Baby Steps Level 1 (6 weeks-6 months old)

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Cost: $219 (no tax) - May be covered by your benefits plan under "Occupational Therapy"

Duration: 1 Hour every week for 6 weeks

Cost: $219 (no tax) - May be covered by your benefits plan under "Occupational Therapy"

Duration: 1 Hour every week for 6 weeks

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Description

This class is held either Online OR In-person, but not both at once.  Be sure to carefully verify your format and location when you register.  

This 6-week hour-long weekly class is for little ones that are pre-mobile.

Join our Pediatric Occupational Therapist as you learn age-and-developmentally-appropriate activities to do together with your little one. Make some new parent friends, and learn how to interact with your little one as they are on the move!

Enjoy some bonding time with your little one and and learn movement patterns such as rolling over and sitting up, tummy time, tips on sleeping, emotional regulation and build social skills.

Weekly topics (these may not be covered in exactly this order):

Week 1: Overview of infant development and intro to the class

Here we talk about the progression of fine motor, floor play, sitting and mobility skill

Week 2: Infant Sleep

Some sleep facts and solutions. Honouring every baby.

Week 3: Sensory & Spaces

Sensory activities and how the environment plays a role in development

Week 4: Play for you and baby

Other things you can do, the balancing act, recommended toys

Week 5: Mealtime with baby

Schedules, positioning, ways to enhance feeding in first year

Week 6: Co-Regulation

Attachment, attunement, temperament (basically self-care, stress management)

Each class we will cover a topic that relates and connects to development— motor, cognitive, social, sensory. More often than not, we are bombarded with information and pressure to do it all. Walk away with more confidence, calm and connection. This class and group discussions will help simplify your approach with your baby giving you more time, less worry and permission to have fun while baby plays on the floor.

You will have some time to interact with other parents as well as have some time to practice skills such as tummy time and crawling (depending on where your child is at).

What other parents are saying about Baby Steps:

“The best part about the program was that I was given both opportunities to learn how to stimulate and play with my baby, and also the freedom to step back and let her explore the world on her own without guilt.” —Mom of two

FAQ:

Can I get this covered under insurance if I live in another province?

It would appear that you may be able to, but you should check with your insurance just to be sure.

Can I claim this under my child’s name?

Yes, absolutely. Just remember though that your insurance will only pay for those classes that you attend; not for those that you don’t.

I’m worried about screentime – should my child be doing classes online?

This is a class for mamas to learn while their baby plays on the floor nearby (or in their lap). It’s not likely that the screen will be interesting enough for them to focus on it for any amount of time.

How does my insurance handle this?

We provide you with an occupational therapy receipt at the end of the series, which may allow this class to be covered by your insurance! This receipt is itemized and breaks the class fee into 6; please note that if you have insurance coverage, your insurance will only cover you for those weeks that you are present in class.

Oona's studio mask policy

Masks are highly recommended but optional in all studio classes. Please do bring your mask with you though, as masks are mandatory in all common areas in our clinics, including reception, hallways, etc.

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Class / workshop facilitator(s)

Teddie Buchner (she/her) headshot

Teddie Buchner (she/her)Adult & Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Teddie is an Occupational Therapist with a focus on pediatric and maternal health. She is currently working towards her PhD in Occupational Therapy, focusing her research on maternal and infant...

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Teddie Buchner (she/her) headshot

Teddie Buchner (she/her)Adult & Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Teddie is an Occupational Therapist with a focus on pediatric and maternal health. She is currently working towards her PhD in Occupational Therapy, focusing her research on maternal and infant...

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