Parent & Baby Classes - Fun & Support - Fall 2019 - Breathing Space

Beyond the Bump: New Parent Support Circle

During the first few months with baby, everyone is adjusting and learning. Breathing Space workshops and support circles provide education, parenting tips, and community connection for new families. Learn more.

  • 12:30 pm Fridays starting Sept 27 @ Shenanigans Art Space

Starting Solids & Your Older Baby

babies playing with toys

This class will cover feeding and developmental developments for babies from about 6 months through toddlerhood. Learn more.

  • 2:15-3:15 pm Sunday Oct 6 @ Shenanigans Art Space

Appropriate for both expecting and new parents (babies welcome).

Back to Work & Breastfeeding

Whether planning to work from home, at the office, full- or part-time, parents have questions about how to manage the transition back to the work world after baby, including the practicalities of breastfeeding while working, keeping milk supply strong, and partial or complete weaning options. Learn more.

  • 3:15-4:15 pm Sunday Oct 6 @ Shenanigans Art Space

Appropriate for both expecting and new parents (babies welcome), recommended for parents with basic breastfeeding experience or education already – baby, book, or class.

Yes, you can take Starting Solids followed by Back to Work! Take both together for a 10% discount. Must use code “btbdoubleheader” at checkout.

Lactation Peer Support: La Leche League Meetings

Breathing Space is pleased to host Friday afternoon parent-to-parent support meetings at Shenanigans Art Space.  

  • 2:00 – 3:30 PM Fridays October 18, November 15, December 13

Partners/dads/support people as well as the nursing parent. Babies and children are always welcome at LLL meetings. Families are welcome to bring toys to entertain older babies and children. Nursing or bottle feeding is always welcome (Please no other food. Closed-top beverage containers only.) Learn more and RSVP.

Shenanigans Art Space is an open layout education space down a flight of stairs. Learn more about the location and facility.

Infant Massage

Massage is a great way to connect to your baby. Studies have shown infant massage can help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Parents who massage their babies often experience increased closeness to and understanding of their infants, reduced stress and post-natal depression, and simply enjoy a wonderful experience with their child. Read more and sign up.

  • 12 noon Wed Sept 25-Oct 9 @ Shenanigans Art Space (Union Station)
  • 11:30 am Sun Oct 6-27 (no class Oct 13) @ Hill Center (Eastern Market)
  • 10:30 am Tue Nov 12-26  @ St. Marks Church (LOC)

Most appropriate from 6 weeks to 6 months, but younger and older babies are welcome.

Baby Yoga & Play

is an interactive, fun class for newborn to pre-crawling babies and their grownup(s) that contains dozens of yoga-inspired movements, postures, songs, rhymes and activities designed to support baby’s development.

Offered in 5- or 6-week series:

  • 11:00 am MON starting 9/23 or 11/18 @ Studio One Dance 
  • 10:30 am TUE starting 9/24 @ St. Marks 
  • 12 noon WED starting 10/23 @ Shenanigans Art Space
  • 11:00 am FRI starting 9/27 or 11/1 @ Lighthouse Yoga

and single-date classes

  • 11:30 am SUN Sept 22 or Oct 27 @ Hill Center

Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding, soothe the inevitable cranky moments, and improve baby’s sleep. Learn more!

Baby & Me Sign Language – Parent Workshop

Eileen Ladino teaches sign language to baby

Learn how using American Sign Language vocabulary with babies and toddlers can facilitate early communication, some of the most common most useful signs for infants and toddlers, and strategies for incorporating sign language into your child’s daily routine at this introductory workshop. Learn more.

  • 11:30 am Sunday Sept 29 @ Hill Center
  • 11:30 am Sunday Nov 10 @ Hill Center

Most appropriate for parents of babies nearing 6 months through verbal fluency.

Parents of Older Babies and Toddlers

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