When I started my Maternity leave, I was quite new to Toronto. For this reason, it was really hard for me to find out about all the Mom and Baby programs and activities this city has to offer for a new moms.
I googled a lot regarding Mom & Baby activities or Baby and Me class but I didn’t find much.
I think my LO’ was almost 10 months old when I learned about the Ontario Early years center and I wish I knew about that before.
Today, I know that Toronto offers many programs for parents and babies. From Mom and Baby fitness classes, workouts, Yoga classes, meeting for new moms, art, movies and so much more.
I listed here all the programs that I tried by myself or programs that have been recommended to me by other moms. Also, added some ideas for things to do with your baby in Toronto.
I hope you will find it useful. If you find any other Mom and Baby program or activity for Maternity leave, please comment below or send a message here.
Best Mom and Baby Programs and Activities in Toronto
1. Ontario Early Years Centres
The Ontario Early Years Centres located all across Toronto is a free government-run program offering daily Mom and Baby Programs and activities. Keep in mind that even if the centre is far away from you, they may have other locations in your neighbourhood that offer classes or drop-in programs throughout the week.
All drop-in programs, workshops, and classes are FREE for everyone.
To get started: find your nearest location, go to their main site to get your family number and download their schedule. Classes require pre-registration and the spots fill up very quickly.
Check here for a location near you.
2. Toronto Public Libraries
Some branches offer Mom and Baby programs such as:
Family Time (birth -5 years)-Stories, songs, and rhymes for children who are 5 years and under with parents and caregivers. Drop-in, free.
Toddler Time (19 months -3 years)-Stories, songs, and rhymes for toddlers with parents and caregivers. Drop-in, free.
Click here to find your nearest library branch.
3. Toronto Community Centres- Mom and Baby programs
The community centres in Toronto offer drop-in programs for babies and toddlers such as Indoor Play with Caregivers (1-5yrs), a 13 weeks program, and free drop-in.
In addition, the centres offer programs for babies starting at 6 months such as Making Music with Caregivers (6-18 months). It’s not free, however, the cost is only $41 for 9 weeks, and will probably fit in most families’ budgets.
Keep in mind that you need to pre-register for this program in advance (a few months before). Their site is not very user-friendly. The best thing to do is to go to your nearest centre and register. You will get your family number to access the online registration. You can also ask in person about the programs they are offering and the schedule for the next session. Click here for Toronto Fun Guide
4. Join Mighty Mom Class
Mighty Moms classes are an effective and challenging workout that is SAFE for all levels of ability and postpartum recovery stages and takes appropriate considerations for CORE + PELVIC FLOOR.
There are studio classes all year round and Stroller’s strong outdoor edition in the summertime is available all across Toronto (and very soon in more locations across the GTA). Babies are welcome- so it will be the most efficient way to get fit during your maternity leave.
5. Mommy Connections: Mom and Baby programs
Mommy Connections is a community of new moms and offers Mom and Baby programs (newborn to toddler).
In Toronto, there are 3 locations: Midtown, West, and East.
They offer 8-week programs, each week with a different demo class or activity, such as Postnatal fitness, music session, baby nutrition, baby sleeping, and more.
6. Mom and Baby Swim Class at Davina’s Swim House
Swim class for parents and babies 6 months-24 months. Four locations in Toronto.
This program focuses on helping caregivers and their little ones build confidence in the water.
7. Star and Strollers
You can take your LO’ on a movie date! You will find a baby-friendly environment, lowered volume, and dimmed lighting. Hopefully, your baby will sleep during the screening and you will be able to enjoy the show. The cost is the regular movie ticket. Info here
8. Movies for Mommies
One more option for baby-friendly environment movies across Toronto and the GTA. Click here for more details.
9. Visit Shopping Centers
When it’s cold out and you want to spend time outside your home, visiting a shopping mall is a great idea. Click here to check our Toronto Mall List
10. Explore the Toronto PATH
Great for wintertime. Click here to explore.
11. North York Circle Time
North York Circle Time is led by Jeremy Law, a dad of 2 and a talented musician who connects with kids of all ages. Classes are designed for children 0-4 years old and hosted at various homes in North York.
12. Visit the Toronto Botanical Garden
Beautiful gardens to visit for free during the spring and the summertime. Click here for more details.
13. Visit Toronto Islands
Take a ferry and have a nice and quiet day at the Toronto Islands. Click here for more details
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