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We are very excited to present our first ever Mom & Baby Guide. It's a whole new world when you have a baby, so we wanted to help a bit with the transition. We would like to introduce you to some fabulous local businesses and services that offer fitness, shopping, support and more to new parents.
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Ring in the New Year with FITMOM!

FITMOM Classes- a great way to meet new moms, get in shape and have fun! Offering prenatal fitness, mom and baby fitness and women only classes. Classes are offered in Pickering, Oshawa & Brooklin. Check out our winter schedule online at

Save 10% when you register before January 8th, 2016.


New Parent Workshop

Non certificate workshop for new / soon to be parents & grandparents. 3 hour session focuses on prevention, first aid, choking & CPR techniques for infants. Learn essential emergency skills with lots of hands on active practice. Resource Booklet & resource package included. Call to register 905-434-7800 or online at

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Balanced Life Yoga Loves Moms and Babes!

Balanced Life Yoga is Durham's longest running and award winning Yoga studio so YOU know that you and your baby will be well cared for. We love supporting the health and happiness of Moms-to-be, mamas and their babes and invite you to attend one of Prenatal Yoga or Mom & Baby classes. Welcome to a Life-Long Healthy Lifestyle with Your Baby! or call 905-428-2300.

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Mommy Connections Durham: Learn. Experience. Socialize.

Mommy Connections introduces you to programs and services available within your community. Our classes provide a unique learning opportunity as well as a fun way to bond with your child and other moms in a social environment.
Each week's 90 minute class offers a topic that is important to a new mom as well as something for moms to do with babies. This allows for a unique bonding opportunity with your little one while still fulfilling your need to obtain information and be social with other moms experiencing the same challenges, fears and excitement.

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Next Steps Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is important! NEXT STEPS BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT can help!

Learn what to expect before your baby arrives by attending a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class. IF you need support postpartum, a consultation can be provided in the comfort of your home. Next Step's goal is to empower YOU to succeed!

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Borrowed Planet Cloth Diapers

Borrowed Planet is a Canadian company owned by a Canadian mom. We offer re-usable cloth diapers and other accessories. Our goal is to offer great quality products but keep the prices low, because we know raising a family can be expensive. Borrowed Planet products are Smart, Sustainable and Stylish.

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Mom & Baby fitness programs start in January!

Register now for classes including Baby Bootcamp, Mom & Baby Yoga & Salsa Babies at the Pickering Rec Complex. A great way to get out this winter and enjoy some mommy time while having fun, getting active and building that special bond with your new baby! Babies must be at least 6 weeks of age to participate.

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Lil' tights by Skights: dress for sock-cess!

Protect your lil' ones from their knees to their toes, without any hassle during diaper changes and potty training.

Perfect for underclothing or on their own with a stay-put design and padding at the knees.

Lil' tight are padded at the knee for little crawlers and are great for indoor/outdoor play or relaxing around the house.

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Bring Your Babies to the Library!

Looking for something fun, and free, to do with your little one? Check out the great programs at the Ajax Public Library.

We have Storytime programs, Babyville, and we host Early Years programs. We also have lots of fun events.
For details, view our Kids & Families What's On newsletter.

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Wonderwear Modern Cloth Diaper Service

Wonderwear Modern Cloth Diaper Service takes the work out of cloth diapering while saving you money vs disposables. Wonderwear modern diapers fit and perform like disposables and you will never run out or have to leave your home to get more. A super alternative to disposable diapers!


Smart Mitts - No More Lost Mittens!

With young children, winters are fun but can be stressful, especially when most kids don't like wearing mittens and are repeatedly pulling them off or losing them! How much time do you waste stopping to pick up mittens from the ground, or searching for mittens in the morning? Not to mention all the money you have spent replacing lost mittens! Smart Mitts solves all of these problems and will save your winter sanity!


Shutterbug Imaging ~ Newborn & Family Photography

Newborn Portrait, Newborn Lifestyle, Fresh 48, Milestone, Family Portraits

Approved member of the International Association of Professional Photographers, listed on Best Newborn Photographers' directory.

An on location photographer, I come to YOU. For more information, visit:


Discover Birth

Discover Birth provides education and birth services including:

  • Birth preparation classes
  • Birth tub rentals
  • Doula support (birth and postpartum)
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Car-seat installation
  • CPR classes

We implement a personalized 3-point system that will reduce stress and anxiety AND increase confidence and health during your pregnancy, birth and early parenthood...Guaranteed! 1-877-BIRTH36

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Barefoot Health Naturopathic Clinic

Barefoot Health Naturopathic Clinic is a general family practice clinic in Ajax Ontario. Trust our experience and our expertise! Our Naturopathic Doctors see patients of every age and in every stage of life. We offer pediatric services focusing on keeping your kids healthy and also for families struggling with food allergies, excema, allergies, ADHD, autism, breastfeeding and first foods introduction, ear infections, colic and increasing immunity. We also offer pediatric Well-Child visits, Food Allergy Testing, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and much more. Naturopathic services are covered by most extended health care plans.

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Wee Watch

Since 1984, Wee Watch has proven to be a trusted, home child care agency across Ontario. Children have a safe, stimulating environment where self-confidence is encouraged and an interest in learning is promoted through play. Wee Watch is a licensed agency with high quality standards that meets or exceeds regulated policies.