Babywearing Drop-Ins in the Park with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Drop-Ins in the Park with Halton-Peel Babywearers

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Introducing Solid Foods: A Baby Led Approach
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Introducing Solid Foods: A Baby Led Approach

Lets get messy!!! Feeding solids is a new adventure, and you deserve to be prepared!

This is a comprehensive class, where we will discuss the ins and outs of guiding your baby through the transition to other foods, in a healthy, anxiety free way! 

We will discuss:
- how to discover if your child is ready (not an age, but a set of abilities to look for)
- what foods babies need other than your milk, or formula milk
- how to prepare foods
- what to look for, to help understand if you're moving too fast or too slow
- the important of maintaining gut health and reducing inflation
- baby-led weaning
- the role of chewing food and why it's a key to great digestion
- how to protect milk supply and maintain nursing if that is your goal
- how to make sure you are encouraging good eating habits, avoiding picky eaters, and making meal time an enjoyable social time

AND you will receive emailed handouts, as well as access to my support as you journey through solids!

The investment is $60 per person. Please add $30 for each additional caregiver (parent, grandparent, babysitter, etc of the same child).

Limited spaces available! Please phone Abaton IM @ 905 580 3333 to register and pay, to secure your spot.

If you are a practitioner and would like to attend, please contact me for details about practitioner fees and to see if there is space.

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Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up
Aug
17
12:00 PM12:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up

  • Bridgeway Family Center - Brittany Glen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, at the Bridgeway Family Centers in Peel (formerly known as the OEYC's). This is a mom-to-mom support group, facilitated by Ashley Pickett, IBCLC. 

You don't have to have a breastfeeding problem to come to this group! This is designed as a support for breastfeeding families. Common conversation topics are about sore nipples, going back to work, quirky baby habits, involving partners when there aren't bottles involved, concerns over having enough milk, parenting at the breast, solid foods, feeding to sleep, breastfeeding in public, and more! We also love to hear families sharing joys and challenges, and meeting other families as well.

Please find up to date info at the Bridgeway Family Center site, as well.

 

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Aug
20
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

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Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Aug
23
3:30 PM15:30

Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers

  • Bridgeway Family Centers - Brittany Glen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Mississauga Breastfeeding Meetup
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meetup

  • Bridgeway Family Center - Turtle Creek (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, at the Bridgeway Family Centers in Peel (formerly known as the OEYC's). This is a mom-to-mom support group, facilitated by Ashley Pickett, IBCLC. 

You don't have to have a breastfeeding problem to come to this group! This is designed as a support for breastfeeding families. Common conversation topics are about sore nipples, going back to work, quirky baby habits, involving partners when there aren't bottles involved, concerns over having enough milk, parenting at the breast, solid foods, feeding to sleep, breastfeeding in public, and more! We also love to hear families sharing joys and challenges, and meeting other families as well.

Please find up to date info at the Bridgeway Family Center site, as well.

 

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

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Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Sep
6
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Sep
10
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

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Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Breastfeeding Matters group - Milton

Join us for a bi-weekly Breastfeeding Matters Drop In!

This is a parent-to-parent support group, facilitated by breastfeeding helpers such as IBCLC's, La Leche League leaders and Peer Councillors. Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding parents of babies of all ages are welcome here! As are your toddlers and older children. We will discuss common breastfeeding concerns and issues and all aspects of the breastfeeding relationship.

We meet at the Milton Community Hub, at Our Lady of Victory School, 540 Commercial Dr. 
Be sure to follow the painted footprints around to the side of the school for the drop-in's entrance!

 

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Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up

  • Bridgeway Family Center - Brittany Glen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, at the Bridgeway Family Centers in Peel (formerly known as the OEYC's). This is a mom-to-mom support group, facilitated by Ashley Pickett, IBCLC. 

You don't have to have a breastfeeding problem to come to this group! This is designed as a support for breastfeeding families. Common conversation topics are about sore nipples, going back to work, quirky baby habits, involving partners when there aren't bottles involved, concerns over having enough milk, parenting at the breast, solid foods, feeding to sleep, breastfeeding in public, and more! We also love to hear families sharing joys and challenges, and meeting other families as well.

Please find up to date info at the Bridgeway Family Center site, as well.

