Ages and Stages: Baby 3-6m

Mom and baby classes

Sometimes life after those first three months postpartum can feel kind of lonely. The excitement of a new baby in the family can begin to wear off, visitors start to dwindle, and partners are often back to work. This can leave mom feeling a bit isolated and at a loss of how to engage her little one with their ever increasing need for interaction and development. Come join other moms and babes to connect, learn, grow, and support one another through the exciting time between 3-6 months of age! Beginning to laugh, giggle, sit up on their own, get teeth, and begin solid foods, this is a period of incredible growth for both mom and baby

WHAT YOU GET:

  • 6 weeks of program instruction, live & interactive
  • Access to a live instructor and guest professional experts including weekly check-ins and Q&A following each class
  • WhatsApp chat group for conversations, connections and sharing of resources outside of class time.
  • Welcome Gift 
  • Access to our Serenity Community group for ongoing education, community & support
  • $10 Serenity Babyshop gift card

 

WHEN:

  • Friday’s  @ 10:00-11:00am   FULL
  • Tuesday’s @ 1:00-2:00pm
  • + open time following class to get to know your group!

 

WHERE:

  • This series will run outdoors at Shear Park (Holgate St., central Barrie) and will transition indoors to Serenity Birth Studio as the weather cools.
  • Open time following class allowing you ample time to feed or change baby and get to know the other Mama’s in your class in a small group, physically distanced setting.

 

COST:

  • $159 +hst

COVID-19 PROCEDURES (for in person programming):

  • Please bring your own chair and blanket as this is your physical distanced bubble during class.
  • If you or baby are unwell, experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 per screening questions, please stay home.
  • Hand sanitizer available for your use (or bring your own).
  • Please note, there may not be access to washroom facilities at the park
Sarah Downey instructor at Serenity Birth Studio
Sarah Downey (she/her) is a Postpartum Doula and mom of three. She has a degree from University of Toronto and diploma from Sheridan College and doula training from DONA as well as experience working in child care and co-founding a cloth diaper brand.
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Sarah first started working at Serenity Birth Studio in 2009 when she fell in love with cloth diapers and then used them for all three of her daughters. Sarah teaches the Cloth Diaper Workshop, and facilitates the 4th Trimester and Ages and Stages groups at Serenity.
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Sarah is also an Instructor in the ECE Department and School to College Partnerships at Georgian College.

TOPICS:

* Every week we start with a weekly check-in which is an opportunity to share joys & challenges plus ask any specific questions you have before we dive into the topic of the week.  

Topic 1

Developmental Milestones for 3-6m – Review what milestones your baby should be reaching at this stage of life and ways to help encourage proper development through movement and sensory play.

Topic 2

Feeding: Intro to Solids and Beyond – We cover a lot of content including the best foods to introduce when your baby first starts to eat solids & more!

Topic 3

Baby Sign Language – Ashlea of Small Talk Academy will be teaching a Baby Sign Language class with us and we will talk about communicating and interacting with your babies

Topic 4

Choosing Childcare – We will look at the options for child care, discuss questions to ask a child care provider and talk about how to prepare for starting child care with a guest speaker

Topic 5

Healing the Postpartum Body – All about various forms of Mom Self Care and Healing.

Topic 6

Infant Play and Activities – we will discuss community resources, online resources and materials to help you learn to engage in play and activities with your baby that will promote learning and bonding. We will be making a sensory bottle craft to take home!