What to do with a new baby in York North (Newmarket, Aurora,
East Gwillimbury, Georgina)
So you just brought home your new little bundle of joy. Your world has been turned upside down and
you’re probably still finding your bearings as a new parent. You’re likely home on mat leave now for the
better part of 6 months to 1 ½ years and wondering what the heck you’re going
to do with yourself.
Note: If you’re not feeling quite ready to venture out with
your little one, please know that this is very normal and that everyone
has their own time and pace for when they feel like leaving their home with
baby; however if that boredom has set in and you’re ready for making some new mommy
friends and to tackle all that Life With A Baby & your local community has
to offer, check out these suggestions!
Join a play group
Well… of course we are going to
recommend ours 😊 www.lifewithababy.com/join
Ours is FREE and local. No membership fees. All events are either FREE or heavily
subsidized. You will also find some
local FEE BASED play groups locally as well.
Check out the EarlyOn Centre
These are FREE government provided
facilities available in most communities.
They offer free workshops, programs and free play times for parent and
baby. Check out your local EarlyOn
Centre for their upcoming program calendar.
Note: EarlyOn Centres can be extremely busy in many communities and sometimes
have long wait lists for programs. Be
sure to stay on top of registration dates and times to get on those program
lists! When EarlyOn Centres are
filled, Life With A Baby is a great alternative and offers many of the same
Hit the mall!
Malls are a great place to stroller walk
and meet other mommy friends! Upper Canada Mall has their weekly Stroller
Mates program for parent and baby to walk the mall with a fitness
instructor. The moms generally meet for
coffee afterwards. Life With A Baby also
has their own regular mall walk. These
are lead by local mom volunteers and are a great mix of social time and light
fitness for mom and baby.
Hit the coffee shop
Going out for lunch or coffee is a casual
and great way to get out with baby. Life
With A Baby offers many FREE coffee meet ups, brunch and lunch dates in various
communities. Check out the upcoming ones
in your region for a great way to connect more intimately with other moms.
Take A music class
If you’re a first time parent you may need
a little brush up on your nursery rhymes and baby songs 😊
These are going to come in handy for interacting with your baby and for some of
those long soothing nights of restless sleep.
Check out Kindermusik, Little Moverz and other local Mom & Baby
music classes in your community! Life
With A Baby offers these regularly as discounted rates for members! They are a fun and interactive way to build
your music roster of knowledge while connecting with other parents and your
little one. Your local library may
other offer a “Mother Goose” program.
Take an infant massage class
Hands-on infant massage classes are an
excellent way to learn some techniques for soothing and bonding with baby. Life With A Baby offers these classes
regularly for members with licensed professionals on a regular basis and
materials are provided.
Sign up for some fitness classes
Your post-baby bod will thank you for taking
on some light to intense exercise!
Life with a baby offer a variety of fitness options for members which
range in intensity from gentle yoga, to barre classes, stroller fitness,
Pilates / pelvic floor, bootcamps and more!
Our programs are geared towards being affordable and are for parent and
baby to participate in together.
If you have any questions or other ideas to add, please share them!
Looking forward to seeing you at a local event!
LWAB York North Community Manager