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Presented FREE by The Nesting House:

Cloth Diaper Workshop

This Cloth Diapering 101 workshop is intended to demystify and simplify cloth diapering for parents interested in investigating them as an option for their child. Participants will discuss why it can be an environmentally sound and cost effective option for families. The workshop will include information about how to get started with cloth diapering, the range of products that are available, and how to choose and care for these products. Product samples will be available to experience firsthand so that participants can make an informed decision. This workshop is FREE.  Please register at thenestinghouse.eventbrite.com.

Babywearing Basics Workshop

Are you interested in babywearing, but don’t know where to start? Do you want to wear your baby, but are overwhelmed by the vast array of carrier choices? This workshop will introduce new and expectant parents to all things babywearing! Participants will learn the benefits of wearing your baby, review carrier types (buckle, mai tei, sling, ring sling, stretchy wrap, woven wrap) and learn about babywearing safety. Product samples will be available to try on and play with so that participants can make an informed decision about which carrier is best for their family’s babywearing experience. Workshop facilitator is Leah Corsover, certified babywearing expert. This workshop is FREE. Please register at thenestinghouse.eventbrite.com.

New Baby Meetups

Recommended for new parents and their babies, this informal group is designed for new parents and babies to meet and share with one another thorough the beautiful and often times challenging transition into parenthood. This group meets Wednesdays at 10:30 AM in Mount Airy and Thursdays at 11 AM in Collingswood. This is a FREE event.  No pre-registration required.

Check Individual Calendars for Locations:

 Blossoming Bellies Childbirth Preparation Classes

 Join Brittany Sharpe McCollum of Blossoming Bellies Wholistic Birth Services, for a 3-session childbirth preparation class.  Blossoming Bellies’ birth classes are based on Birth Works philosophies, providing a non-judgmental space for women and their partners to find research-based information, explore their birth priorities, and build confidence and empowerment for their birth and parenting journeys.   Classes are designed for women and their partners, birthing in hospitals, birthing centers, and at home.

To learn more or to register, visit http://www.blossomingbelliesbirth.com Cost: $205 per couple for the series.

Brittany Sharpe McCollum, CCE(BWI), CD(DONA) is owner of Blossoming Bellies Wholistic Birth Services, providing birth support to the greater Philadelphia area since 2007.  She is a Birth Works certified childbirth educator, a DONA certified and Birth Arts International trained birth doula and a certified breastfeeding counselor with Nursing Mothers Alliance.   Brittany’s classes have been voted Top Childbirth Class in Philly by CBS Philly.

Expecting Twins Class

Twin Love Concierge’s Philadelphia & New Jersey Expecting Twins Classes help connect you with other expecting twin parents in your local area while preparing you in all the key areas for having twins/multiples. We combine the two essentials all new twin parents need – support and expertise. The workshops are run by a renowned Twin Expert and are personalized so that all YOUR concerns are addressed.

This class is recommended by OBGYN’s and High Risk Medical Practitioners all over the country. We provide invaluable education to expecting parents, allowing peace of mind to relax and continue to grow the Twins as long as possible or focus on bringing home the babies.

This is run by Twin Love Concierge and is hosted in all 3 of our locations.  For more information go to: http://twinloveconcierge.com/twin-education-classes/philadelphia-media-expecting-twins-classes/

Hosted by The Nesting House West Philadelphia:

All Around the World Music Class: Wednesdays 12 pm

This music class is a unique, interactive global music and world cultures program for children and their grown ups that encourages kids, their families and their classmates to explore great global melodies, rhythms and movement.  In All Around This World classes, kids and their parents/caregivers/ educators sing, dance and explore oh so many countries and cultures, “traveling” around the globe region by region, exploring a new part of the world every several months, joining in the fun for any part of All Around This World’s several year ’round the world tour. This class is for babies age one and younger.  Registration is $175 for each season of 11 weekly, 45 minute long parent/child classes.  For more information visit the  All Around This World website. Fees paid to instructor.

