Back in London after being abroad, any good baby groups/meets?

(4 Posts)
dorisbonkers Tue 23-Jun-09 09:50:07

Hi, I'm back in London (Peckham) after a few years working in Singapore and I have an 8 month old baby girl. I'm feeling all at sea having moved country, a bit down in a mouth, to be honest and lonely. Having been away I have few friends (well, few with babies or kids) and obviously don't have that NCT crowd either.

I am trying a few things in the neighbourhood such as library meetings and such and will also try a slingmeet (I wear her in a wrap but am a bit apprehensive as I'm otherwise not especially lentil-weavy!) but wondered what you recommended in the area. Or whether you wanted to arrange a meet.

I have a teeny tiny flat but do live in a building with a swimming pool so could have a meet at mine if your nippers fancy a splash about.

Bridie321 Thu 27-Aug-09 11:53:56

Hi there

I'm in Herne Hill (so Lambeth really) - bit out of your way maybe.

I didn't do NCT and was away in France for part of summer so feel similarly out of loop.

Brockwell park seems to be a good place. There's baby yoga at the lido - (http://www.sitaram.org)a bit pricey but something to do. There's a 1 O'clock club (sign posted when you get to the park) which on a friday morning has something for younger ones from 10-12 (am thinking of going this Friday to see what happens).

There's also a 'Scream Club' at the Brixton Ritzy (also on a friday a.m. I think) where you can go watch films with babies and there's a sing along at the Brixton library so there may be one near you?

The other stuff may be too far out of your way?

Except for the yoga I haven't actually tried any of these things yet. Mostly been busy doing important stuff like cutting myself a 'sweeping fringe' which has realised itself as a mullet. Would go down a storm in Hackney.

Cheers

B

p.s. What is a slingmeet?!

curlychloe Mon 05-Oct-09 17:23:21

The Peckham Pulse has 'Jelly babies' swimming in the hydrotherapy pool - it's jammed with mums and babies. East Dulwich has a Sing and Sign class (google for the website) with lots of nice mums.

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