Ottawa’s Baby Events & Free Seminars Summer 2018

June 20

MotherWit Meet the Doula Night Ottawa

Lactation Connection Breastfeeding Meet-ups  Join MotherWit Doula Care Ottawa for our Lactation Connection Breastfeeding Meet-ups every Tuesday morning 9:30am – 11:30am Light breakfast with coffee or tea will be served as we connect and chat about the joys and challenges of breastfeeding, and life with a baby.

This is a peer to peer breastfeeding support group. Open to anyone currently breastfeeding. $5 includes coffee, tea and a light breakfast!  Directions

 

June 21

National Capital Doula Open House

This event is FREE – drop in anytime between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

Image may contain: 4 people, people smilingAre you pregnant or know someone who is? Are you looking for a birth and/or postpartum doula to support you? Come meet and chat with the National Capital Doulas doula team. We’ll be there to answer your questions about doulas, about us, and our birth and postpartum services. This is a unique opportunity to meet the entire team. Join us at the Ottawa Integrative Health Centre, on the second floor, 1129 Carling Ave. Light refreshments will be served. There is street parking and a parking lot on the corner of Carling and Holland.

Källababy Review: National Capital Doulas – postpartum support

June 22

Infant & Toddler Sleep Seminar FREE

Image may contain: one or more people and text12:00 -1:00 pm  Hosted by The Happy Sleep Company and Gymboree Play and Music Ottawa

Join us for a FREE infant & toddler Sleep Seminar with Erin Junker from The Happy Sleep Company! Little ones are welcome to play while sleep consultant Erin shares her tips and advice to tackle sleep struggles! This seminar is open to Members and Non-Members with children under 5 years. Don’t forget your socks! Please click “going” here to register!

 

June 23

MotherWit Birth Essentials Prrenatal Classes

COST: $200 per couple.

Whether you are hoping to have an all natural birth, know that you want pain relief or are having a planned caesarean. We will provide you the information and resources to help guide you through all birthing scenarios in a fun hands-on class! We will cover topics such as: -Understanding the changes in your body during pregnancy -Diet and nutrition -How the body gives birth -Signs of labour -What to bring to your place of birth -What happens when you arrive at the hospital -Coping and comfort measures (breathing, massage etc.) -Relaxation techniques -How your partner can support you -The different stages of labour and delivery -Newborn care -Breastfeeding  -Community resources available to you and so, so much more!

 

Riverside Baby Day!

FREE EVENT Hosted by Ottawa Doula Services

Learn about products and services available to new families, win prizes and get your FREE Baby Box! For more details on how to get your box, head to www.babyboxuniversity.com.

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June 25

Hidden Allergens FREE Seminar
Image may contain: textReservation required
Email: info@puremassageclinic.com

Do you suspect you are intolerant to some foods?
Has food changed over the years?
Can diet have an impact on behavior?

Lori Preshing, CHRP, RHN will go over symptoms and body systems that may struggle with hidden allergens. She is delighted to share recovery stories of her own and those of families she has guided to health.

 

Babywearing 101  FREE EVENT

Image may contain: 1 person, sleeping, baby and closeupJoin National Capital Doulas – Amie Scharfe and Andria Bell (also of Bells Babies) for our monthly Babywearing 101. Everyone is welcome – whether you are wearing your baby, your toddler, or you’re pregnant and wanting to learn more about carrying your baby. Learn about the various wraps, slings, and carriers – how to use them, safety tips, fit, and more. Join National Capital Doulas – Amie Scharfe and Andria Bell (also of Bells Babies) for our monthly Babywearing 101. Everyone is welcome – whether you are wearing your baby, your toddler, or you’re pregnant and wanting to learn more about carrying your baby. Learn about the various wraps, slings, and carriers – how to use them, safety tips, fit, and more. Get your questions answered, try different wearing options, and meet other parents. We’ll provide snacks and a warm, inviting environment for you to ask questions and learn together. We’re located in the program room of the Emerald Plaza branch of the public library.

June 26

Join MotherWit Doula Care Ottawa for our Lactation Connection Breastfeeding Meet-ups every Tuesday morning 9:30am – 11:30am  Light breakfast with coffee or tea will be served as we connect and chat about the joys and challenges of breastfeeding, and life with a baby. This is a peer to peer breastfeeding support group. Open to anyone currently breastfeeding. $5 includes coffee, tea and a light breakfast!