Promoted by The Nesting House Mt. Airy:

Music with Gina

Music With Gina is a class designed for babies/toddlers (ages 6 months to 3 years) and caregivers. The intention for each class is to allow your little one the freedom to express themselves in a positive and compassionate setting through the use of movement, playing and singing. Music classes are meant to enrich, enliven and entertain your little ones! It’s just fun! Classes are held every Tuesday morning at9:30 am and 10:30 am at Summit Presbyterian Church at 6757 Greene St (around the corner from the store).  For more class information go to musicwithgina.blogspot.com ; email at musicwithgina@gmail.com; and LIKE Music With Gina on Facebook!  $12 drop-in, or buy 10 classes for $100.00.  Class cards can be used for any Music With Gina classes!  Fees paid to instructor.

Y2BFit Yoga and Barre 7101 Emlen St. 19119  Contact Crystal@y2bfit.com for more information.

BYO Baby Barre
This class is designed for mommies and babies (aged 6 weeks-crawling). Step up to the barre while spending some quality time with your little one! You’ll get to meet other mommies just like you while getting in a great postnatal workout! The focus of this class is to rebuild strength in the areas that are most often weakened by pregnancy and delivery. We will focus on regaining strength in the pelvic floor, core, and glutes while also improving endurance and retraining balance & posture. Please bring a front-facing baby carrier or sling and a receiving blanket for baby. We’re all new mommies here, so rest assured that it’s completely normal for babies to get fussy, hungry, or need to be changed during class. All postpartum women are welcome after being cleared by their physician for exercise.
Tuesdays 10:45am
Saturdays 10:30am
Baby Bump Barre
Baby Bump Barre provides prenatal women with an effective full-body workout designed to safely maintain the strength and integrity of the core & pelvic floor muscles. These muscles are important in the labor & delivery process as well as the postnatal period to prevent lower back pain, diastasis, and other common physical issues after pregnancy. A consistent, effective workout routine during pregnancy will also help you bounce back faster after pregnancy!
Saturdays 11:45am
Baby & Me Yoga
This class is designed for baby (aged 6 weeks-crawling) + a caregiver.  Take some time out of your busy schedule for yourself while also spending time with baby and other new moms.  This class will focus on vinyasa flow yoga sequences to lengthen the chronically tight muscles after pregnancy, while also focusing on improving strength in the muscles that are often weak after pregnancy and birth.  Baby will join us in many of the poses and sequences.  It’s a great way to take some time out of the day to reconnect with yourself and baby.
Thursdays 10:45am

Hosted by The Nesting House Collingswood, NJ:

Music with Miss Michelle

Looking for something creative and fun to do with your favorite pre-schooler (ages 0-5) on Thursday mornings?  Come out for a weekly music class with Collingswood native and local music teacher, Miss Michelle!  Miss Michelle brings her brand of fun, interactive caregiver-and-me music on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 10:00.  There will be lots of singing, musical exploration with fun beats, and age-appropriate instruments.  A great time to share with your little ones.

Drop ins: $7.00 for 1 child, $10.00 for a family.  Multi-class discount cards available upon request.  Should you have any questions about music class, please contact Michelle at missmichellemusic@yahoo.com  Fees paid to instructor.

Music with Miss Michelle (for infants)

Music class for newborns through crawlers with Miss Michelle!  Come explore a gentle 30-35 music class that will bring baby and caregiver together to explore music in a creative and nurturing environment.  We will play with nonsensical sounds, finger plays, beats and lots of tickles and hugs.  Thursdays at 1 p.m. Multi-class discount cards available upon request. Fees paid to instructor.

Rhythm Babies Music (4 months – 3 years)

Meeting every Monday @ 10:30  a.m., Rhythm Babies is a traveling company providing early childhood music classes for schools, birthdays, and special events. Our classes focus on a music readiness program with grown up and baby. This program hones skills such as rhythm, melody, and beat. Our music classes are not only an educational bonding experience for parent and child, but a social activity that helps moms connect with other parents and babies. Classes are 45 minutes long and introduce a new theme each week. Recommended for ages 15 months to 3 years old.

Visit  www.RhythmBabies.com.  $12 drop in, or $70 for a punch card good for eight classes. Cash, check, or credit card accepted. Fees paid to instructor.