Babies in Tow

Learn something new and meet a friend or two 

...with babies in tow! 

Chats between naps

A good excuse to get out with your baby

Babies in Tow organizes talks, live music, and other events for curious moms and dads who are on maternity and paternity leave, where babies are more than welcome to attend (even if the event has nothing to do with them)!


Eager to get out and think about something different between naps?


Interested in meeting other new moms/dads with your baby by your side?  


If yes, please join us for a break away from the normal baby routine!

Next event: Lullabies at a Pub!

Friday, October 26, Noon - 1:30pm


Lullabies at a pub?  Sounds like a baby & parent win-win! 


Join Babies in Tow for a fun and relaxing Friday afternoon - a lullaby performance by Monica Lee and a chat about the significance of music with your baby!  


Our featured guest is Monica Lee, musician, singer, songwriter, music instructor and mom.  


Babies will get a chance to play the ukulele!  


Stay on for lunch, a glass of wine, or a pint with other moms, dads, and babies.  

Past Events

Monday, Sept. 24

Flying without Fear and other Stories

11am - 12:30pm (talk starts at 11:30am)

1923 Waterloo Street, Kitsilano

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Monday, Sept. 24

Flying without Fear and other Stories

Rethink Turbulence, Vancouver’s Lost Luggage Store...and Tips on Flying with a Baby!” 


Speaker:  Layne Daggett, YVR Chaplain & Fear of Flying Expert 

 

Join us for a break away from the normal baby routine!  You are encouraged to stay after for lunch with new mom & dad friends!


9/24 Tickets - $15 for adults, babies are free :) please reserve your spot as seats are limited

11am - 12:30pm (talk starts at 11:30am)

1923 Waterloo Street, Kitsilano

Friday, Sept. 28

Harp Performance & Harp Therapy Talk

11am - 12:30pm (performance at 11:30am)

1923 Waterloo Street, Kitsilano

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Friday, Sept. 28

Harp Performance & Harp Therapy Talk

With Shalom Wiebe, Harpist


9/28 Tickets - $15 for adults, babies are free :) please reserve your spot as seats are limited

11am - 12:30pm (performance at 11:30am)

1923 Waterloo Street, Kitsilano

Speakers wanted

Nominate our next featured guest!

Babies in Tow is looking for speakers, musicians, comedians, or performers to make moms and dads think, laugh, and learn!


If you or someone you know has an expertise they would want to share, please be in touch! 


phoebe@babiesintow.com


  • Engaging TED-style talks (10-20 minutes) or musicians / performers (40 minutes)
  • Talks tailored to a general audience
  • Must be ok with crying or cooing babies :)
  • All topics welcome!  
    • Academic research
    • Professional expertise
    • Passion project or hobby
    • Interesting storytelling

About Us

Something different to do with your baby while on maternity leave...

I created Babies in Tow to connect the Vancouver new parent community through events that wouldn't normally be accessible with babies in tow, such as talks and live music.


My husband and I moved to Vancouver when I was 33 weeks pregnant from London, England.  I didn't have any family or friends in Vancouver, so the new parent community meant everything to me while on maternity leave. 


Bonding with other new moms happened quickly, as we all adjusted to our "new" lives and identities (and I was desperate to find friends:).  We leaned on each other in moments of uncertainty (many late night texts) and laughed or cried over the unexpected experiences that come with a newborn! 


I got the entrepreneurial bug while on maternity leave, finding new inspiration and creativity with my son by my side. 


Finding interesting and social things to do with a baby was harder than I had expected (especially when it rained).  How could I go to a talk, listen to live music, learn something new, expose my son to new instruments, socialize with other moms and dads... while spending time with my baby during weekdays?  These thoughts led to the creation of Babies in Tow.  


I hope Babies in Tow gives you and your baby unique "getting out of the house" opportunities that you might have not been able to do before and that you meet supportive new friends along the way.

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