And we want to give families great resources to have fun, connect and develop, both as individuals and together.
Starting from pregnancy, both Kathryn of the Daisy Foundation Edinburgh and Gem of Positive Birth Scotland organise birth preparation classes and workshops to support mums and dads to be, and also after birth.
Daisy Birthing is a wonderful combination of gentle movements, active birth and antenatal education, breathing techniques and relaxation, and once baby has arrived Kathryn also offers Daisy Baby Tinies.
If you’re looking for a post pregnancy exercise class, Sabrina from Physical Health Personal Training runs prenatal pilates for mums and babies to do together.
Sabrina runs postnatal pilates classes, and also mother and baby classes which can be handy if you want something that doesn’t involve finding childcare.
Sarah of Birth and Beyond offers new mothers space to talk at our Mother Kind sessions, where mothers can bring their babies and talk about their experiences of motherhood, warts and all. Groups are run on demand and you can book by contacting Sarah here: email@example.com.
Linzi from Yogabellies brings a post natal Mum and Baby yoga class to TribePorty, run on Tuesday mornings, 10.30-11.30am.
If you’re interested in Baby Massage, Kathryn also offers Daisy Foundation massage classes for new parents and their babies. Research shows that this is a wonderful way to bond with your child.
ACTIVITIES WITH BABIES & YOUNGER KIDS:
Jo runs Drama Fun with Tribe Porty Youth Theatre, running classes for children from toddler until school age. These sessions incorporate games, stories, live music and sensory props to help develop your pre schooler’s confidence and creativity.
And Holly, of Portobello Music School, runs music classes for the wee ones (aged up to 3). A great way to enjoy spending time with your baby.
Our exciting and ever expanding Tribe Porty Youth Theatre runs classes and workshops for older kids (P1 upwards) led by Shauna and Larah – increasing their confidence and developing their abilities. **Thursday P4-7 3:30-5:30pm, Friday P1-3 1-2pm and Friday Skills Development 2-4pm now take place at the Baptist Church, 189 Portobello High Street, EH15 1EU.**
Portobello Art School, run by Juliana, gives older children and adults a space to develop their artistic abilities
Please check out our events calendar for updates on classes and one-off workshops. Here’s a quick guide to what’s on…
|Monday||Mother & Baby Pilates with Sabrina||1030-1130am|
|Tuesday||Yoga for parents with babies and younger kids with Linzi||1030-1130am|
|Tuesday||Daisy Birthing Active Antenatal Class with Kathryn||730-900pm|
|Thursday||Drama fun with Jo||915am-10am|
|Thursday||Daisy Baby Massage with Kathryn||1030-1130|
|Friday||Portobello Music School (0-3 year olds) with Holly||930-1015 am, 1015-11 am, 11-1145 am|
|TPYT Drama Fun P1&P2 with Jo||1-145pm|
|SundayTribe Porty Youth Theatre (TPYT)||P1-18 years old||All day, check TPYT page for details|
Here are some blogs and resources that we at Tribe Family find inspiring and useful. If you know of any other good ones, we’d love to hear about them!
Connected Baby – this site is a wonderful resource for looking at the ways in which the connections we develop at birth affect us for the rest of our lives.
The Wild Network – if you want to feel inspired to get outside, just read this!
Birth and Beyond – some thoughts and reflections on parenthood by our very own Sarah Wheatley
Edinburgh Birth and Baby Community – good for new and expectant parents. Tribe hosts regular information evenings run by this group.
The Positive Birth Movement is a global grass roots movement spreading positivity about childbirth
Which? have a site about maternity choices
Inform My Choice is a great collection of evidence based resources taking you through pregnancy and in to parenthood provided by The Daisy Foundation in collaboration with NHS Choices, NICE, Which? Birth Choices, Birthrights and more.