This page provides links to antenatal and postnatal resources as well as other baby & toddler classes in Haddington and surrounding areas in East Lothian.
Mental Health Support
The PANDAS Foundation is here to help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness. We are also here to inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.
Juno’s main aim is to help mums with perinatal mental health difficulties realise that they are not alone in how they feel and what they feel is indeed a very real illness. It is very common to think ‘why me?’ ‘why can everyone else cope?’ ‘will I ever feel normal again?’ ‘it’s not supposed to feel like this…is it?’. They run weekly peer support groups throughout Edinburgh where they offer advice and information as well as one-to-one befriending through their outreach program.
Lothian Childcare Solutions can provide a Mother’s Helper, who provides support to parents in their own home while the parent is present. They can be hired to work on a temporary or permanent basis for a short, medium or longer period. They can work with a family full-time for an agreed period, for example to help out when a new baby arrives or after an operation. Or they can work with families indefinitely on set days and times each week to make things easier for parents. Mother/Parent helpers provide a much-needed extra pair of hands at busy or stressful times.
Dads Rock aim is to support and inspire Dads, children and families throughout Edinburgh, to ensure they have the strongest relationships they can. Their hope is through achieving this, there will be a larger shift in society toward accepting the vital role Dads play.
Antenatal & Postnatal Classes in East Lothian
Pregnancy and post-natal yoga with Janet Baxter.
If you’re looking to improve pelvic floor strength and prevent and treat prolapse, incontinence and get back into shape after having had a baby then Abby at Hypropressive Scotland will be able to help.
Harmonia Support offers birthing support and counselling in East Lothian.
Baby & Toddler Classes in East Lothian
Suitable for: 0-4 years
Free, weekly session for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families which takes place in the library. There’ll be songs, rhymes and stories, but don’t worry if your nursery rhymes aren’t up to scratch you’ll be joining in in no time! It’s also a fab place to meet other parents and babies.
Suitable for 0-5 years
Hullabaloo are fabulous parent and child music classes held in the Bridge Centre, Haddington and the Carriage House in Pencaitland. They are run on a drop-in basis.
Held in various locations throughout East Lothian, sessions are themed and include a great variety of messy and sensory activities. The best thing about these baby classes? Someone else cleans up the mess! Keep an eye on the Messy Madness Play Facebook for upcoming sessions.
Suitable for: 9 weeks to 5 years
Baby Gym and Gym Monkeys are weekly classes held at the Aubigny Sports Centre in Haddington.
Suitable for: Birth to 13 months
Baby Sensory is a baby class providing ideas for creative play, massage, tummy time, movement, and music in simple practical ways that can be easily repeated at home. Claire is offering weekly classes at Jabberwocky in Haddington and Hallhilll Sports Centre in Dunbar.
Suitable for: 12 weeks to 5 years
Now in their 11th year of tried & tested, fun, educational jingling, Jo Jingles offers weekly music and movement baby classes throughout East Lothian.