Parent-Baby Playtime at BABS
Looking for some time during the week to hang out with other moms and have a fun, safe place to nurse, play with your baby, and relax? Come to Parent-Baby Playtime. There’s no cost and no need to call ahead. Just show up and feel free to invite your friends!
Parent-Toddler Playtime at BABS
Your little one getting a bit too big for Parent-Baby Playtime? Come hang out with some mamas and toddlers on Friday mornings!
BABS Community Space is open to toddlers and their parents and caretakers on Fridays between 9:30-11:30am. We have a variety of toys, books, a train table, and pop-up bus and tunnel. Toddler Time is a great opportunity for you to talk with other families, browse our lending library or just play with your child.
We always have hot water on for tea (we have a large variety!) and we can brew coffee.
Community Play Groups
Playgroup- Sibling Style: Mondays, 3-5pm
Have more than one child? Join other families at Playgroup: Sibling Style, a drop-in playgroup for families with more than one child. As with the other community playgroups, all are welcome!
Japanese Playgroup:Thursdays, 3-5pm
Are you looking for a playgroup where you can spend time with other Japanese moms and share experiences about babies and toddlers?This weekly playgroup is open to all, free and a drop-in group.
Playgroup for New Families: Fridays 12:30-2:30pm
Are you a new (or newer) mom or dad, and looking for a place to spend time with other parents and little ones? Are you a caretaker of a young infant and looking for a place to interact with other adults and little ones? Expectant parents are welcome, too.
BABS provides this time for families and caretakers of young infants (birth to around 9 months). Water, tea and coffee are available. Playgroup is a free, drop-in program.
Story Time at BABS
First Friday of the month 4:00-5:00pm
A story hour for parents and children together with stories and language activities and simple crafts around a particular theme each week. All ages welcome, with older children encouraged to help the younger ones.
Nurse & Chat
Leaders: Ann Marie Neeley Burkhart, IBCLC & MaryAnn Martin, IBCLC
Second & Fourth Wednesday each month, 9:30am-1pm
All mothers-to-be, nursing mothers and older siblings are welcome. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, Ann Marie Neeley Burkhart and MaryAnn Martin, will be on hand to answer your breastfeeding questions and hear your breastfeeding stories.
New Moms’ Support Group
May 26-June 30 (6-weeks only)
Facilitating: Blooming Families’ Bronwyn Shroyer and Lynda Ransburg
Cost: Determined on an income-based fee schedule
BABS’ New Moms’ Group is an opportunity for you to meet other mothers! This group is designed to meet the needs of the new mother with baby (or babies!) ranging in age from birth-5 months. This 8-week series is a mother-led group, facilitated by Bronwyn Shroyer or Lynda Ransburg. Topics may include, but are not limited to: self care, sleep deprivation, self-identity, intimacy, parenting, postpartum depression, and stress management.
Due to the nature of the group, BABS tries to limit the number of registrants per group. An additional group may be formed to accommodate mothers wishing to participate in the New Moms’ Group.
C-Section/VBAC Support Group
First Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm
Have you had a cesarean birth and are looking for a support group? Are you scheduling a cesarean and looking for support? Interested in pursuing a vaginal birth after cesarean and looking for encouragement and resources? In any case, BABS’ Cesarean Birth & VBAC Support Group is for you. This monthly group is a free, drop-in group.
A VBAC mama or Georg’ann Cattelona, certified birth doula and childbirth educator facilitates this group. This mama-to-mama group will provide you an opportunity to share, ask questions, provide support to others and find resources after your cesarean.