Parenting Resources for Bucks County Families
Everything You Need for Your Proverbial Diaper Bag and Beyond
We know parenting is hard, which is why we’ve collected some of the best resources and classes in the area for parents to store in their proverbial diaper bag. Whether you need a little help with sleep training or you’re looking for a parenting group that can support you in the trenches, we’ve got you covered.
Goldfish Swim School, 1661 Easton Road, Doylestown
Mini lessons for the littlest fish! It is never too early to introduce your child to the water! Baby swimming lessons are a great way for parents to bond with their children while teaching them all about water safety. Not only will these 30-minute swimming classes provide children with life-saving skills, but they will also help improve coordination and balance and build stronger muscles. Goldfish offers four different children’s swimming class levels to fit your child’s age and experience level.
1863 Old York Road, Suite B, Abington
Play ‘n Share is a discussion/support group for parents of infants and toddlers up to age 3 years. Children can play in the same room while parents come to gain support and discuss topics like sleep issues, isolation, eating, social needs of children and parents, spousal support, parent and in-law management and more. Since parental feelings of isolation are so prevalent and a cause for overly harsh disciplinary practices, this opportunity to talk with other parents and the two Parenting Educator facilitators is very significant.
49 Irving Place, Feasterville
Creative Parenting is a weekly interactive class that you and your toddler participate in together. Through crafts, exercise, fingerplays, songs, and story time, your toddler will achieve the social and academic skills needed to prepare for preschool and kindergarten! New classes begin soon! Register here or call 215.322.5755.
Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30 am
Doylestown Hospital, 593 W. State Street, Doylestown
Join in-person for a chance to meet other moms and babies and have your baby weighed. This group is facilitated by Doylestown Health board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) here to help you meet your breastfeeding goals! No registration required. Parking available in the lot bordering State Street. Masks must be worn. Not comfortable meeting person? This event is also offered virtually.
May 5, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Doylestown Hospital 595 W. State Street, Conference Room C, Doylestown
Learn what to do when the unexpected happens. A one-evening program for the lay rescuer including parents, grandparents, and babysitters. Call CPR Heart Starters, Inc. at 215.354.1400 to register or visit cprheartstarters.com.
St. Mary Bensalem Community Center, 2546 Knights Road, Bensalem
Learn safe sleep techniques to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Syndrome (SIDS). Pack ‘n Plays are available for babies up to 15 months for qualifying families. St. Mary Bensalem Community Center provides education programs, fitness classes, personal and home care products, meals, nutrition counseling, and resources to meet the substantial and critical needs of individuals and families.
1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne
Have fun while preparing for childbirth. Learn how to have a healthy baby, what to expect during labor and delivery and how to care for your newborn baby. These 10-week sessions are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
Family Service, 4 Cornerstone Drive, Langhorne
Family Service provides classes aimed at strengthening communication between co-parents, though any other individuals who co-parent with another to provide direct care for a child can participate.They utilize an evidenced based curriculum to teach parents useful anger management, conflict resolution and communication skills to enhance their ability to parent cooperatively and effectively on behalf of their children’s best interests. While they are currently not offering group classes, private sessions can be scheduled in your home. To register or to learn more, contact us at 215.757.6916, ext. 225 or email@example.com.
May 14, 1 pm
67 Byberry Rd, Hatboro
Does your child seem ready to potty train but you’re not really sure? Are you patiently (or impatiently!) waiting for your child to be ready for potty training, but they seem to be taking forever to get there? Join one of our pediatric pelvic floor therapists at Flourish Pelvic Health & Wellness to learn all about potty training, how to begin, and how to set your family and your child up for success.
Theraplay works in a play-focused environment with children on an individual level to provide occupational, physical and speech services together with feeding and concussion rehabilitation programs. They are conveniently located in Bucks County with facilities in Doylestown, Bensalem and Quakertown.
May 21, 10 am
This class will go over how to strengthen and coordinate your pelvic floor following pregnancy and birth. You will learn about common issues like incontinence, DRA/ab separation, core weakness, pelvic organ prolapse and more!
2425 Trevose Road, Trevose
Family Support Programs are offered at local schools and YWCA Family Centers which are conveniently located directly within low-income apartment complexes in Bucks County and are a one-stop-shop for a multitude of services to under-served women and their families. Staffed by multi-lingual coordinators, their family centers provide a wide range of services and programs and promote positive development and support to children, youth and families who utilize them.
Lead photo courtesy of Brittany Breen Photography.