Infants and Toddlers
Infant Massage Class for Parents
2020 Winter 3-Week Sessions
Come learn how to massage your baby to strengthen your bond and improve his or her sleep and digestion. This 3-week class is designed especially for parents of young infants, including those who were born prematurely and/or who have medical issues or special needs. Each week parents will learn how to massage different parts of their baby and how to adapt those strokes to meet their infant’s individual needs. This class has a slower pace to support the babies’ immature nervous systems. Parents will also have an opportunity to meet other parents with similar parenting challenges and exchange ideas. Parents are encouraged to ask questions regarding feeding and motor skill development from our developmental expert. The class is open to infants ages 6 weeks to 12 months and their caregivers. This class is open to babies of ALL abilities!
There are many benefits of massage for both parents and babies.
- Have reduced colic, gas & congestion
- Be calmer & sleep better
- Show improved motor skill development
- Develop strong attachments with their parents
- Improve their ability to read their baby’s cues
- Communicate more effectively with their baby
- Develop confidence in their parenting skills
- Reduce their stress
- Improve their own sense of well-being
INSTRUCTOR: Robin Hoffman, OTR/L, CIMI
DATES & TIMES: Wednesdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Session 1: January 15th, 22nd and 29th
Session 2: March 4th, 11th and 18th
Session 3: April 1st, 8th and 15th — Cancelled due to COVID-19
Session 4: May 6th, 13th and 20th
COURSE FEE and MORE INFORMATION:
Cost: $65 per family, all materials included. Caring Connections Family Support Grant money may be available to cover the cost of registration for families with preemies. Contact us at 303-433-0852 to register or click on the session links above to register online!
Roly Poly Class: Gross Motor Class for Infants
2020 Winter 3-Week Sessions
For ages 3 months to pre-walkers
Led by physical therapist, Kendra Colyer, this class is designed to teach parents the skills they need to develop their child’s gross motor skills through the first year of life. The class will provide parents with tools to help their child develop balance, coordination,strength, and postural awareness with new gross motor skills. Each week will introduce new movement patterns in a small class environment. Parents are encouraged to ask specific questions as each child will receive individual attention by a developmental expert. Specialty topics addressed each week! Stay for the whole series to learn!
Winter Session 1: February 4th, 11th and 18th
Winter Session 2: March 3rd, 10th and 17th
FREE Infant Massage Class
Open to all families in the community and recommended for infants 6 weeks to 8 months old.
INSTRUCTOR: Newly trained infant massage instructors
DATE & TIMES:
Session 1: Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session 2: Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a FREE infant massage class during our Certified Infant Massage Instructor Training. Our newly trained instructors will teach you how to massage your baby and share the benefits of massage with you and your little one.
Both parents and adult family members are welcome to attend. Please bring a towel or blanket and a change of clothes for your baby. Also be prepared to feed your child as infants often get hungry after a massage. Registration is required. Please register online by clicking on the session links above or contact our office at 303-433-0852!
IBCLC Ran Baby Feeding Support Groups or One-on-One Consultations
Breastfeeding can be a beautiful and bonding experience for both you and your baby. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always reach a level of ease for the mother-baby dyad immediately. From slow weight gain and low milk supply, to sore nipples and mastitis, we are here to support you. If you need help with any step along the way, need a weight/feeding transfer weight or just need to know that there are other mothers out there experiencing the same things you are, please join Katie, our in-house International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), for our breastfeeding support groups or a one-on-one consultation.
Need help with:
- Poor latch
- Weight checks
- Bottle refusal
- Low milk supply
- Slow weight gain
- Nipple damage
- Plugged ducts
- Managing sleep and feeding
INSTRUCTOR: Katie Connealy, MA CCC-SLP, IBCLC, CIMI
DATE & TIME: 2020 Support groups run every Thursday at 11:00am
COURSE FEE: Groups are donation based.
CONSULTATIONS: You can also schedule a one-on-one consultation to get a more individualized plan. Check with front desk to see if we take your insurance or if private pay is an option!