Support & specialist services for new parents, postnatal classes, breastfeeding support, bumps and babes groups, first aid for infants and children, baby cafes, NCT, parent & baby groups, post-natal exercise, baby massage etc. in Manchester.
North West Human Milk Bank
Research shows that sick and premature babies can have their chances of survival and long term development substantially improved if fed with breast milk. Milk Banks collect and distribute breast milk to poorly babies.
Could you be a breast milk donor?
If you have decided to breastfeed your baby you will know that breast milk is the ideal food. It is especially important for babies who are sick or premature – like baby Charlotte. Giving these babies breast milk increases their chances of survival and helps their long-term development.
For just a few minutes each day to express off your extra milk will help many babies. The hospital provides sterilised bottles for you to use and collects the milk direct from your home when convenient to you. It’s really that simple!
Every drop really does count, so call today to register as a donor.
Cheadle Osteopathy – Specialist Paediatric, Cranial Osteopath
North Cheshire, Manchester, Stockport
Babies’ skeletons are much softer than adults so we use Cranial Osteopathy to treat them.
The belief is that by using very gentle pressures on the head and body may help to soothe your baby, helping them to feel more relaxed and contented.
Cranial osteopathy for babies and children is safe, non-invasive and does not hurt. It is extremely gentle. Parents can hold, feed, talk to and even play with children during the session if they wish to. The important thing is to keep the baby/child happy and relaxed… and the parents too!
“We have taken both our sons to see Gemma for various things. We have seen a difference in the boys after treatments – or have been told how many sessions to expect improvement in. It is the first time we have used an Osteopath and thanks to Gemma’s honest and welcoming approach we feel included in the sessions and our questions are well answered, nothing is too much. We also like the online appointment making system. ”
G. Grossman, Manchester
For older children
Cranial Osteopathy can be enjoyed by people of all ages, not just babies.
An occasional check up with a Paediatric Osteopath may be helpful in alleviating any aches and pains, following bumps and falls or minor sports injuries.
The soothing, calming and relaxing nature of the treatment can help them to feel more comfortable and relaxed.
Check-ups before and after birth
An osteopathic assessment after birth can assess and release any stresses and strains within your body as a result of the pregnancy, labour or from caring for a new born.
To see how I could help your family, please contact me for a chat.
Buy All Your Essentials On-line at Boots
Babymilk and bottles
Baby wipes and nappies
Baby Monitors Direct
BabyMonitorsDirect is the UK’s largest Baby Monitor specialist. We have a huge range, all top brands with many exclusive monitors, all at competitively low prices.
- Audio Baby Monitor – Digital
- Breathing & Sensor Monitors
- Video Baby Monitors
- Tablet & SmartPhone Monitors
- Multi Camera Monitors
- Video Monitor Cameras
- Pre-Birth Products
- Air Purifiers and Humidifers
Brands include Tomy, Summer, Luvion, Samsung, Avent and Motorola.
Baby monitors are more sophisticated now than ever before and considered customers look to specialists such as us for advice.
Heaton Moor Park
A unique outdoor fitness class for mums & babies. It’s a fun way to start the day. Plus you can burn excess body fat, improve post pregnancy posture & abdominal strength, tone & strengthen muscles and add new friends to your social group!
First two sessions free!
0800 032 1806
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
Supports and provides information on breastfeeding.
0870 401 7711
Babistic Baby and You
Timperley, Altrincham, South Manchester and Cheshire
Hypnobirthing, Baby massage & baby yoga, Reflexology
10% for Kidsguide users not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Baby and Bump Yoga and Pilates
For nurturing, fun pregnancy yoga & Pilates and baby yoga/postnatal Pilates classes join us in Manchester to meet other parents/babies and mums to be.
07870 694 533
Baby Bond Massage
Baby massage classes aimed at babies from birth to crawling. 4 week course £30. Contact Terri to book your place.
For pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their supporters. A Baby Café drop-in centre is generally open once a week and set out with coffee tables, comfy sofas and play areas for accompanying toddlers. No appointment is necessary and partners, supporters and health professionals are also welcome. Chat to other mums and get help on all aspects of breastfeeding and its impact on daily life.
Manchester: Moss Side Sure Start Centre
Thursdays 9.30 – 11.30
Hyde, Tameside, Stockport, Manchester
Baby Choices offers Baby Massage and Yoga for Baby Courses in Stockport, Manchester and Tameside. Relaxing massage strokes can soothe your baby’s colic or teething pains, yoga moves can enhance baby’s development and mum’s postnatal recovery. Just £35 for 5 classes including refreshments.
Baby Loves Massage
Timperley and Flixton, Trafford
Baby Massage classes; a relaxing way to spend time with your baby and bond with each other!
Kidsguide users quote KG001 for 10% discount
You will learn a lovely baby massage routine as well as some reflexology in a warm, relaxed environment. We have Saturday classes too so dads can get involved.
Baby Massage and Yoga
Raven Baby Massage and Yoga
Postnatal yoga – Mondays 1pm-2pm – for mummies after 6-week postnatal check – Bring baby with you or come alone for some well deserved me time.
Baby massage – Fridays 12.30-1.30pm – for newborns to crawling.
Baby yoga – Fridays 1.30-2.30pm – for babies from 10 weeks.
Baby Monitors Direct.co.uk
Whatever your requirements for monitoring your baby, from pre-birth to newborn or more active infant, you will find the right monitor in our extensive range.
Baby Sensory is an award winning baby group. We offer light shows, baby signing, ideas to try at home and many other wonderful play ideas.
Kidsguide users quote KG001 for 10% discount, terms apply
Quote Kidsguide for free taster session.
07791 900 538
Baby Strokes Baby Massage
Learn how to massage your baby and provide relief many discomforts such as wind, colic and sleepless nights. Partners are welcome to come along and join in. For only £5 per session, you and your baby can experience the wonderful bonding and wellbeing benefits of Baby Massage. Equipment provided.
Cheadle and Didsbury
Baby yoga from 8 weeks to 16 months. Monday in Cheadle 11.30 to 1.00 and Tuesday Didsbury 10.30 to 12.00.
07956 216 218
Easy and fun exercises for mums and babies from 6 weeks to 9/10 months old (or crawling). Every Thursday 13.15 to 14.30 at Bodywise, M4 1DZ. £7.50 per class.
Baby Yoga & Post Natal Recovery
Birthlight trained teacher. Suitable for babies 3 months to active crawling. Contact Katie:
Warrington, Altrincham, Hale and Wilmslow
BabyCalm® 4 week course for mums and babies includes baby calming tips, helping new parents to better understand their babies.
10% discount for Kidsguide users
Poynton, South Manchester and Cheshire
5 week IAIM Baby Massage course available as groups or 1:1.
Breastfeeding & Postnatal Support Service
Experienced health professionals offering practical support & advice in the comfort of your own home. Hourly rates.
Breathing Space Yoga
Pregnancy, Postnatal and Baby Yoga Classes.
Small, friendly classes to support you through from pregnancy to postnatal. Gentle Pregnancy classes include breathwork and relaxation. Postnatal classes integrate baby and help tone and realign. Baby Yoga supports your baby’s natural development and can ease digestive issues and help sleep.
Post natal exercise classes for new mums with baby in tow! Power walking class combined with strengthening and toning exercises.
Northwich, Altrincham, Appleton, Birchwood
Buggyfit Salford and Worsley
Parr Fold Park, Salford Quays, Buile Hill Park
A great way for mums to get out with their babies to get fit and meet other mums in a fun and supportive environment. Classes are suitable for new mums once you have had your GP check (usually 6 weeks postnatal) and have been signed off for exercise.
Facebook and Twitter – Buggyfit Salford
Bumps & Bashes Children & Baby First Aid
Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Liverpool, Wrexham & Flintshire
Children & Baby First Aid for Parents & Grandparents
Over 8 years specialising in Children & Baby First aid, we’ll come to you or you come to an event. Free future refresher course, First Aid Book, plus so much more. 94% of past attendees rate this as Excellent. See our reviews on the webs
Bumps and Bashes Stockport
Stockport and surrounding area
First aid courses for parents, grandparents and carers. I also run home classes for friends and family groups.
