Advanced search

When meeting up take sensible precautions. Meet in a public place and let others know where you are going. You can also meet mums on your local site here.

mom & baby groups in stoke newington

(50 Posts)
outtolunch Mon 07-Feb-05 13:34:50

Does anyone know of any m&b(massage/yoga/fitness) groups in the area?

DecafArabica Mon 07-Feb-05 23:32:24

Hey neighbour!
What kind of massage etc are you after? I know of a dedicated yoga studio that offers mum/baby yoga; a women-only gym with a beauty/massage clinic that has post-natal exercise with creche onsite, and some good places to look for more informal drop-in baby massage. Let me know what you're after and I'll do my best to help--been here for yonks!

outtolunch Mon 07-Feb-05 23:49:43

Hiya - would love to find out more about the drop-in classes. Is the mum/baby yoga at yoga home? Have you been to their classes?

DecafArabica Tue 08-Feb-05 19:26:18

Yes, post-natal yoga (bring the baby) is at yogahome, I did go when DS was tiny, and liked it, but he wasn't in the mood to cooperate (all the other babies napped beautifully) and I decided I would prefer a class just for me. I did a beginner's course in yoga and it was excellent. For drop-in massage, I am pretty sure there is a class at the community centre on Defoe Road (pop in and look at noticeboard). Blue Legume cafe and the cafe at Clissold Park also have adverts about baby massage from time to time. You can also find adverts sometimes in N16 magazine or the freesheet N London parents. Good luck, how old's the baby?

outtolunch Tue 08-Feb-05 21:11:52

Thanks for the info-very sweet of you! We have joined the gym but am still really interested in some of the other classes too. He is 4 months old. How old is yours?

DecafArabica Wed 09-Feb-05 10:57:24

That's OK glad to help. My DS is 4 in April and I am 9 wks pg with number 2. I joined Sunstone 3 wks ago but have been too ill (bronchitis) to attend even once!

janx Wed 09-Feb-05 12:45:29

Hi outtolunch
I went to a really good mother and baby massage course run by SureStart which was free. It was in the healing tent on the Nightingale estate near Hackney downs.. I think I have a number somewhere if you are interested

outtolunch Wed 09-Feb-05 12:56:46

Free sounds good! Will have to check out how far that is from N16 (am new to this part of town). Would appreciate the # if you have it. THanks!

janx Thu 10-Feb-05 18:03:37

Hi outtolunch
Hackney downs near to stoke newington _ i used to walk there from Northwold road...will dig out number for you tonight - been dealing with dd teething and diahorrea all day!!
How old is your baby?

outtolunch Thu 10-Feb-05 18:28:16

Poor you! Whenever you get the chance that would be great. Were the classes drop in? Did you find them beneficial? My ds is 4 months. How old is your little girl?

DecafArabica Thu 10-Feb-05 20:58:18

I took DS to his dancing class at the community centre on Defoe Road today & there was an advert for drop-in baby massage, £7 a session. So free sounds very good indeed! I'm sure I didn't pay that much for the massage session I went to with DS.

kid Thu 10-Feb-05 21:03:32

I took DS to baby massage when he was 10 weeks old (he is 2.10 now). It was run by the Health Visitor and was free. I saw it advertised at the Dr's / baby clinic. I think I still have all the papers we were given. I could email them to you if you wanted?

janx Thu 10-Feb-05 21:56:44

Hi Outtolunch
Thanks for the message -Found the number - it is 020 8489 7777 - that is the healing tent where the course took place. The guy who organizes it is called Pete. The course lasted six sessions - weds 10.30am -12 ( I was only able to go to three). If you are after something more drop in they do baby massage at the bf support group I go to at St Saviour's Priory in Queensbridge road.
My little girl is 5 months and thankfully sound asleep.
ps - to all on this thread - I am interested in meeting mums in Stokey if anyone is up for meeting in clissold park one afternoon?

DecafArabica Fri 11-Feb-05 11:04:47

Would love to (although DS is much older). He can be persuaded to visit the cafe in the park if he has been in the playground for ages first. Or, we do go to the one o' clock club occasionally. I don't really like it in there--bit cliquey--but it's fine if you're meeting people.

outtolunch Fri 11-Feb-05 12:39:23

janx - thanks for the number! I went to that group when my ds was very young but haven't been back as it isn't really convenient to get to. How do you get there from stoke newington?
kid - your info would be much appreciated - please do cat me!
I too would be up for meeting!

janx Sat 12-Feb-05 09:46:08

Hi Outolunch
I drive to the bf group - I know it is a pain by bus, but apparently there is going to be something starting in Rectory road on mondays run by the same midwifes - so that will be alot more convienant
Do you all fancy meeting up next week - I can do next wednesday or thursday lunchtime - say 1pm?

DecafArabica Sat 12-Feb-05 21:03:37

I'm around Weds lunchtime, but not Thurs (going to Chambertots at the Wigmore Hall, darlings)

outtolunch Sat 12-Feb-05 22:15:44

Early in the week is better for me. I am usually busy on Wed & Thurs at that time but I can do earlier or later.

DecafArabica Sat 12-Feb-05 22:33:47

Next week we're free all Weds afternoon from 1pm and we are also free on Tuesday & Friday afternoon same time.

janx Sun 13-Feb-05 19:05:32

How about weds around 3.15?

kid Sun 13-Feb-05 19:14:42

My DH is off work all week and we have tonnes of decorating to do. We are currently attempting to do 3 rooms at once, not a good idea but too late now as we have started!
My DS is 2.10, DD 6 is and is off school this week.

DecafArabica Sun 13-Feb-05 22:27:54

I can do Weds 3.15. Let's hope the weather is good enough for the park.

outtolunch Mon 14-Feb-05 09:34:49

We can do Wednesday 3:15 too - where shall we meet?

janx Mon 14-Feb-05 12:25:17

Shall we meet outside the cafe and go for a walk around first if nice - if not dive into have a coffee. Just so we know each other - my name is Jan - I have long brown/reddy hair - usually tied up to disguise the fact I desperatley need a hair cut and so that my baby can't grab it! I wear glasses and have a mamas and Papas blue checked buggy.
Look forward to meeting you both - sorry you can't make it kid - good luck with decorating

outtolunch Tue 15-Feb-05 11:53:01

Sounds good. We should have arranged for today - it is gorgeous outside!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: