Registration & Descriptions / January 2012


1-7-2012:      Sewing Your Baby's Diapers
1-10-2012:    Infant Massage, Tuesdays, 4 weeks
1-14-2012:    Cloth Diaper Class 
1-21-2012:    Vaccination Discussion, Session 1: Making an Informed Decision
1-24-2012:    Family Essential Oils
1-28-2012:    Swap'n'Sell facetoface fundraiser

Sewing Series  
January 7, 2012
     Watch our calendar as we fill other months with another sewing class for both avid and beginning
      A wool class and a repairs class are in the making.
     For more sewing information, shopping resources and feedback from local moms, join 
     Instructor:  Kim Pero of DotTy Dipes

                Time:  11am-2pm
                Date:  January 7, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost: $28.00   

                Description: Join Kim and a small group (4- 8) of sewing moms to learn how to create cloth
                diapers and covers.  Choose from pocket, all in one, prefold with cover or just covers.  
                A material kit with PUL,  suedecloth, touchtape, elastic and a pattern of your choice is provided.
                You may bring your own material, as well.  

                You will walk away from class with a pattern or two and the skills to make your own diapers.
                 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 (We have 2 at the shop.  Call 860-1488 to reserve for free.)
                Ball point needles for machine
                100% Poly Thread (Geuterman is a suggested brand)
                Empty bobbin or one filled with 100% Poly
                Washable Marker 
                Clear tape 
                Small safety pin to guide elastic 

                Use the paypal button, above, first.
                Then Email Kim at: by January 3rd, 2012.
                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 wet bag
                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 bring money for a
                Panera Bread order we will be calling in anorder at 11:30pm.  Bring your pump if need be.  Children
                are always welcome.  We have clean toys to play with and a pack n play for any sleepers.

Infant Massage  
January 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2012
     Learn how to massage your baby into relaxation and peacefulness.........which, in turn, does the same
     for you Mom or Dad!  Relaxation and peacefulness for the whole family, really?  Really.

     Instructor:  Justine Tutuska of Body-Mind Essentials

                Time:  6pm-7pm
                Date:  January 10,17,24 & 31, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost: $75.00   

                Description:  Learn to embrace and celebrate the benefits of nurturing touch with certified instructor, Justine.  You will walk away from her 4 week session with the know-how to massage your baby into comfort.  Full body infant massage relieves digestive distress and colic and also supports bonding, attachment and a restful sleep for baby........which means everyone gets a restful sleep.  Justine's group sessions provide a sharing and caring environment among local families.   It's always good to hear how the other families are progressing during these 4 weeks of learning infant massage.  

Class is designed not only for parents but also for grandparents and caregivers. 

Infants ages 6 weeks-crawling are best for learning and using this technique.  If you are pregnant,  you may use a special infant doll provided by Justine.  This massage technique can be applied to to toddlers, as well.  If you think your toddler would benefit, please attend!  Course materials, organic massage oil are provided.

                Bring the following to class:
                Bring a soft, thick blanket or a blanket to fold for thickness. 

                Use the paypal button, above.

Cloth Diaper Class  
January 14, 2012  
                Click here for details.
                Time:  2:30pm-3:30pm
                Date:  January 14, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost: Free  
                Optional Donation:  If you are financically able, consider a Paypal donation to support free cloth diaper
                classes for WNY families.
                Send to  
                Choose "other" and include "Free Cloth Diaper Classes in WNY" in the message box. 
                WNY families thank you, and so do I : )

Vaccination Discussion, Session 1:  Making an Informed Decision  
January 21, 2012
     Join Dr. Bialek-Lehrer of Inner Balance Chiropractic and Dr. Williamson, a local Naturopathic doctor for their informative talk and discussion regarding vaccinations.  A follow up session with these doctors will be offered free of charge, to continue the discussion and the sharing of further research.  

     Facilitators: Dr. Bialek-Lehrer and Dr. Williamson

                Time:  1:00pm-2:30pm
                Date:  January 21, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost: $12.00, $16.oo at door 

  Description:  There is much to read about and surf the web for, regarding alternative vaccination schedules and vaccination choices.  There are times to vaccinate and times when you may want to wait.  The ultimate decision is between you and your child's pediatric doctor.
Attending this discussion, one of many offered in a year long series with various doctors and various opinions, can begin your journey of parent-based research and inquiries regarding how and when to vaccinate your child or even asking if you want to vaccinate your child.  

Each of the States in the US have different exemption laws, and each country on Earth has different suggested and/or mandatory vaccination schedules.  How do we know who is right?  How do we know the healthiest choices when so many schools of thought exist?  Choosing a pediatrician that you trust is the first step to educating yourself and your family.  

Join our 2012 discussion journey as we take the time to offer sessions guided by health and wellness supporters in WNY.  
                Use the paypal button, above.

Essential Oils for the Family  
January 24, 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:  7:30pm-8:30pm
                Date:  January 24, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost: $25.00, $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, this class welcomes parents only.  This is the evening for a sitter to snuggle your angels into bed : )  
                Use the paypal button, above.

Swap'n'Sell Fundraiser  
January 28, 2012
     Buy, sell or do both!  Find gently used infant - 5T clothes, toys, furniture and accessories.  Proceeds support the Great Cloth Diaper Change event.  This is a free community event being held at Rolly Pollies of East Amherst in April 2012.

     Host:  Mary Jo Giufre, Buffalo Diaper Circle Leader

                Time:  11:00pm-2:00pm
                Date:  January 28, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Donations: Sellers donate $3.00.  Buyers just buy!  See you there : )