Allo Bebe is a “one-stop shop” for all — from birth, postpartum time, to big kids activity!!
Allo Bebe is an educational resource with a French twist, created to help parents nurture the growth and development of their babies and young children. Allo Bebe ’s founder Nathalie Machecler, has several years of experience working independently as well as at maternity clinics and creches in Paris. Nathalie is a Postpartum Doula and mother of two, located in the Washington,DC Metropolitan Area. Building on that experience, she has created unique programs for all families. Allo Bebe offers 3 different service types to accommodate families at different stages and with specific needs or desires.
Please do not come if you are not feeling well
Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry and during sessions
Masks are required for children 2year old and older (check out children’s masks in our Shop)
Class size is reduced to accommodate CDC regulations
Social distancing followed as outlined by regulatory bodies
Toys are cleaned with DoTerra essential oils between each use and is safe for babies
lassrooms furniture, equipment, and materials are cleaned between each session
Air is purified using DoTerra essential oils that eliminates airborne viruses and germs
Advanced registration is required, no walk-ins accepted
Congregation at the facility or on the field after classes is NOT allowed
24/7 Doula Support Line
Outdoor Play Classes (6
months – 9 years old)
Playdate Pods (6 months –
4 years old)
Private or group Infant
Massage Classes (5 weeks –
Private or group Infant
Virtual pod playdates
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Well we prefer "what makes us complementary" we believe that most family, baby, parent, fun oriented companies are offering the best they can to serve our community. And just like every baby is different, every parent is different looking for different qualities in the help or fun they seek. We are a nationwide organization, and we love to partner with the best professionals around the country to make your parenthood enjoyable and memorable. We specialize in different domains from 0 years old to 9 years old. If you've read "more about Nathalie "then you understand what Allo Bebe is all about.
Postpartum doulas provide families information and support on infant feeding, bathing and sleeping, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing, organizing everyday life with multiples, and coping skills for new parents. (on our side with a little touch of French expertise) Doula in Greek means: mothering the mother. Turns out I have some Greek blood! You remember when I said it takes a village to raise a child, well doulas are part of your village with your family, friends, neighbors, nannies, daycare professionals around you.Check out our Doula Services
À Auxiliaire de Puériculture is a specific category of French health professional who specializes in early childhood and in the health and the social field . Their role is to ensure the daily care of infants and help educate parents, thus they need to possess empathy and strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with babies and adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures. They work in children's hospitals, maternity wards, NICU, *PMI, *Creche. *PMI-The Maternal and Child Protection and Health Prevention service is a departmental service, placed under the authority of the President of the Departmental Council and supports each family with a view to the well-being of children up to 6 years of age in their different living environments. It ensures the health protection of the child and the mother. Supports the mother-to-be throughout her pregnancy and prepares the family for the birth. The PMI organizes consultations and prevention actions for pregnant women. Key information is communicated to families on childbirth, baby care, breastfeeding, sleeping. At birth, the PMI promotes the mother-child bond and the reception of the baby in his family. It also takes care to promote the good development of the child. The PMI service provides consultations to parents who can go to the PMI to weigh their baby and make sure that he is getting good weight. They will also find advice from professionals. A real place of life and exchange, the PMI is the essential place for young parents who need to be reassured. *CRECHE- It’s a form of childcare for children aged two months old to 3 years. Their main goal: -To promote the socialization of the child since he is in contact with other children and other adults than his parents -To develop their autonomy -And to help them in their development, their education and their awakening The role of professionals in daycares is to promote the awakening and overall development of children and take care of the child individually and in groups. They meet his needs and requests on a daily basis. Creche professional have weekly meetings and work in collaboration with: pediatricians- provides education and health promotion actions for teams and parents The psychologist contributes, with the collaboration of the team and the parents, to the good adaptation of the children and their development. He provides teams and parents with advice, support and guidance. Psychomotor therapist-its role is educational and preventive. He attentively observes the children in their games and their interactions and arranges the space in such a way as to promote the discoveries of their body or their environment.
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The original word is "La recreation" (translated as playtime, what you would call recess in schools in the USA) Is a break granted to students in all different levels of schools. In the last 15 years, recess time in United States schools has decreased by 25% in order to increase time allotted for structured learning. The increasingly strong pressure for success in academics and sports has pushed institutions and parents to prioritize those over less structured activities. Thus, for many parents, back to school is synonymous with a race against time to register their children for multiple extra-curricular activities. From an early age, we look for excellence: lessons in coding, Chinese language, or gymnastics... sometimes forgetting play time, which is essential for children and just as crucial for the development of emotional, social and intellectual skills. A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlights the importance of play, especially free play, in children's learning and development. Playing isn't just about fun, it's also about taking risks, experiencing new things and testing your limits. The games start very early with the children, with the first smiles, for example reciprocal interactions and nonverbal communication, later develop into language and social skills. Repetitive games give children the joy of being able to predict what is going to happen (for example peek a boo, or 1, 2, 3 soleil...) Play also promotes a child's sense of free will and progress towards independence. In the game, children solve problems and learn to concentrate, they also stimulate their curiosity and memory. Physical play is interesting, it allows children to take risks in a relatively safe environment. It encourages the development of empathy, as children are guided not to harm others. Finally, it has been shown that play has both direct and indirect effects on the structure and functioning of the brain. It causes changes at the molecular, cellular and behavioral levels. The advantages of recess games include improvements in executive function, language, social skills, mental and physical development, etc. Conversely, free play deprivation can lead to attention deficit, increased stress and hyperactivity. The American Academy of Pediatrics even recommends that physicians prescribe "play prescriptions" to support healthy development in children.
The role of an Infant Massage Educator is to facilitate and help enhance the loving relationship between infant and parents, as taught according to the IAIM program (International association of Infant massage), is an ideal medium, because it naturally encompasses the element of the bonding process.
Postpartum and breastfeeding consulting by phone call, text, email or by zoom. If necessary Nathalie may come over to your home or we can meet at the YMCA (check schedule on consult page) Activities from 6 months old to 9 years old, will be outdoor at the YMCA or Rose Park Georgetown. (check schedule on Play page), Except for virtual playdate pods. Infant Massage, could be either by zoom, or at the YMCA, outdoors or indoors depending on the whether (check schedule on Baby Spa page) Baby bath, Nathalie will come to your home (Schedule on Consulting page)
We recommend using vegetable oil, cold pressed. Best to wait 5 weeks after birth even for preemies to start infant massage. Younger babies might be too sleepy and this might be too stimulating for them. Max age 1 year old. Best time to perform infant massage is when the baby is in a quiet alert state: that means when your baby does calm and relaxed movements, the face is bright-eyed and receptive, regular breathing… If your baby is sleepy or is not in the mood to be massaged that's totally fine. You can borrow one of the instructor's babies to let your baby be or rest.Check out our Doula Services
Please refer to the " What is la recrée and why is it so important? (please read, VERY IMPORTANT to know)"
She is the founder & and the owner of Allo Bebe. She is a silly, fun, very knowledgeable professional in her field, passionate and compassionate person. And very down to earth when it comes to the reality of life concerning different situations, difficulties, happiness of each and every one of her what she calls "families" and not clients. She's been loving her job wearing different hates in different early childhood field she's worked with families and kids from 0 to 18 years old, from preemies to teenagers in different kind of populations and neighborhoods, from France to USA, since she started in 2004. Read more on "