baby events go global
ONLINE events for mums and
babies in Inishowen are so popular, they're attracting
emigrants from as far away as New York and Toronto.
That's according to the manager of Spraoi agus Sport in
Carndonagh, Eimear McLaughlin, who says they are
launching a new programme of events to run from 5th May
to 11th June.
"The new programme of 11 courses and workshops covers
everything from baby massage and mother and baby yoga,
to weaning and toilet training. They are open to any
mums, at home or abroad! But classes will be limited to
a maximum of 10, so you need to sign up quickly."
Covid restrictions are hard on everyone," says Eimear,
"but can be particularly isolating for mothers of babies
and toddlers. This programme allows everyone to
participate from their own homes."
Eimear says they ran ten online baby events in February
and were delighted that they were hugely popular and
highly beneficial to parents and children. "They
incorporated learning, bonding with the baby, and
minding your mental health as a parent. They also
provided a comfortable platform for new parents to meet
with others going through the same experiences in
Maria McElhinney and her daughter Fiadh
Saunders who joined Spraoi agus Sport's Baby Massage and
Music from their home in New York.
Helen Nolan, co-founder &
CEO of Spraoi agus Sport added: "Since the beginning the
core of our work has always been to support young
families. As this pandemic continues to rumble on, we
knew we needed to provide that support online."
Helen says the amazing response to their online baby
events prompted them to create this new programme.
"We had mums join us from not only Inishowen, but
Tipperary, Kerry, Sligo and Leitrim too. We even went
international with babies joining us from New York,
Texas, and Toronto. Our events are providing an
opportunity for the Diaspora to connect with friends and
family in Ireland who have a baby too."
The new programme offers courses in Baby Reflexology,
Baby Massage, Mother and Baby Yoga, Babies and Toddlers
Music and Singing, and Mothers Together. In addition,
there are workshops on Toilet Training, Weaning, Minding
Me and Managing Children's Behaviour.
You can book online at
https://spraoi-agus-sport.class4kids.ie or go
www.spraoiagussport.ie for more information.