In collaboration with some amazing family-loving companies, we invited parents with pre-crawling babies to spend the morning at Brushstrokes Studio in West Berkeley, putting their infant's footprints on ceramic pottery pieces. The whole thing was lovely from top to bottom.
Our photography partner, Babylove by Nissa Brehmer, shot all these photos in this article and lots more. Nissa offered 5-minute mini photo sessions during our event. When she's not hanging out with us, she photographs birth, babies and bonding through the first year. You can see more of the babies who attended in her online gallery.
In the upstairs studio of Brushstrokes, SpoonfulOne taught us about the new research and practices around feeding solid food to new eaters. In order to prevent common allergies, pediatricians and allergy specialists now suggest offering common allergens early and often to build familiarity in a young one. SpoonfulOne's Daily Food Mix-in makes it easy to feed, early and often, all the foods most commonly responsible for food allergies to set a healthy foundation for your child to gently train your child's immune system and reduce food allergy risk.
The goody bags we sent everyone home with included a sample of the ultra soft, reusable heart-shaped breastfeeding pads made by Bamboobies (yes, they're made from bamboo!). Bamboobies offers breastfeeding support products on a mission to ensure that new mothers and babies are happier and healthier, and so is their world.
As always, we are so grateful to work with Brushstrokes Studio, a spacious, bright, art oasis where you can exercise your imagination. Stop by, slow down, and make something beautiful there.
We are so grateful to our sponsors for making this event possible:
SpoonfulOne. Our special discounted ticket price comes compliments of our title sponsor, SpoonfulOne. SpoonfulOne was developed based on the invention of a pediatrician, allergist and mother of five, this gentle powder makes it easy to regularly feed all the foods most commonly associated with food allergies. SpoonfulOne can be started as early as 4-6 months old or older. SPECIAL OFFER: Get 50% off your first month, plus a free spill-proof bowl and spoon! Use code 510family50. Offer expires on 12/31/17.
Hosted by Brushstrokes Studio in Berkeley – community art space offering multiple classes for the entire family to enjoy. Brushstrokes Studio is a spacious, bright art oasis where you can exercise your imagination. Stop by, slow down, and make something beautiful.
Bamboobies – nursing products that are perfect for expectant moms and mothers to newborn babies who are breastfeeding.
Nissa Brehmer. Our photographer, Nissa Brehmer, is an amazing Bay Area photographer with expertise in the smallest members of our families.
If you couldn't join us this time, be sure to keep an eye out for other fun events like this one from 510families.com and see what other events we have planned for 2018.
[Photo credit: Nissa Brehmer; all rights reserved]