Infants and Toddlers
Infant Massage Class for Parents
2022 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: Tuesdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
LOCATION: Due to the rise in COVID cases, this class will be held virtually. Use code HEALTHYBABY for a 10% discount.
- Session 5: May 3rd, 10th, 17th
- Session 6: June 7th, 14th and 21st
- Session 7: July 5th, 12th and 19st
- Session 8: August 9th, 16th, 23rd
COURSE FEE and MORE INFORMATION:
Cost: $65 per family, all materials included. Receive a special discount if you attend the class virtually only – please call our office to inquire. 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!
IBCLC-Run 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: Every Thursday from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Due to the current state COVID guidelines and limitations, walk-ins will not be permitted at this time. Please click the links below to register in advance!
May 2022 Sessions:
- Session on June 2, 2022
- Session on June 9, 2022
- Session on June 16, 2022
- Session on June 23, 2022
- Session on June 30, 2022
COURSE FEE: Groups are $12 per session.
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!
Roly Poly Movement Class
2022 3-Week Sessions
Led by physical therapist, Dr. Emily Shattuck, Roly Poly is an infant movement class designed to help parents feel confident and comfortable facilitating movement in 4 main developmental positions to encourage infants to achieve motor milestones. This 3 week class will also help parents learn to select age appropriate toys, set up environments for optimal motivation, and learn about next steps.
This class is for infants ages 4 months to pre-walkers. This is an in-person class and will be limited to 3 families to allow for social distancing.
INSTRUCTOR: Emily Shattuck, PT, DPT
DATE & TIME: Thursdays from 1:15-2:00pm
- May Session: May 12th, May 19th, May 26th
COURSE FEE: $48 for 3 week course
Due to the current state guidelines and limitations, walk-ins will not be permitted at this time. The class is limited to 3 babies and their parents.