 

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Babywearing Drop-Ins in the Park with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Sep
19
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Drop-Ins in the Park with Halton-Peel Babywearers

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Sep
27
3:30 PM15:30

Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers

  • Bridgeway Family Centers - Brittany Glen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Mississauga Breastfeeding Meetup
Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meetup

  • Bridgeway Family Center - Turtle Creek (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, at the Bridgeway Family Centers in Peel (formerly known as the OEYC's). This is a mom-to-mom support group, facilitated by Ashley Pickett, IBCLC. 

You don't have to have a breastfeeding problem to come to this group! This is designed as a support for breastfeeding families. Common conversation topics are about sore nipples, going back to work, quirky baby habits, involving partners when there aren't bottles involved, concerns over having enough milk, parenting at the breast, solid foods, feeding to sleep, breastfeeding in public, and more! We also love to hear families sharing joys and challenges, and meeting other families as well.

Please find up to date info at the Bridgeway Family Center site, as well.

 

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Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Oct
4
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Breastfeeding Matters group - Milton

Join us for a bi-weekly Breastfeeding Matters Drop In!

This is a parent-to-parent support group, facilitated by breastfeeding helpers such as IBCLC's, La Leche League leaders and Peer Councillors. Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding parents of babies of all ages are welcome here! As are your toddlers and older children. We will discuss common breastfeeding concerns and issues and all aspects of the breastfeeding relationship.

We meet at the Milton Community Hub, at Our Lady of Victory School, 540 Commercial Dr. 
Be sure to follow the painted footprints around to the side of the school for the drop-in's entrance!

 

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Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up

  • Bridgeway Family Center - Brittany Glen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, at the Bridgeway Family Centers in Peel (formerly known as the OEYC's). This is a mom-to-mom support group, facilitated by Ashley Pickett, IBCLC. 

You don't have to have a breastfeeding problem to come to this group! This is designed as a support for breastfeeding families. Common conversation topics are about sore nipples, going back to work, quirky baby habits, involving partners when there aren't bottles involved, concerns over having enough milk, parenting at the breast, solid foods, feeding to sleep, breastfeeding in public, and more! We also love to hear families sharing joys and challenges, and meeting other families as well.

Please find up to date info at the Bridgeway Family Center site, as well.

 

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Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Oct
25
3:30 PM15:30

Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers

  • Bridgeway Family Centers - Brittany Glen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Mississauga Breastfeeding Meetup
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meetup

  • Bridgeway Family Center - Turtle Creek (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, at the Bridgeway Family Centers in Peel (formerly known as the OEYC's). This is a mom-to-mom support group, facilitated by Ashley Pickett, IBCLC. 

You don't have to have a breastfeeding problem to come to this group! This is designed as a support for breastfeeding families. Common conversation topics are about sore nipples, going back to work, quirky baby habits, involving partners when there aren't bottles involved, concerns over having enough milk, parenting at the breast, solid foods, feeding to sleep, breastfeeding in public, and more! We also love to hear families sharing joys and challenges, and meeting other families as well.

Please find up to date info at the Bridgeway Family Center site, as well.

 

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

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Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Breastfeeding Matters group - Milton

Join us for a bi-weekly Breastfeeding Matters Drop In!

This is a parent-to-parent support group, facilitated by breastfeeding helpers such as IBCLC's, La Leche League leaders and Peer Councillors. Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding parents of babies of all ages are welcome here! As are your toddlers and older children. We will discuss common breastfeeding concerns and issues and all aspects of the breastfeeding relationship.

We meet at the Milton Community Hub, at Our Lady of Victory School, 540 Commercial Dr. 
Be sure to follow the painted footprints around to the side of the school for the drop-in's entrance!

 

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Babywearing Drop-Ins in the park with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Aug
2
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Drop-Ins in the park with Halton-Peel Babywearers

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

For park events, please bring blankets or lawn chairs if you would like to sit.

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jul
30
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

View Event →
Mississauga Breastfeeding Meetup
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meetup

  • Bridgeway Family Center - Turtle Creek (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, at the Bridgeway Family Centers in Peel (formerly known as the OEYC's). This is a mom-to-mom support group, facilitated by Ashley Pickett, IBCLC. 

You don't have to have a breastfeeding problem to come to this group! This is designed as a support for breastfeeding families. Common conversation topics are about sore nipples, going back to work, quirky baby habits, involving partners when there aren't bottles involved, concerns over having enough milk, parenting at the breast, solid foods, feeding to sleep, breastfeeding in public, and more! We also love to hear families sharing joys and challenges, and meeting other families as well.

Please find up to date info at the Bridgeway Family Center site, as well.

