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Private Session with Alana

$150

Every parenting journey is unique and having expert guidance can help ease stress, so you can focus on what matters most - connecting with baby! Book a 1-1 time with our developmental specialist Alana Murphy, M.S., OTR/L NTMTC  to discuss common parenting questions and receive individualized support and tips. Appropriate for newborn-3 years old.

See example topics below for different age groups.

    In-person sessions are only available in NYC

    PARENTING TOPICS
    0 - 6 Months
    Sessions for Caregivers of—
    Newborn - 6 Months of Age

    This session is for you if you want to learn:

    • How to read and interpret infant cues/behavior
    • Infant massage techniques to help with gas relief, colic or sleep
    • Techniques and positions to support physical development i.e. tummy time, rolling, sitting 
    • How to set up your child's play environment to optimize skill building 

    0 - 6 Months
    6 - 18 Months
    Sessions for Caregivers of—
    6 - 18 Months of Age

    This session is for you if you want to learn:

    • Techniques and positions to support physical development i.e. crawling, standing, walking
    • Tips and tricks engaging with your child in meaningful play to support development skills
    • Tips for starting solid foods
    • How to set up your child's environment to optimize skill building 

    6 - 18 Months
    18 - 36 Months
    Sessions for Caregivers of—
    18 Months to 3 Years of Age

    This session is for you if you want to learn:

    • How to understand and manage your child's big feelings and prevent and manage tantrums
    • How to engage with your child in meaningful play to support developmental skills
    • Tips and tricks to prevent or address picky eating
    • How to set up your child's environment to optimize skill building 

    18 - 36 Months

    Upcoming Classes with Alana

    EVERY MONDAY 11am - 12pm

    Tummy Time Class

    Small group class for caregivers and their little ones (newborn- 3 months old), led by our developmental specialist, Alana. 

    In this class we will learn:
    • Infant massage techniques to help support baby's regulation
    • How to read your baby's individual cues
    • How to engage your baby using the 8 senses 
    • How to position and handle your baby to support muscle strength, hand skills and visual skills

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    Every Wednesday 11am - 12pm

    Meaningful Movement Series: Class for Pre-crawling Babies

    Small group class for caregivers and little ones (3-9 months old) led by our developmental specialist, Alana. This class is developed for babies who are learning to roll, strengthen tummy time skills, sit independently and progress towards crawling.

    In this class we learn: 
    • Developmental activities to help your baby stay calm, engaged and progress their physical, sensory and cognitive development
    • How to engage your baby using the 8 senses
    • How to set up your baby's environment to support their developmental skills

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    Alana Murphy, M.S., OTR/L NTMTC

    Alana has worked as a pediatric Occupational Therapist for over 11 years and specializes in engaging meaningful multi-sensory play that builds a foundation for healthy development and sensory integration.

    Testimonials

    As soon as my son and I met Alana and began working with her, there was an immediate sense of relief! From the beginning, Alana created a warm and welcoming space for my son to move and grow and for me to ask my questions and calm any anxieties I had. Alana offered specific techniques to help my son advance his tummy time and work on his core muscles to learn to roll and sit up on his own.

    —Michelle Riesenfeld

    The classes at HealthyBaby led by Alana have been so incredibly valuable. Alana taught us so many tips and tricks to make tummy time more productive and enjoyable. Now I see it as an opportunity to bond with my son and it’s been so rewarding to see him become stronger every day! As a first-time mom, I am very appreciative to have a safe space to ask any questions without judgment and learn from a true expert!

    —Valerie Stern

    Alana’s classes have been so informative and fun, and have helped me build my knowledge base, tool kit, and confidence as a first-time mom. She is well-versed in so many topics and no question is off limits. She has given me tips on understanding my baby’s cues, has shown me new tummy time and side-lying positions to help optimize his growth and development, and has even helped me improve his daytime nap schedule!

    —Chloe Sader
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