Infants & Babies (0-12 Months)

New Parent & newborn picture for website

Newborn & Baby Classes, Workshops, Consultations and More

 

Newborn classes are a perfect way for new parents to learn the latest information about how best to support a baby’s development and all the parenting skills you will need during these first amazing and pivotal six months. Our TLC New Parents & Infants 6-week classes are fun, educational, and a great way to meet other new parents.

TLC also offers expert-facilitated workshops for parents and private one-on-one support on everything-baby you can imagine such as healthy family sleep, breastfeeding, starting solids, returning to work, sibling rivalry, and many more topics.

 

Check out our class, workshop, and consultation services below!

Classes

New Parents & Infants Class

New Parents & Infants: The Fourth Trimester

 

Our TLC New Parents & Infants Class series is unique and unlike all other newborn classes. The curriculum focuses both on the development, behavior, and care of your new baby and also on the pivotal experiences of becoming a new parent.

 

This warm and supportive 6-week virtual class series includes:

 

• Expert guidance around baby-care skills, breast & bottle feeding, sleep, how to best support your baby’s development and learning, and so much more…

• The opportunity to discuss the experiences of becoming a new parent such as the inevitable physical and emotional changes, the possible shifts in your personal relationships, returning to work (or not), the importance of self-care, and so much more…

• A weekly TLC Newsletter with parent-friendly trusted resources to best prepare for the upcoming session topics.

 

This live class series is facilitated by an experienced perinatal nurse (and mother!). There will be ample time for personal questions and, of course, co-parents are most welcome.

 

Six 1-hour virtual sessions: $145

Parenting Workshops

Asian family smiling and laughing

Preparing Families with Young Children for a Successful Transition Back to School  

 

The time has come to begin preparing the entire family for the upcoming transition back to school. For many of us, there may be some anxiety surrounding the changes this fall. Even with the many unknowns ahead, there are a variety of helpful strategies to set yourself and your children up for success. Come join fellow parents of young children to gather some tools for your parent toolbox to best prepare yourself and your children for the return to school.

This live workshop is appropriate for parents and trusted caregivers of young children 0 – 7 years. There will be an opportunity to ask personal questions.

 

One 1-hour virtual session: $30

Copy of Untitled (8)

Vehicle Safety Workshop

 

Car safety is paramount in keeping our children and families protected at all times.  Every vehicle and seat is so different and keeping it all straight is no easy task.

Join Leah Devereaux, BSN, RN, CPST and families just like you to learn all about vehicle and car seat safety. You will learn how to keep your child and family safe while in the car, how to properly choose, install and use your car seat, MA vehicle safety laws, how to check for car seat recall and expiration, and how to feel confident in your car safety skills no matter the car or the car seat.

 

Following this workshop you will have the opportunity to schedule a *FREE personalized car seat evaluation, either in person or virtually with Leah.

 

One 1.5-hour virtual session: $40

khoa-pham-9nC7j1gAS84-unsplash

Infant Massage

 

See the power intentional touch has on the connection you have with your infant or baby, connecting in ways you have never before explored. Help your baby to soothe, help your baby to communicate and enhance your bond even further.

 

Best for babies 0-12 months, but modifications can be made for older babies/ toddlers as well!

newborn-216723_640

Healthy Sleep Habits for Newborns

 

This workshop is for expecting parents to parents of children 3 months to get them started with healthy sleep habits. The structure will be set to establish a safe sleep environment, healthy naps, sleep expectations, and beginning a bedtime routine to ensure that baby does not develop any unhealthy sleep habits.

 

One 1-hour virtual session: $35

sleeping baby asian

A Gentle Approach to Helping Your Baby Fall Asleep Independently

 

This workshop is for parents of children age 4 months to 18 months that are ready for sleeping independently through the night. In this workshop, a child’s sleep habits are examined closely to see where the sleep props exist and parents are given proven and gentle methods to assist your child into falling asleep independently without any external help.

 

One 1-hour virtual session: $35

Peaceful Parenting

Peaceful Parenting: An Effective, Relationship-Building Approach

 

Are you interested in learning about an evidence-based parenting approach that focuses on creating a life-long emotional connection with your children? Are you tired of feeling horrible after losing your cool with your children?