 

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Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Jul
26
3:30 PM15:30

Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers

  • Bridgeway Family Centers - Brittany Glen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

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Dad's Drop-In
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Dad's Drop-In

Parenting can be challenging, and a network of others to bounce situations and problems off of is often the answer. Dads and non-birthing partners often get left out of the typical support such as - “moms groups” and other Social Media pages dedicated mostly to moms.

This new drop-in is for new and experienced dads to meet other dads, talk about life, partners and parenting and help each other out.

Kevin Pickett, a father of three busy, crazy and well-behaved-on-occasion kids and his wife Ashley, local parent educator, are launching this drop-in on Fathers Day weekend! Their combined experience of raising kids, owning a business and maintaining their marriage have driven them to want to help all families thrive too. In their 13 years as parents they have experienced every version of sleep arrangements, nighttime parenting, mental wellness and postpartum mood disorders, practicing positive and attachment focused care, full-term breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, marriage concerns and recovery of their relationship over and over.. Kevin & Ashley know how hard this is, and want other fathers to know they are supported and can thrive too!!

Come out to Boston Pizza on the third Friday of each month from 7:30-9:30pm... grab a drink, and meet other dads and partners in Halton. Please RSVP here or send a quick email to kgpickett@hotmail.com so we know how many to expect.

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Introducing Solid Foods: A Baby Led Approach
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Introducing Solid Foods: A Baby Led Approach

Lets get messy!!! Feeding solids is a new adventure, and you deserve to be prepared!

This is a comprehensive class, where we will discuss the ins and outs of guiding your baby through the transition to other foods, in a healthy, anxiety free way! 

We will discuss:
- how to discover if your child is ready (not an age, but a set of abilities to look for)
- what foods babies need other than your milk, or formula milk
- how to prepare foods
- what to look for, to help understand if you're moving too fast or too slow
- the important of maintaining gut health and reducing inflation
- baby-led weaning
- the role of chewing food and why it's a key to great digestion
- how to protect milk supply and maintain nursing if that is your goal
- how to make sure you are encouraging good eating habits, avoiding picky eaters, and making meal time an enjoyable social time

AND you will receive emailed handouts, as well as access to my support as you journey through solids!

The investment is $60 per person. Please add $30 for each additional caregiver (parent, grandparent, babysitter, etc of the same child).

Limited spaces available! Please phone Abaton IM @ 905 580 3333 to register and pay, to secure your spot.

If you are a practitioner and would like to attend, please contact me for details about practitioner fees and to see if there is space.

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Babywearing Drop-In in the park with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Jul
18
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Drop-In in the park with Halton-Peel Babywearers

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

For park events, please bring blankets or lawn chairs if you would like to sit.

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine
(times may change, check event info before coming)

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

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Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up

  • Bridgeway Family Center - Brittany Glen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, at the Bridgeway Family Centers in Peel (formerly known as the OEYC's). This is a mom-to-mom support group, facilitated by Ashley Pickett, IBCLC. 

You don't have to have a breastfeeding problem to come to this group! This is designed as a support for breastfeeding families. Common conversation topics are about sore nipples, going back to work, quirky baby habits, involving partners when there aren't bottles involved, concerns over having enough milk, parenting at the breast, solid foods, feeding to sleep, breastfeeding in public, and more! We also love to hear families sharing joys and challenges, and meeting other families as well.

Please find up to date info at the Bridgeway Family Center site, as well.

 

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Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Breastfeeding Matters group - Milton

Join us for a bi-weekly Breastfeeding Matters Drop In!

This is a parent-to-parent support group, facilitated by breastfeeding helpers such as IBCLC's, La Leche League leaders and Peer Councillors. Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding parents of babies of all ages are welcome here! As are your toddlers and older children. We will discuss common breastfeeding concerns and issues and all aspects of the breastfeeding relationship.

We meet at the Milton Community Hub, at Our Lady of Victory School, 540 Commercial Dr. 
Be sure to follow the painted footprints around to the side of the school for the drop-in's entrance!

 

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jul
9
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine
(times may change, check event info before coming)

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

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Babywearing Drop-Ins in the park with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Jul
5
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Drop-Ins in the park with Halton-Peel Babywearers

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

For park events, please bring blankets or lawn chairs if you would like to sit.


Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Jun
28
3:30 PM15:30

Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers

  • Bridgeway Family Centers - Brittany Glen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Understanding Infant Sleep: Anxiety-Free Sleep for the while family
Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding Infant Sleep: Anxiety-Free Sleep for the while family

Infant Sleep! It's the topic of most mommy blogs, drop in groups and online threads... And when trying to learn about sleep, there is a world of conflicting information and advice. It can be so hard to determine what's right for your own family, especially when we don't yet know what normal is!

