Parenting Workshops and Classes in Halifax this Winter

WORKSHOPS

 

Happy New Year! If you’re an expectant or new parent living in or around Halifax looking for great classes to connect with other parents, it’s an absolute must to attend a #NurturedWorkshop.  This time of year it’s a warm welcome to 2018 with a fresh listing of events happening in our Nurtured livingroom to help you grow into your role as a parent or keep you and baby bonding and entertained. Winter can be so long!

Don’t miss these new highlights in our classes:

New this year is Art with Children taught by local artist and mother, Lenore Hemming. With a background in early childhood education, Lenore knows how to share the joy and delight in what some parents may only think will be chaotic or messy. Equipped with a multitude of drop cloths, natural paint and other sensory materials, you’ll be ready to dive in to enjoy all the exploration and expression that art encompasses for every age. This is a class not to be missed. There’s also a spot for siblings! Recommended for children aged at least 6-8months and up through preschool. January’s class is full. Registration open for March classes.

New to our Infant Massage classes, a special segment on TummyTime has been integrated into Kylie Field’s already impressive class. As new research shows a direct correlation between nervous system development and time spent playing while in tummy time, Kylie’s class will be sharing the full range of infant massage plus practical ways to make tummy time enjoyable and fun. Parents who have taken Infant Massage share there is much more this class provides to parent skillset. Kylie’s weekly group conversation is engaging and relieving as she draws from a wealth of knowledge as a postpartum doula, lactation consultant and former nurse.  February class registration is open and space is still available. Winter, spring and fall classes will be offered in 2018. ***DATE CHANGE*** Start Date is now FEBRUARY 15th.

2018 Prenatal and Childbirth Education Class dates are set! The 6 hour class is informative, provides you with ample resources to learn more and facilitates the conversations many of our customers share they wish they had prenatally (Yes! Breastfeeding and postpartum will be discussed).

Saturday one day sessions are taught by Jen Hammond of Pampered Mamas Doula Services.

Upcoming Saturday dates are as follows:

January 27

April 7

July 7

Wednesday evenings are held in 2 digestible classes taught by Wanda Cox of Graceful Beginnings. Upcoming Wednesday evening classes are as follows:

Feb 28th & March 7th

April 25 & May 2

June 6th & 13th

Sept. 12th & 19th

Nov. 7th & 14th

*Advance registration is required. Be sure to verify dates through our website listing: http://www.nurtured.ca/product.asp?itemid=2154

Happy Plaid Friday

PLAID FRIDAY

Conceived from the idea of “weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses”, Plaid Friday creates a twist for how this time of year can delight and bring joy.

Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed to point to both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Ask us about a product and while we’re wrapping it up we’re likely to tell you a story about a family owned business, creator as well as someone we know and love who has used that very nurtured product in their parenting.

Be Nurtured this weekend with specials on now through Cyber Monday that are extra perfect for gift giving.  Our Plaid Friday offerings are listed in the sale section on www.nurtured.ca and also available in our Agricola Street shop.

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Stem Cell Study Offers Hope

parents_cordbloodCord Blood banking has evolved greatly, especially since Nurtured first opened. Now, more than ever we hear questions and conversation arise in cord blood banking being a part of birth planning.

Our Cord Blood Education workshop here in Halifax with Insception Lifebank has shared a wealth of knowledge with expectant parents regarding clinical trials and treatments as well as emerging research. This article shares big news in their field.

Early Clinical Research Reports Positive Results in Autism Trial

(Link – http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/05/health/autism-cord-blood-stem-cells-duke-study/)

Read about the phase 1 study at Duke University that assessed 25 children with autism spectrum disorder who received treatment with their own cord blood. More >>

What is cord blood and tissue?

  • Cord blood is the blood that remains in your baby’s umbilical cord and placenta
  • Cord blood is a rich source of stem cells and other important cells
  • Cord tissue is a small segment of the baby’s umbilical cord, which is a rich source of different stem cells not found in cord blood

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(Link – https://www.insception.com/why-bank-cord-blood?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=nf717)