Welcoming in September generally means one important thing at Nurtured: a fully stocked calendar of workshops and events. Be in the know and register today to attend the workshops that nurture both you and your growing family.
Massaging your baby has many health benefits from promoting babies’ growth and development to improving digestion and sleep. Learn how to soothe and relax your baby, relieve tummy upsets and colic and develop a deeper bond with your baby.
Infant Massage is taught by the oh-so-lovely Kylie Field. Kylie is a Post-Partum Doula, Lactation Consultant and Certified Infant Massage Instructor (IAIM) and enjoys guiding parents and caregivers in getting to know their baby better through the wonderful world of nurturing touch.
Parents and caregivers with babies aged 1 month to crawling welcome.
Cloth Diapering 101
Wondering whether to choose reusable or disposable diapers for baby? Walk through the options in an informative hands-on class. Learn why people choose to use cloth diapers and the many benefits.
This class is led by NurturedMom, Jolyn, who offers a unique perspective of having used disposable diapers for her first but once she used reusable diapers she never looked back.
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.
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!
Music With Toddlers
Louise is offering a new class this Autumn, as requested by Music With Babies graduates! A 5-week class for older children (walking/1 year through 4) and their adult caregivers. You and your future rocker will explore rhythm, movement, and musical activities in a bit more hands-on, involved way than the Music With Babies class. Bonding and play time with their caregivers and connection to other kiddos their age is still a big part with the older littles!
CPR + Emergency First Aid
You realize passing a babysitter course requires this, right? Perhaps you should have it for parenthood too!
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 do 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.
It’s of great note that our Emergency First Aid + CPR- Level C class includes Adult, Child, Infant CPR and Choking procedures and is a great option for recertification. This level is all inclusive from parents to child care workers, first responders and lifeguards.
Baby Led Weaning
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.
Prenatal and Childbirth Education
While our September class is all filled up, we are offering a two-night session in October for expectant parents looking for a more holistic, in-person course on giving birth than you might find online.
Providing a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, Wanda Cox of Graceful Beginnings Birth Services and Nurtured have come together to offer Childbirth Preparation Classes for couples in HRM. In these workshop, 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. Wanda is a Certified Birth and Post Partum Doula, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Birth Educator and trained Lactation Educator.
Dog & Storks
Has your dog been the baby all along? Once you hear the stork will be arriving, take the time to learn some tricks of your own for introducing the family dog to the new baby. This “people only” workshop, Dog & Storks is a wonderful resource for sharing the importance of including Fido from the start in a safe way.
A Certified Pet Dog Trainer and mother, Tamara McFarland from Unleashed Pawsabilities will offer awareness and solutions to common issues that are positive, practical and both dog and baby friendly. There’s no one else as passionate about setting your dog and you up for success, safety and fun when baby arrives.