Setting expectations that are realistic and workable is the foundation of anxiety free parenting! By the end of this class, you will have a good understanding of why babies sleep (or don't sleep) the way they do, what is happening through different sleep phases, and how you can get your entire family the best sleep possible while maintaining strong, secure attachments.

Specifically, we will discuss:
- Infant sleep, biological norms and cultural expectations
- brain growth, brain wiring and how responsiveness plays a role in brain development
- tricky times to watch for (sleep regressions, progressions, and disturbances, etc)
- various safe sleep environments and options
- how to respond to outside pressure and advice that may not represent your own goals
- how to determine if there is a sleep problem, and what you can do
- tips to help the whole family find enough healthy sleep

You will receive emailed handouts.
Babies in arms welcome.

Details:
This class is best suited for pre-natal families to families in the first 12 months. 
$50 per person. $25 for an additional caregiver (parent, grandparent, babysitter, etc)

Limited spaces available! Payment is due to secure your spot. Please call Abaton @ (905)580-3333 to pay for the class, or etransfer your fee and email to let me know! Payment can be sent to: ashleypickettibclc@gmail.com.

If you are a practitioner and would like to attend, please contact me for details about practitioner fees and to see if there is space.

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jun
25
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

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Mississauga Breastfeeding Meetup
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meetup

  • Bridgeway Family Center - Turtle Creek (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, at the Bridgeway Family Centers in Peel (formerly known as the OEYC's). This is a mom-to-mom support group, facilitated by Ashley Pickett, IBCLC. 

You don't have to have a breastfeeding problem to come to this group! This is designed as a support for breastfeeding families. Common conversation topics are about sore nipples, going back to work, quirky baby habits, involving partners when there aren't bottles involved, concerns over having enough milk, parenting at the breast, solid foods, feeding to sleep, breastfeeding in public, and more! We also love to hear families sharing joys and challenges, and meeting other families as well.

Please find up to date info at the Bridgeway Family Center site, as well.

 

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Babywearing Drop-Ins in the park with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Drop-Ins in the park with Halton-Peel Babywearers

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

For parK events please bring blanKets or lawn chairs if you would liKe to sit.

Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine. Last intake at 3:30pm.

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

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Dad's Drop-In
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Dad's Drop-In

Parenting can be challenging, and a network of others to bounce situations and problems off of is often the answer. Dads and non-birthing partners often get left out of the typical support such as - “moms groups” and other Social Media pages dedicated mostly to moms.

This new drop-in is for new and experienced dads to meet other dads, talk about life, partners and parenting and help each other out.

Kevin Pickett, a father of three busy, crazy and well-behaved-on-occasion kids and his wife Ashley, local parent educator, are launching this drop-in on Fathers Day weekend! Their combined experience of raising kids, owning a business and maintaining their marriage have driven them to want to help all families thrive too. In their 13 years as parents they have experienced every version of sleep arrangements, nighttime parenting, mental wellness and postpartum mood disorders, practicing positive and attachment focused care, full-term breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, marriage concerns and recovery of their relationship over and over.. Kevin & Ashley know how hard this is, and want other fathers to know they are supported and can thrive too!!

Come out to Boston Pizza on July 15th from 7:30-9:30pm... grab a drink, and meet other dads and partners in Halton. Please RSVP here or send a quick email to kgpickett@hotmail.com so we know how many to expect.

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Introducing Solid Foods: A Baby Led Approach
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Introducing Solid Foods: A Baby Led Approach

Lets get messy!!! Feeding solids is a new adventure, and you deserve to be prepared!

This is a comprehensive class, where we will discuss the ins and outs of guiding your baby through the transition to other foods, in a healthy, anxiety free way! 

We will discuss:
- how to discover if your child is ready (not an age, but a set of abilities to look for)
- what foods babies need other than your milk, or formula milk
- how to prepare foods
- what to look for, to help understand if you're moving too fast or too slow
- the important of maintaining gut health and reducing inflation
- baby-led weaning
- the role of chewing food and why it's a key to great digestion
- how to protect milk supply and maintain nursing if that is your goal
- how to make sure you are encouraging good eating habits, avoiding picky eaters, and making meal time an enjoyable social time

AND you will receive emailed handouts, as well as access to my support as you journey through solids!

