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September Events

We have so many events scheduled for September from sling meets to movies to antenatal classes and discussions. Plus our regular weekly nappy demos and monthly Hackney/Saturday nappy sessions. Check the full listing on our website/FB page.



October Eventastic

We’re all back from the summer holidays now and have five fantastic events planned for the month. Some are in the day and the rest in the early evening, which we hope will be of use to parents-to-be who are working during the day. If you can’t make the planned day/times, please get in touch so we can look at future event days/timings.

These events are in addition to our daily/weekly cloth nappy demos and our monthly Saturday nappy demo (next one, 20 October at 12.30pm if you’re interested but please book as space is limited). In fact, please book for all of the below workshops so we know you can all fit in.

Natural Infant Hygiene Workshop

The first event is at 10.30am to 12pm  Thursday 11 October – Natural Infant HygieneWorkshop with Rachel Richardson. We’ve hosted a number of these workshops and they are always well attended and well received. The workshop provides an opportunity to learn about the practicalities of Natural Infant Hygiene, to ask questions, and to talk to someone who has experience of it. It may also be a way to network with other parents trying this method for the first time.

Natural Infant Hygiene is the natural way to care for your baby’s toileting needs, and a growing number of parents are returning to the traditional practice of offering the baby toilet (or potty) opportunities. If this approach is used, there is no need for ‘conventional’ toilet training, as the child learns about toileting gradually, often starting from birth.

Toileting at 3 weeks of age
Photo courtesy of http://www.bornready.co.uk

Cost for tickets is £7; booking essential here. Our previous post about Natural Infant Hygiene, sometimes called Elimination Communication, with a resources list can be be found here.

Introduction to Slings and Babywearing

This evening event is from 6.30 to 8pm, Wednesday 17 October and run by Mama Natura’s Becky, a Trageschule Certified babywearing consultant.

This workshop will give you an overview of the benefits of using slings, break down some of the myths and misconceptions, and provide important safety information. There will be a demonstration of the different types of sling commonly available with an explanation of their pros and cons, plus a chance to try out a few with a weighted demo doll at the end of the session, with guidance and tips from a qualified babywearing instructor.

Woven wrap, photo courtesy of http://www.mamanatura.co.uk

All workshop participants will receive a voucher for 10% discount on the purchase of a sling from the Mama Natura online shop. Cost for the tickets is £8. Booking is essential here.

Normal Birth

Run by Andy and Viv, independent midwives from Maya Midwives, this workshop will take place at 7.30 to 9.30pm Wednesday 24 October. At this workshop you will learn techniques to help yourself – or your partner – prepare for and enjoy a normal birth, whether that be at home or in hospital.

Katrina’s sleeping twins at one day old

Tickets cost £5/10 individuals/couple. Booking is essential. Contact Nappy Ever After, mail2007@nappyeverafter.co.uk or call 020 7383 5115 for a booking form.

Placenta Encapsulation Information Workshop

OK, this event is on 1 November from 6.30 to 8pm, but we’re including it in the October events anyway! :- This will be an informational evening for parents to learn the benefits of utilising the placenta for healing after birth.

A chance for parents to ask Saskia and Jessica, North London Specialists of IPEN Placenta Network, questions about the 3rd stage, post-natal health and their options with their placenta.

Placenta capsules, photo courtesy of http://www.placentanetwork.com

£5 booking fee (partners can attend for free) – £5 off your placenta remedies with your local IPEN Placenta Specialist. Bookings essential here.

We have one more event to share but we’ll leave this for the next post. We’re finalising details this week!

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