 

Boomerang Kids for their popular Stroll & Roll program!

Location 1615 Orleans Boulevard, Orleans, Ontario K1C 7E2

Tuesdays 10-11a.m

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, sitting, outdoor and natureBoomerang Kids has partnered with Little Lotus Yoga to offer Stroll & Roll this year!

The Orleans location Stroll & Roll will be led by Harmony Ottenhof. Harmony is a mama to a beautiful boy and is an experienced personal trainer. Harmony has a contagious personality that is full of joy and life! Join Harmony for a fun filled Stroll & Roll on Tuesdays at 10a.m.!  Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in. What should you bring with you? Please dress comfortably and wear running shoes. Bring a water bottle, stroller/baby carrier and anything else you and your little one(s) need to feel comfortable. Have questions? Send us an email at admin@littlelotusyoga.ca or ask your Stroll & Roll leader!

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Success In Steps – Parent Support & Behaviour Consulting summer play groups.

Sylvia Corzato is a parent consultant and child behaviour specialist. She works with parents that are ready to figure out what is causing various challenges and behaviours with their children. This summer she is offering play group party workshops to support moms.

Having some friends over for a playdate this summer? Chances are you are talking about all of the beautiful milestones your little one is able to do

However…You may also be spending time chatting about:
– Your picky eater
– Dealing with their tantrums
– How to stop them from hitting
– Or discussing how long it takes them to go to bed, and how exhausted you feel afterward! Book a Playgroup Party where I can come to you & your little ones!Topic of Choice + Q&A (1.5 hour) – $250 This session will include a 45 minutes chat about the topic of your choice, as well as lots of time for Q&A about your little ones’ behaviours! Feel free to reach out, here

June 27

MotherWit Breastfeeding Preparation Workshop

Are you pregnant and planning on breastfeeding and want to be prepared when baby comes? Join us for an informative evening as you find your way as new parents and become a breastfeeding family.

Over the 2 hours, we will provide you with great local resources, up to date information and prepare you for the realities and possible challenges that can present themselves as you and your family embark on your breastfeeding journey. This valuable workshop will be facilitated by Susan Nolan RN, IBCLC and Christine Crook a certified Birth and Postparum doula. Cost: $60 (includes partner or support person of your choice!)

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Boomerang Kids for their popular Stroll & Roll program!

Location 1615 Orleans Boulevard, Orleans, Ontario K1C 7E2

Tuesdays 10-11a.m

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, sitting, outdoor and natureBoomerang Kids has partnered with Little Lotus Yoga to offer Stroll & Roll this year!

The Orleans location Stroll & Roll will be led by Harmony Ottenhof. Harmony is a mama to a beautiful boy and is an experienced personal trainer. Harmony has a contagious personality that is full of joy and life! Join Harmony for a fun filled Stroll & Roll on Tuesdays at 10a.m.!  Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in. What should you bring with you? Please dress comfortably and wear running shoes. Bring a water bottle, stroller/baby carrier and anything else you and your little one(s) need to feel comfortable. Have questions? Send us an email at admin@littlelotusyoga.ca or ask your Stroll & Roll leader!

 

July 5

VBAC 101 sessions

Free event 6 PM – 7:30 PM hosted by I CAN Push

VBAC 101 sessions are specialized prenatal classes focusing on birth options after a previous Cesarean birth. We will be discussing risks and benefits of both a repeat Cesarean birth and a trial of labour/VBAC and answering questions in a small group format. Please contact the study coordinator at 613-798-5555 x16869
or informedmomma@gmail.com to register.

July 7

Baby Days-2018 

baby-photos-milestone-10-months-smiling-sitting-barnwood-floor-upcycled-sweater-sitter-romper-rag-quilt-antique-teddy-bear-mesh-bucketBaby Days is all about capturing special moments. Hosted by the talented Stephanie de Montigny the creative mind behind Pure Natural Newborn Photography, who has been specializing in newborn portraiture since early 2012. 

