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Expecting a baby in 2020?

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Finding out you are pregnant is exciting and scary all at the same time! Suddenly you feel like you have so much to do and learn. But where do you start? What do I need? Where can I go for support? Is there anything I am missing? Why not book your ticket for your free Expectant Parent Event in Yeovil here!

How we can help you during your parenting journey

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To help you in your parenting journey we have created a community of local businesses and service providers. All you may need from pregnancy and beyond: antenatal classes, doula’s, feeding support, cloth nappies, baby slings, first aid, newborn photography, baby groups and classes, therapies which can support you and baby.

You can get your free ticket here!

What to expect from the expectant parent event

Our events are intimate, informal, yet informative. There are between 10 and 15 professionals available to chat to, ask questions and find out about their services. There is never any pressure to buy, sign up or hard sales. We are all here to support you in being able to make an informed choice.

Our events are FREE! You can get your ticket here! You can buy a goodie bag for £5 which will including (more to be added) a free happy nappy voucher (on booking for Water Babies), range of samples, teething necklace and discounts as well as our information booklet which includes a range of useful articles and contacts.

The Venue

For our Yeovil event we use The Hub. The venue is fully accessible and has a range of tables and chairs as well as sofas. There is a children’s play area available as well as the Scrapstore. It has a cafe which serves:

  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Cakes and treats
  • Breakfasts & Light lunches

Which businesses can I expect on the 3rd February?

  • Little Green Bee Co – for all your cloth nappy and re-usable wipes needs
  • Mootooti – Bright organic baby and kids clothing
  • Angel Eyes Photography – all you need to get those perfect bump and baby photos.
  • Monkey Music Sherborne and Dorchester – Learn about the importance of music to your baby’s development.
  • Yeovil Osteopathy – Find out about how Anita can support you and your baby’s needs
  • Families and Babies – Your local breastfeeding support groups and services
  • Water Babies – award winning swimming classes for your baby
  • Hand On Heart Baby Massage – learn about how baby massage benefits you and your baby
  • The Daisy Foundation – There to support you throughout pregnancy and the early days of parenthood. Nici offers a whole range of classes and supports you to create a community.
  • BeingDad – Workshops just for Dads! yes we haven’t forgotten about you. BeingDad also offers parents first aid courses.
  • Babywearing South West – Using a sling, carrier or wrap has many benefits for you and baby. Find out about the options out there and ask questions.
  • CMH Workshops – Supporting you to be aware of and learn about your child’s mental health.
  • Hazelton Therapies – Learn about a whole host of therapies that can support you and your baby.

This is not a complete list

How do I book?

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Book you tickets HERE!! Our events are free! We offer an add-on of £5 for a goodie bag with a whole range of things in them.

Why do I need to book?

Well, we want the event to be intimate and not too overwhelming. By booking we know the numbers to expect and prepare for.

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Can I still come if I haven’t booked?

It depends, if we have sold out of our limited number of tickets we will not be able to open the doors to non-pre booked parents. We will announce on Sunday 2nd February if there are any limited walk in tickets available. This will be announced on the website and our facebook page.

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Book Expectant Parent Event Yeovil Tickets Here

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Toddlers 12 Rules of Christmas

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1: Convince parents that you want that gift which comes flat packed! That way mummy and daddy will have to be up late on xmas eve
building said gift, but without waking the toddler!

2: Wake up and insist on it being play time just as they come to bed, after building the flat pack gift. Also make sure that once you do fall asleep that you don’t wake until later than normal, so as to keep the over excited parents , who despite exhausted woke early, waiting a little longer.

3: Refuse to wear cute xmas outfit and insist on wearing mismatch pjs – all day so as to ruin all photos.

4: When presented with beautifully wrapped gifts – discard toys and play with the box.

5: Forget all the manners your parents ever taught you! What else would the visiting relatives have to talk about.

6: Attempt beating world record of how many tantrums you can have in 12 hours.

7: If mummy says no – ask granny

8: Make sure xmas decorations are rearranged at every opportunity to avoid boredom with current arrangement. 

9: If you have taken things a little too far – activate toddler cuteness with a smile and a slight head tilt.

10: Refuse to eat whatever food they put in front of you , unless it contains sugar.

11: Liven up dinner time by throwing peas like confetti and getting in target practise using roast potatoes. 

12: Fall asleep in the most angelic position possible – this will ensure your parents will forget all you have done today

Monthly Calendar

Every month we have a range of groups, events and workshops at The Huddle.

