Nutrition Workshop (Baby’s First Year: Setting The Foundation)


As parents, we all want to give our children the best start possible, but it is easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of information and ‘health clutter’ out there. Should you start your baby on rice cereal? At four months or six months? Do you keep feeding milk on demand? What is Baby Led Weaning? What do you give your baby after he/she is past the pureed stage? What finger foods should you start with?

This workshop is taught by Navneet Dhillon of Dhillon Nutrition and Health. Navneet is a Registered Nutritionist who helps parents navigate through all the “health information overload” out there and supports families in eating well. She educates and inspires families through personalized consultations, interactive cooking classes, and workshops. As a busy mother of a toddler, Navneet understands that time is at a premium, and teaches families how to approach nutrition and health in a practical, easy-to-apply manner.

In “Baby’s First Year: Setting the Foundation”, Navneet will educate parents of infants on the importance of good nutrition and digestion during this critical first year of a baby’s life.

Topics to be covered include:
• How and when to wean your baby when breastfeeding or formula-feeding
• What nutritious first foods to give your baby and how to introduce them
• How to make homemade baby food
• When to introduce allergenic foods and how to identify food reactions and sensitivities
• How to transition your baby to foods with more texture
• How to encourage variety in food preferences
• All about Baby Led Weaning (BLW)
• What are great finger foods for babies to begin with and enjoy

Cost – $40

The class takes place on Thursday May 15th, 1-3pm at Lole Atelier Oakville which is located at 172 Lakeshore Road East (Downtown Oakville). The workshop includes light refreshments, take home materials, swag bag and the chance to connect with other moms-to-be going through the same experiences you are. One lucky mom will also walk away with a copy of Sprout Right, Nutrition from Tummy to Toddler.

Upcoming classes in the Halton Region

Burlington Mom & Baby: Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:00 (April 22 – June 10, 2014)

Milton Mom & Baby: Fridays 10:30 – 12:00 (April 25 – June 13, 2014)

Oakville Mom & Baby: Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 (May 7 – June 25, 2014)

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Learn. Experience. Socialize.

Mommy Connections introduces you to programs and services available within your community. Our classes provide a unique learning opportunity as well as a fun way to bond with your child and other moms in a social environment. Each week’s 90 minute class offers a topic that is important to a new mom as well as something for moms to do with babies. This allows for a unique bonding opportunity with your little one while still fulfilling your need to obtain information and be social with other moms experiencing the same challenges, fears and excitement.




imagebabyshowToronto’s biggest baby show is springing up at the International Centre, Mississauga and there’s fun for the entire family! Join Mommy Connections at the 16th Annual Spring BabyTime Show running from April 25-27, 2014.  The event is perfect for parents, those with bellies to those with toddlers in tow – to ask, learn and try out the hottest parenting must-haves.

Adult tickets are $16 but Mommy Connections has an exclusive $2 discount available here until April 10th (Promo Code: mommy). The International Centre is located at 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga Hall 5 and there’s plenty of FREE onsite parking.

Show Dates/Times:

Friday, April 25: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 26: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 27: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

There will be more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest in toys, health and nutrition, technology, child care, maternity, children’s apparel and décor. There is also an opportunity to register for all your baby needs with Babies “R” Us.

Diaper Derby Crawl

On your marks, get set, CRAWL! Head over to the Fun & Fitness Stage each day at 12:45 p.m. to cheer on your favourite onesie-clad warrior in the annual Diaper Derby Crawl sponsored by The Diaper Bank. And, don’t forget to drop off any loose, opened or new packages of diapers to the designated Diaper Bank drop area at the Show entrance to be distributed to low income households throughout the GTA.

Meet & Greet

Toddlers will be star struck when they meet their favourite characters live. This year’s special guests include Dora the Explorer and Boots, Diego, Blue and The Wonderpets. Toddlers can join Dora and Boots at the Toddler Time stage.  Full schedule available here.


For the parents, there’s a jam-packed seminar and stage schedule including parenting advice guru Ann Douglas, offering inside tips on sleep, relationships, sex, and health for your post-baby universe, as well as the scoop on The Secrets of Happy Parents and The Truth About Newborns: What every first-time parent needs to know about baby – but was too exhausted to ask…


Playing with LEGO® DUPLO® means having fun, being creative and learning – all at the same time. Enjoy an interactive build experience and let your child’s imagination run wild in the play area filled with bricks.

Pregnancy Massage Therapy Clinic

For the mommy-to-be whose pint-sized playmate hasn’t arrived yet, Bayview Sheppard RMT is back by popular demand with their complimentary Pregnancy Massage Therapy Clinic.

Families can also take advantage of the Show’s child care areas, including: the Medela Nursing Centre with comfortable seating and nursing supplies, Playtex changing stations and the Kids Café where you can make yourself at home with warming stations, highchairs and booster seats.


With over 250 Exhibitors, there are a lot of great deals on shopping for all things related to pregnancy, baby and toddler!

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets here with the promo code: mommy and take advantage of our $2 coupon for the Spring BabyTime Show!

Stop bye and visit us – see you soon!

– Megan & Nicole

Mom & Baby Class will be held on Thursdays from March 20 – May 8th, 2014 from 1-2:30 at the Oakville Parent-Child Centre. This fun and informative program will leave you feeling well connected with other new moms in the community and give a sampling of some of Oakville’s fabulous mommy-minded businesses! Join in the interactive demonstrations and listen to experts speak on all the latest trends in parenting. Click here to sign up! This program features exciting, interactive demos including:

Kindermusik Mommy Bootcamp Zumba Infant massage Mom & Baby Yoga Plus expert led discussions including holistic health options, baby wearing, infant nutrition, sleep habits and more!

Come join the fun and meet other new moms in your neighbourhood! Each participant receives a fabulous swag bag full of gifts and coupons and a photograph of you and your baby. **Class size is limited and fills quickly. Register early to ensure your space. Sample Session Agenda – All Topics Subject to Change Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 4.00.31 PM Click here for a map to our location Please note, registration cancellations are subject to a $15 administration fee.  A minimum of 8 participants are needed in order to run this class.   To finalize your order, please see your cart in the bottom right of the website.

Mon-To-Be-MCLogoLooking forward to hosting our very first Mom to Be baby shower event at Simply Green Baby next week! We’ll welcome a group of 12 expecting Mamas to not only celebrate their impending bundles of joy but also introduce them to local services such as Fully Alive Wellness Centre and Goodnight Sleep Site.

Nicole from Fully Alive will speak on self-care for the pregnant woman as well as natural ways to alleviate postpartum discomfort. Alanna, founder of Goodnight Sleep Site, will speak about the sleep needs of you and your baby in the fourth trimester AND Nicole’s team will be on-site to offer free massages! Ahhh, pampering bliss 🙂

In addition to some great expert advice we’ll get to “dine” on some delicious cupcakes courtesy of Sweet Bakery & Tea House and also learn more about the produce selection from Organic Food Delivery.

To top it all off, one lucky Mom will win a FREE program registration for our popular Mom & Baby program, Michelle Mez Photography will award one lucky winner a FREE 60-minute photo session plus $50 print credit and Maria Robertson, an Independent Consultant with Arbonne, will provide samples, for all the Moms, from the company’s popular ABC baby line in addition to a fantastic door prize!

Kinda makes me wish I was sporting a baby bump again!


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