Registration & Descriptions / April 2012


4-5-2012:      Social hour with Breast Friends of WNY
4-7-2012:      FREE Cloth Diaper Class at Rising Sun Yoga
4-14-2012:    Family Dynamic Astrology
4-24-2012:    Baby Massage (4 week session-note date change for first class)
4-21-2012:    The Great Cloth Diaper Change (A FREE Global Event with a location in WNY)
4-28-2012:    Baby Bump Painting Party!  (FREE)  

Vaccination Discussion, Session 2: Supporting the immune system  NOTE: THIS CLASS IS BEING MOVED TO A SATURDAY IN JUNE.  CHECK BACK FOR UPDATE.

Babies 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.

Family Dynamic Astrology 
April 14, 2012

     Instructor:  Ellen Bourn
                Time:  1:00pm-3:00pm
                Date:  April 14, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost:   $22.00
              Description:  Join Ellen Bourn, R.N. and Master Astrologer for an afternoon of shedding light on the natural tendencies, talents and strengths of each member of your family.  Talk about new ways to communicate, support each other,  foster talents and understand why your children, from infants to teens, may react the way they do and how you can relate to them in a more loving and effective way .  This class is for both experienced or inexperienced astrology-curious parents.  Leave class understanding how your birthdate determines your Sun sign and how the Sun signs of your family members interact with each other.

                Bring with you:
                           •Birthdates (mm/dd/yy) of each family member.
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Infant Massage  
April 24, May 1, May 8, 15,  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:  April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost: $65.00, ($70 at door-Call if you did not make the cut off payment date to see if any spots are left.)   

                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. 

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Baby Bump Painting Party!  
April 28, 2012
     Have you had your baby bump painted?  Now is the is beautiful and the event is free.

     Artist: Gillian

                Time:  1:00pm-3:00pm
                Date:  April 28th, 2012
                Location: Baby Bongos mini-shop
                Cost: Free Event.  Registration information below

  Description:  Want to create an original  and unique keepsake of your baby bump?  Join artist Gillian for this free event!  Register to enjoy a custom baby bump painting, professional photograph of your artwork and some food and drink.  Babies always welcome.
               Contact Gillian at or 716-861-8718

Vaccination Discussion Session 2:  Supporting the Immune System  
Date pending, 2012
     Join Dr. Bialek-Lehrer of Inner Balance Chiropractic and Dr. Williamson, a local Naturopathic doctor for their informative talk and discussion regarding vaccinations and the immune system.  

     Facilitators: Dr. Bialek-Lehrer and Dr. Williamson

                Time:  1:00pm-2:30pm
                Date:  SATURDAY PENDING
                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.  The mandates vary from state to state, as well.  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 continue 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.  And if you choose an alternative path, what can you do to build your child's immune system and health?

Learning to support your child's immune system, whether vaccinated or not is a very important life long skill.  Building a strong immune system early on helps the child to maintain his/her health through  childhood, adulthood and into their later years.  What we do for our children in the spring of their lives also effects them  in the winter of their lives........same with us!  There is no better time that the present to recognize how we treat our immune systems, a gift to keep us healthy, happy and strong!

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.  You may jump in at any time.  The series repeats itself in the new year.

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