Baby Bee

Announcement: The age range is now birth to 12 months.

Baby Bee takes place on Friday mornings every 2nd and 4th week of the month, from 10.30-12.30

2024 Friday Dates: 26th April,  10th and 24th May, and 14th and 28th June

Baby Bee is a FREE group for pregnant mums and those with babies up to 12 months in the ABC lab.  The aim of the group is to provide a quiet and calm space for you and your babies, and to connect with others in the local and wider community.

Come and meet with others with newborns and chat over tea + coffee in our special baby room. We’ll also be able to look after older siblings if that helps in our children’s play room (adjacent to the baby room) giving you some time together with your new baby.

In 2023-24 Research Assistants who are undergraduate student volunteers will help run the group under the supervision of the Lab Manager, Geraldine Brown, and PhD student, Jasmine Rodriguez. We will be meeting and greeting and showing you to the lab, serving hot drinks, and supervising any accompanying older siblings in our children’s play area.

The word “bee” in Baby Bee commonly refers to group activities where people come together to work or enjoy a shared goal. This can involve crafting, storytelling, gardening, learning, or simply spending time together. “Baby Bee” embraces this communal spirit to create a feeling of togetherness among parents and infants for shared experiences and bonding opportunities.

More info about the background to the group can be found here: Meeting the challenges of public engagement, research impact, and research participation as a baby and child lab – University of St Andrews (

Please sign up below for group notifications (eg. dates the group will be on):

Baby Bee Group SIGN UP HERE

Baby room

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Send us an email at [email protected] if you want more info!

See you there!

If you would like to learn about upcoming events and connect with other local parents, join our ‘ABC lab Communities facebook’ group here.

If you would like to enrol your child in our child research database, you can do so here. We will be in touch when a study begins for your child’s age range.