Infant toddler classes to address sleep, massage, development in Truckee |

Infant toddler classes to address sleep, massage, development in Truckee

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Karen (Pollak) Schwarzbach, founder of Babies to Sleep, is also the mother of twins and no stranger for the need to sleep.
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TRUCKEE, Calif., — The Family Resource Center of Truckee is now registering for its winter series of infant toddler classes. For more information or to register call 530-587-2513, email or visit


Baby massage is a series of four classes for parents of infants, newborn to crawling, taught by certified massage instructor and nursing professional Linda MacKenzie Parks. The class provides a myriad of positive impacts for babies and parents including bonding and attachment, relaxation, and verbal and non-verbal communication. It improves infants’ circulation, digestion and neurological organization and increases parents’ confidence and skills in parenting.

The sessions begin Friday, Feb. 7, and will run 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Family Resource Center of Truckee, 11695 Donner Pass Road, next to the KidZone Museum in Truckee. Tuition is $48 for four classes with scholarships available.


A popular six-class series for parents and infants 3 months to walking will be taught by lactation consultant and nursing professional Cindy Bansen. The classes are fun and educational with organized activities, music, puppets, speakers and informal discussions weekly. Baby and Me will begin Friday, Feb. 28, running 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the FRCoT. Tuition is $72 for the series with scholarships available.

Got Infant/ Toddler? Want sleep?

Join Bay Area perinatal educator and sleep coach Karen (Pollak) Schwarzbach, CSC, founder of Babies to Sleep, for a parents and caregivers of babies and toddlers seminar. Learn what is getting between your child, ages birth to 3, and a good night’s rest. Discover her innovative “babies-to-sleep system” and the top 10 foundational elements necessary for productive and restorative sleep.

Find out the common mistakes parents make along with an overview of sleep training techniques. Karen has helped hundreds of parents across the country help their babies develop good sleep habits. Arrive with your questions and let Karen help you help your child sleep.

Babies to Sleep will be held Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee. Tuition is $30 individual or $45 parenting couple, with scholarships available. For more information about Babies to Sleep visit

Classes are sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Truckee and First 5 Nevada County. Visit and

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