Activities For Parents & Parents To Be

Our Vision

We accompany parents, like you, in meaningful periods of your life such as during a pregnancy, delivery and early parenthood. We make the latest information available to you through a variety of classes, workshop and lectures to support you in your journey through early parenthood. We provide a safe space for you to share your needs and to ask your questions to our vetted experts. 

Babies Club

It takes time to adjust to becoming a parent. Being a new mum is in itself an overwhelming experience, let alone leaving the house and establishing a daily routine.

Having a weekly meet-up organized where you’ll meet new mums in the same boat can really help. So come around to drink some coffee, meet other mums, chat, share and get information on topics such as your child’s development, nutrition, sleep and more!

Programme

Feb 6 and April 9: ‘Babywearing & Sharing Meet-Up’ .Together with Moments with Mothers and Matka, Adapting to Love hosts a monthly babywearing meet-up with the purpose of building a community and sharing knowledge about babywearing.

The meet ups take place every Thursday from 11- 12.30. They are free and everyone is welcome! 

Check our schedule and FB page for more updates.

 

Nouvelles Mamans

Are you pregnant in the Netherlands? Congratulations! ‘Nouvelles Mamans’ is an expat community and support group aimed at making your journey into parenthood just a little bit smoother. ‘Nouvelles Mamans’ hosts monthly events in and around Amsterdam always around a specific theme relevant to pregnancy, birth or early parenting. Meet and connect with other expecting parents, share stories and experiences. It is so important to build a community as you enter this new phase of your life and especially for expats. And don’t stop at our name, we both welcome and encourage the “Nouveaux Papas” (a.k.a New Dads) to join these monthly meet ups.

The meet ups will take place in French from 10 am-12 pm on:

Feb 21, March 28 and April 18. 

 

BabyBrains: Neuroscience for happy families

Designed by a neuroscientist and mum-of-three Silvia Dalvit Menabe, PhD, endorsed by Prof. Mark Johnson from Cambridge University, UK and held by neuroscientist and doula Valentina Cenedese PhD, this unique science-based parenting course gives you the tools to take on the parenting journey as an exciting adventure.

Knowing about your baby’s brain development will allow you to be a more effective and balanced parent, responding adequately to your child’s unique set of constraints and resources, avoiding frustration due to unrealistic expectations.

 

Programme:

The series of six science-based, fun and interactive workshop will include engaging presentations, games, discussions, Q&A. They take place on Wednesdays from 15:13- 16:30 and will be in English (or Italian).

Jan 29: How to understand seperation anxiety (Based on object permanence)

Feb 5: How to encourage language development and support bilingualism (based on linguistics)

Feb 12: How to discipline your children (based on the neuroscience of motivation )

Feb 19: How to encourage healthy independendence (Based on attachment science)

Price 

The 6 weeks course is €190 and a one-off workshop costs €40. Please note the price is for 1+1 partner for free. Babies and children under 4 are also welcome to join.

Info
For more information www.doulentina.com/babybrains or get in touch doulentina@gmail.com.

 

Baby Massage (NL)


Baby’s zijn gevoelig voor liefdevolle aandacht, aanraking en rust. Bij de babymassage zijn deze aspecten volledig met elkaar verweven. Door het directe, fysieke contact begrijp je de lichaamstaal van je baby beter. Je kunt buikkrampjes, verstopping, geprikkeldheid en overstrekken verlichten. Het kan je baby helpen om te ontspannen en langer of dieper te slapen. Babymassage is, zowel voor jou als voor je baby, ontspannend, geeft wederzijds vertrouwen en versterkt jullie onderlinge band. Babymassage betekent met volledige aandacht bij je baby zijn en daarmee is het ook een rustmoment voor jou! Babymassage is genieten voor twee. Bij de cursus babymassage leer je masseren volgens de Shantalababymassage: een eeuwenoude, eenvoudige methode die oorspronkelijk uit India komt. In vijf lessen leer je de Shantalababymassage stap voor stap aan zodat je deze gemakkelijk thuis kunt toepassen. Je krijgt een boekje waarin je alles wat je geleerd hebt na kunt lezen.

Deze cursus is voor baby’s die bij aanvang van de cursus tussen de 2 t/m 6 maanden oud zijn (in overleg ook ouder of jonger) en wordt gegeven door Mirjam Vos, die al meer dan 25 jaar cursussen voor baby’ s, ouders en aanstaande ouders geef.

Woensdag 29 januari t/m 4 maart: 14:00-15:15 (geen les 26 feb)

Kosten € 110 Inclusief olie en een boekje waarin je de massage kunt nalezen.

Inschrijven en meer info kan je hier vinden

 

Hypnobirthing Course

The HypnoBirthing course is taught in 5 weekly 2-2,5 hour classes on the following dates:

 

Programme

The programme consists of deep relaxation, special breathing techniques, self-hypnosis, massage techniques, visualizations, affirmations, and education that support you throughout the whole pregnancy and are there to use during labor and birth. The classes also offer the opportunity to prepare an individualized birth plan.

 

The advantages of HypnoBirthing:
– Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during and after birthing
– Reduces, often eliminates, the need for chemical anesthesia, episiotomy and other interventions
– Lessens fatigue during labor
– Reduces risk of pelvic floor damage by using breathing techniques rather than pushing
– The birthing companion is an integral part of the birthing, not an onlooker
– Babies are better adjusted and happier, resulting in better eating and sleeping routines
– And more..

 

Included in the cost:
– 5 × 2 ½ hour HypnoBirthing sessions for mum and birth companion
– The HypnoBirthing book by Marie Mongan
– HypnoBirthing relaxation audio track
– All course handouts & materials
– Birth preferences tailored to individual needs
– Refreshments
– Contact with myself via email/telephone for the duration of the course, but also before and after for any questions
– Additionally you will also learn during the course prenatal yoga practices for pregnancy and labor based on Birthlight yoga

 

Price:  €395,- (incl. VAT)

NOTE: Please check with your health insurance about their policy with respect to birth preparation courses. Kasia is registered with Hypnobirthing Vereniging BE & NL, recognized by insurance providers who reimburse Hypnobirthing courses. If miss a session, we can arrange a make-up session for Euro 80 (inc. VAT). 

 

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What Our Families are Saying

 

I really loved the messy play experience!! It’s the perfect opportunity for little ones to interact with other little ones and get messy in a safe environment while parents can take a small break.

My little boy had messy play for his 1st birthday and it was great! The kids ranged from 1 – 3 years and all had such a fun time playing in the gooey gunky stuff plus Leanne was super quick and efficient at cleaning up all the mess after. Highly recommend for any kids birthday.

This is a great setup for kids and parents. There’s just enough chaos for kids to love it, but little enough that we parents can still have a good chat with our tea/coffee. My 16-month-old has a great time, and our cleanup is just a splash on his hands and a quick change of his clothes. Highly recommended.

I highly recommend Messy play!!! My daughter had her birthday party there and her and her 13 friends loved everything about it!! Brilliant activities all hand made by the organiser and something totally different. Brilliant work messy play