infant socializing

Erica - posted on 04/11/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I live in Elkhart, IN what is the best way to go about finding other moms with infants around her age, any suggestions?

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Alicia - posted on 04/12/2011

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I am part of a moms group that I found on meetup.com. If you go on the site you can type in your location and"moms group" and find local groups. I also go to the local library for toddler programs. Good luck!

Danielle - posted on 04/12/2011

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ask your health visitor, or local library and look in local news papers or magazines, there are usually some clubs around, over her in the uk we have leisure centres, do you have any by you? as there may be some groups in there, or even type in google or yellow pages, hope you find something

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Alison - posted on 06/08/2011

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Joining groups is great! But also, why not try local playgrounds or parks? I live in a small town and 90% of the time on a nice day there are other kids around my daughters age at the playground. Perfect place to chat with other moms cause the kids are busy playin:)

Heather - posted on 04/16/2011

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We joined the YMCA which has a lot of activities and different classes. They also have different toddler play places where my daughter has made new friends, like Funtastic and Urban Toddler.

Cisy - posted on 04/15/2011

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Do you have gymboree or my gym classes in your area? they have classes for different ages and my daughter loves to play and socialize with the other kids her own age =)

Donna - posted on 04/12/2011

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lol @ Danielle, I think we were typing at the same time....great minds and all that!

Donna - posted on 04/12/2011

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I have to say I don't know what is available in the states, but I will tell you what I'd do over in the UK, and see if anything jumps out.
We have reading with baby sessions at the local library
bf drop in clinics for older mum's to meet folks
I am a member of the national childbirth trust and met friends at ante-natal classes, and later at gatherings
I use a creche at the local leisure centre
We have a scheme called surestart that provides support for young families, and services can include toddler groups, daycare, classes for mums (not child related) health drop-ins, and informal play sessions. Your local area may have something.
If you are religious, then a local church is bound to have some groups
Finally I would google toddler groups.
Hope that helps a bit

Donna x

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