Downtown Moms Support Group
Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11:30 AM (EDT)
New York, NY
Babies 0 - 4 Months and 4 - 12 Months
- Have a playdate with your little one each week!
- Meet other New York City moms in your neighborhood
- Sample a class geared to your babies age
- Find out about classes, excursions, and things to do as a new mom!
Mondays, Wendesdays younger babies, Thursdays older babies:)
Babybites is excited to continue our moms group program that we launched in 2008 to Chelsea and Union Square! We are delighted to have connected over 1700 moms through our support group program this year, and excited to bring it to the Downtown moms community!
Offered at two convenient locations - West 20th Street or East 15th Street
Each week, we will come together with a small, supportive group of women to share experiences, ask questions and humorously and compassionately approach motherhood! Led by parent coach, fellow mom and creator of the babybites support group program, Renee Sullivan.
- When: Six Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (see below for dates)
- Mondays / Thursdays City Treehouse 129 West 20th Street
- Wednesdays - Little Town - 118 Irving Place @ 15th Street
- Fee: $175. Fee includes six weeks of support and resources
- Includes 1 complimentary music class provided by Music Together!
GROUP #1: Mondays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Monday, Apr 8
- Monday, Apr 15
- Monday, Apr 22
- Monday, Apr 29
- Monday, May 6
- Monday, May 13
GROUP #2: Wednesdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Wednesday, Apr 10
- Wednesday, Apr 17
- Wednesday, Apr 25
- Wednesday, May 1
- Wednesday, May 8
- Wednesday, May 15
GROUP #3: Thursdays 2:00PM - 3:00 PM
- Thursday, Apr 11
- Thursday, Apr 18
- Thursday, Apr 25
- Thursday, May 2
- Thursday, May 9
- Thursday, May 16
Our new moms groups fill quickly, and typically close out 1-2 weeks before the first gathering. Priority is given to moms currently on the March waitlist.
Do I bring my baby to the group?
Certainly. That being said, if you decide you'd rather leave your baby at home so you can take a break, that's okay too. Do what works best for you each week.
How accesible for strollers is the space? Are there any stairs?
Our location is very mom friendly, no stairs or tight spaces to navigate. Feel free to bring your stroller, or if you are more comfortable with a baby carrier, that's okay too. Whatever works best for you and your baby.
What if I have to miss a session?
Life happens (especially as a new mom!) Do what you can to make it each week, but know that the program is valuable even if you have to miss some sessions. It's more about you getting 6 weeks of support (vs. 6 sessions). Much of the support is what happens between the sessions. One of the best parts? Developing friendships with so many supportive moms.
Do you prorate for missed sessions?
We don't prorate our support groups for missed sessions as it's really about getting 6 weeks of support, resources, and friendships (vs 6 sessions). The group's facilitator often does email follow-up between sessions so you can get clued in to what you missed.
About Babybites Moms Groups:
Becoming a new mom was the most exhilarating, exhausting, and intense journey I'd ever experienced. What I found I needed most was a sense of community, which is what this group offers. Meeting up, learning from, and laughing with other new mothers helps turn an uncertain and potentially scary time into a shared adventure. Renee makes everyone comfortable, and is a reassuring and knowledgeable guide for new moms. - Ellie, mom to Ben
The New Mom's Support Group for babies is a fun and easy way to bond with other moms. The focus is really on the mom, which is so unique in the vast universe of in NYC. Renee is an excellent facilitator, creating a comfortable, supportive atmosphere in which we were able to gain each other's perspectives and share in the wonderful world of new motherhood. New moms in NYC shouldn't miss the opportunity to be a part of one of these groups! - Hallie, mom to Ana
I enjoyed taking part in the support group. It is great to be with moms and their little ones born around the same time as my daughter Jools. We shared and learned a lot from each other, but the best thing is that we made friends! - Denise, mom to Jools
When & Where
Welcome to babybites! We are an educational and social group for moms and moms-to-be. Our mission is to provide support, education, and resources to new moms via our groups. Our mom support community offers moms a place to exchange ideas, receive guidance, discuss hot parenting topics and share mom experiences. We look forward to you becoming part of the community!