Synthia Praglin, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Parent Educator
Join us as we explore the use of infant massage to promote bonding between mamas and babies. We will learn specific strokes that will help to relieve and soothe common discomforts, promote physiological and neurological development and encourage restful sleep.
Stacey Lurie, LCSW and psychotherapist
Having a new baby can be an intense roller coaster of emotions from elation to depression and everything in between. Stacey will talk us through this whole range of feelings and how we can support ourselves through all the ups and downs of adapting to post-partum life.
Dr. Lynn Lempert, Pediatric Dentist
Those little baby teeth are so cute (and sharp)! Learn how to ease your baby's teething discomfort and care for those tiny pearly whites right from the start. Dr. Lempert will answer all your infant dental health questions!
Adam Lari, Child Passenger Safety Tech, ITY Safety
In this city, we spend a lot of time on the road. Let's make sure those car seats are installed safely and we are correctly buckling up that precious cargo of ours while we cruise around from place to place! Adam will answer all of your car seat questions.
Bianca Goldstein, CPR instructor
Whether or not you've taken an infant CPR class, it's always great to refresh your memory on these vital, life-saving skills that you will hopefully never have to use! Join us as we welcome Bianca for a review of everything you need to know, including infant CPR basics, Heimlich maneuver, and general infant first aid and safety. Let's get out those baby mannequins and practice our chest compressions!
Tracie Kesatie, M.A., CPSC, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant
Join this invaluable discussion with sleep expert, Tracie Kesatie, from Rest Well Baby. She will lead us through her gentle approach to sleep coaching, share some tips, help us understand the basics of pediatric sleep and answer all of of our questions to work toward achieving healthy sleep habits for the whole family.
Lauren Dalke, Prenatal/Postpartum Pilates & Yoga Instructor, The Moving Joint
Lauren will lead us through stretches and exercises to get our bodies healthy and strong after all of the changes we have gone through in pregnancy, labor and as a new mom. She will show us how to safely build muscle, strengthen our core, as well as counteract the physical toll of carrying these little people around all day.
Dr. Grace Abruzzo, PT, DPT
Grace focuses specifically on supporting and rehabilitating postpartum bodies. She will join us for an honest conversation about the changes your body has experienced following birth, focusing on topics that people don't usually share, and showing us exercises we can practice at home.
Laurenne Sala, writer
Stories bring up emotion when we get them out on paper and getting your birth story out is so important to help you heal, feel triumphant, or solidify a memory that you can tell your child forever. Laurenne will provide prompts and exercises to help you get your birth story written. Bring paper and your favorite pen!
Barbara Olinger, parent educator
Attachment parenting focuses on tuning into and being responsive to your baby, in order to form a strong bond. Join Barbara Olinger, to find out more about the philosophy of attachment parenting and learn some easy ways to incorporate these ideas into your daily life, in a way that works for you and your family.
Julie Marx, therapist
Having a new baby in the family requires reworking the existing relationships and adapting to a new family make up. Jule will talk about relationships surrounding the new baby, fostering strong sibling relationships, the evolving relationships between partners and how baby affects grandparent and in-law relationships.