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Baby Steps through Pretend City! Monthly Theme: Sleep, Baby, Sleep
January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Specifically for: Infant (0-18 months), grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older siblings please.
Bring your little ones to Pretend City for this exclusive infant and young toddler only time. With the combined experience and knowledge of our play partners and trained staff, you are sure to learn something new about your child’s development and developmentally appropriate activities during each monthly event.
This month’s theme will focus on the importance of sleep for you and baby. Discussion topics will be about sleep training, co-sleeping, crib safety, sleep requirements based on the age of your baby, and bedtime routines.
Shannon Huston, our Director of Education will be conducting a sleep training class immediately following our baby steps event. She has a wealth of knowledge and education in the field of child development and is eager to share her knowledge with you to help both you and your baby get the good night’s rest that you deserve! Make sure you sign ip here.
Don’t forget to pick up a free Ages & Stages Questionnaire!* to ensure your little one is developing on track! They’re FREE, fast and easy! * Available for Orange County residents only
Sensational Story Time: Today join us in the Orange Plaza at 3 p.m. for the reading of a new book called The Dreaming Tree by Dr. Patricia Riba. This book uses visualization techniques to lull your infant to sleep on a journey to sweet and positive dreams. Dr. Patricia will be reading her book and signing copies that are purchased in our Mini Mall. The book signing will take place immediately following the reading.
Recommended Parenting Book: On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep Pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. along with co-author Gary Ezzo, demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn’s metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities. In particular, they note how an infant’s body responds to the influences of parental routine or the lack thereof. For over 20 years, On Becoming Babywise has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby’s feeding time, wake time and nighttime sleep cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night.
Play Partner: Help Me Grow Orange County and Serving Kids Hope with Dr. Patricia
Grown-up Tip: Infants and Toddlers need between 12-16 hours of sleep each day. Ensuring adequate sleep for your child will prevent long periods of crying and ensure that when your baby is awake that they are ready to play and explore.
RSVP: Register here; max 60
Fee: $10 per adult with preregistration or $12 at the door, infants, and Pretend City Members are FREE!
*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.