Did you know a good sign for a transition in season can be found in our workshop calendar? Step out of the house for a social event like the Pregnancy Party or bring baby to sit with you while you learn about introducing solids.
Music With Babies
This five-week class is always a hit with customers (and staff members!) Music with Babies is best suited from 4 to 12 months. We will explore rhythm, movement, and musical activities that offer your little one a fun introduction to music, bonding time with their caregivers and a playful social environment with other babies. (New dates for April and May are up!)
Instructor Louise Hanavan is a musician, mom, and true artistic spirit you will love to see each week. She plays the banjo, guitar, piano, and french horn, but most of all loves to sing!
Baby Led Weaning
Old Man Winter seemed to have his way to bring you two opportunities this month to hear Dr. Jen Salib-Huber of Pillars of Health present the most up to date information. Babes in arms are welcome to classes.
Don’t let the “W” word deceive you — this workshop is all about introducing your babe to solid food.
Topics covered will include:
- What is Baby Led Weaning and what are the advantages over conventional introductions to solid foods?
- Nutritional considerations and requirements
- Resources and recipes
Baby Led Weaning is led by Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber, RD, ND and mother of 3 children who used the Baby Led Weaning method with her twins. Dr. Salib-Huber will combine personal experience with professional expertise as a Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Dietitian.
Beyond Time Outs: Effective Strategies for Real Parents
Special guest facilitator, Alison Smith is a mother, certified life coach and former educator living in Saint John, New Brunswick. She supports parents in learning to decode their child’s behaviour, improve cooperation and communication so families can work together consistently as a team.
You’re already a good parent. In the space of two hours, you’ll learn how to increase cooperation and reduce meltdowns as well as how effective gentle discipline can be and will create a solid foundation for gentle parenting practices.
Plus, you’ll come away with a handy list of alternatives to time-outs, words and phrases to make a difference right away, and a few bonus tips for keeping yourself calm (even when your kids aren’t!)
This session is best suited to parents who are looking to help their kids (and themselves!) to be at their best. It is intended as an introduction to positive parenting, although those who are already familiar are sure to discover fresh ideas, and have a chance to ask Alison questions directly!
CPR + Emergency First Aid **MOVED TO APRIL
Get the Bee Jee’s song “Stayin’ Alive” playing on repeat as you prep to earn certification (or recertification) via Lifesaving Society, a nationally recognized provider in Canada. The instructor will cover all the basics of emergency first aid plus CPR with AED and does so with a focus on answering your many questions as a parent plus all the hands-on practice required to meet your certification. Certification cards from Lifesaving Society are received in the mail upon completion.
**Emergency First Aid + CPR- Level C class includes Adult, Child, Infant CPR and Choking procedures. This level is all inclusive from parents to child care workers, first responders and lifeguards.
Prenatal and Childbirth Education
Providing a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, and offered monthly, Nurtured has partnered with two area childbirth educators to develop Childbirth Preparation Classes for couples in HRM. In this class(es) you and your partner will gain knowledge and build confidence as you plan and prepare for birth.
Classes are interactive and provide couples with evidence based information to ensure you feel confident and empowered for your birth experience. Jen Hammond is a Certified Birth Doula, and Injoy Childbirth Educator. Wanda is a Certified Birth and Post Partum Doula, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Birth Educator and trained Lactation Educator.