Moving and Munching (May 2023)
May 12 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 10:00 am$40.00 – $50.00
Our Moving and Munching course includes two interactive and informative sessions, tailored to parents of 3 month – 6 month old babies, and covers a range of topics including your baby’s physical and mental milestones, bonding and learning through play, starting solids, nutritional requirements, and stages of development.
This course includes two sessions, held Friday 12th May (Munching) at 10am and Friday 19th May (Moving) at 10am. Both sessions run in the OPC Rooms at the Rawene Centre (or via Zoom depending on Covid restrictions).
The Moving session is hosted by Alida Aitken. Alida holds qualifications in psychology, counselling, hypnobirthing, pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting education. She is passionate about supporting parents to feel empowered throughout their parenting journey. This session is facilitated in a way that supports the wellbeing of the whole whānau, discussing strategies to encourage pēpi’s movement without adding to the mental and physical workload of parenthood.
- Brain development and movement
- Milestones and mini-milestones
- Movement and learning
- Tummy time, sitting and baby ‘equipment’
- Play for young babies; what does it look like and what can we do to support it?
The Munching session, hosted by Priscilla Natalia is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian (NZRD) and has facilitated Auckland based Parent Centre Nutrition talks since 2015. These 1.5 hour nutrition session provide parents with the latest evidence-based nutrition advice according to the appropriate age and stages of development. She has worked as a NZRD for over 22 years, with having had experience working in clinical practice and working with the University of Otago as a Professional Practice Fellow for the Masters of Dietetics Programme. Priscilla continues to maintain clinical practice as a Paediatric Dietitian working for ACC providers.
- Starting solids (when, what and how)
- Homemade baby food
- Importance of iron
- Progressing the consistencies of solids (textures and variety)
- Bowel changes
- Baby led weaning
- Allergies and intolerances
Parents of younger babies are most welcome to attend, as are the little ones!
- Parents Centre members: $40 (incl. GST) for both sessions
- Non-Parents Centre members: $50 (incl. GST) for both sessions
Please note that any request to withdraw from this course within one week of commencement will not be eligible for a refund of the fees above.
All classes are held in the Onewa Parents Centre rooms in the Rawene Centre, Birkenhead (or via Zoom depending on Covid restrictions).
- OPC Rooms
33 Rawene Road
Birkenhead, Auckland 0626 New Zealand + Google Map
- Onewa Parents Centre
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