Antenatal & Postnatal Baby Groups

Bumps, Birth & Baby Stuff: BOOKING REQUIRED

An ante-natal programme to prepare you for parenthood run by midwifes, health visitors and Children’s Centre staff. Expectant mums should be at least 26 weeks gestation or more when they start the 5 week course and have at least 4 weeks to go before their expected due date by the end of the course to be sure there is time to complete it.

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Baby Cakes: Drop-In 

Opportunity for new parents to meet up following on from their antenatal course and after your babies birth. Come along to this relaxed group where there will be refreshments available and as well as meeting other new parents you can also find out about all of the activities and support available from your children’s centre.

 

Baby Daze: BOOKING ONLY

A course for new parents with babies up to 4 months.  It runs for 6 weeks and covers topics such as: safe sleeping, feeding, Baby Brain, childhood illnesses, relationships and going back to work.  There is also demonstrations on Baby Massage, Baby slings, ending with cakes on week 6.

01525 384368

 

Baby Brasserie: DROP-IN

brasserieA social group for mums and mums to be who want to breast feed their baby. It is run by Breastfeeding trained staff from the children’s centre, health team and breast feeding peer volunteers.  Parents can come to get advice and support on any breastfeeding issue they are experiencing or just come along to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee & a biscuit in a safe environment. Older children are welcome too.

 

Poppins: DROP-IN

popinThe Poppins are your opportunity to meet members of the health team & Children’s Centre staff & to discuss any aspect of your child’s development, get your child weighed and stay and play.  These run at a variety of locations in Leighton Buzzard & Toddington:

1st Monday of the month: 12:30-14:15 Southcott Community Centre, Grasmere Way

Every other Tuesday: 13:45-15:15 Toddington Village Hall

Wednesday: 13:00-14:45 Leighton Buzzard Children’s Centre, East Street

Friday: 9:30-11:15 Astral Park, Johnson Way

 

Baby Massage: BOOKING ONLY

baby-massageThese are 4 classes in which you can learn basic baby massage techniques in a relaxing environment, the course is £20 and must be booked in advance. Baby massage is an extremely popular session so it is well worth having your name put on a waiting list. To take part, babies must have had their 6-8 week health check and must be immobile (i.e. not rolling or moving about too much – up to 6 months usually).

01525 384368

 

Baby Time: DROP-IN

A weekly session for parents and carers with babies and crawlers.  Come and relax, chat and make new friends.  We have various monthly talks, including weaning.

 

Sensory Baby Sign: DROP-IN

Suitable for babies-12 months.  An interactive session incorporating nursery songs & basic signing.