This online workshop introduces the three components of peaceful parenting which focus on strengthening our relationships with our children rather than controlling their behaviors:

 

Anger Management and Mindful Practices

The Importance of Connected Moments

Effective limit setting skills

 

Participants will have the opportunity to put peaceful parenting in practice with the top 5 challenging behaviors of young children. Helpful resources will be available in addition to time for personal questions.

 

This workshop is appropriate for parents & loving caregivers of newborns to early school-age children.

 

One 1.5-hour virtual session: $35

Sibling Class

Supporting Sibling Relationships

 

“I wish we could return the baby.” “He always gets more than me.” “It’s MINE!” “It’s not my fault, he started it!”

 

If you are a parent or caregiver of more than one child, you have most likely heard a few of these comments shared between siblings. Conflict between siblings may be unavoidable and inevitable but parents can learn simple solutions to gradually improve sibling relationships.

This class will include an overview to spacing, birth order, and temperament, tools to prevent rivalry and jealousy, strategies to build sibling bonding, suggestions how to decrease competition and fights over possessions, and how best to intervene during challenging moments. Helpful resources will be available in addition to time for personal questions.

 

This workshop is appropriate for parents & loving caregivers of children from the newborn period – elementary years.

 

One 1.5-hour virtual session: $35

Toddlers 101

Toddlers 101: Hurting Behaviors, Whining, Tantrums, and Not Listening

 

Are you a parent or caregiver of a soon-to-be toddler and want to be duly prepared for the upcoming toddler years? Or maybe you are already caring for a toddler and feel as if you would benefit from some extra tools in your parenting toolbox to best support your dynamic toddler.

 

In this online workshop, participants will receive an overview of the concept of temperament, typical toddler characteristics and development, and the importance of early brain development. We will address the most common challenging toddler behaviors parents and caregivers struggle with when caring for toddlers: tantrums, hurting behaviors, whining, not listening or sharing. Helpful resources will be available in addition to time for personal questions.

 

This workshop is appropriate for parents & loving caregivers of babies – preschool years.

 

One 1.5-hour virtual session: $35

One-On-One Support

One-on-One Support Overview page picture for breasfeeding

Breastfeeding Support

 

TLC‘s Lactation Counselor, Leah Devereaux, BSN, RN, CLC provides breast and chest feeding support from the first latch, to introduction of solids, to pumping, all the way to weaning and everything in between. As a lactation counselor with a specialty in infant parent mental health, Leah will work with you on cultivating a strong bond with your baby to enhance your feeding journey.

 

To schedule a phone or virtual individual session, please contact us at info@thelovedchild.net and a TLC Lactation Counselor will be in touch within 48 hours to schedule your appointment.

One-on-One Support Overview page picture for sleeping

Sleep Support

 

Sleep is such an important component of family life, and we know it is especially challenging to get enough sleep when parenting young children. TLC is happy to offer private one-on-one sleep support with a Certified Sleep Consultant to help you and your family with any sleep issues.

 

One On One Sleep Support | 50 minute phone or virtual session – $150
This consultation is for parents who seek personalized support from a Certified Sleep Consultant for general family sleep issues.

 

Intensive 2-week Sleep Support Package – $450

Our Sleep Consultant will work with you one-on-one, examining your child’s sleep habits to see where the sleep props exist. You will be given a customized 2-week package with night-by-night instructions to assist your child into falling asleep independently without any external help. Throughout the 2 weeks, you will be in constant contact with the Sleep Consultant to ensure that the plan is working, and you are moving toward your individual sleep goals.

 

To schedule a phone or virtual individual session, please contact us at info@thelovedchild.net and a TLC Sleep Consultant will be in touch within 48 hours to schedule your appointment.

Consultation

Parenting Support

 

TLC Consultations address the following typical parenting experiences:

 

Positive/Peaceful Parenting

Separation Anxiety

Choosing the Best Childcare/Preschool for my Child

Appropriate Developmental Discipline (limit setting)

Sibling Rivalry

Developmental Play & Milestones

To schedule a phone or virtual individual session, please fill out the Family Information Form below and  a TLC specialist will be in touch within 48 hours to schedule your appointment.

 

One 50-minute session: $150