Why we are offering a Dad and Baby Program

Have you heard about our newest program? Starting in January 2017 Mommy Connections Saskatoon will be offering its very first Dad and Baby Program!  We could not be more excited! Our 6-week Dad & Baby Program is a great way for new dads to connect with other new dads in their community while getting some one-on-one time with their babies.

Check out this great article from Mommy Connections North Edmonton on why we are offering this great program!

Over the years us gals at Mommy Connections have talked about ways to include dads in our programming, but we have struggled to find a way that made sense for modern families. We know that many Canadian mothers enjoy a year of maternity leave, which is why we offer weekday programs for moms and babies in their first year. Our programs are a great way for new moms to find their village, bond with their babies and learn all about what their community has to off them. But what about dads?

We also know that there are some dads who work from home, have flexible work hours, or share in the parental leave. And that means that over the years I’ve had some rad dads join our Mom & Baby II and Mom & Tot Programs held during the week. For most dads though, a weekday program isn’t feasible.

As a society we talk a great deal about the transition into motherhood and the challenges and joys that go along with that. But somehow along the way we’ve forgotten that becoming a dad is a big deal too! Dads should have a place to meet, spend time with their babies and find their village, just like moms do.

 

Our Saskatoon Dad and Baby program will be one of the first across Canada and I’m so excited and we have had a great response.

Our first-ever Dad & Baby Program will be held at The Yoga Den on Saturday afternoons 1 – 2:30 pm, beginning January 14th. This awesome 6-week program will be lead by a super local dad and each week will have plenty of time to talk about the challenges and joys of fatherhood while bonding with your baby and a presentation or activity for dad and baby including Sleep, Kick boxing, Swimming and more!

If you think offering a program for dads and babies is awesome, then please help us make our first program a success by spreading the word!

 

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