Classes for you and your baby to enjoy together
Call Active Mum: 087 917 2939

What’s New

Active Mum Coffee Mornings: Suspended

meetup for mums



mum meetups

TV commercial featuring Active Mum’s sling and dance

The shoot for the commercial seemed to go very well and we are looking forward to seeing the ad – it will be showing in January and February 2015, so look out for the Aldi ads on telly and see if you can spot any sling and dance mums you might know!

Sling and Dance post-natal fitness

Sling and Dance post-natal fitness


Photo Shoot for Active Mum

Monday 8/12/14 at Castleknock Community CEntre, Laurel Lodge, D15

Would you like to get some professional pictures of yourself and your baby for free?

I am looking for some mums and babies to help me get some good images to use for my website, posters etc.  I am booking the community centre room for an hour.  In that time we plan to get some good images of the following:

–        post-natal pilates (with Sinead, the post-natal pilates teacher)
–        mum and baby yoga (with Hilary – classes coming soon)
–        baby massage (with Hilary)

The photographer, Dee Organ will take photos throughout the hour, of Sinead and myself teaching, of you and your baby in different positions as they would be in the classes, and of you and your baby interacting together..  I will be given all the digital images a week or two later, and you are welcome to have copies of any of the pictures that feature you and your baby.

Because I plan on using the images for Active Mum publicity I will ask you to sign a waiver saying that you are happy for me to use the images for that purpose.


Who is it suitable for?

Mums with babies aged 6 weeks to 1 year.  Babies aged 7-12 months won’t be suitable for the baby massage pictures, but will still be able to participate in the pilates, yoga and general interaction shots.

If you have a friend who might be interested do pass the details along – you do not need to have been attending classes with Active Mum already in order to join us.


Photo Shoot Details

11am – noon on Monday 8/12/14
Castleknock Community Centre
Laurel Lodge Road, Dublin 15



The photo shoot is free, but please let me know if you are coming, as we need only 8-10 mums and babies.  Please contact Hilary on 087 917 2939 or





BWI Sling Meet, Terenure. All Welcome

sling meet

19/11/14 at Panda Play Cafe

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.

Hilary is doing the sling meet representing Babywearing Ireland which is a non-profit organisation.  Only Babywearing Ireland slings are available to hire at this sling meet – not my personal stock.

Sling meet Details

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



sling meet
sling meet


Informal Sling Meet Meath. All welcome

sling meet Dublin 15

1/10/14 at my house in Dunboyne, Co. Meath

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.

I also run a sling library, so all the slings below are available to rent:  €7.50 per sling for two weeks.  This way you can try them and see what suits you best before you go out and buy one.

Admission:  free

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

Sling Meet Details

The sling meets take place at my house  on the first Wednesday of the month from 2-4pm.
Address:  The Bungalow, Castlefarm, Dunboyne, Co. Meath.  Google map.  The house is in a small country lane, almost opposite a small factory for the Dunboyne Reel Factory.  For printable directions, email Hilary.

  • Wednesday 3/9/14
  • Wednesday  1/10/14
  • Wednesday 5/11/14
Sling Meet Meath

Sling Meet Meath

Our Sling Library

Ring slings

  • Storchenweige (gathered shoulder)

Woven Wraps

  • Didymos medium woven wrap (size 5)
  • Little Frog long woven wrap (size 6) – BWI

Stretchy Wraps

  • Je porte mon bebe
  • Moby
  • Boba – BWI

Mei Tai

  • Hop tye (regular size)
  • Neobulle (regular size)
  • Melkaj (standrad size) – BWI
  • Melkaj (toddler size)

Soft Structured Carriers

  • Manduca (soft structured carrier)
  • Manduca (soft structured carrier) – BWI
  • Patapum (soft structured carrier)
  • Fraulein Hubsch (half buckle/ half mei tai)
  • Ergo classic with infant insert
  • Boba 3G with infant insert
  • Connecta – BWI
  • Kibi

More information about our slings
More information about babywearing

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

Sling Meet Dublin 15 Details

Wednesday 6th August from 2-4pm
25 College Gate, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Mum and Baby Fitness Classes – last one on 20/10/14

Mum and baby fitness classes

This class will be changing to post-natal pilates on 3/11/14.

