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Archive for February 2014

Sling Meet in Terenure, Dublin 6W on 19/3/14

Are you new to baby slings/ carriers and don’t know where to start?  A sling meet is like a coffee morning but with slings to try and a sling consultant available for you to get help on choosing and using a sling.

Panda Play cafe is a great spot where your children can play safely while you enjoy a coffee and a chat with other mums.

Entrance is free for 6 months and under or EU6 per child and you can stay all day. 2pm is when Hilary, the sling consultant will arrive, but feel free to come earlier and enjoy.

Sling meet Details

2-4pm on Wednesday 19th March 2014 
Panda Play Cafe 
at  Terenure College Rugby Football Club, ‘Lakelands’, Greenlea Grove, Terenure, Dublin 6W Google map

 

 

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Baby Massage in Castleknock, D15 on 3/3/14

baby/ infant massage course

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 dublin 15

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 Dublin 15, Castleknock Course Details

The baby massage classes are held at Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge Road, Dublin 15

Next courses: 12:30-1:30pm on Monday 3rd March 2014.

More information about baby massage

To book:  http://activemum.ie/book-now/

 

‘Coffee Morning Mums’ in Dublin 15. Lactation Consultant present this week 27/2/14

meetup for mums

Come and meet other local mums for friendship and support!

Mairead Murphy a lactation consultant will be available this week, 27/2/14  to answer any general questions you might have about breastfeeding.  Read more about Mairead Murphy here.

The group is breast and bottle feeding-friendly and is a safe, comfortable space for you to enjoy being with your baby and being out meeting people too. It is open for mums with babies under 9 months, so you are all at the same stage.

There will be a €3 admission charge to cover the rent of the room, and that will include biscuits.

I will run the coffee morning for a month to see if there is demand for it. If you have any friends who might be interested, please share this event.

Once a month I will open the group up to mums of older children also, and we will have a sling meet in association with babywearing ireland. This will be a coffee morning as usual, but I will have my slings with me for demonstrations and advice.

Coffee Morning Mums Details

Every Thursday from 11am – 1pm
Starts Thursday 27th Feb 2014
Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge Road, Dublin 15
Just drop in.

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Sling Meets in Terenure, Dublin 6W

sling meet

Are you new to baby slings/ carriers and don’t know where to start?

Sling meets are like a coffee morning but with slings to try and a sling consultant available for you to get help on choosing and using a sling.

Panda Play cafe is a great spot where your children can play safely while you enjoy a coffee and a chat with other mums.

Entrance is free for 6 months and under or EU6 per child and you can stay all day. 2pm is when Hilary, the sling consultant will arrive, but feel free to come earlier and enjoy.

sling meet

sling meet

 

Sling Meet: Castleknock, Dublin 15 on 20/2/14

Thursday 20th February 2014 from 11am-1pm
Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15

A sling meet is like a coffee morning with other parents/ mums-to-be, but everyone brings their slings along, and there is a babywearing consultant present with a stock of slings for you to try.   If you have a new baby and you are interested in buying a sling but don’t know where to start, this meet-up is for you!  It’s also great for parents of older babies who are looking for some new ideas with e.g. back carries or woven wraps, or moving from a regular size carrier to a toddler or pre-school carrier.

Castleknock Community Centre is a friendly and well-run centre.  We have a room hired with mirrors which really helps when trying new ways of carrying your baby.  A cup of tea is just €1, so come along to meet other local mums  and hang out with us, drinking tea and trying new slings.

Babywearing Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation providing information and support to anyone using or interested in baby carriers and slings.  Admission €3 voluntary donation towards room hire.

There’s no need to book.  Just come along.

meet to see different carries

meet to see different carries