“Dan really has an uncanny ability to watch your child for only a moment and make spot-on suggestions of how you can best support your child’s physical development. I have recommended Dan to countless friends as a great resource to help parents and caregivers feel more confident while connecting with their babies.”
Dan’s class was fun and educational! Just as important, it got me out of the house during a vulnerable time when I was unsure of myself and inclined to stay home. As a first-time mom, I had read a lot about pregnancy and childbirth but wasn’t sure how to interact with my baby during his early stages of development. Dan’s classes energized me as I met and observed other new parents and learned many ways to engage with my baby through movement and songs that I really do enjoy singing. Often my son was crabby, slept, or nursed during our scheduled class time, but I always brought the things I learned home for when he was awake and ready to play. It was great for both of us!
We took the pre-crawlers class with Micaiah when he was about 10 weeks old. It was really really excellent. I knew there were things I should be encouraging him to do, and also knew there was probably a type of way I should be encouraging him, but wanted to make sure it wasn’t stressing him out or moving him in ways that weren’t helpful (or, contrary to natural body movement).
The class is short (45 minutes) to sustain his attention (and mine), got to meet some other great moms, and it really helped build my confidence to encourage his natural movement (and know when he needed a push in a certain direction). I was actually pretty amazed by how secure it made me feel at the end in terms of where he was developmentally and where we were headed in the future.
A complete turnaround for a baby who was late for meeting milestones!
Before and after from a four-week Tummy Time workshop led by Dan Rindler.