A social destination for NEW parents and seasoned parents alike. Our J Baby programming focuses on nurturing relationships, creating friendships, strengthening the bond between parent and baby, and fosters NEW parents' growth, knowledge, and wellness. Get comfy, socialize, and learn with us!
Check out our new winter classes below!
Babies & Bagels - FREE monthly social gatherings
Babies and Bagels is a monthly series for moms and their babies ages newborn through 12 months. Each session has a little education, some bagels, and then time to make new friends and bond with other parents. Bring your baby, boppy, blanket, bottle or booby - whatever you need to be comfortable! There is no charge, but an RSVP is requested. All sessions take place at 11 am at the J. See our Babies & Bagels topics/social gatherings below.
Kegels, Bjorns, & More!
Wednesday, April 25 | 11 am (Tycher Library)
In this session, Ayurvedic Doula, Childbirth Educator and Yoga Teacher, Cheryl Johnson, will talk to us all about pelvic floor, baby wearing, and more. Learn exercises for pelvic floor health before and after baby, as well as gain local contacts for pelvic floor rehab. She will also show the best ways to "wear" your baby with hands-on demonstrations using baby carriers. Bring your own carrier or try one of our ours!
Water Safety 101 with Olympic Gold Medalist Lenny Krayzelburg
Wednesday, May 9 | 11 am (Tycher Library)
J Baby and the LKSA are excited to have four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, LKSA founder, and father of twin daughters, Lenny Krayzelburg join us for Babies and Bagels to talk all about water safety. The summer heat is just around the corner and everybody loves to get in the pool to cool down. What should you make sure you're doing to keep your little one safe? What flotation devices are the best? How can you be proactive in making your pool secure? What should you be doing when you are supervising at a pool? Come learn common sense tips, tricks, and techniques that will help you be as prepared and confident as possible when you get in the water with your little one! Space is limited, so please RSVP.
Mondays - 10 - 10:45 am (Melissa in Yad b'Yad)
Studies show that infants as young as a couple of months old are fascinated by surprises and have a natural curiosity to figure out what causes unexpected reactions. This class is designed to encourage you and your child to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) materials and concepts together and use surprising provocations as a springboard to investigation. From block play, to rolling and ramps, to exploring colors and shapes, this class will engage you and your baby in the early stages of experimentation.
Meets 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23
Fridays - 10 - 10:45 am (Melissa in Yad b'Yad)
This music class is the perfect way to engage with your child. Our experienced teacher uses live music and musical instruments to engage the parents and children. This course was designed using research to create learning experiences that enhance your child's brain development, as well as help develop their motor skills. Join us for an exciting class of music, instruments, movement, and more! And as an added bonus at the end of the class, you'll have a small set of musical instruments and a whole new set of songs to use at home with your child.
Meets 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 (class does not meet 4/6)
New classes coming soon!
For questions or more information, please contact Dave Stanton at [email protected].