Support for breastfeeding success
Many new moms intend to breastfeed their babies but often find it more difficult than expected. Medela LLC is hoping to help moms with two initiatives to provide breastfeeding support. The Moms’ Room and #22Victories offer a place for moms to share real stories and experiences with each other and to receive valuable information about breastfeeding.
The Moms’ Room is a free service that delivers expecting moms breastfeeding education and personalized support from six weeks prenatally through baby’s first year. The goal is to help strengthen the bond between mom and baby while helping mom reach her breastfeeding goals. In addition to product samples and breastfeeding resources, The Moms’ Room offers advice and support on topics like changes in mom’s body after baby, the benefits of breastmilk, help getting an insurance-provided breast pump, and tips for transitioning back to work. You can sign up at MedelaMomsRoom.com.
#22Victories encourages new moms with a special emphasis on the first three weeks of their breastfeeding journeys. Statistics show that many moms struggle the first 21 days and often give up on breastfeeding during this time. Medela wants to help moms make it to day 22, so #22Victories is about sharing the real and raw emotions of the first few weeks of breastfeeding. The hope is for moms to share and learn new tips, offer advice and support and establish a sense of community among breastfeeding moms. Join the conversation by using #22Victories and following Medela on Instagram and Facebook.
Adaptive uniforms now available
MagnaReady and Land’s End have teamed up to introduce the first line of adaptive school uniforms for children with disabilities. The new collection looks just like Land’s End original uniform items but buttons and zippers have been replaced with super-strong and easy-to-manage magnets made with Magna Ready technology. The line of shorts, pants, dresses, skirts, polos and dress shirts launched September 1. All of the uniforms are machine washable, too. landsend.com
Learn and explore in the outdoors
Looking for a new activity to engage your little ones this fall? Why not try a Tinkergarten class? This fall, families can spend time at the Meadows in Ottawa Hills to connect and learn through play. Tinkergarten leader Johanna Davis Ross facilitates expert-designed play scenarios, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create. Classes are open to children ages 18 months to 8 years and the program is designed to progress season after season. This fall, the focus skill is problem solving.
Classes are $140 per student for 8 sessions on Saturdays from 10-11:15 am, September 15 to November 3.
Register today at tinkergarten.com/classes/52096.
Festival celebrates Toledo full of artistry
In conjunction with the Arts Commission’s Momentum Festival showcasing local artists, the Toledo Mini Maker Faire celebrates creativity, innovation, and learning. People who love to invent, experiment and DIY projects will share what they are passionate about. From scientists to crafters and engineers to students, families will learn what drives their brains to create. Get inspired and meet with fascinating people who make our city interesting and full of imagination. Then, check out live performances, including the Hot Glass Exhibition and interactive art displays in Promenade Park.
The Maker Faire takes place Noon-6pm, Saturday, September 15 at Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way. Check out a full schedule of events at momentumtoledo.org. Admission is free.