Join us for an afternoon of education + mingling with Metta Baby, Chicago's only infant wellness studio! 100% of ticket sales from this event will go to Chicago Birth Works, the first collective of birth workers, healers, and wellness practitioners uniquely serving Black birthing families across Chicago. We'll also be collecting donations for their love packages - see their needs here.
Bring your little one - Metta Baby’s certified instructor will teach infant massage techniques that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine. Infant massage has been shown to promote deeper sleep patterns, lowered stress levels, improved digestion and strong parental bonding. This 15-minute interactive class is perfect for non-mobile (not yet crawling) babies 2 weeks to 6 months old, and will utilize our Scratch Goods baby oil.* After your massage session, chat with a newborn specialist from Metta Baby + take home your own 2oz bottle of baby oil.
Safety: Maximum two caregivers per baby. Four babies and one instructor per time slot. Adults must wear masks the entire time they're in the space. Please call to cancel your appointment if you or anyone in your household has shown symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or if you've been exposed to someone in the past 14 days who has recently tested positive for Covid-19.
About Metta Baby: Located in central bucktown, Metta Baby offers unique instructional classes in water movement, infant massage + developmental activities. Their welcoming atmosphere is designed to foster a positive socialization + support system for infants + their parents. Metta baby’s founder Rachel is passionate about providing support + guidance for parents by fostering all facets necessary to create a successful transition into parenthood. As a registered nurse, Rachel has focused her RN skills in the care of infants, parental training + education.
*allergen concerns? the Scratch Goods baby oil used in the infant massage class contains: rice bran oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil, meadowfoam seed oil, oat oil, andiroba oil, marula oil, and plant-derived vitamin e. It is free from fragrance and essential oils, dyes, paragons, phthalates, and synthetic preservatives.