The investment is $60 per person. Please add $30 for each additional caregiver (parent, grandparent, babysitter, etc of the same child).

Limited spaces available! Please phone Abaton IM @ 905 580 3333 to register and pay, to secure your spot.

If you are a practitioner and would like to attend, please contact me for details about practitioner fees and to see if there is space.

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jun
11
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine. Last intake at 3:30pm.

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

View Event →
Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up
Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up

  • Bridgeway Family Center - Brittany Glen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, at the Bridgeway Family Centers in Peel (formerly known as the OEYC's). This is a mom-to-mom support group, facilitated by Ashley Pickett, IBCLC. 

You don't have to have a breastfeeding problem to come to this group! This is designed as a support for breastfeeding families. Common conversation topics are about sore nipples, going back to work, quirky baby habits, involving partners when there aren't bottles involved, concerns over having enough milk, parenting at the breast, solid foods, feeding to sleep, breastfeeding in public, and more! We also love to hear families sharing joys and challenges, and meeting other families as well.

Please find up to date info at the Bridgeway Family Center site, as well.

 

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Babywearing Drop-Ins in the park with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Jun
7
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Drop-Ins in the park with Halton-Peel Babywearers

Join us for some babywearing conversation and learning!

Everyone is welcome - babies, partners, pregnant families! Learn how to use what you have, practice some new carries, or try something new from our learning library of carriers. 

At our meetings we focus on babywearing as a parenting tool, carrier safety and fit, and learning new babywearing skills. We move through beginner babywearing to advanced as the meeting progresses. Each participant can expect a few minutes with an educator.

Private help available! If you need advanced babywearing support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction :)

If you can’t make this date/location, not to worry! Halton-Peel babywearers meet three times a month (Milton, Oakville and Mississauga). Check upcoming events page for more info!

For park events please bring blankets or lawn chairs if you would like to sit.


Ashley, Ayella & Cindy

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Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

When: Every Monday from 1-4pm at Abaton Integrative Medicine. Last intake at 3:30pm.

Location: 235 Randall st, Oakville.
On site parking lot off Dunn St.

Fee: $50 per family

Welcome to Oakville's newest parenting support resource led by expert moms!! We host a drop-in group clinic, to provide ongoing support to families experiencing Breastfeeding and Sleep challenges.

If you have Breastfeeding concerns, our IBCLC will take down your recent history, examine your baby and assess a feeding, and provide solutions to move through your Breastfeeding concern. Families may come weekly to check in, have their latch assessed, weight babies or to make changes to current feeding plans. Some challenges require a more targeted consultation to start. If a one on one consultation is suggested, the initial visit will be discounted by our drop in fee.

If you have sleep concerns, our Infant Sleep educators will assess your history, your Infant and your sleep challenge and provide guidance and solutions for your family. We may suggest other practitioners who can help solve the underlying concern. It is important to note that we help within the range of biologically normal infant sleep support, and do not provide information or strategies on Sleep training.

View Event →
Understanding Infant Sleep: Anxiety Free Sleep for the whole family
May
29
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding Infant Sleep: Anxiety Free Sleep for the whole family

Infant Sleep! It's the topic of most mommy blogs, drop in groups and online threads... And when trying to learn about sleep, there is a world of conflicting information and advice. It can be so hard to determine what's right for your own family, especially when we don't yet know what normal is!

Setting expectations that are realistic and workable is the foundation of anxiety free parenting! By the end of this class, you will have a good understanding of why babies sleep (or don't sleep) the way they do, what is happening through different sleep phases, and how you can get your entire family the best sleep possible while maintaining strong, secure attachments.

Specifically, we will discuss:
- Infant sleep, biological norms and cultural expectations
- brain growth, brain wiring and how responsiveness plays a role in brain development
- tricky times to watch for (sleep regressions, progressions, and disturbances, etc)
- various safe sleep environments and options
- how to respond to outside pressure and advice that may not represent your own goals
- how to determine if there is a sleep problem, and what you can do
- tips to help the whole family find enough healthy sleep

You will receive emailed handouts.
Babies in arms welcome.
This class is best suited for pre-natal families to families in the first 12 months. 

Investment:
$50 per person.
$25 for an additional caregiver (parent, grandparent, babysitter, etc of the same child).

Limited spaces available! Payment is due to secure your spot. Message me via www.ashleypickett.com for questions or simply contact Abaton Integrative Medicine to pay for your spot @ 9055803333.

If you are a practitioner and would like to attend, please contact me for details about practitioner fees and to see if there is space.

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