ideas on finding mom and baby activities

Angela - posted on 01/18/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I am so bored at home all the time now. I don't know how to find stuff in my area to do. Does anyone know how to find groups or activities that welcome moms and their babies?

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Charlene - posted on 01/18/2009

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I'd say try the library, many have storytimes and things of that nature.  You also may want to check out momsclub.org they have over 2,000 local chapters.  Then for christian activity (if you are interested) there is a group called MOPS.  They may be geared towards older children (preschoolers) but I am not sure. Google them, they have local chapters as well. Good luck!!!

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Do a search for "early childhood education" or "early childhood PTA" for your town. In my hometown, there are a number of free, drop in events that are sponsered by the city. Also, check out your local library- often they have some storytimes/fingerplays for infants. Lastly, try the YMCA or local art center for activities. Often you have to pay for those, but they can be really reasonable. (Have you heard of Kindermusik? ) Hope this gives you some leads....

Amy - posted on 01/19/2009

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Our local library has great programs for ALL age children and caregivers.  Similarly, programs like Little Gym and Gymboree have classes for all ages (but can cost $$$).  I've had wonderful experiences through churches close to me.  Many weekday programs for young moms tend to by very ecumenical and welcoming.  All great ways for you to meet other moms and start your child's friendships as well.

Megan - posted on 01/18/2009

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The library usually has a mommy & me story and song time that is great.
Barnes & Noble sometimes does events.
Whole Foods or Wild Oats grocery stores sometimes do make your own granola mommy and me or other events.
Firestations allow you to come in and see the firemen and equipment and will give little fire hats and goodies to the kids.
A lot of areas have moms clubs or MOPS groups... great support networks as well as breast feeding luncheons at the hospital.
All of these are free or close to it. You can meet some great moms, too.

Sabrina - posted on 01/18/2009

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I am involved with my local library, check yours out. Ours has a class called LapSit for babies from birth-12 months. It is a 20 minute class, where we sing songs and read 3 baby/children books. I yours has something for your baby. Or many local park districts have mommy and baby classes like swimming or yoga. Mommy groups are probably in your area too, or get one started.

Karen - posted on 01/18/2009

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I am not sure where you live but around here their are now free mom and baby groups. When i had my first son, I started my own, I practicaly threw myself at moms in the mall or grocery store that had kids around my sons age! I made up mommy cards on the computer printed them out with my name and email and phone number and a picture or my son and i , We made some great friends and made a point of going out and doing something each week. He is 8 now and I am glad that now there is more to do out there. I was a very shy person before i had kids, but co-miserating with other moms seemed to help! good luck!

Karen

Nicci - posted on 01/18/2009

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If you look in your community I'm sure you can find mom and me yoga...we also like to goto our library for puppet shows and story time, if you get a library card most library's offer passes to local events. Entry is either free of at a very low cost.

Jenn - posted on 01/18/2009

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the YMca has some programs for moms and their little ones, i just got my 1 and 3 yr olds into mommy and me swimming... also there is the Early Years centers all over. im sure you could find the number for your area on google. hope you find what your looking for. : )

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