Support for New Parents

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Breastfeeding Support Group

Mondays 12:30pm-2pm
Free Group
(call number below for holiday hours)
Whether you need breastfeeding help or just want to meet other mommies with newborns, you'll find what you need here.  Spend time with other moms and babies, learn and share valuable parenting advice, and find out how much breast milk your baby is getting with a pre- and post-feed weigh. Latch, positioning, and other breastfeeding assistance and advice will be offered by our Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Anita Buttler.  No pre-registration necessary  
For group questions, or to schedule private support in your home, contact Anita directly Email  or  (619)636-7225


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New Mom Support Group

3rd Tues Monthly   1:15-2:15pm-  12/19, 1/16,  2/20, 3/20, 3/17
Come join other new moms and babies in a relaxing environment where you are welcome to share both the joys and the challenges of parenthood. This is an open group and there is no cost, so you are welcome to come whenever you like and however often it feels good to you. We will discuss common concerns such as sleep, self-care, nursing/feeding, childbirth recovery, partner and family relationships, and anything else that arises.

This support group is co-facilitated by Dr. Ana Laura Arteaga-Biggs, Psy.D., M.A.
Billingual Licensed Clinical & Consulting Psychologist, & Audrey Bogorad, Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor.
For general info, contact Baby Garten Studio 619-987-4834
For group questions or to make an appt. for private counseling, contact Dr. Arteaga-Biggs  directly:
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Nancy Cohen PLE Infant Class

Class 1 – Welcome,  Adjusting to Parenthood
Class 2 – Dealing with Crying, Sleeping, Eating Issues
Class 3 – Attach and Attune with our Babies
Class 4 – Temperament/ Styles of Interacting
Class 5 - Gross Motor/ Tummy Time/ Infant Massage
Class 6 - Cognitive, Emotional/ Social Development
Class 7 - Baby Language: Cooing, Babbling, Imitating; Baby's Development: Ages & Stages
Class 8 - Reflective Parenting & Parenting Styles, Resources for Parents & Babies 

Play, Learn, Explore
Infant Development Class

May/ June 2018
Baby DOB:

Friday Mornings 8:30-9:30am
Spring Session: 5/4-6/22, 2018
Cost: $156 for 8 weeks


Playing, Learning, Exploring is designed to empower parents to connect with their babies through nurturing, observing and learning.  Join Child Development and Behavior Specialist Nancy Cohen and other parents and newborns for this interactive infant class. Part class, part support group, weekly discussions cover anything and everything new parents are concerned about: sleeping and feeding challenges, temperament, attachment, developmental milestones, and coping skills for parents. The classes include group conversation and learning from everyone present. Parents also have the opportunity to support each other and make friends during this very special time in their lives. This small, intimate, relaxing, class is perfect for parents with newborns.
Specific class questions contact Nancy: 619-992-0703


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Infant & Child CPR/ Choking Workshop

Infant & Child CPR and Choking Relief workshop at Baby Garten
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Sundays 12:00pm  2:00pm
Monthly workshops
Cost: $39 single/ $72 couple

We've all heard the horror stories of children who choke to death and nobody knows what to do to save them. Don't let one of your family members become a statistic. Simple lifesaving techniques are easy to learn and our instructor, a paramedic dad to a toddler, makes the class fun! This thorough training follows the 2015 Updated Guidelines for CPR ECC to focus solely on emergency care of an infant. Topics and skills covered include:

  • NEW: First Aid skills for checking an unconscious infant/child for injuries
  • Infant and child CPR up to age 12
  • Infant and child choking relief (conscious and unconscious)
  • NEW: Choking relief for adults, pregnancy, and self-relief too.

NOTE: This is an adult  only class. In order to ensure that everyone learns these very important skills without distraction, we ask that you leave babies and children with another caregiver. Practice is done on manikins.
Specific class questions call Nathan: 858-337-7408

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Gentle Sleep Solutions

with Jen Varella, co-author of "Loved to Sleep" 
Sundays 3:30pm  4:30pm
Cost $30 per couple

Have you found yourself asking these questions?

  • I think I’ve completely messed up, can I still fix it?
  • How young is too young to sleep train?
  • Is the "cry-it-out" method the only option to get my baby on a sleep routine?

The workshop provides a comfortable environment for parents to learn how to gently solve their children's sleep problems. We’ll address general education about sleep – the science and behavioral "must knows" – including common problems, how to solve them and the secret to sleep success. If you struggle with getting your baby or toddler to sleep, this workshop will provide you with solutions and hope.
Specific class questions call Jen: 949-280-4500