Introduction to the Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library

Introduction to the Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library

Cloth nappy libraries are a great way to find out more about real nappies before committing to buying a set of your own. In Waltham Forest we are lucky to have the wonderful Clair Wright running the local cloth nappy library because she is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful without being pushy or judgemental if a parent decides to opt for disposable nappies, for Clair it's about educating parents to make an informed decision based on what is right for them and their families.

Baby-wearing in winter

Baby-wearing in winter

It's always such a pleasure welcoming Sally and Maria from Buddha Baby and Sling Swing into our Kindred Meets community. Seeing the smiles on mums and babies faces as they dance and cuddle through a variety of fun songs, really warms our hearts.  Every mum on maternity leave should have the opportunity to join a Sling Swing class, it's uplifting, good exercise and a real bonding experience to share with your baby.

Sleep support with Psychologically Minded

Sleep support with Psychologically Minded

SLEEP - the one word that all new parents will think/fret/talk about more than anything else. In our final workshop of our 8 week program, we quizzed psychologist and child development specialist Cristina Delgado about all things shut-eye. Cristina runs workshops and consultations through her company Psychologically Minded, who provide evidence based interventions to help you to best support your child's development and mental wellbeing.

Baby Massage and Yoga with Health Works

Baby Massage and Yoga with Health Works

A firm favourite amongst new parents in the Walthamstow community, Jo Redmond and her daughter Chloe’s Baby Massage & Yoga classes are fun, jam-packed and educational.  You’re taken on a journey through post-natal stretching for the benefit of the mum before moving on to some gentle yoga for both mum and baby, finishing up with baby massage, using oils that Mums are given to take away which is such a lovely added touch.  

Dancing with Sling Swing

Dancing with Sling Swing

Through extensive research and self-participation, we began our business plan by creating a wish list of classes, workshops and subjects that we wanted to feature through Kindred Meets. From the very beginning we knew that we had to partner with Sling Swing, for it’s fun factor, health benefits (mentally & physically!) and because they care so much about educating parents on the correct and safe ways to wear a baby.

Music workshop with Bongalong

Music workshop with Bongalong

When we created Kindred Meets, we chose the topics and themes of our Meets based on a carefully considered framework, with the aim to provide a balanced and holistic experience for parent and baby. Last week, we bopped and sang along to a carnival style music session from Bongalong, with music falling under the Creative category of our framework.