Descriptions & Registration / May 2012

5-5-2012:       Nurturing your Newborn
5-5-2012:       Your Very Best Birth 
5-12-2012:     FREE Cloth Diaper Class at Baby Bongos
5-12-2012:     Family Essential Oils-leave with a homemade product  
5-19-2012:    Sewing Cloth Diapers

Babies welcome.....no need for a baby sitter.  We have a shoes-off policy and toys for the little ones, a changing table and a potty seat.  You may bring food, too!  Treat us like home.....with an expert class running in the living room.

Nurturing your Newborn: Caring for and bonding with your newborn 
May 5th, 2012

     Instructor: Sherri Morris of Journey through Birth

                Time:  10:00am-noon
                Date:  May 5th, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost:   $22.00
                            $26.00 at door 
                            Special Offer:  Pay $40.00 for taking Sherri's Nurturing you Newborn class AND her Very Best Birth class, both on May 5th.  THE PAYPAL FOR THIS RATE IS UNDER THE "VERY BEST BIRTH" DESCRIPTION.
                            Happy Cinqo De Mayo!  (If you need a place to go to for lunch, Panera Bread is within walking distance.)

                Description:   Join certified doula, mother of 3 and home schooler, Sherri Morris,  for her Natural Rhythm Parenting class.  She visits the benefits of unscheduled feedings, gentle routines, co-sleeping, and baby wearing.   The challenges of supporting a fussy baby and working through postpartum phases are also part of this all-encompassing class for new or experienced moms and dads.  Cultivating your maternal or paternal instincts is the underlying theme of this class.  These instincts help to connect you and your baby via the natural rhythms of family life.  

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                Use the paypal button, above. 
                Direct any questions to mj@babybongos.com

Your Very Best Birth: Preparing for an empowering pregnancy and birth experience
May 5th, 2012

     Instructor: Sherri Morris of Journey through Birth

                Time:  1:00pm-3:00pm
                Date:  May 5th, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost:   $22.00
                            $26.00 at door 
                            Special Offer:  Pay $40.00 for taking Sherri's Nurturing you Newborn class AND her Very Best Birth class, both on May 5th.  
                            Happy Cinqo De Mayo!  (If you need a place to go to for lunch, Panera Bread is within walking distance.)

                Description:   Join certified doula, mother of 3 and home schooler,  Sherri Morris,  for her birthing class.  She will dicuss your health awareness as you prepare to conceive as well as during your pregnancy, provider options-such as midwifery vs the medical model, location options-such as home births vs hospital births, and putting together your birthing team with a focus on integrating your husband or partner with your doula and/or medical doctors.  Also, remembering and learning how to take care of yourself before, after and during labor and delivery is a main focus.  
You will also receive a resource list for pregnancy, birth and parenthood services in our local area.  
Enjoy the afternoon in a homelike setting with Sherri.  Siblings are welcome.

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                Register:
                Use the paypal button, above. 
                Direct any questions to mj@babybongos.com


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Essential Oils for the Family  
May 12, 2012
     Non-toxic cleaning in your family's home.  This is the way to go, especially with little ones in the home.  They are growing and learning and eating everything on the floors and putting toys in there mouths.  Make sure what goes in is non-toxic!

     Instructor:  Justine Tutuska of Body-Mind Essentials

                Time:  1:00pm-3:00pm
                Date:  May 12, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost: $26.00, $30.00 at door  

                Description:  Learn to clean and support your family's health with essential oils.  You will walk away from class with one cleaning product of your choice.  Health and Wellness remedies will be shared and different oils sampled.  Since we will be creating a cleaning product and pouring and mixing, you may want to leave toddlers with a sitter, though this is not necessary.  Justine also teaches about oils and pregnancy.  So many benefits from plant oils!
                 

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Sewing Series  
May 19th, 2012
     For more sewing information, shopping resources and feedback from local moms, join 
     Instructor:  Kim Pero of DotTy Dipes

                Time:  11am-2pm
                Date:  May 19, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost: $36.00   

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                Description: Join Kim and a small group of sewing moms to learn how to create cloth
                diapers and covers.  Choose from pocket, all in one, prefold with cover or just covers.  
                You may also choose to learn how to make 2 small or one large wetbag. 
                 If all you would like to do is repairs, choose that option while registering via paypal.

                A material kit with PUL,  suedecloth, microfiber, touchtape, elastic and a pattern of your choice is provided.
                You may bring your own material, as well.  

                Walk away from class with a completed diaper (or repaired diapers or wetbags), 
                a pattern or two, and the skills to make your own diapers at home.
                 Also, you will have suggestions on what materials to purchase and where to purchase them. 
                 Kim has tried many different kinds of materials, including the new line a JoAnn Fabrics.  She is
                a wonderful resource for WNY sewing moms.  Making your own diapers is quite a money saver.
                And you get to choose your own prints and fabrics, to go with your baby's personality.

                Bring the following to class:
                Portable Sewing Machine 
                Ball point needles for machine
                100% Poly Thread (Geuterman is a suggested brand)
                Empty bobbin or one filled with 100% Poly
                Pins
                Scissors
                Washable Marker 
                Clear tape 
                Small safety pin to guide elastic 

                Register:
                Use the paypal button, above, first.
                Then Email Kim at: questa@rochester.rr.com by May 14th, 2012.  She is getting the materials ready for you!
                Place in the subject line: CLOTH DIAPER SEWING CLASS
                Include the following information in your email:
                1.    Name
                2.    Phone number
                3.    Email address
                4.    Choose 1 kit:   
                        •1 pocket 
                        •1 all-in-one
                        •1 prefold & 1 cover
                        •2 covers
                        •1 lg wet bag
                        •2 small wet bags
                        •repairing only
                Thank you for sending your payment and then sending Kim your information in advance.

                Note:  Depending on the amount and sewing skills of the moms attending, class can be from 
                2-4 hours.  Bring snacks/lunch : )  OR  you can stop at Panera Bread.  It is very close to our shop.  
                Bring your pump if need be.  Children are always welcome-you decide!  We have toys to keep them occupied.