connect, educate and empower!
Welcome to Bump+Baby Matters! We are Theresa + Tyler Moore. Parents to 4 amazing kids ranging in age from 16-22, parents to one uber needy furbaby, and residents of Chestermere AB (just outside of Calgary).
Bump+Baby Matters inception started back in the Spring of 2014. It was a desire to help local families gain life-saving skills for their unborn and newborn infants that this journey began. In Theresa’s professional life she was working with brand new parents on the daily. Sometimes isolated, usually sleep deprived and always eager to chat about the successes and trials of becoming new parents. One reoccurring concern was that their new babe had encountered a choking situation. Choking on liquids, yep it’s a thing!
We were astounded how many parents had never taken an infant/child CPR course. Usually because they did not have the time, funds or the childcare to do so. Now, some parents had completed a certified course through their workplace but they reported that the time spent specifically on infant and child skills was so little that they really could not recall what they had been taught.
Tyler, being a first aider for many years, understood the importance of having this education and so we set out to see what options were out there for parents. To our dismay, there were not many! Most involved a restrictive schedule, expensive price tag and all of them prohibited parents from bringing their baby. It was no wonder so many parents didn’t have the skills needed to act in the case of a choking situation!
This was just unacceptable to us! So we reached out to some local businesses and asked for their help to make infant/child CPR classes available to their communities. Overwhelmingly we were flooded with local support to make it happen! And so it began, hosting one class, and then another and another ...
Fast forward to Spring 2016, with the help of some very supportive local businesses, we were offering 12-16 classes each month - in 6 different cities! Say what?! Every month we were able to provide hundreds of families with the tools to help prevent and or save their child's life! How incredible is this? How amazing are the local businesses that have become our community partners to support such an initiative?! There is something to be said for the power of community; we couldn't do what we do without them!
It is what drives us each and every day, and it guides us in everything that we do. From who we collaborate with, to which offerings we have. Our goal is to find resources that add value to the lives of the families we serve. This connection of family to a community of local resources is what led us to launch Bump+Baby Matters ... and we are so happy that you have found us!
Theresa + Tyler xo