Happy Weekend.

December 20, 2013


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Eckford Street Studio with us this Sunday, Dec 22 from 4-6pm. Come check out artwork by the tots of ARTLAB and big kids of Art After School, and help us paint a blizzard on the front window! There will be snacks and activities, and this event is FREE and open to everyone!

Registration is open for Winter programming beginning in January. There is still space in Tuesday and Thursday Art After School, and most ARTLAB sections. We also have a couple new offerings: a Monday morning ARTLAB Junior class, and Open Studio Sundays for all artists ages 1-10!

More information about Art After School here: http://www.eckfordstreetstudio.com/#!art-after-school/c4xp More information about ARTLAB here: http://www.artlabgreenpointny.com/#!register/c13j5


Still want to see Santa? ABC Carpet and Home has Santa Hours

This Saturday: 10am - 3pm

This Sunday: 11am - 3pm


Coming up in January at Caribou Baby!

Cloth Diapering Made SimpleSat Jan 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10-10:45am -$10 with $10 store credit on in-store purchases the day of the event. Sign up here. Take the confusion out of cloth diapering, it is easier than you think! This 45 minute seminar will teach you about the various types of cloth diapers, how many you need, how much it will cost, and what to do with the poop! Babies welcome! Babywearing for Newborns:  Sat Jan 4, 11, 18 and 25, 11:15am-12pm - $10 with $10 store credit on in-store purchases the day of the event. Sign up here. People have used baby carriers for thousands of years for a reason. Babywearing allows parents to attend to the needs of their baby while also getting things done. In this 45 minute seminar, we will introduce the five best carriers for newborns, show you why we love them, and help you choose the best one for your family. Childbirth Education Weekend Intensive:  Sat Jan 4th and Sun Jan 5th, 12:30-6pm. $350, Sign up here. Offered by Birth Day Presence, this class is designed to prepare expectant parents for the labor experience.  Infant, Child and Adult CPR Training and CertificationSaturday, Jan 11th, 1-3:30pm, $80-$100, Sign up here. Provided by Baby Be Safe, this class is intended for Moms, Dads, nannies, or anybody else who watches your baby or cares for your family. You will learn the skills for prevention, recognition, and treatment for choking (Heimlich), respiratory, and cardiac emergencies (CPR) for infants and children. There will also be hands on practice using infant and children mannequins. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to either learn for the first time or to brush up on your infant CPR and first aid skills.

Early Speech and Language Workshop, Sunday, Jan 12th, 10:30am-12pm, $10, Sign up here. In this 1.5-hour workshop, parents will learn about speech and language development from infancy through the first 2 years. We will review what to expect across each age range, and provide useful and enjoyable activities, songs and routines to enhance your baby’s development. Welcome expectant, new, or curious parents!

Baby Massage Workshop, Sunday, Jan 12th, 3-5pm, $50/family, Sign up here. Learn techniques to help soothe and calm your baby, develop a deeper bond, and nurture baby's body and mind development through touch. In this infant massage workshop, we will also explore sleep rituals using massage, and techniques to address congestion, colic, and digestive issues. For babies 6 weeks to pre-rolling.

Expectant Parents with Dogs, Saturday, January 18th, 1-2pm, $5, Sign up here. Your dog has been an integral part of your family, and now your new baby is on the way. Want to learn how to balance life with both? This seminar will cover what your dog needs to learn in order to accept this new lifestyle, keep your baby safe, and keep chaos away! It will also help you understand the best way to introduce your dog to your newborn, and how to help them bond for a lifelong relationship.

Eat, Drink, DOULA!  Sunday, Jan 19th, 3-4:30pm, FREE! Sign up here. Come meet BirthFocus doulas at their FREE doula open house!! BirthFocus understands the process involved in choosing the right doula to join women and their families on a most intimate experience, the birth of a baby! At this FREE “Eat, Drink, DOULA” open houses, they give pregnant women, and their partners, a chance to learn more about their doula practice and to connect intimately with several doulas through one on one interviews. They lovingly refer to these events as "speed dating for doulas" as each expecting couple will have a chance to meet with 4-5 doulas, of varying experience levels, throughout the event.

Holistic Baby Acupressure Workshop, Saturday, Jan 25th, 1-3pm, $60, Sign up here. Learn this gentle and effective acupressure method, used to increase nap and nighttime sleep duration, decrease night wakings and improve overall sleep patterns, aid digestion, ease teething discomfort, decrease the number and length of illnesses. The Holistic Baby Acupressure System is easy to implement and put into practice, and can be used over and over during a child’s life for a variety of purposes!


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