classes are offered by Breastfeeding Outreach for Greater Washington

We offer a wide range of free and low-cost classes for expectant, new and experienced mothers of newborns to toddlers. Our classes are taught by our IBCLCs or instructors that are highly qualified in their respective fields. Please register through our calendar!

Babies are always welcome to come to class! Our free classes can be crowded due to our no turn away policy; please register in advance. If payment is a hardship, please call and ask our Program Coordinator for options.

All of the classes described below can be taught privately one-on-one or for a small group by one of our IBCLCs or instructors.

Special Events/Classes

Snap Happy: Photography 101

This class is typically scheduled for the 2nd Saturday in Feb and 2nd Saturday in June. Please check class calendar for class dates and times.

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
1020 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Do you want to take better pictures of your own family? Have you ever wondered what the secrets are to capturing “the” moment? Then this Snap Happy: Photography 101 is just the class for you! Julie Kubal, a professional photographer who specializes in working with babies, children, and families, will share with you some simple strategies to get you happy with your snapshots (hint: understanding lighting is KEY!). We will touch on the following topics:

  • organizing and preserving your memories
  • discovering the Five Steps to getting Snap Happy
  • learning to find and utilize natural lighting
  • composing an amazing shot

All you will need is a camera (a DSLR is NOT required) and desire to create beautiful family memories! The class is designed to help amateur photographers get better snapshots shots to tell their life’s story. You will walk away knowing how to like what you see on the back of the camera a whole lot more!

NOTE: This is an adult-only class, and no childcare will be offered on-site. Newborns and nursing infants may certainly attend, however.

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Baby Sign Series

Join us on 2 Saturdays a month for our NEW Baby Sign Series!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
1020 19th St NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036

Our Baby Sign Series will be taught by 2 fluent signers and will go over vocabulary used in everyday life. Baby sign language has been proven to have a multitude of benefits for your baby’s learning and we are happy to accept babies of any age, it is never too early to start (prenatal moms and dads can even start learning before baby comes!)! As always, babies are welcome! 

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Baby Mombo Babywearing Dance Class

Join us on Friday, May 4 at 1pm for Bouncing Bambini’s Baby Mombo Babywearing Dance Class!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
1020 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

 

Baby Mombo is a baby wearing dance fitness class designed by Amanda to help parents sweat and smile with their little one! During this 45-minute high-energy class, babies will be wrapped in love while they feel the rhythm of their parents getting fit! Not sure if you can keep up? This class will be taught with multiple levels of intensity to match what is comfortable for you and your baby. Everyday is different, so do what feels right for you during every song in every class! Not sure if this will be enough of a workout? Take the squats deeper or walk further on traveling steps. I’ll demonstrate the various levels you can chose to take each song in the class. Before attending a class, please check out Babywearing International’s Safety Website to ensure your baby is safely and correctly placed in your carrier!
Bio:
Hi Everyone! My name is Amanda and I am the owner of Bouncing Bambini! When I started this company in 2014, I knew I wanted to bring the joy of music and movement to the littlest dancers with the Zumbini® program. Now in my 4th year of teaching, I’m so excited to share this class with my own little “Bini-Bundle” of joy as a mama! After having my own bundle of joy, I realized how much bonding and fun could be shared in baby wearing dance classes so I started Baby Mombo. Now I’m helping all mamas feel stronger with my new set of prenatal/postnatal fitness classes, Strong Mama. As a busy mom, I found baby wearing to be a fantastic way to lull my little guy to sleep but couldn’t find a way to get in a fun dance-based workout in my area until I started my own class! In this class, “Baby Mombo”, we not only have time to dance, tone, and sweat a little, we also have time to talk and bond with other baby wearing parents. Excited to dance with you and your little one soon, please email Amanda@Bouncingbambini.com with any questions!

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