AWNY Mums & Bubs March update: Is it Spring yet?

Written by Katherine Bruce

When I started thinking about what to write this month I struggled to think of anything positive. It’s hard to think of anything other than just how brutal the weather has been this past month! We’ve been inside most of the time because it’s just too cold to be walking around with a baby and toddler unless absolutely necessary. Cabin fever anyone?!?!

So, a couple of things I do like about this time of year…sledding (the photo above is of my daughter Emily sledding with her friend Naomi), building snowmen and hot chocolate. Lots of hot chocolate. I discovered City Bakery’s hot chocolate the other week – we went in on a Sunday afternoon and found ourselves in the middle of their annual hot chocolate festival with a live jazz band playing in the juice station!

We have a couple of events on in March – I hope you can join us. In the meantime, stay warm!

Drinks Catch-Up: The Milling Room

When: March 5, 7.30pm
Where: The Milling Room, 446 Colombus Avenue (between 81 and 82 Streets)
RSVP: or on the Facebook event page.

Join us for drinks at The Milling Room. It’s not always easy to talk to everyone at our sit-down dinners so we thought some casual drinks would be a fun way to meet new Mums and catch-up with some familiar faces.

The Milling Room also has a restaurant for those interested in staying for dinner.

Free Event: Healthy Sleep Habits for Babies

When: March 18, 10-11.30am
Where: tbc
RSVP: or on the Facebook event page.

We ran this event a couple of times last year and got such fantastic feedback that Nat has kindly offered to run it again this year.

Dr Natalie Barnett is an Infant Sleep Behaviorist who will speak on the importance of sleep and offer simple instructions for how to create good sleep habits and environments early on. Focusing on the science of sleep and sleep development, she will talk about creating a schedule for your baby, when you can expect a baby to start being on some sort of schedule, and how to implement a schedule.

Dr. Barnett specializes in teaching healthy sleep habits to babies aged 3 months to 18 months. She is a scientist with postgraduate training in pediatric sleep science. She brings a scientific yet gentle approach to sleep training and all of her methods are based upon published sleep research. Her website is Seven Oaks Sleep.

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