By Erin Coates

[Editor’s Note – some of these options may have changed post-Covid.]

The first months of life with a new baby are a dizzying mix of snuggles, feedings, diapers, crying, and more diapers. But as those drowsy newborns turn into alert infants, it becomes crucial for the sanity of you and your little one to get out of the house and entertain your baby’s budding brain. Luckily, Eugene and Springfield have a variety of classes for you and baby to do together.

Pavilani School of Music 

Get involved in early education music classes with options available for kids from 0 to 5.

Baby & Me Movie Time

Broadway Metro

Go see the movies you want without the need for a babysitter! These infant-friendly film screenings are even equipped with changing tables. When: 10 am on the first Wednesday of the month •

Little Notes Music Classes

Eugene Suzuki Music Academy

Singing, percussion instruments, and repetition are all components of this music class for infants and toddlers. When: Classes are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays •

Baby Storytime

Eugene Public Library

Bring your children to one of the library’s story times to get them ready to read. Story times have designated age groups to match needs, skills, and attention spans. When: Fridays at 10:15 am and 11:15 am •

Family Music Time

Eugene Public Library

Sing and dance your way through the weekend at the library with your entire family! When: Saturdays at 10:15 am •

Baby Swim

Tamarack Wellness Center

Parents and babies can enjoy soothing warm water at the Tamarack Wellness Center, which offers an indoor, 92-degree saltwater therapeutic pool. When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 am and 5:30 pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10 am •

Weekly Baby and Me Yoga

Embody Play Yoga

Every Friday, Embody Play Yoga holds a gentle movement yoga class for moms and babies. There is even creative playtime to help babies connect with their care providers. When: Fridays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am •

 Sensory Play

Willamalane Park and Recreation District

Let your infant and toddler explore a sensory-rich environment through light, color, water, and sound. When: Dates and times vary •

Romp and Roll 

Willamalane Park and Recreation District

The interchangeable equipment designs of this class teach kids to follow directions and work on different life skills through gentle structure disguised as fun. When: Dates and times vary •

Preschool Play & Dance

City of Eugene

Youngsters explore and develop increased basic motor skills in this class through music and movement. The class is designed to build self-confidence and introduce a structured curriculum. When: Dates and times vary •

Dancing with My Family for Little Ones

City of Eugene

Rock and bop your way to increased bonding and joy with dancing fun for the whole family. When: Dates and times vary •