North Cheshire, Manchester, Stockport
Specialist Paediatric, Cranial Osteopath. Gentle, non-invasive pressures to rebalance tensions. Can help during & after pregnancy, babies and children.
0161 478 1877
Cheshire Baby Whisperer
South Manchester and Cheshire
Registered Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor delivering a calming and soothing approach to sleepless colicky babies, including infants with reflux, dry skin or eczema.
Cot Death Association
Makes available apnoea/respiration monitors free of charge to families with a baby “at risk” from cot death.
Helpline for parents with crying or sleepless children.
020 7404 5011
Daisy Chains – Postnatal Depression Support Network
PND support group set up by two mums to help raise awareness, reduce stigma and give Mums & their families hope.
Buggie Fitness is a low impact functional fat burning session. Some people cant find time for themselves especially with young children so here at Excelerate Fitness we have set up a class where you can bring the kids with you!
Must book onto the session
£8 per class or £13 for a week pass
First session free
Exquisite Baby Massage
Chorlton Didsbury Sale Altrincham
FitBack and Bumps
South Manchester and Cheshire
Postnatal educational exercises classes. Learn how to exercise safely after pregnancy and how to strengthen your tummy and core stability muscles.
Kidsguide users quote Kidsguide for 10% discount
0161 439 1631 or 07736 453597
FitBack and Bumps
Stockport and Tameside
Antenatal and postnatal educational exercise programme run by chartered physiotherapists. Also Mummy and Me exercise classes.
10% discount on antenatal and postnatal fitback and bumps programmes, first Mummy and me exercise session free
Fitmamas delivers professional fitness classes to mum’s who struggle to find time to exercise due to childcare. Babies and toddlers are welcome at all of our classes and we provide supervised childcare for over ones at some venues.
Altrincham, Didsbury, Salford, Warrington, Wilmslow
FitTogether is a specialist postnatal exercise class for mums & babies.
Get fit with your baby snuggled close in a specially selected sling (provided by us for use in the session).
Helping boost energy, relieve tiredness, improve self-esteem, reduce depression, improve posture and lower stress!
Health Visiting 4 You
Cheshire, Stockport, Tameside and Oldham
Health Visiting 4 You provides a Private health visiting service tailored to your needs and your families needs. It provides a service at a time and location that is suitable for you. Health visiting 4 you provides services from bump, baby and beyond (Pregnancy, birth, infants and toddlers).
5% discount and free telephone consultation
Holistic Birthing Centre
Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Manchester, Liverpool, North Wales
Private midwifery practice offering you continuity of care: antenatal education, breast feeding support, midwifery, postnatal support, holistic therapies.
Human Milk Bank
Sick and premature babies benefit greatly from donated human milk. Breastfeeding mothers can donate expressed milk which is collected from your home.
In Your Own Home First Aid Training for Parents, Child Minders, Baby Sitters
Cheshire and Manchester
New – 3 hour Paediatric First Aid course – ideal for recent parents, child minders, classroom assistants. Only £39.50 p/p.
International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM)
Information on infant massage and search facility to find a local instructor.
iYoga Iyengar Yoga Manchester
Mum & Baby yoga classes. A great way to bond with your baby, whilst toning, stretching and relaxing.
Jo Murphy Post Natal Pilates
Chorlton, South Manchester
Post-Natal Pilates classes.
07986 949 250
Bolton, Blackburn , Manchester
First aid courses for parents and carers. Covering all the essentials in around 2 hours in your own home.
Normally £150 for 2 hours for up to 8 people but for Kidsguide members £120 for 2 hours
La Leche League
Breastfeeding information and support
0845 456 1855
Sale & Altrincham, South Manchester
Baby massage and Baby Yoga. Each session lasts 90 mins, cost £50 bring a friend and receive a discount. Free taster sessions are available.
Quote KG001 for reduced price £45 for 6 week course.
0161 969 6121 or 07846926 102
Mellow Sleep Solutions
If sleep is an issue in your home, I can help. Gentle sleep solutions for babies and children. No harsh cry-it-out methods. Full package for just £99.
