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Crawling & Crunching Course
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Crawling & Crunching Course Overview

A course for parents of babies ready to crawl and move to the next stage of solid food.

This course is designed for parents of babies who are 7 ' 11 months old.

These courses often book out so we recommend booking in once your baby arrives.
Course cost:
  • Included in the Younger Babies package: $165 gives you a Moving & Munching course, a Crawling & Crunching course and 1 year Parents Centre membership ($155 if renewing an existing membership)
  • Included in the Older Babies package: $170 gives you a Crawling & Crunching course, a Tinies to Tots course, one (additional) Special Interest session and 1 year Parents Centre membership ($165 if renewing an existing membership)
  • $55/$60 for Parents Centre members (single/couple)
  • $70/$75 for non members (single/couple)
  • Free for CAPC volunteers
We run our Crawling & Crunching course at Athol Syms Hall, 11 Griffin Ave, Epsom.
You can book a course by contacting our Course Bookings Officer on We endeavour to respond to emails within three days; sometimes we need to be parents more than volunteers so if it takes a bit longer please bear with us.

Crawling & Crunching Course Topics

Look at why we want our babies to crawl, how to encourage crawling, and crawling styles.  Safety in the home now baby is mobile.  Delve into treasure baskets, suggestions and heuristic play, and age appropriate toys.
Swimming with Infants
When to start, the role of the caregiver in the water, what to wear, and what can be practised in the bath at home.
Introducing stages 3 and 4 of solids and establishing good nutrition.  Ideas on what foods to give your baby at this age.
Early Childhood Education Options
An introduction to the various early childhood education (ECE) options.
You can check out our wonderful speakers' profiles here.
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