September

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Super Saturday! 19th September

Saturday 19th September

The Huddle is joining in with Super Saturday. Sling and carrier demos, Monkey Music, Literacy Explorers, Play Town Parties, Bloom classes and more! Things to join in, take away and find out more all about the businesses part of South West Bumps & Beyond.

Monkey Music will be on the hour from 10am-3pm! Outside opposite The Huddle

🐒Aimed at newborns to under 4’s (although siblings are welcome)

🐒Action songs & body percussion.


Bloom will be with us at 10.30 & 2.30

🌈Aimed at babies from 6 weeks – 15 months

🌈Movement and sensory activities.


Literacy Explorers will be with us at 11.30

🦁Aimed at preschoolers (2yrs-5yrs)

🦁Lion story and craft


Babywearing South West will be there throughout the day

🐧Demonstrating Slings & Carriers

🐧Discount on silver consultations booked on the day! (must be held within 4 weeks of booking)


We are super excited to be hosting 3 mini pop up play sessions @The Huddle on Super Saturday! 🙌🙌🙌
Session 1
10.30am till 11.30am
Firefighter, Doctor and Supermarket
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Session 2
12pm till 1pm
Pumpkin Patch, Vet and Coffee Shop
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Session 3
2pm til 3pm
Construction, Supermarket and Pizzeria
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Spaces are limited due to Covid 19, so booking is essential!
Our role play sets are aimed at children aged 1 to 5 years old, come and ignite their imagination! 🥼🦺⛑️🛒🧰🩺
(1 adult to accompany 1 child, ask about siblings and non walkers.)

book via : playtownparties@outlook.com

Monkey Music Baby Development Workshop 21st September

Sessions at 12.10 & 13.15

Book here

Especially for parents of newborns and babies up to 6 months, this free and interactive session is designed to help you discover how you can use music to support your baby’s development from birth upwards. There will be practical activities for you and your baby, professional information and techniques to use at home. This workshop is free to attend but must be booked in advance due to limited spaces. (If this event is fully booked, please contact Ali at sherborne.dorchester@monkeymusic.co.uk for information about future workshops)

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Nappy Natter 23rd September

Come along to the Huddle in Yeovil find out more about cloth nappies. Chaz from Loving by Nature will be there with her demo kit to run through, answer your questions and will have a small selection of stock for sale.

Session for up to six people, toys available and welcome to bring a take away drink from your favourite cafe.

Book your slot here

Literacy Explorers 29th September

10.45 – 11.45. Sessions are suitable for children aged 2 – 5 years old.

This session is held at The Huddle, in the Quedam Centre. Literacy Explorers sessions are run by Hannah, an experienced primary school teacher. This half terms theme will be THIS IS ME. Each session will have a different focus story/song. The activities are carefully planned to ensure they will support your child’s early literacy development. They will cover skills such as gross and fine motor skills, language development, phonemic awareness and mark making. £5 per session. Booking is essential as spaces are limited – book here

Weekly Groups

We hold a range of weekly drop-in parent groups. Due to Covid19 booking is essential.

Monday 10.30-12

Hatchlings is a group aimed at parents in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and with babies under 4 months old. This is a group for support, social and a chance to gather information. Regular guest professionals attending. Always have peer feeding support available for both bottle and breast feeding parents.

You can book your spot here

Thursday 10.30-12

The Huddle does Cake Club! A group for parents who are pregnant, have newborns, toddlers and preschoolers. Come along, let the children play, parents chat, support available as needed and even some tasty treats.

You can book your spot here

Fridays 11-12

Hand On Heart Baby Massage

A five week introduction to Baby Massage. During the course you will be taught a full baby massage routine using strokes that consist of Indian Massage, Swedish Massage and Reflexology. Suitable for babies from 8 weeks – Crawling. Book here

Course Dates
Friday 18th September
Friday 25th September
Friday 2nd October
Friday 9th October
Friday 16th October

Course includes
💕Mats
💕 Laminated handouts
💕 Neal’s Yard goody bag with Neal’s Yard baby massage oil
💕 Certificate upon completion£50 for 5 weeks

We will be following government guidelines and the following covid secure measures will be in place
💕 Full Risk Assessment
💕 Appropriate use of face coverings (mask to mat)
💕 Hand sanitiser upon entry and exit
💕 All equipment cleaned thoroughly
💕 Controlled entry and exit.❗️Please note, we are following current government guidelines which may be subject to change. In the event of venue closure or guidelines changing the course will continue online via Zoom.