Babywearing Socials with Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)
Apr
25
3:30 PM15:30

Babywearing Socials with Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)

  • 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.

These groups run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Please consider contributing $5-15 via www.paypal.me/AshleyPickett to help keep these groups running. Private help is also 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

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Anxiety-Free Parenting Support Group - Milton
May
9
1:30 PM13:30

Anxiety-Free Parenting Support Group - Milton

Anxiety-Free Parenting is bringing you a NEW drop-in in Milton!!

This is a new and COMBINED meeting! We have brought together the long-standing Milton breastfeeding drop in, Halton-Peel’s babywearing group AND Anxiety-Free Parenting Support all into one diverse meeting!! We meet at the MCRC on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00-3:00.

Along with hands-on babywearing help, we will also discuss feeding, parenting, attachment, sleep, siblings, back to work and more.

We’re so excited to have you join our new parenting social in Milton!!

We run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Please consider a contribution of $5-15 to help keep these groups running! The instructors donate their time. Private support is also available! If you need advanced babywearing, breastfeeding or parenting support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction. Thank you for helping us continue to provide the community with expert support and advice

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BABYWEARING DROP-INS W/ HALTON-PEEL BABYWEARERS (PWYC)
May
15
1:00 PM13:00

BABYWEARING DROP-INS W/ HALTON-PEEL BABYWEARERS (PWYC)

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.

These groups run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Private help is also 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 Socials with Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)
May
23
3:30 PM15:30

Babywearing Socials with Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)

  • 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.

These groups run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Please consider contributing $5-15 via www.paypal.me/AshleyPickett to help keep these groups running. Private help is also 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

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Copy of Anxiety-Free Parenting Support Group - Milton
Jun
13
1:30 PM13:30

Copy of Anxiety-Free Parenting Support Group - Milton

Anxiety-Free Parenting is bringing you a NEW drop-in in Milton!!

This is a new and COMBINED meeting! We have brought together the long-standing Milton breastfeeding drop in, Halton-Peel’s babywearing group AND Anxiety-Free Parenting Support all into one diverse meeting!! We meet at the MCRC on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00-3:00.

Along with hands-on babywearing help, we will also discuss feeding, parenting, attachment, sleep, siblings, back to work and more.

We’re so excited to have you join our new parenting social in Milton!!

We run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Please consider a contribution of $5-15 to help keep these groups running! The instructors donate their time. Private support is also available! If you need advanced babywearing, breastfeeding or parenting support and can’t get enough time with us at the meeting, please book in with me for private instruction. Thank you for helping us continue to provide the community with expert support and advice

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BABYWEARING DROP-INS W/ HALTON-PEEL BABYWEARERS (PWYC)
Jun
19
1:00 PM13:00

BABYWEARING DROP-INS W/ HALTON-PEEL BABYWEARERS (PWYC)

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.

These groups run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Private help is also 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 Socials with Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)
Jun
27
3:30 PM15:30

Babywearing Socials with Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)

  • 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.

These groups run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Please consider contributing $5-15 via www.paypal.me/AshleyPickett to help keep these groups running. Private help is also 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

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Babywearing Social w/ Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)
Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Babywearing Social w/ Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)

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.

These groups run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Please consider a contribution of $5-15 to help keep these groups running! The instructors donate their time. Private support is also 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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Anxiety-Free Parenting Support Group - Milton
Apr
11
1:30 PM13:30

Anxiety-Free Parenting Support Group - Milton

Anxiety-Free Parenting is bringing you a NEW drop-in in Milton!!

This is a new and COMBINED meeting! We have brought together the long-standing Milton breastfeeding drop in, Halton-Peel’s babywearing group AND Anxiety-Free Parenting Support all into one diverse meeting!! We meet at the MCRC on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00-3:00.

Along with hands-on babywearing help, we will also discuss feeding, parenting, attachment, sleep, siblings, back to work and more.

We’re so excited to have you join our new parenting social in Milton!!

This is a Pay What You Can event.. a suggested donation of $10 van be paid at the door or via PayPal (ashleypickettibclc@gmail.com). Thank you for helping us continue to provide the community with expert support and advice!

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Anxiety-Free Parenting: Toddlers and Young Children
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Anxiety-Free Parenting: Toddlers and Young Children

Are you looking for a deeper understanding of your child’s real needs as they grow?

The way we choose to discipline our kids effects their behavior in the moment, and can also have effects on their feelings about themselves and their ability to be authentic. Our words and actions may shape our children’s understanding of this world and can lead to anything from feelings of safety to constant worry.

Anxiety-Free parenting is bringing you an opportunity to explore the choices we make as parents, and follow the impact of those choices through to adolescence. Are we supporting our long term goals we have for our children? If not, what choices can we make now, to cause the attitudes and qualities we would love to see in our future child?

We will cover:

Positive discipline
Tantrums
Time outs and separation
Hitting, biting, physical
Attachment and responsiveness
Long term vs Short term goals
Strategies for success

Please register and save your spot in this highly requested class!

