Classes are only being offered remotely via ZOOM for now-
If you are interested in attending please call
Maria 973-701-0606 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
She will send you the ZOOM invite for the particular class - we are following the same schedule as listed.
****Sorry, CPR, Infant Massage & Tummy-Time Tune Up are NOT being offered yet.
All the classes below except CPR are included with PPP Membership!
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2020 Class Details
CLASS FEES (unless otherwise noted) PPP Members: FREE Non-members: $85/class
* private evening or weekend classes available upon request
This is a prenatal class. Learn about breastfeeding from the one’s who know the best – simple, common sense approach to nursing that will surely make you feel at ease and look forward to the experience with confidence. All you need to know is covered in one night :)
Private classes w/partners (if possible) scheduled at your convenience.
I'Starting Solidsm another title
Our goal is to demystifying when and how to begin feeding your baby food, as well as helpful hints and guidelines for an easy start regarding this new way of feeding. Topics include: readiness (when to start), Baby-Led Weaning method as well as food preparation and storage. Demo & video -Bring your appetite! Great class to take just before your baby is 6 months! Husband and/or caregivers are encouraged & welcome :)
Dates: Wednesday 1/15, 2/19, 3/18, 4/15, 5/13, 6/17
7/15, 8/12, 9/16, 10/14, 11/18, 12/16
Time: 10 am
I'Infant Massagem another title
One of our most popular classes! Joanne Petriello, OT & certified massage therapist, teaches one of the most pleasant methods to promote bonding and relaxation, not to mentions relief of fussiness and better sleep for your baby.Recommended for non-crawlers. Bring a blanket for your baby to lay on and Joanne will take care of the rest!
Dates: FRI: 1/10, 2/14, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12,
7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11
Let's Talk SleepI'm another title
Sleep, what's that? Invest some time (while you're awake!) to learn about the physiology of infant sleep. Helpful hints for creating a healthy sleep environment.
Dates: Wednesday 1/22, 2/26, 3/25, 4/22, 5/20, 6/24
7/22, 8/19, 9/23, 10/21
Time: 10 am
I'Working & Breastfeedingm another title
Yes, you can do it! Learn all you need to be prepared for this transition. Pumping schedule, feeding technique and helpful tips
.Dates: Wednesday 1/8, 2/12, 3/11, 4/8, 5/6, 6/10,
7/8, 8/5, 9/9,10/7, 11/11, 12/9
Time: 10 am
Choking & First Aide
Learn how to provide CPR, relieve choking on infants and children, basic first aid and lots more in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
Who should attend? This 2 to 3 hour class is a must for expectant parents, parents, family members, babysitters, nannies and anyone taking care of infants and children so they can instantly react when faced with life-saving decisions to protect and keep a child safe.
Class description: This class is based on the American Heart Association Family & Friends Guidelines.
Geraldine Hickey is founder and owner of Baby Zone & Beyond LLC.
She is an RN and midwife and a certified American Heart association CPR instructor. Geraldine received the 2014 Women of Excellence award in Medicine/Health Care, Union County NJ has been featured on Fox, WPIX Channel 7 and The NJ Star Ledger for her expertise.
Cost: $85 per person
Dates: Tuesday evening 1/21, 2/18, 3/24, 4/21, 5/5, 6/16,
7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
Time: 7-9 pm
*call or email to pre-register
How Does It Happen?m another title
Explore various approaches to weaning your baby. Find out what methods work best for a stress-free end to your breastfeeding relationship.
Dates: Wednesday 1/29, 3/4, 4/29, 5/27, 7/1
8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 12/2
Time: 10 am
Carrying Your Baby in a
sling, wrap or structured carrier
Babywearing has been practiced for centuries around the world. Truely a form of baby transport, babywearing can be enjoyed for as long as mutually desired, often until toddlerhood and beyond . As with any acquired skill, babywearing can take some practise in the early days, but the benefits are soon, if not immediately recognised, It's enjoyable and practical. Bring your carrier or try ours out.
Date: Wednesday 2/5, 4/1, 6/3, 7/29, 9/2, 11/4
EFT Tapping + HAT
Benefits & Uses for Stress Relief
w/ Laura Winters LCSW
Tapping is a simple acupressure technique used to relieve stress. When we are under stress, our body’s natural energy flow gets disrupted. By applying light pressure to acupressure points, you restore the natural energy flow and feel better as a result. Plus HAT heart assisted therapy-It’s another acupressure technique. It’s similar to tapping, but instead you place your hands over your heart & incorporate deep breathing. Come learn these easy, effective methods to alleviate the overwhelming moments of mom life. Taught by Laura Winters LCSW owner of Postpartum Health & Harmony
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Tummy Time Tune-Up
w/ Joanne Petriello OT
Tummy time is not an option for our sweet little babies, it is needed for optimal development. Tummy time can be confusing, hard, and easily avoided…. or wonderful, sweet, and rewarding for everyone involved.
Please consider visiting and getting a tune-up. By the time you leave you will be a confident tummy time parent and aware of the pitfalls and how to avoid them. There will be plenty of practice time and 1:1 problem solving for you and your baby. Bring a blanket and some favorite toys.
Taught by Joanne Petriello who is a pediatric occupational therapist with 21 years of experience working with little people and their families. Her greatest joy is watching babies and children be and feel successful.
Dates: 1/17, 2/21, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19,
7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am