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Archive for November 2013

Workouts for women: Sling and Dance for Mums – Fire (back)

Workouts for women:  Sling and Dance for Mums – Fire (back)


Sling Advice – Sling Meet – Blanchardstown

Are you new to baby slings/ carriers and don’t know where to start?
Would you like help in choosing or using the right carrier for you?
Would you like to meet other local mums?

sling meet

Come along to this regular meet. Just drop in for advice, demonstrations, to try different carriers and to chat to other mums.  Voluntary donations towards the rent of the room are welcome. Suggested donation: €3

Hilary is the sling consultant, qualified with the Trageschule, UK and affiliated with Babywearing Ireland

Next sling meet:  January 2014.  Details coming soon.

For more information on babywearing see :
For more information on the carriers we have for demonstration,

Or contact Hilary
087 917 2939


RTE Doctors on Call: Active Mums on TV

rte doctors on call

Looking good, mums and babies!  here’s the link:

Our piece starts at 5:55.

RTE 1 has an exciting new health show which came to our screens on Wednesday, the 13th of November. The weekly six part magazine show will feature a specialised team of doctors, medical professionals and reporters will bring you the ultimate guide to health and wellness. Doctors on Call

The RTE crew came in to the Active Mum Sling and Dance class a few weeks ago to film some of the class and to interview some of the mums.

Come and take a look to see if you can see yourself, your baby or any of your friends.


RTE doctors on call

RTE doctors on call







Last Classes for Sling & Dance of 2013

Sling and Dance exercise for mums

The sling and dance classes finish up this week for the Christmas break.  the last classes are:

Thursday 28th Nov at 11am in Castleknock
Saturday 30th Nov at 10am in Lucan

Do come and join us for the last one of the year and celebrate with a mince pie (Castleknock) or slap-up breakfast (Lucan)!

Details of the sling and dance classes.

The baby massage course continues until 16th December.


Sling Meetup in Terenure, Dublin 6W on 18th Dec. ’13

Are you new to baby slings/ carriers and don’t know where to start? Would you like to meet other local mums?

A sling meetup is a relaxed meet up where mums come together to chat and to try different baby slings and carriers.  You can see demonstrations of different carriers and ways to put them on.  You can talk to other people to help you choose a sling that suits you.  Hilary is a sling consultant with Trageschule, Dresden and is on hand to demonstrate slings and to advise on how you are using your own sling.

Just drop in for advice, demonstrations, to try different carriers and to chat to other mums.

Sling meetup

The sling meet is in conjunction with the non-profit organisation, Babywearing Ireland.  Voluntary donations towards the rent of the room are welcome. Suggested donation: €3

Active Mum has the following slings for you to try:

Ring slings

  • BB (pleated shoulder)
  • Storchenweige (gathered shoulder)

Woven Wraps

  • Didymos medium woven wrap (size 5)
  • Amazonas long woven wrap (size 7)

Stretchy Wraps

  • Je porte mon bebe
  • Moby

Mei Tai

  • Ellevill (regular size)
  • Hop tye (regular size)
  • Melkaj (toddler size)

Soft Structured Carriers

  • Manduca (soft structured carrier)
  • Patapum (soft structured carrier)
  • Fraulein Hubsch (half buckle/ half mei tai)

More information about our slings
More information about babywearing
More information about babywearing ireland

No need to book.  Just drop in.  For more information: contact Hilary:
087 917 2939

Sling Meet Dublin 15 Details

2-4pm on Wednesday 18th December 2013
Panda Play Cafe, Terenure Rugby Club, Dublin 6W


Active Mum – Finalist in the Maternity and Infant Awards 2013

maternity and infant awards

The Maternity and Infant awards 2013 took place on 24th October.  Thank you to everyone who voted for the sling and dance fitness classes with Active Mum!  We were a finalist in the following two categories:

– best mum and baby activity
– innovative product of the year

For a list of winners:

Wish us luck for next year!

maternity and infant awards 2013

maternity and infant awards 2013



The maternity & infant Awards 2013 in association with Gaviscon Extra are Ireland’s original awards in the pregnancy and parenting industry. Through these awards we commend the very best in products and services for mothers and babies in Ireland as well as reward bravery, selflessness and hard work through twelve “People Award” categories.

About Us


More About the Maternity and Infant Awards 2013

Now in their sixth year the maternity & infant Awards in association with Gaviscon Extra have continued to exceed all expectations with over 67,000 votes in 2012 and in line with the maternity & infant magazine, a distinct brand has been established.

Following the success of the awards in the last number of years, this year we have made a conscious decision to redesign in order to improve and progress with the needs of Irish parents. This year the awards will focus on providing advice and aim to be a point of reference for parents in Ireland seeking the best services and products available to them.

Through online voting, parent product testing and the maternity & infant Academy of Judges we will award the top products in Ireland the maternity & infant Awards parent seal of approval. Armed with a brand new website and six years experience we are confident in our persistence of being the innovators in this industry.


Baby Massage Blanchardstown, Dublin 15: New Course

baby/ infant massage class

Spend quality time with your baby learning how to give your baby a massage, and meet other local mums for friendship and support.

I will teach you strokes that are safe and appropriate for you to massage your baby, so that you can enjoy it as a regular activity at home.

The massage class which I teach was developed by Vimala McClure who is the founder of the International Association of Infant Massage and is taught all over the world.

You can be sure that you are receiving a quality class as I am accredited by the International Association of Infant Massage and am a member of Baby Massage Ireland. This also means that you can claim back up to €100 off the course cost from your insurance company.

I have a first class degree in psychology and philosophy and a masters in womens’ studies which along with qualifications in counselling skills, first aid, teaching and over 13 years of experience teaching adults means that I am well placed to teach the course.

As a sling consultant I offer help at the end of the class if you are considering getting a baby carrier or sling.

Baby massage blanchardstown

fun activity for baby

The benefits of baby massage include:

  1. Relief – may help relieve constipation, wind and colic pains.
  2. Relaxation- during the massage and also may help baby sleep better
  3. Stimulation – stimulating the muscles and nerve pathways.
  4. Interaction – great for bonding between the two of you.

You will get a receipt for your payment on the first day of the course, which you can send off to your health insurance company to claim the full or partial cost of the course back.

  • VHI – EU100 during the baby’s first year. Read more
  • Leya Healthcare – up to EU275 during baby’s first 3 months. Read more
  • Aviva Health – up to EU150 Read more
  • Glo Health – up to EU40 Read more


Baby Massage Blanchardstown Course Details

The baby massage classes are held at St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Church Avenue, Blanchardstown Village, Dublin 15

11:30-12:30pm on Tuesdays.  Next course starts 21st January 2014

More information about baby massage

To book: