newsThe new event sheet can be downloaded here

Summer is coming and again we have a fun-filled and exciting few months ahead.
However, we do always welcome suggestions for talks and other activities. If you can think of anything you would like to see or if you have an interesting hobby/talk/etc. that you would like to share with us, please email us on events@cuidiudsw.ie

Here are just some of the exciting events that you can look forward to in the coming weeks:

 

** New Monday Outdoor Meet Up **
Meet at 10am and we will take our childrens lead allowing them to take us on a little adventure.
This event is open to everyone – mums, dads, minders, big kids, small kids, babies.

May = Marlay Park (meet outside big house)
June = Corkagh (meet at St John’s Grove car park)
July = Tymon (meet at the duck pond at Wellington Lane/ Spawell entrance)

Evening talk – Child Development
This session is following the previous successful talk, facilitated by Cuidiú member Sarah Coss. It will talk place on the 21st May. Venue to be confirmed.

Cuidiú National Members Conference
Hosted by the Galway Branch 23rd and 24th May in the Galway Bay Hotel.

Mums’ Summer Night Out
Treat yourself to some me time in the fabulous Rio Rodizio in Ranelagh. Sharpen your knives and dig into some all you can eat grilled meats in Ireland’s first Churrascaria.

Cuidiú Summer Family Picnic
A firm favourite by now. Join us for a picnic in St. Endas Park. Baby lead weaning at it’s best and no mess to clean up afterwards.

And many, many more! We ho you will enjoy all the events in the coming months as much as we enjoyed planning them.

newsThe new event sheet can be downloaded here

We have an exciting few months ahead of us with loads of interesting events.
However, we do always welcome suggestions for talks and other activities. If you can think of anything you would like to see or if you have an interesting hobby/talk/etc. that you would like to share with us, please email us on events@cuidiudsw.ie

Here are a few events that you can look forward to in the coming weeks:

 

Building a child’s self esteem and combat bullying
This evening talk will be given by Sue Jameson and will take place in Ballinteer Community School on the 11th February.
The talk will start at 8pm but feel free to pop in at 7:30pm for a chat and coffee/tea.
This event is free for members or €5 for non members.

An Introduction to Child Development
This session will be facilitated by Cuidiú member Sarah Coss on the 25th February. Venue to be
confirmed.

Cuidiú Dublin South West AGM
The AGM will take place in BALLINTEER COMMUNITY SCHOOL (located beside Meadowbrook Leisure Centre on Broadford Road) on the 26>sup>th February and will start at 8pm sharp. You are welcome to join us anytime from 7.45pm. Tea and coffee will be provided and as always ‘babes in arms’ are welcome.
We are looking forward to welcoming everybody who is connected with our branch in any capacity: those who come to events;
long standing members; those interested in joining the committee; those with ideas to share; and anyone with an interest in what
we have been doing over the past year.

Cuidiú Family Cinema Trip
We have booked the cinema in the UCD Student Centre (Clonskeagh gate) on the 22nd March for 3pm. More details tbc.

Cuidiú Evening Chats
After the successful first night in January we will be planning to do more evening chats. Keep an eye out for new dates.

The new event sheet can be downloaded here

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Cuidiú DSW Christmas Party / End of Cuidiú’s 30th Year Celebration Family Event is taking place in Mr B’s Playcentre, Nutgrove, Dublin 16 on Saturday 20th December 11am – 1.15pm

Refreshments provided.
Cost: Members or sign-ups for 2015: No fee. Non-members: €3 per child or €5 per family.

Please bring a wrapped gift (max value €5) labelled clearly with your child’s name for Santa to distribute!

Weekday evening meetings/talks
Watch out for our new evening events coming soon.
The first will be in January on the topic of financial planning and the second on the topic of parenting will take place in February.
We welcome any suggestions for talks/activities you would like to see happening. Please drop us an email at events@cuidiudw.ie

Wednesday Morning Walks
Due to the success we are continuing with the Wednesday Morning Walks. Please have a look at Cuidiú 5 Plus for more details.

Coffee Mornings with a difference
Ever wondered how to make a Christmas Cake or are you looking for a good recipe or do you just want some company baking?
Does your Christmas tree miss a few decorations or do you want to impress with something handmade on your tree?
Well, you are in luck! Have a quick peek at Cuidiú 5 Plus for more details and add those dates to your calendar.

We acknowledge the need for evening and weekend activities to serve the wider membership, including parents who have returned to work.

To ensure that everyone is able to attend an event at some stage we will rotate the week days and we will also offer weekend mornings.

