Adult CPR certification course, students will learn how to respond to infant, toddlers and adults in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This hands-on course includes: practice with infant and adult mannequins, techniques for helping an infant, child and adult with an obstructed airway and practice with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Discussion will include actions to take in any emergency situation. Upon completion of this course, you will receive an American Heart Association Infant, Child and Adult Heartsaver certification card valid for 2 years. This course meets the requirements for most organizations. The CPR course may be taken anytime (although not recommended for pregnant women in their ninth month as it may be uncomfortable due to hands on practice with mannequins).
In this course, expectant parents will gain confidence and prepare for the transition home from the hospital with a new baby. Topics of this class include newborn characteristics, helpful techniques for bathing, diapering, and soothing newborns, recognizing baby's cues to help you anticipate and respond to her needs, and basic expectations of newborn sleep. Newborn Care class should be taken in your third trimester, and partners are included in the registration price.
The 12-24 month old is developing amazing capabilities that surprise both you and them. In this workshop, you will learn to understand what your baby is and isn’t capable of, how to set realistic boundaries, using time-outs effectively, understanding your baby’s temperament, and how to use distraction and redirection techniques effectively. Although toddlers are welcome, many parents get more out of the class when they can devote their full attention, without the distraction of their little one. The registration cost includes 2 adults (partners/spouses).
Your family is growing and this is an exciting time! Siblings are a wonderful source of friendship and support for each other throughout their lives. But how do you prepare your toddler for the arrival of a new baby sister or brother? How do you manage caring for an infant and a toddler or preschooler at the same time? What’s the best way to handle your first child’s jealousy and anger, or your own feelings that you just can’t give enough to everyone?