My own pregnancy is starting to slow me down, and as I haven’t been able to find an instructor to cover the class, I am handing over to Sinead Nic Clamha who will start post-natal pilates for the same time-slot.  The schedule for the next few weeks is as follows:

Monday 20/10/14 – mum and baby fitness (last)

Monday 27/10/14 – bank holiday, no class

Monday 3/11/14 – free taster class in post-natal pilates.  Just drop in (with your baby) and see how much you like it!

Monday 10/11/14 – four-week post-natal pilates course starts.

Class Details

Mondays at 11am
Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge Road, Dublin 15



Active Mum and Baby Coffee Morning: Betelnut, Driocht Theatre, Blanchardstown

meet other mums


/Come and meet other local mums for friendship and support.  I will be there to welcome you and introduce you to the others in the group.  The group is breast and bottle feeding friendly.  If you feel shy about breastfeeding in public, this is a great way to gain confidence, as you will be with other, supportive mums.  All mums are welcome but the group is geared towards mums with babies up to 9 months.

Just drop in.  No need to book.  If you would like me to look out for you, feel free to text me at 087 917 2939.

Details of Mum and Baby Coffee Morning

Thursdays at 11am

Thu 7/8/14  – Betelnut Cafe, Driocht, next to library, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15
Thu 14/8/14 – Insomnia Cafe, next to Carpenter Pub, Carpenterstown Road, Dublin 15
Thu 21/8/14  – Betelnut Cafe, Driocht, next to library, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15
Thu 28/8/14 – Insomnia Cafe, next to Carpenter Pub, Carpenterstown Road, Dublin 15


mum and baby coffee morning

Sling and Dance: join me for a demo?

Sling and Dance post-natal fitness

All About Baby Fair – Tallaght, 7/6/14

Active Mum have been asked to do a demo and a talk at the fair.  I would love to have a few mums to do a sling and dance demonstration.  Would you like to join us?

It will involve:

1.  Rehearsal for 90 minutes at my house in Castleknock at a time to suit us all.
2.  Attendance at all about baby fair in time for 10:30 demo.

Here are details about the baby fair.  It is a great event organised by Friends of Breastfeeding, and there are lots of stalls and talks that appeal to mums who are interested in breastfeeding, babywearing, etc.  It is also a great social day out – you’ll bump into people you know and meet new people too.

The 4 dance routines will be nice and easy and you might choose to do just one song, or all four depending on how you feel at the end of the rehearsal.  There is no need to have your own sling – I have plenty to borrow.  Those of you who have doone demonstrations with me previously – it will be the same routines again.

Interested?  Mail me!  Call me!  087 917 2939

Sling and Dance post-natal fitness

Sling and Dance post-natal fitness




*NEW* Baby Massage Discount: Bring a Friend

baby massage discount

€10 off the cost of a baby massage course for both you and your friend when you book a baby massage course together.

It can be nice to sign up to the course with a friend, as you get to share a lovely experience together as well as with your baby.  To book, each of you can sign up individually, and just send me an email to let me know that you are together.  Baby massage can help with wind, sleep and bonding.  It’s a great way of spending quality time with your baby.

Baby Massage Discount

Baby Massage Course (no health insurance) €70

Baby Massage Course (health insurance) €90

baby massage discount

Coffee morning – toddlers welcome. Lactation consultant coming.

meet other mums

1/5/14 at Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge Road, Dublin 15

Come and meet other local mums for friendship and support!  The group is friendly and relaxed and I will be there to welcome you and introduce you to the other mums.

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 today for mums and babies/ children of all ages.

There will be a €3 admission charge to cover the rent of the room, and that will include biscuits.  Tea and coffee are available to purchase from the coffee shop.  Tea is €1 and coffee is €1.50.

Thursday 1/5/14  2014 with Mairead Murphy, lactation consultant, who will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about breastfeeding.

Coffee Morning Mums Details

Every Thursday from 11am – 1pm

Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge Road, Dublin 15
Just drop in.

coffee morning mums


All welcome!

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