You’re reading this because you’re already an amazing parent, and want to continue to learn and explore how to keep up with your authentic and instinctual style of raising kids with healthy limits and boundaries. This class is meant for you!

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Breastfeeding 101: Going Beyond the Basics!
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding 101: Going Beyond the Basics!

We spend so much of our pregnancy focused on the upcoming birth of our babies!! And rightly so... it’s an amazing experience that wisdom can only help. Once our babies have arrived, we’re met with a lot of parenting! There’s diapers and sleeping, and crying and snuggling... and Breastfeeding!

Most Prenatal Classes will touch on breastfeeding, and health campaigns will explain the benefits. In THIS comprehensive class we will explore the system of breastfeeding and milk supply. You will learn practical strategies to get the best start to breastfeeding. Beyond this basic education, you will also learn how to ensure efficient breastfeeds, will Understand how intertwined sleep and breastfeeding are, and how to ensure the very best milk supply you could have!

Other topics:

  • Prenatal preparation

  • Anatomy of breastfeeding

  • Skin to skin magic

  • The first hour, day, week and month

  • The most effective latch

  • The system of milk production

  • Breastfeeding management

  • How to make the most milk

  • Tricky times and how to manage them

  • What to do when things don’t seem right (pain, frequent feeds, slow weight gain, baby won’t latch, and more)

You may have already had your baby, only to realize that you wish you knew more. Please join us prenatally or in the immediate postnatal period! This class will help prepare you and will also help you catch up if needed. Prenatal participants are also welcome to join the class again once baby has arrived!

To register, please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/breastfeeding-101-going-beyond-the-basics-tickets-55986041758

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Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)
Mar
28
3:30 PM15:30

Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)

  • 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.

These groups run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Private help is also 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

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Understanding Infant Sleep: Anxiety-Free Sleep for the whole family
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

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 setting 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 phone Abaton IM at (905) 580-3333 to pay and register for this class. 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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Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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
Mar
22
2:00 PM14:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up

  • 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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Introducing Solid Foods: A Baby Led Approach
Mar
21
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 $50 per person. Please add $25 for each additional caregiver (parent, grandparent, babysitter, etc of the same child).

Limited spaces available! Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introducing-solids-a-baby-led-approach-tickets-55941700131

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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Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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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Anxiety-Free Parenting Support Group - Milton
Mar
14
1:30 PM13:30

Anxiety-Free Parenting Support Group - Milton

Anxiety-Free Parenting is bringing you a NEW drop-in in Milton!!

This is a new and COMBINED meeting! We have brought together the long-standing Milton breastfeeding drop in, Halton-Peel’s babywearing group AND Anxiety-Free Parenting Support all into one diverse meeting!!

Starting in March, we will be meeting at the MCRC on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00-3:00.

Along with hands-on babywearing help, we will also discuss feeding, parenting, attachment, sleep, siblings, back to work and more.

We’re so excited to have you join our new parenting social in Milton!!

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Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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
Mar
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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Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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 →
Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers
Feb
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

View Event →
Understanding Infant Sleep: Anxiety-Free Sleep for the whole family
Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

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 setting 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 phone Abaton IM at (905) 580-3333 to pay and register for this class. 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.

View Event →
Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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
Feb
22
2:00 PM14:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up

  • 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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Introducing Solid Foods: A Baby Led Approach
Feb
21
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 $50 per person. Please add $25 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 SOCIALS W/ HALTON-PEEL BABYWEARERS (PWYC)
Feb
20
1:00 PM13:00

BABYWEARING SOCIALS W/ HALTON-PEEL BABYWEARERS (PWYC)

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.

These groups run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Please consider sending $5-15 to www.paypal.me/AshleyPickett to help keep these groups running! Private help is also 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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Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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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Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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
Feb
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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Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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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Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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
Jan
25
2:00 PM14:00

Mississauga Breastfeeding Meet Up

  • 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 (PWYC)
Jan
24
3:30 PM15:30

Babywearing Drop-Ins with Halton-Peel Babywearers (PWYC)

  • 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.

These groups run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Private help is also 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

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Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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 W/ HALTON-PEEL BABYWEARERS (PWYC)
Jan
16
1:00 PM13:00

BABYWEARING DROP-INS W/ HALTON-PEEL BABYWEARERS (PWYC)

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.

These groups run on a “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) basis. Private help is also 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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Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic
Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

Walk-In Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Clinic

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.

Challenges that we support in clinic:

  • sore nipples

  • blocked ducts

  • vasospasm (compressed nipples and breast pain)

  • baby not getting enough at breast/supplementing

  • weaning

  • going back to work

  • introducing solids

  • using lactation aid/SNS

  • frequent feeds/night waking

  • trouble getting baby to feed to sleep

  • bedsharing, crib transition concerns

  • exploring normal sleep by age

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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