Babies & Toddlers

From Surviving to Thriving – A talk for mothers

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Babies & Toddlers, Blog, Events

The most commonly overlooked part of motherhood that will take you from Surviving to Thriving… Being a mother can be difficult. Your entire life changes including your identity and relationships, which can cause frustration, anxiety, conflict and overwhelm (to name a few). Children can bring out our best and our worst. In the midst of this, you are your child’s most important teacher. Your well-being (or lack of)  has tremendous impact on your family. What if motherhood was an opportunity to address some of your own personal challenges so they don’t surface in unhea

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My Baby Hates the Car Seat! – Guest Post by Aliya Khan

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Babies & Toddlers, Blog

“My baby hates the car seat!” Such a common complaint from new parents in our Baby Groups. Recently, Aliya Khan, a regular in our baby groups, offered to write a blog post for us on her experiences with her daughter. As you will see, she has TONS of ideas! ________________________ Caring for an infant can be hard. And having an infant that hates the car definitely doesn’t make things any easier. (I’ll just say it: Having an infant that hates the carseat sucks.) So what are you to do when your baby gets upset every time you place them the car seat? For one thing it force

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September – Regular Classes Return, New Classes Start!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Babies & Toddlers, Blog, Dads & Partners, Health & Wellness, Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Birth

September – Regular Classes Return, New Classes Start!

We have been busily preparing our new Fall schedule which starts on September 6th and we are very excited about the return of favourite classes and the start of some new exciting ones! We will have more drop-in classes for babies and toddlers and their caregivers than ever before! Including Songs and Rhymes, Fun in French, Toddler Yoga, Sign and Sing, Baby Massage. Of course we will also have Mom and Baby Yoga twice a week as well as Mom and Baby Strength and Stretch. Family Yoga will also join our list of new classes – all ages and family members are welcome at this one! There will be 6

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Who comes to En français?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Babies & Toddlers, Blog, Dads & Partners

En français! is the French songs-and-rhymes class at Mothering Touch on Fridays at 1:30pm. It’s taught by Eva Bild who spent much of her childhood in France and loves to sing. (Click here for more details.) We spend most of our time singing songs, but we also learn rhymes and read a story and have some conversation time in French. Do come and join us! Who comes to En français? The Mom who went to French immersion and wants to learn some French songs to sing to her baby. And she realizes she doesn’t know any baby-talk in French!   The Francophone Dad who grew up in Trois-Riviè

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We have a new floor!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Babies & Toddlers, Blog, Dads & Partners, Events, Pregnancy & Birth

On the morning of October 31, Victoria had a record-breaking rainfall. More rain feel within a six-hour period than has ever been recorded since we started recording such things. And some of that rain leaked through the roof of our building at 975 Fort Street and seeped down the inside of the wall and flooded the floor of our Activity Room and The Nest at the back of Mothering Touch. The laminate flooring had to be ripped up and discarded, and big fans had to be brought in to dry up the walls and the concrete floor. The Saturday Childbirth Class still ran, on a slightly soppy floor. The Sund

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Restorative Yoga for Breastfeeding

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Babies & Toddlers, Blog, Breastfeeding, Health & Wellness

Restorative Yoga for Breastfeeding A Special Workshop for Breastfeeding Mothers Taught by Yoga Instructor, Sarah-Jane Steele Breastfeeding is hard physical work for the mother. It involves not only the breasts, but also the brain, the shoulders, neck and chest, and the arms and hands. The positions we use to breastfeed can create constriction in our body which makes breastfeeding more difficult and may even impact our milk supply. This restorative yoga class for breastfeeding mothers will examine how we use our bodies while nourishing our babies and how we can restore and refresh our bodies an

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