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Baby Steps Level 1 (6 weeks-6 months old)

$195 (no tax) – May be covered under your benefits plan under “Occupational Therapy”

1 Hour every week for 6 weeks

This 6-week hour-long weekly class is for little ones that are pre-mobile.

Join our Pediatric Occupational Therapist as you learn age-and-developmentally-appropriate activities to do together with your little one. Make some new parent friends, and learn how to interact with your little one as they are on the move!

Enjoy some bonding time with your little one and and learn movement patterns such as rolling over and sitting up, tummy time, tips on sleeping, emotional regulation and build social skills.

Weekly topics:

Week 1: Overview of infant development and intro to the class

Here we talk about the progression of fine motor, floor play, sitting and mobility skill

Week 2: Infant Sleep

Some sleep facts and solutions. Honouring every baby.

Week 3: Sensory & Spaces

Sensory activities and how the environment plays a role in development

Week 4: Play for you and baby

Other things you can do, the balancing act, recommended toys

Week 5: Mealtime with baby

Schedules, positioning, ways to enhance feeding in first year

Week 6: Co-Regulation

Attachment, attunement, temperament (basically self-care, stress management)

Each class we will cover a topic that relates and connects to development— motor, cognitive, social, sensory.  More often than not, we are bombarded with information and pressure to do it all. Walk away with more confidence, calm and connection. This class and group discussions will help simplify your approach with your baby giving you more time,  less worry and permission to have fun while baby plays on the floor.

You will have some time to interact with other parents as well as have some time to practice skills such as tummy time and crawling (depending on where your child is at).

What other parents are saying about Baby Steps:

“The best part about the program was that I was given both opportunities to learn how to stimulate and play with my baby, and also the freedom to step back and let her explore the world on her own without guilt.” —Mom of two


Can I get this covered under insurance if I live in another province?

It would appear that you may be able to, but you should check with your insurance just to be sure.

Can I claim this under my child’s name?

Yes, absolutely.  Just remember though that your insurance will only pay for those classes that you attend; not for those that you don’t.

I’m worried about screentime – should my child be doing classes online?

This is a class for mamas to learn while their baby plays on the floor nearby (or in their lap).   It’s not likely that the screen will be interesting enough for them to focus on it for any amount of time.

How does my insurance handle this?

We provide you with an occupational therapy receipt at the end of the series, which may allow this class to be covered by your insurance! This receipt is itemized and breaks the class fee into 6; please note that if you have insurance coverage, your insurance will only cover you for those weeks that you are present in class.

Cost: $195 (No HST)

Class / Workshop Facilitators

  • Lynne Newman - Pediatric Occupational TherapistLynne Newman (she/her)Baby Steps Instructor

    Lynne helps families find their way through the mess and beauty of life, one on one, in groups and on retreats in Toronto and online. She inspires them to develop new habits, skills and perspectives that make parenting— and life— more meaningful.

    She combines her background as a holistic occupational therapist and doula with her experience as a highly sensitive mother, meeting every family where they are at, so that they can feel more calm, confident and connected.

    Lynne teaches our very popular mom-and-baby class, “Baby Steps”.

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Upcoming Dates

Thu Mar 3 - Apr 14
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Thu May 5 - Jun 9
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Thu Jun 16 - Jul 21
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Thu Jul 28 - Sep 1
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Thu Sep 8 - Oct 13
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Thu Nov 3 - Dec 8
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cancellation Policy

Please note that we do not offer refunds.

Click here to view our cancellation and late policies.