Workshops

child with fever-saidaonlineCold and flu season is quickly approaching and now is the time to get informed with how to deal with some of the illnesses that your child may encounter. Be prepared!

This workshop covers the most common illnesses seen in the ER and that children deal with, especially through the winter months. It is presented by Stacy Baker, a former pediatrics ER nurse for 12 years. The workshop covers the topics of fever, gastro, dehydration, ear infections, rashes, allergic reactions and many more. The beginning of the workshop is a discussion on why and how kids are different than adults as well as an explanation on why their anatomy puts them at risk for many  illnesses. We have a thorough discussion on respiratory illnesses and with the help of some video clips, how to spot some very important signs of respiratory distress in your child.  No note taking necessary, all material will be emailed to you following the class.

The cost of the workshop is $30 per person. Here are all the details you need to know about this fabulous and informative workshop:

Date: Thursday, October 22nd

Cost: $30 per person

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 boul. St-Jean

If you are interested, please email us today at info@westislandmommies.com to reserve your spot, space is limited!

one-year-old-sleepingSleep is not a luxury, it is a biological need. Come out and spend an evening with Tracy Braunstein, a certified infant and child sleep consultant (Sleep Tight Solutions/The Parenting Toolbox) who is going to talk about the key elements to providing a healthy foundation of sleep for your baby. Whether you have a newborn or a toddler, Tracy will be able to give you the tools you need to ensure a rested family. You may not even realize that your baby is not getting the sleep they need and it is her passion to help you make sure that they do! Get your questions answered in a fun and interactive workshop that will put an end to those sleepless nights!

The cost of the workshop is $35 per person. Here are all the details you need to know about this fabulous and informative workshop:

Date: Thursday, August 27th

Cost: $35 per person

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 boul. St-Jean

If you are interested, please email us today at info@westislandmommies.com to reserve your spot, space is limited!

Here are a few comments from other parents that have attended this workshop:

“A big thanks to West Island Mommies and Sleep Tight Solutions! The workshop was well organized and extremely informative. I loved that everyone had a number so we could each ask our question(s) without anyone monopolizing the floor. I now feel equipped to deal with my daughter’s sleep issues and for the new baby arriving this summer. Would highly recommend this workshop for any mom needing help!”

“I really liked the workshop. I knew a fair bit about the different methods (translation: read books desperately at 4am!!) but Tracy went through them thoroughly and quickly which was great. I also liked hearing others questions although I had more than one! I guess one thing that I thought of after was that I probably benefited the most from hearing all questions as my daughter is very young. I may be less likely to do the same general workshop when my daughter is older and would prefer one specific to a say 2 or 3 and up. (But I’m a new mom so what do I know! I may need to go back next month lol!) Many thanks for a great event!”

“THANK YOU for this morning!  It was fantastic!  Even on my 4th kid, I still heard and learned new things!  It was really great!!!”

“It was a great session – I really enjoyed the format, Tracy was an excellent speaker and it was a great idea to give everyone a number to have a chance to ask their question. I only wish I could have attended this two years ago! I’m sure I would have lost a lot less sleep! ”

Please note that this is an adults only workshop. We kindly ask that babies not attend the workshop as it becomes a bit of a distraction and it will be hard for you to concentrate on the material. We want everyone to be focused and to be able to get the most that they can out of the workshop.

baby nutritionWe will be hosting a workshop on Thursday, July 23rd from 7 pm to 9 pm about all you need to know about baby nutrition. Are you unsure about how to go about introducing solids to your baby? Have a lot of questions? Then this is the workshop for you!

The workshop will be presented by Robin Glance, Registered Dietitian. Here are the topics that will be covered:

– When can I start introducing food to my baby?
– What textures are best?
– What foods should I start with?
– Tips to introduce foods
– How much should my baby eat?
– What if my baby doesn’t seem to like solids?
– Sample meal plans
– Recipe ideas

Here are all the details you need to know about this fabulous and informative workshop:

Date: Thursday, July 23rd

Cost: $30 per person

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 boul. St-Jean

If you are interested, please email us today at info@westislandmommies.com to reserve your spot, space is limited!

POTTY READINESS AND BEYOND: Getting through important milestones without going crazy!

potty readinessIn this workshop, Sharyn Timerman is going to talk about how to set your child up for success, look at the signs of physical readiness as well as the cognitive and behavioral ones. How can you tell if you’re using positive methods? Toilet teaching/readiness and what are the life skills we can teach children,setting a foundation for healthy growth?

Where do those life skills take place, where are they first taught? A lot of questions, but some really simple answers and she can’t wait to share them with you!

The cost of the workshop is $35 per person. Here are all the details you need to know about this fabulous and informative workshop:

Date: Thursday, June 18th

Cost: $35 per person

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 boul. St-Jean

If you are interested, please email us today at info@westislandmommies.com to reserve your spot, space is limited!

safe_sleep_babySleep is not a luxury, it is a biological need. Come out and spend a morning with Tracy Braunstein, a certified infant and child sleep consultant (Sleep Tight Solutions/The Parenting Toolbox) who is going to talk about the key elements to providing a healthy foundation of sleep for your baby. Whether you have a newborn or a toddler, Tracy will be able to give you the tools you need to ensure a rested family. You may not even realize that your baby is not getting the sleep they need and it is her passion to help you make sure that they do! Get your questions answered in a fun and interactive workshop that will put an end to those sleepless nights!

The cost of the workshop is $35 per person. Here are all the details you need to know about this fabulous and informative workshop:

Date: Sunday, March 29th

Cost: $35 per person

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Location: Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 boul. St-Jean

If you are interested, please email us today at info@westislandmommies.com to reserve your spot, space is limited!

Here are a few comments from other parents that have attended this workshop:

 

“A big thanks to West Island Mommies and Sleep Tight Solutions! The workshop was well organized and extremely informative. I loved that everyone had a number so we could each ask our question(s) without anyone monopolizing the floor. I now feel equipped to deal with my daughter’s sleep issues and for the new baby arriving this summer. Would highly recommend this workshop for any mom needing help!”

 

“I really liked the workshop. I knew a fair bit about the different methods (translation: read books desperately at 4am!!) but Tracy went through them thoroughly and quickly which was great. I also liked hearing others questions although I had more than one! I guess one thing that I thought of after was that I probably benefited the most from hearing all questions as my daughter is very young. I may be less likely to do the same general workshop when my daughter is older and would prefer one specific to a say 2 or 3 and up. (But I’m a new mom so what do I know! I may need to go back next month lol!) Many thanks for a great event!”

 

“THANK YOU for this morning!  It was fantastic!  Even on my 4th kid, I still heard and learned new things!  It was really great!!!”

 

“It was a great session – I really enjoyed the format, Tracy was an excellent speaker and it was a great idea to give everyone a number to have a chance to ask their question. I only wish I could have attended this two years ago! I’m sure I would have lost a lot less sleep! ”

 

Please note that this is an adults only workshop. We kindly ask that babies not attend the workshop as it becomes a bit of a distraction and it will be hard for you to concentrate on the material. We want everyone to be focused and to be able to get the most that they can out of the workshop.