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Caribou Baby Has it Going On This Weekend and Next

February 8, 2012

Caribou Baby in Greenpoint can really stock their calendar with solid events and I thought I would give a shout out to some of their upcoming ones.

One of my all-time favorite class teachers, Ellynne Skove of GoGo Babies, will be teaching a Baby Massage Workshop this weekend. I would go just to have her do a little massage on me- but, alas, it’s only for babies!

Ellynne’s GoGo Babies class is so special that she has the most reviews of any class provider on our Marketplace and her classes sold out at Caribou last semester. I see her personally for polarity work- and my mother makes a point of seeing Ellynne when she flies in for a visit. But, since her current workshop is only for babies, I’ll have to schedule my own appointment!

The Baby Massage Workshop, taught by Ellynne, is for babies 6 weeks to pre-rolling & their parents.  This workshop is great for fathers to learn ways to be with baby and engage in meaningful activities as well as new mothers. Grandparents are welcome too!  This workshop will teach you everything from techniques to soothe and calm baby to creating useful sleep rituals using massage.  Tickets will be available in store only for $45/family. Note that these tickets are non-refundable except in case of emergency or baby illness. All refunds will be left to the discretion of Caribou Baby.
Sunday, February 12th 3-5PM at Caribou Baby


One thing I do know after having taking Baby Be Safe‘s infant CPR class, I knew how to administer the Heimlich on my toddler. I will never forget that day when I banged on her back to relieve her of the gooey, glazed strawberry that she was choking on.  I will always be thankful that I took that class 6 years ago.

Baby Be Safe is teaching Infant CPR and First-Aid Training at Caribou Baby this Saturday. This class is intended for Moms, Dads, nannies, or anybody else who watches your baby or cares for your family. You will learn the skills for prevention, recognition, and treatment for choking (Heimlich), respiratory, and cardiac emergencies (CPR) for infants and children. There will also be hands on practice using infant and children mannequins. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to either learn for the first time or to brush up on your infant CPR and first aid skills.  The class runs for 2.5-4 hours and costs $85-$120 per person depending on whether or not a student is seeking a 2-yr certification in CPR with AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and Pediatric First Aid. Each student will receive a packet and book with the training. Infants can attend with Mom and Dad. Space is limited.
Saturday, February 11th at 12:30PM at Caribou Baby.  $85 pp for Infant Child and Adult CPR and First Aid training only (without certification) (2.5 hours; 12:30-3:00pm) + $15 for 2-yr CPR with AED certification (you must stay an extra 15 minutes to take the test – until 3:15pm) (Total Cost is $100) +  $20 for certification in Pediatric First-Aid (you must stay an extra 1-1.5 hours – until 4:00-4:30pm) (Total Cost is $120)


If you are wondering what a doula does or if you already know and want to find one, you might consider checking out Caribou Baby’s Eat, Drink, DOULA with BirthFocus next weekend.

Eat, Drink, DOULA with BirthFocus will be an open house, where the BirthFocus doulas will give pregnant women, and their partners, a chance to learn more about their doula practice and to connect intimately with several doulas through one on one interviews.  They lovingly refer to these events as “speed dating for doulas” as each expecting couple will have a chance to meet with 4-5 doulas, of varying experience levels, throughout the event.  Please register for the open house below.  Click here for more information.
: February 19th 3:30-5pm at Caribou Baby.

All events are at:


Caribou Baby
272 Driggs AveBrookyn NY 11222
(347) 460-BABY (2229)