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.

 

Babies will: 

  • Have reduced colic, gas & congestion
  • Be calmer & sleep better
  • Show improved motor skill development
  • Develop strong attachments with their parents

Parents will:

  • 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: This class is being held both in person at our Lakeside office and virtually. Please call our office if you would like to attend the class virtually to receive a special 10% discount!

Session 1: January 11th, 18th and 25th (Due to the rise in COVID cases, this class will be held virtually. Use code HEALTHYBABY for a 10% discount)

Session 2: February 8th, 15th and 22nd

Session 3: March 8th, 15th and 22nd

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!


Lactation Consultation

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
  • Oversupply
  • Mastitis
  • DMER
  • 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!

2022 Sessions:

Session 1: January 6, 2022

Session 2: January 13, 2022

Session 3: January 20, 2022

Session 4: January 27, 2022

Session 5: February 3, 2022

Session 6: February 10, 2022

Session 7: February 17, 2022

Session 8: February 24, 2022

COURSE FEE: Groups are $10 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

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.