Register for classes by e-mailing us at Doulas@BirthBabyAndBeyond.org
Baby's First Massage
Massage helps your baby in many ways. It assists digestion, aids in sleep patterns, and helps baby and parents bond. A good time to use this technique is anytime after your healthy newborn is two weeks old. Set up an individualized class, register with a friend, or join in on a group class. $25 per family
Using sign language with your baby or toddler has many benefits. Babies who sign are less frustrated, speak earlier, have higher IQ's (10-12 points higher), and develop larger vocabularies than those who don't. Our class teaches parents and caregivers to use signs so the baby will begin to use them even before they can talk. A good time to start using signs is at 6 months. A good time to start using signs is at 6 months. These classes are also beneficial for families with non-verbal children of any age. We offer two classes to meet the needs and interests of all families:
Level 1 – Basic instruction in why to sign, how to introduce signs, and which signs to start with. Signs taught will include signs for feeling words, safety words, courtesy, family members, foods, and other fun and useful words.
Level 2 – Further your and your child’s understanding of sign language through our level 2 class. This class expands upon the vocabulary taught in the Level 1 class with letters, numbers, more words for feelings and family members, body parts, clothing, colors, nature signs, and many animals words. Integrate signing with books, songs and activities too.
$25 per level per family. Babies are welcome to attend class if you feel that your learning experience won’t be compromised.
We also offer the above classes for your daycare or child care center!
BB&B Doulas feel strongly about education before labor and birth. Our Childbirth Education Series consists of 6 classes available as one series, or individually to meet your needs. Classes 2, 3 & 4 are included in most of our doula packages. Additional classes are available for $50 each. Non-doula clients are welcome to attend classes for $50 each when there is space.
This is not your mother's Lamaze Class. We explore how your body works and how you can work with it to enhance your birth experience.
Class 1—Prepare for Your Best Birth—How to choose a care provider, prenatal testing, nutrition, childbirth education class, and more. This class is best taken early in pregnancy.
Class 2—How Birth Works—Learn about normal variations in birth and how to handle them.
Class 3—Childbirth Comfort and Positioning - You will also get hands-on practice with relaxation techniques and comfort measures for easing the discomforts of pregnancy and labor. Natural pain management techniques will also be discussed.
Class 4—Childbirth Choices and Medical Interventions—Find out more about options you have available to you at your birth place, whether it be hospital or home. Pain Management interventions, including epidural, are explained, along with ways to avoid them or decide if they are medically needed for you, and how to ask questions to make informed decisions.
Class 5—VBAC Prep (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) - VBAC births take some special preparations and information. This class will prepare you well for communicating with your caregiver about your VBAC, and inform you about the special considerations to keep in mind during your pregnancy and labor.
Class 6 - Breastfeeding Basics - This class explains the benefits of breastfeeding for your baby and you. You will get the basic information and practical advice you need to know as you begin breastfeeding.
We keep our classes small, so you have plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered! Please e-mail us at Doulas@BirthBabyAndBeyond.org for dates. Private classes can also be scheduled. Tammy Bayer is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. If you need a refresher course or you don't have time in your busy schedule to take a full childbirth class, consider taking just a couple of classes that meet your needs.
Join us to run, jump, play, and make new friends! We have a weekly playgroup held on Thursdays from 11a-12p. We are fortunate to be able to use the space at Revolution Martial Arts, 5309 N. Park Place NE, behind Hobby Lobby/The Play Station area. We have a spacious room with a padded floor, just ready for kids to move around in! $4/family/visit or $10/family/month
PLEASE - keep sick kiddos and family members at home. Not only will you avoid passing illness on to others, your child's compromised immune system needs a break! Please join us for play once your child has been illness free (fever, cough, runny nose, loose stools) for at least 24 hours.
We offer this unique class to help big brothers and sisters understand basic ideas surrounding birth and about their mother bringing home a new baby. Begin discussing how things will change before the baby comes home. Discuss what babies are like and their needs. Encourage the child to become involved in the new activities and decide on special times for the older child also. Extra material will be offered for a sibling who is attending a birth. This class can be specially scheduled for your family. $50/family for private classesType your paragraph here.
Music & More
Music & More Level 1 – 30 minutes of songs, finger plays, balls, scarves, instruments, parachute, and bubbles. Expose your baby to music, rhythm and motion with this calm, small, age-appropriate group. Ages birth though 18 months (or until walking well) and adult.
Music & More Level 2 – 40 minutes of music, instruments, scarves, singing, dancing, finger plays, balls, bubbles, hoola hoops, parachute, and more. Experience music, rhythm and motion with your young child. Ages 18 months (or walking well) to 3 1/2 years old with adult.
Music & More Level 3—45 minutes of instruments, rhythm, dancing, movement, singing, games, and more! Ages 3-5 years old, child should be able to separate from adult, children need to be pre-approved by instructor.
Our Music & More instructor is Tammy Bayer. Tammy earned a dual degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. She has advanced training in Child Development, and has taken additional training in using music with infants and small children.