A few suggestions we have received already are:

• Talks
• Make up/Hair tutorial
• Gardening, incl. seeds/seedlings, pruning, planting, veg patch, etc.
• Gift making, seasonal and others
• Wine tasting
• Crafts
• Painting/Drawing

We are very lucky to have members with diverse skills and knowledge and we will be looking for members to host evenings similar to the coffee morning set up. What kind of evening/event would you be interested in and could host? The committee will provide whatever support you need.

We would also like to include dads in these events and would welcome any ideas on topics that would interest them as well.

For any ideas or if there is anything else that you feel the branch should offer, please contact us on events@cuidiudsw.ie.

We have some exciting news!

New location for Breastfeeding Support Group
A new location for the breastfeeding support group has been found. We are excited to host the support group for the next 4 weeks, starting on the 15th October in Room 10 of the Iona Centre in Knocklyon, Dublin 16.
Please note a change in time. The group will meet from 10:30am – 12:30pm for now.
You’re welcome to pop in and say hello and enjoy a chat and a cuppa as usual. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
More information on the Breastfeeding Support Page

Cuidiú DSW Library
After collecting all your suggestions and Lyndsays hard work, the library is up and running. We now have a fantastic selection of books on offer and we hope you’ll enjoy the new service.
We welcome any suggestions of books you would like to see in the library and also if you have a book to donate.
We are currently offering this service to members only.
Pop in to Cuidiú DSW Library to have a look.

Family Event
Save the date for our family event on the 20th December. Santa is already planning an appearance, I hear.

The summer is almost over. There’s hoping for a nice September, we have been lucky in the past, haven’t we?
But this also means the breastfeeding group and the playgroup are back.

Breastfeeding Group starting Wednesday 3rd September 10am – 12pm

We are currently looking for a new venue and we will keep you updated regarding this. In the meantime, the meeting will be hosted by our breastfeeding counsellors with the first meeting in Caoimhe’s house in Churchtown.

More information can be found on the Breastfeeding Support Page.

Playgroup starting Thursday 4th September in the Dundrum Methodist Church Hall

Members, non-members, dads, grandparents, minders…are all welcome.

Please see the Playgroup Page for more information.

 

You can download the new Event Sheet here.

Wednesday Morning Walks will continue in September and October.

Meet for a morning walk at 9.30am at Marley Park Main Carpark, Roughly one hour, optional coffee afterwards. Organised by Cuidiú 5 plus. All members and non-members welcome to attend. For more details contact Bronagh 0864086579. No fee.

Keep an eye out for details about the Cuidiú Sports Day on the 30th August in St. Enda’s Park

Donna is hosting a birth experience night in her home on the 22nd May from 8pm

31 Templeroan Drive, Knocklyon, Dublin 16.

Whether you had an amazing birth experience or one that fell short of your expectations, come along and talk about it in a friendly and supportive environment. Pregnant women also welcome to come along and either just listen, or talk about your hopes and fears for your own birth. There will be tea/coffee and cake. €2 for members. €4 non-members. Please let Donna know if you plan to come (085) 7674412

Additional Antenatal Class dates available

The dates are:

June 1st and 8th
July 13th and 20th
August 3rd and 10th
October 19th and 26th
December 7th and 14th

Please see Antenatal Education or email mimhananmoran@gmail.com for more information.

You can download the new Event Sheet here.

We have a new event, organised by Cuidiú 5 plus, Wednesday morning walks on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of May and June only.

Meet for a morning walk at 9.30am at Marley Park Main Carpark, Roughly one hour, optional coffee afterwards. Organised by Cuidiú 5 plus. All members and non-members welcome to attend. For more details contact Bronagh 0864086579. No fee.

Keep an eye out for details about the Cuidiú Summerpicnic in July

Save the Date: 17th May – 18th May

This year’s AGM will be incorporated into the National Members Conference to facilitate a more general attendance for the event.

It is also the 30 year anniversary of Cuidiú. In 1984 the 1st Annual General Meeting of the Irish Childbirth Trust was held by two groups, Cork ICT and Dublin ICT. The organisation has grown since with several branches in Dublin and nationally, and continues to grow.

The National Conference and AGM will be held on Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May in Waterside Hotel, Donabate, Co Dublin

The theme is:

“Your Choices, Your Decisions. Making the right ones for your family.”

Booking details can be found in the National newsletter posted out to members in March and full programme will be emailed to branches by the end of April. Information regarding the event and a download for the booking form can also be found here.