Nowadays, having a baby is not just about endless feeds, nappy changes and washing baby grows…
It’s also about baby groups and activities!
What with baby massage, sensory, gym, yoga, singing and so on, the choice is endless.
So our first activity was swimming lessons for babies with Water Babies.
I booked little P into the first term of the beginners class on a Saturday morning as a hobby my husband could do with her. She currently loves a bath, and as a water-lover myself, it was really important to me that she enjoys swimming but most importantly, is not scared of water so that she can develop water safety skills that could help her if she were ever to find herself in trouble.
Predominantly attended by ‘the Dads’ and babies, the classes are 30 minutes long and suitable from birth onwards (depending on the pool chosen). Each week the babies are taken through various drills including songs and rhymes that are designed to help them feel comfortable in the water, and also to give the parents confidence in handling their child in a pool.
And little P loves it!
It’s a lovely activity for Daddy and little P to do together and it’s even better to watch from the poolside.
Water Babies runs classes in 10-week blocks, from £155 per course. Classes can be attended from birth without jabs as long as the pool is heated to a higher temperature, but it’s best to seek advice about this directly from Water Babies.
You can find out more about Water Babies on their website.