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Archive for October 2013

Mid term break over – Active Mum Class Schedule back to normal

We are taking a mid term break around the bank holiday as some of the Active Mum venues are closed.  Classes for the next few days are as follows:

Thursday 31/10/13 – NO SLING AND DANCE
Friday 1/11/13 – sling meet as normal
Saturday 2/11/13 – sling and dance as normal

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

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Special Offers Baby Massage 50% off with 6 Sling and Dance Classes

Massage Class

Special offers baby massage course 50% off, when you purchase six sling & dance classes.

Total: €105 (saving of €60)

Baby Massage Course

The baby massage courses run for 5 weeks.  Each class lasts for an hour.  Classes are in Dublin 15:  Castleknock, Blanchardstown and Huntstown.   Baby massage is great for

  1. Relief.  It may help relieve constipation, wind and colic pains.
  2. Relaxation.  Baby massage relaxes baby during the massage and may help baby sleep better.
  3. Stimulation.  Baby massage stimulates the muscles and nerve pathways.
  4. Interaction.  It’s great for bonding between the two of you.

M ore information about baby massage

Hilary is certified with Baby Massage Ireland:  http://www.babymassageireland.com/ .  She is also a member of the International Association of Infant Massage:  http://www.iaim.net/

baby/ infant massage class

Sling and Dance Fitness Courses

The sling and dance fitness classes are post-natal exercise classes for mums.  Babies enjoy the music and movement in a sling.  Many babies fall asleep during the class.

Here are some of the benefits for mum:

  1. Lose baby weight.
  2. Regain fitness.
  3. Bond with your baby.
  4. Meet other mums.  We generally have a coffee afterwards at the venue.
  5. Enjoy a dance and a bit of a laugh!

Here are some of the benefits for baby:

  1. The movement is relaxing for baby.  Many babies fall asleep during the class.
  2. The movement stimulates babies’ vestibular system.  This is important for the development of balance, posture and movement.
  3. The movement stimulates babies’ muscular-skeletal system.  This helps develop muscle tone.
  4. The music gives babies the opportunity to develop a sense of rhythm.  This helps language development.
  5. Babies love being close to mum, so they enjoy the class too.

You do not need to bring your own baby sling as we have plenty to borrow.  Older children are welcome to come along and play at the side of the room.  More information about sling and dance classes.   http://activemum.ie/whats-on/sling-dance/

Sling and Dance Fitness Class

Special Offers Baby

T&C

  • The deal is for people who do not get a contribution towards the cost of baby massage course from health insurance.
  • Deal must be purchased by 8/12/13
  • Deal must be redeemed by 8/3/14
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers

 Buy the deal now using the PayPal button below

 

Sling and Dance Workout for Mums – Dynamite (front)

Sling and Dance Workout for Mums – Dynamite

 

‘Wearing a Hug’ Babywearing Fair in Dublin this Sunday 13/10

babywearing fair

The “Wearing a Hug” Babywearing fair is in its second year!  What started off as an idea for a Sling Demo at a conference, turned into an annual event to raise funds for Babywearing Ireland and awareness of Babywearing.

The 2013 “Wearing a Hug” fair will take place on the 13 October, 1pm – 5pm in Ashling Hotel.

Active Mum will have a stall all day, and a demonsrtation at 1:30pm.  Do come and join us!

 

Entry is 3 Euro per person or 5 Euro per family. Under 16s are free.If you are a member of Babywearing Ireland, you get 1 Euro off the entry fee 🙂 To join, register here.

The first 150 grown ups through the door will be going home with a fab goody bag.

Our venue is balloon-free!

Free facepainting on the day thanks to Panda Play Café

 

https://www.facebook.com/WearingAHugFair2013

http://wearahugfair.eu/

Virtual Sling-athon for International Babywearing Week

Sling-athon for International Babywearing Week

Celebrate International Babywearing Week 2013 by taking part in Sling-athon!

Take a photo of yourself with baby in a sling any time on Thursday 10/10/13 an post it to the Facebook event wall:

https://www.facebook.com/events/170198716519086/

I’ll be there with my camera on Thursday at the sling & dance class to take pictures of anyone who would like to participate.  Details of the sling & dance class can be found here:

http://activemum.ie/whats-on/sling-dance/

RTE shoot of Sling and Dance Fitness Class: a great success

Sling and Dance exercise for mums

Thanks to everyone who came to the sling and dance fitness  class today to make it such a success for the RTE crew. We had a large, buzzing class full of mums with great slings and happy babies.  Both the cameraman and the director were full of praise for the class and the calming effect it had on the babies.  Hopefully that will come across in the programme itself.

It’s airing during the third week of November – I’ll post the exact time and day when I have the information.