I love getting out and about with Josh so in the last few weeks we have tried a few classes.
We had done a private yoga/massage session with my friend and pre natal teacher when I/we were 6 weeks postpartum but she was then travelling to Asia and I also wanted to get into a weekly routine so started investigating my options.
First up was a baby yoga class that the teacher didn’t bother to turn up to, frustrating when we had trekked all the way to the class. Needless to say I then wanted to look for an alternative teacher!
Next up was a ClapHandies trial Playlabs. The organisation of this class and the concept was great. You go through a set routine which alters slightly each week. It focuses on developmental elements for baby and lots of interaction, signing and movement was the aim of the game. I don’t know exactly what it was about it but it just wasn’t for me but I would certainly recommend a trial and if you have a Mothercare family card there is a great offer for a trial at over half price on now!
Last week we started Baby Massage with Rachel Gaffey of MyWellBeing,
I had learned a few techniques in the early days but from the first class this looks like it is going to be extensive and Rachel has a real passion for her teachings and it shows. The class is well set up and easy to follow. She makes all the babies and mums/dads feel very comfortable and I am looking forward to the next one this week! Baby boy slept for 3 hours after the last one so I’ll hopefully be napping too this Wednesday afternoon! Baby Massage is also refundable on some health insurance policies so check yours out!
I hope to start Baby Yoga with Rachel next term but at the moment she is so good and well regarded her classes are full so fingers crossed.
This Friday we are bringing Josh for his first swim so I’ll let you know how that goes-we can’t wait! I am also signed up to a first aid seminar so will fill you in on that too.