Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Blue Heron office.

Blue Heron New Baby Time~ Infant Language and Cognitive Development with UW Infant Development Lab
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

At the University of Waterloo’s Infant & Child Studies Group, we are interested in studying language and cognitive development in infants and children. Some of our research questions include:

-When and how do infants and young children learn what words are supposed to sound like, and what happens when a word sounds different than what they expect?

-How do infants and children use aspects of the environment and what they know about people to understand what is being said in different situations?

-How do babies and children use what they have experienced so far to make predictions about what will happen next?

Connect with the Baby Lab:

Instagram @infantstudiesgroup/


Blue Heron New Baby Time~ Safe & Healthy Sleep for Babies with Better Bedtime Sleep Consultants
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Better Bedtime is a full-service sleep consulting organization based in Waterloo Region. Services range from one-on-one programs for infants, children and adults to corporate sessions for the workplace. During our presentation, we will discuss safe and healthy sleep for babies. Specifically, we will dive into nap strategies, room sharing and overcoming sleep challenges.

Connect with Better Bedtime:

@betterbedtimesleep (insta)

Blue Heron New Baby Time~ Breastfeeding Buddies
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

A “Breastfeeding Buddy” is a caring, committed and trained volunteer who has breastfed. Buddies provide one-to-one and group support for breastfeeding moms and help connect them with community supports and resources. Learn about what ‘normal’ breastfeeding behaviour looks like and help deal with some common concerns that new (and/or) experienced nursing mothers may have. Bring your breastfeeding questions!

Connect with Breastfeeding Buddies:

Blue Heron New Baby Time~ Babywearing with Chiropractor Nicole Lederman
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Dr Nicole will be demonstrating with several different carriers as well as answering your questions. Bring your own carrier with you on the Zoom call if you wish to get specific help.

Connect with Dr. Nicole:

Blue Heron New Baby Time ~ Processing your Birth Experience with Bronwyn Addico
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

When your birth experience did not go as expected or planned, or unfortunate events occurred, it can leave you feeling angry, sad, anxious, remorseful, and even isolated from those you are closest too. It can be hard to resolve these feelings while care for your new baby. Join Doula and Childbirth Educator, Bronwyn Addico, to learn about the tools she uses to help her clients work through a tough birth experience.

Connect with Bronwyn:

Instagram @bronwynaddico

Birth Healing Group Coaching Program

Blue Heron New Baby Time~Wholesome Family Health with Naturopathic Dr Joanna Thiessen
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

I am Dr. Jo, Naturopathic Doctor in Waterloo, and mama of 3 awesome kids.  I am passionate about wholesome family health.  Since 2006, I have been empowering families by teaching ways to keep everyone healthy through all the different stages of life.  In my New Baby Time presentation, I share simple tips and tricks to treat all sorts of common health issues that arise in families including gassy babies, skin rashes, stuffy noses, hemorrhoids, milk supply issues, and much more!

Connect with Dr. Jo:

@georgestreetND on insta