Upcoming classes at The Mother’hood

I will be teaching the following classes at The Mother’hood. It is located at 2902 Zuni St. in the historic Highlands neighborhood in Northwest Denver.

01/19/13 – Baby Led Weaning / Starting Solids

10:00-11:00 AM

Starting solids is good, messy, healthy fun! The science and art of starting solids for your baby is very compelling. When babies are allowed to feed themselves they are much better able to self regulate and explore foods in a safe manner. Breastmilk teaches a baby about the flavors of foods the family eats. Cultures that eat spicy foods have mothers with spicy tasting breastmilk. When babies are not forced to eat, they honor their own satiety and have less risk of over-eating later in life. Babies won’t eat anything they are not ready to consume. If they have fed themselves in a sitting up posture they will spit out what they can’t swallow. Solids don’t replace breastmilk or formula feeds until a baby is past their first birthday. By playing with foods, babies can explore texture, volume and distance. Join us in exploring this ancient introduction to first foods.

01/19/2013 – Baby Wearing 101 (and every 3rd Saturday of the month)

12:30-2:00 PM

This one and a half hour class will cover all the basics on why baby wearing is important, which carrier is best for you and it will give you the opportunity to try several different carriers and slings. Perfect for expecting and new parents with babes in arms. This class is $15 for a single or $20 per couple. If you purchase a carrier the same day as the class you will receive a 20% discount!

02/08/2012 – Placenta Encapsulation Info Night

Come join me for an informational evening on the benefits of placenta encapsulation! Have you been curious about what placenta capsules can do for you postpartum but are having some trouble getting past the the ick-factor? Are you wondering if it is safe, how it is done, why would you do it, and how to get it home from your birthing location? Then come demystify this beneficial practice, have a chance to ask your many questions, and learn all there is to know about it! This event is one and a half hours long and is free for all to attend.