Passionate about great parenting? Want to learn more about your little ones? But feeling just a little bit overwhelmed by all the so-called ‘baby experts’ out there telling you what to do? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – we’ve been there too.
So, if you’re looking for practical, well presented and evidence based research about your child’s brain development and what life looks like from their natural perspective, explained in a safe and non-judgemental environment, then CalmFamily is just for you.
Our unique range of BabyCalm™ and ToddlerCalm™ classes are aimed at parents who really want to understand their babies & toddlers better. So, get ready for an amazing journey, with Workshops & Courses, including; antenatal, fourth trimester, sleep, baby-led weaning, behaviour, building better brains, calming and nurturing.
We take the rigidity out of raising your little ones and put you firmly back in charge, as the real expert in your own child, giving you information, facts and invaluable tips & techniques, so you can approach sleep, eating and behaviour with complete confidence. Our flexible toolkit means you’ll always be ready to deal with whatever life throws at you and will help you create a calmer and happier family life.
We can’t wait to meet you!
I did sessions with Lauren, and found them so insightful. Honestly I wish I’d done them sooner. I learnt so much. And I feel like it’s really helped my relationship with my little girl. Everything was delivered professionally, but in a friendly way. Lauren has such a wonderful way of teaching about parenting that is human and warming, not condescending like others can be.
BG Dec 2017
The good news? All little ones (yes, even yours!) can learn.
The best news? Teaching them the skills they need does not have to be an ordeal for either your or your child. Little Sleep Stars offers gentle, bespoke sleep plans that will make bedtime battles, frequent night-waking and early starts a thing of the past.
Get in touch for a free 15-minute call to discuss your current sleep challenges and start your family’ journey on the path to better rest today.
The Daisy Foundation: Garforth, Selby and Tadcaster offers a range of antenatal classes and baby classes near Leeds and York. Current venues include Garforth and Monk Fryston.
The range of antenatal classes and baby classes offered includes Daisy Birthing, Active Birth Workshops, Parent classes, Breastfeeding Workshops, Daisy Baby Tinies and Daisy Baby Wrigglers.
Daisy Birthing classes combine yoga-based movement, antenatal and active birth education, breathing techniques, relaxation and peer-to-peer support. We aim to help you to learn your antenatal education and active birth techniques in a truly effective way.
Our Active Birth Workshop is a relaxed antenatal class where each couple gains knowledge and understanding of the labour journey, and how they are able to use gravity, movement and each other to prepare for birth.
Covering all things birth AND baby, our Parent classes run for 12 hours (over 6 weekday evenings) and are for couples to attend together. We cover everything you need to know about labour and birth, and then in the second half cover all things baby care – from those early few hours with your newborn, to all the many choices / decisions you need to make as they grow – from bathing, changing and feeding, through to safety and parenting choices.
Lastly, in terms of antenatal offerings, our Breastfeeding Workshop is designed to support expectant parents in their understanding and expectations of breastfeeding their baby. The workshop covers: benefits of breastfeeding; the first hour; anatomy and physiology; hunger cues; positioning and attachment; the first 10 days; expressing milk; and challenges.
Daisy Baby Tinies is our integrated class for mum and baby where baby massage, baby yoga, baby reflexology and calming techniques are delivered alongside educational themes which will be relevant to the babies’ developmental milestones. Suitable from around 6 weeks to 4 months.
Daisy Baby Wrigglers is the natural progression from Tinies and combines baby yoga alongside story, rhythm, rhyme and sensory play for babies from 4/5months through to 10 months.
Bespoke handmade items, tailored to suit your exact needs.
I make a wide range of items, from felted figures to rainbow swirl dresses, bird wings to doll slings, quilts to elf hats. I also make custom buckle and mei tai baby carriers as well as ring sling and wrap conversions. Please contact me to discuss your individual requirements.
Mention Mumbler offer: 10% off any custom ring sling to a Mumbler parent.
I offer a range of services aimed at enabling a positive birth experience and continuity of care in pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Antenatal Classes, Birth & Postnatal Doula, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Twins Maternity nurse and Birth to 2 Parenting support group leader.
T: 07500 623612
All Wrapped Up Babies is a small local baby sling shop and consultancy. We stock various slings for sale and special occasion slings for hire.
Consultations are £25 for the first hour, £15 ph thereafter – there is no limit on how many parents/ carers attend.
T: 07984 145181 (Marie)
T: 07702 553650 (Caroline Bolton )
T: 07966 673037 (Nam Prakash Kaur)
Naty Nurture nappies are lovely. Never had a leak! Buy from Boots. Pricey but worth it and environmentally friendly too.
I use Naty by Nature babycare nappies, never had a problem with nappy rash with my 4 using them. I get them from amazon (cheaper)
I find asda little angels ones to be really good
Another vote for Asda nappies, I have tried so many different brands for both my little girl and little boy and have always found these the best, also a great price when the large bags are on offer.
Aldi nappies are brilliant. They also won the baby award over pampers! They must be good also as in my bounty pack this time it was mamia nappies, wipes and bubble bath! Less than two years ago when I had my son it was pampers!
Antenatal Classes with Morag White, qualified, experienced midwife. You can join classes in group sessions or in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Topics covered include:-
Late pregnancy symptoms
Signs of labour
How babies are born
When things don’t go to plan
Life after birth.
T: 01904 641402 / 07549 238124
Offering ante-natal and post-natal women the opportunity to meet with breastfeeding Mums in an informal, social setting A Health Visitor and/or Treasure Chest Peer Supporter will be available to help with any breastfeeding questions.
Tuesdays at The Avenues Children’s Centre YO30 0UT
10am-11am – Babies under 8 weeks or ANY AGE with breastfeeding difficulties
11am-12pm – Social Group, everyone welcome!
Thursday 1pm-2.30pm at Hob Moor Children Centre, Green Lane, Acomb, YO24 2PS
T: 01904 555475
Treasure Chest Breastfeeding Group aims to promote, support and encourage breastfeeding in the York area.
We operate weekly drop ins, antenatal workshops, hire pumps and support online support via our Facebook group ‘Treasure Chest & Beyond’
Weekly drop-in breastfeeding groups in the York area
If you would like breastfeeding support or information, you are welcome to come to one of our friendly and informal drop-in groups. You will have the opportunity to chat to one of our breastfeeding peer supporters and/or counsellors. It is also a chance to meet other mums. The groups are FREE and children of all ages are welcome as well as a partner/family member/friend.
We meet at the following venues:
Monday 10am – 11.30am Costa Coffee in Haxby
Tuesday 10.00am – 11.30am Nurture Breastfeeding Group at the Avenues Children’s Centre
Wednesday 10.00am – 11:30am Lidgett Grove Community Cafe
Thursday 1.00pm – 2.30pm Knavesmire Children’s Centre
Friday 10:30am to 11:30am Breastfeeding Counsellor drop in at West Thorpe Methodist Church in Dringhouses. Term time only.
York NCT Nappy Library is a not for profit washable (cloth) nappy lending service. The service is run by volunteers from York branch NCT. We provide advice and lend washable nappies for trial.
So whether you are concerned about saving money, your impact on the environment or want an alternative to disposables for other reasons, contact us now.
York Sling Library provides expert support to enable local parents to carry their children in comfortable, safe slings or carriers.
We meet on 2 Mondays per month at The Stables Yoga Centre, Mondays from 9.30-11.00.