Cloth Diaper Workshop
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 a certified babywearing expert. This workshop cost $15 to hold your spot, but you will receive a $10 credit upon attending the workshop. If you have a partner, it is $10 to hold their spot, but will receive a $5 credit upon attending. Please register at thenestinghouse.eventbrite.com.
Cloth and Carrier Help
Have questions about your carrier? Preparing for a new baby and want to try on a new carrier or two? Do you need help narrowing down your cloth diaper choices? Visit our individual store calendars to find a time that’s right for you. Please note the times that say “WITH Fittings” are the only scheduled times we can offer to fit your baby in a carrier on you.
No appointment is needed but we ask that you show up 30 minutes before the end of the scheduled time to begin a consult. Please understand that we need to limit our time with each client to about 20 minutes and we highly recommend that you attend one of our introduction workshops first, to best utilize your one on one time with our consultants.
Please note that if someone is already having a consult, you may need to wait a little while for our associates to help you. To make it easy, we have restrooms, changing areas, play areas, and comfy spots for feeding baby.
New Baby Meetups
Wednesdays: 10:00 am in South Philly, 10:30 am in Mt. Airy. Fridays: 1:30 pm in South Jersey
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 is a FREE event. No pre-registration required but please check Facebook for any possible last minute cancellations.
Personal Baby Registry Consultation
Do you need help with creating your baby registry? Would you like to discuss and see our products in person? Meet with one of our trained staff for a personal appointment and get help navigating what is really needed, and why you might choose natural products. We are here to help you understand the options and get you started! The purpose of this appointment is to create a baby registry with The Nesting House. Please come prepared to add products to your baby registry! This is a FREE service. Please register at thenestinghouse.eventbrite.com.
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 of our locations.
For more information go to: http://twinloveconcierge.com/twin-education-classes/philadelphia-media-expecting-twins-classes/
Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® is a simple, straightforward program, thoughtfully developed over the years to remind mothers of the simplicity of birth itself. HypnoBirthing® is designed to teach women to trust in Nature’s way of birth and to relax and let their bodies do what is needed. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to.By practicing a few key techniques, mothers program their minds and condition their bodies to birth easily. Our method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.One of the best things about HypnoBirthing, is that you cannot fail at it. There is no “right” way to HypnoBirth. Home birth… cesarean birth… induction… birth center… epidural… this program will give you the tools to stay calm and relaxed no matter how your birth story unfolds – planned or not! Even better is that when you prepare with HypnoBirthing, your odds of needing medication or intervention actually go down.Ready to prepare for your calm birth experience? Cost $395 per couple.
BirthWorks Childbirth Preparation Classes
Join Brittany Sharpe McCollum of Blossoming Bellies Wholistic Birth Services, for a 6-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.
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.
To learn more or to register, visit http://www.blossomingbelliesbirth.com and check out all the other support classes that Brittany offers!
Infant/Child CPR & First Aid
Child/Infant CPR,AED, and Choking Non-Certification Class
This dynamic course teaches lay-rescuer skills in CPR; AED use; and relief of choking in children, and infants. The course uses the research-proven practice-while-watching format. This course is for people who do not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements, and is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, school groups and students, and others interested in learning how to save a life. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that may require you to work on your hands and knees.
Participants will not receive a certification card (please see below for inquiry for certification).
This course is 2 hours long.
Please check the calendar for dates at all locations or visit https://www.facebook.
Additional OPTIONAL material for class:
Student Workbook: $15
Pocket Mask: $10
Payments are non-refundable, however, you can apply payment to a future class.
Minimum of 2 students required to proceed with a class.
Maximum of 6 students per class.
Participants interested in obtaining a 2 year American Heart Association CPR and/or First Aid Certification card can be accommodated – total price for this class is $65 and is an additional 2 hours in length.
*If you cannot make any of the dates listed – please inquire with interest.
Laura Williams is a pediatric nurse and certified American Heart Association Instructor.
Not a Peep Sleep Workshop
Join Pediatric Sleep Consultant Maria Lopez from Not A Peep for a sleep workshop and learn about the science of sleep, what makes your child’s sleep different, and walk away with the tools to troubleshoot your sleep issues at home.
Topics covered will include infant sleep and how to start good habits from day one, sleep props and how to prevent them, ideal routines according to age, and common sleep issues.
Come armed with all your questions! Cost is $15 per person, please register at thenestinghouse.eventbrite.com.
All Around the World Music Class (age one and younger):
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. For more information visit the All Around This World website.
Registration is $175 for each season of 11 weekly, 45 minute long parent/child classes. Fee paid to instructor.
Music with Gina (ages 6 months to 3 years)
Tuesdays: 9:30 and 10:30 at at Summit Presbyterian Church at 6757 Greene St (around the corner from the store)
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! For more class information go to musicwithgina.blogspot.com
Fee: $12 drop-in, or buy 10 classes for $100.00. Class cards can be used for any Music With Gina classes. Fee paid to instructor.
Jump, Jive, and Jam: (6m-5 years)
Saturdays 10:00 am
Rhythm Babies Music Class: (for babies and toddlers of all ages)
Tuesdays: 10:00 am
Drop-in fee $12 OR 8-class card for $70
Please see the description for Rhythm Babies under The Nesting House South Jersey.
Music with Miss Michelle (ages 0-5)
Looking for something creative and fun to do with your favorite pre-schooler 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. There will be lots of singing, musical exploration with fun beats, and age-appropriate instruments. A great time to share with your little ones. For more information please contact Michelle at email@example.com
Fee: Drop ins: $7.00 for 1 child, $10.00 for a family. Multi-class discount cards available upon request. Fee paid to instructor.
Music with Miss Michelle (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. Multi-class discount cards available upon request. For more information please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org Fee paid to instructor.
Rhythm Babies Music (ages 4 months – 3 years)
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 4 months to 3 years old. For more information visit www.RhythmBabies.com.
Fee: $12 drop in, or $99 for a punch card good for 10 classes. Cash, check, or credit card accepted. Fee paid to instructor.