Special Offer from Sprouts for Mommy Connections Members

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Want to plan a field trip to check out the new and fabulous Sprouts? Plus do one more of their amazing classes! Sprouts has offered Mommy Connections Members one of the following classes at a group discount til June 29th.

Child Centered:

Monday 11: 15 Move Baby

Tuesday 10:15 Baby Gym

Wed 10:15 Rockin’ Babies

Thursday 10:15 Move baby

 

Mom Centered but child participates

Mon 12:45 Stretch & Strengthen

Tuesday 12:45 Salsa Babes

Wed 12:45 Barre Babes

Thursday 1:45 Yoga Babes

Friday 1:45 Hip Hop Babes

 

They will offer you a group class discount of $10/per mom for the class. ( regularly $25) Minimum participation is 5 moms/babies.

If you are interested in any of these classes please email laura@mommyconnections.ca for more information and to reserve your spot.

 

Let’s talk about Milestones. How many of you are constantly worried about what your child should be doing and when they do it? I know I am – as a mother of two I worried/worry about whether or not my child was on the right track. Here’s a list of what the milestones are that child “should” be doing at certain ages.

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Mastered Skills (most children can do) Emerging Skills (half of children can do) Advanced Skills (a few children can do)
Child’s Age : One month
  • Smiles
  • Laughs
  • Holds head at 45-degree angle
Child’s Age : Two months
  • Vocalises sounds – gurgling and cooing
  • Follows objects
  • Holds head up for short periods
  • Smiles, laughs
  • Holds head at 45-degree angle
  • Movements become smoother
Child’s Age : Three months
  • Turns towards loud sounds
  • Can bring hands together and may bat at toys
  • Can roll over
Child’s Age : Four months
  • Can grasp a toy
  • Reaches out for objects
  • Can roll over
Child’s Age : Five months
Child’s Age : Six months
  • Turns towards sounds and voices
  • Imitates sounds, blows bubbles
  • Rolls in both directions
  • May lunge forward or start crawling
  • May jabber or combine syllables
  • May drag object towards himself

*This information is taken from babycenter’s website*
http://www.babycenter.ca/a6476/milestone-chart-one-to-six-months#ixzz31ihGh7nr

 

Now I don’t know about you but my children were all over the map with their milestones. My daughter crawled at 9 months, my son still isn’t crawling at 11 months old. So what does that mean when your child doesn’t reach these milestones? Call the doctor? See a specialist? Cry?  I know it’s all based on averages and each baby is different but it sure makes you worry at times when your child isn’t reaching certain milestones.

Now I’ve started to not worry or try not to worry as much – all I know is that when I go to the doctor and I’m asked the standard questions during the well-baby visits if my children are meeting the standards then that makes me happy. My daughter wasn’t too great at gross motors skills when she was a baby but now she excels at certain gross motor movements even more than other kids that were moving before her.

As a new mom everything is NEW so it’s normal to worry about your child and want the best for them but try not to stress about everything. Enjoy them being so little and cuddly because one day they grow up and you’ll have a whole other set of things to worry about. Small people, small problems – big people, big problems, so enjoy as many precious moments as you can.

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