Walking With Whitney
In this class, we will discuss how to read your baby's cues such as stress signs to determine their needs before crying.
Birth- 3 Month Class:
This is where we talk about TUMMY TIME: when to start, how often to do it, what positions are best to promote guaranteed success. We also discuss topics which may be less familiar to you: what to do with your newborn and how to prevent issues like Flat Head Syndrome and Torticollis as well as how to promote natural movement and early play with your newborn while avoiding overstimulation. Additionally, we will touch upon topics such as proper positioning in baby carriers, things to consider when swaddling, appropriate as well as effective toys for this age group in order to promote development.
3 Months through 6 Month Class:
Our main topic is rolling: what are the building blocks and precursor skills to rolling, when should you expect your little one to start rolling. We discuss simple ways to incorporate rolling activities in your daily routines and playtime, how to work play into daily routines such as diapering, clothing changes, feeding. We continue to discuss tummy time and give you the tools to help advance your baby’s tummy time skills and why this is important. We touch upon sitting, going into detail about the importance of sitting and when you should expect these gross motor skills to appear.
6 Months through 12 Month Class:
In this class we focus on giving you tools to help your child with the hurdles of crawling, the importance of independent mobility and how and why that leads to walking. We address broader topics such as instilling a love of movement in your child and how that relates to the school aged child. Additionally this class focuses on topics such as which shoes to select and why, push toys vs walkers, as well as adjusting your home foster creeping, crawling, climbing, and walking all the while keeping them safe.
Come join us to learn more about how to support your child’s gross motor milestones within the first year of life!
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**All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
- "How do I play and interact with my newborn?"
- "Is my baby showing typical signs of development?"
- "How best do I hold my baby?"
- "What about tummy time?"