The first smile is just as important as their first birthday and everything in between, and there’s nothing more special than being able to look back on these amazing memories. The moments are fleeting through their first year as the grow up so darn fast, so let’s slow things down a little and capture those milestones. This special event has been specifically designed for capturing growing babies as they achieve their milestones, and show off their newly learned skills. I am here to help you capture these special moments so you have tangible memories to look back on and can show your little one as they get older and starting asking about their childhood. RESERVE NOW

POPULAR MILESTONES:
smiling
tummy time
sitting unassisted
crawling
standing

Capturing Baby’s First Year

July 9, 16, 23, 30

Join Salsa Babies Ottawa again this year for Free Salsa Tots and Salsa Babies classes at Ottawa City Hall.

Salsa Tots class 10 am to 10:45 am  Salsa Babies at 11 am until 11:45 am.

We will have special guests each week, all local and family oriented business, that will be available to answers your questions about their products and services and ready to support you in your parenting journey. You will also be able to enter our weekly draw for your chance to win various prizes, including Gift Certificates from Salsa Babies Ottawa. Classes will be offered every Monday in July and August inside Ottawa City Hall, at Jean Pigott Hall.  About Salsa Tots classes: Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! Please bring comfortable clothes, a water bottle and nut-free snack for your children. All fitness levels are welcome, no dance experience necessary 🙂

Källababy Review: Salsa Tots

Aug 4

The Big Latch 2018

FREE event hosted by The BIG Global Latch On Ottawa  9 AM – 12 PM

No automatic alt text available.Join us for the 5th annual Ottawa Latches On, this fun family event is so much fun, year after year. Celebrate and normalize breastfeeding.
Location: Fisher Heights Community Centre

 

Aug 13, 20, 27

Join Salsa Babies Ottawa again this year for Free Salsa Tots and Salsa Babies classes at Ottawa City Hall.

Salsa Tots class 10 am to 10:45 am  Salsa Babies at 11 am until 11:45 am.

We will have special guests each week, all local and family oriented business, that will be available to answers your questions about their products and services and ready to support you in your parenting journey. You will also be able to enter our weekly draw for your chance to win various prizes, including Gift Certificates from Salsa Babies Ottawa. Classes will be offered every Monday in July and August inside Ottawa City Hall, at Jean Pigott Hall.  About Salsa Tots classes: Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! Please bring comfortable clothes, a water bottle and nut-free snack for your children. All fitness levels are welcome, no dance experience necessary.

KÄLLABABY REVIEW: Salsa Babies

Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Boomerang Kids for their popular Stroll & Roll program!

Location 1615 Orleans Boulevard, Orleans, Ontario K1C 7E2

Tuesdays 10-11a.m

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, sitting, outdoor and natureBoomerang Kids has partnered with Little Lotus Yoga to offer Stroll & Roll this year!

The Orleans location Stroll & Roll will be led by Harmony Ottenhof. Harmony is a mama to a beautiful boy and is an experienced personal trainer. Harmony has a contagious personality that is full of joy and life! Join Harmony for a fun filled Stroll & Roll on Tuesdays at 10a.m.!  Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in. What should you bring with you? Please dress comfortably and wear running shoes. Bring a water bottle, stroller/baby carrier and anything else you and your little one(s) need to feel comfortable. Have questions? Send us an email at admin@littlelotusyoga.ca or ask your Stroll & Roll leader!

Sept 9

Baby Is Coming. Now What?

$40.00

Hosted by Pure Natural Newborn Photography

Whether you are trying to start your family, or you’ve recently found out you are expecting a little one–this event is for you!

Image may contain: people sitting and textDeciding to have a baby is a big decision, and SOO many things to learn. This event will guide you through your questions: you’ll leave with your answers, some great resources, the ability to connect with the experts, plus the confidence knowing that YOU’VE GOT THIS!

There will be speakers providing information about pregnancy, newborns and beyond, a few hands-on education stations, and the opportunity to mingle with the experts and ask them anything! There is nothing we aren’t be willing to talk about, and there is no such thing as a stupid question. This is a safe space, so bring your partner, your parents or your friends, and come learn about all the things that parenthood brings, and leave knowing how to confidently approach anything life throws at you.
The growing list can be found here: https://purenaturalnewborn.com/community-events/baby-is-coming-now-what-ottawa-2018

You will also leave with a new-parent survival kit, filled with valuable resources available throughout the city, expert contact information, and some awesome swag <– I am working VERY hard to get the most usable items from the best local businesses in there!

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