Success or your money back! Quote ref: HELP
Mini First Aid
South Manchester, Didsbury, Altrincham, Urmston and Stockport
Mini First Aid classes are 2 hours long, cover all the essentials in baby and child first aid & are only £20 per person! No baby sitter? No problem! Precrawling babies are welcome at our small friendly classes. Can’t make our dates? Consider a private class in your own home for the same price. (Min 6)
Kidsguide users quote ‘Kidsguide1’ for a 10% discount
Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside
Former midwife with 23 years experience in the health profession providing emotional and practical care to ALL parents and their baby. Offering reassurance, advice, infant feeding support, sleep advice, baby massage, paediatric first aid, domestic support and birth partner. Gift cards available
Mummies & Buggies
Bolton, Leverhulme Park & Moss Bank Park
Fun & well taught, inc. walking, jogging & toning. All fitness levels welcome. Babies love being pushed in the park whilst Mummy gets back her figure.
Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Liverpool, Manchester
Would you like to celebrate the arrival of your baby with family and friends in a way that is meaningful to you? I offer a bespoke service, writing, planning and delivering your child’s naming ceremony. Happy to answer any questions – just get in touch.
Accredited by Humanists UK
National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
0300 330 0700
The details below are of local volunteers usually with babies and young children themselves.
Central & South Manchester
0870 220 5845
Our First Steps
Baby massage and baby yoga in Oldham. Our First Steps exists to help your child develop from the earliest time possible by providing baby sensory, yoga, massage and activities for pregnant women. Founded by our instructor Becky, We exist to help mums, their babies and mums-to-be stay fit, bond and relax – contact us for more info! 🙂
Parents & Babies Meditation
A chance to meet other parents in a peaceful space & enjoy 15 minutes of guided meditation. Thurs 11-12 at Vairochana Kadampa Buddhist Centre.
0161 861 7012
A workout for you and baby comes too! Have fun, make friends and feel energised.
Rob Woollen Ante / Post-Natal Exercise
South & Central Manchester
YMCA qualified pre/post natal exercise instructor and fully qualified personal trainer. Prepare for pregnancy and recover from childbirth.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Offers advice on how on choosing car seats, use of seat belts during pregnancy etc.
St Helens, Newton-le-willows, Warrington
Mother and child fitness. Fun effective workouts for you and your child! Have some bonding time with your little one. Meet new mums. Rebuild your fitness levels and confidence. 6 weeks to pre school age. Low and high intensity for all levels of fitness. Post natal and baby wearing specialist.
The Baby Massage Company
Altrincham, Urmston and Stockport
Friendly baby massage classes suitable from birth to crawling
The Sling School
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
Our experienced babywearing consultants help you find the right sling for you and your child and learn to use it.
07530 258 436
We run postnatal and pregnancy Pilates. Suitable for complete beginners.
This Mum Can Fitness
Urmston, Sale & Altrincham
Mum & Baby Exercise Classes in the park – the whole ethos is about coming out, meeting new friends and getting active and although it is a great workout, it’s not a full-on bootcamp! Classes are suitable from 6 weeks post birth (10 weeks post section).
Totally Holistic Health
Stockport, North Cheshire, South Manchester
Baby massage, pregnancy massage, reflexology, Bowen technique, aromatherapy massage, reiki
Kidsguide users – £5.00 discount quote kids guide
0161 374 2602
Two Trees Birth & Doula Services
Two Trees Birth is a Stockport based Doula practice, offering Active Birth preparation, birth and postnatal Doula services, placenta encapsulation and breastfeeding support. Experienced with VBAC, home birth, water birth and single parents. Trained breastfeeding peer supporter.
United Kingdom Association for Milk Banking
Information about being a donor and contact details for local milk banks. Currently there are two in the North West. If there is not one near you, contact the nearest one as they may collect from your area.
Macclesfield East Cheshire and South Manchester
Pre and post natal Pilates classes in Macclesfield. Safe and effective exercise to keep you healthy throughout and after pregnancy.
Variety Fitness 10% discount when quoting kids guide.
Didsbury, South Manchester
Pre and post natal yoga classes in Didsbury and South Manchester. Please call for details.