When speaking to mums and dads about Water Babies the conversation often comes back to the same thing, the cost. There is no denying that £157.50 for a 10 week course is going to leave a dent in any maternity pay packet so what are you paying for and is it worth making savings elsewhere to introduce your little fish to the water? Here is … Continue reading Water Babies – Is it worth the money…?
For a long time I’ve become more and more aware of just how much my mum actually did (and still does) for us, but having my own baby has really made me get it. I’ve spent many nights recently wondering when the superpowers that single parents, like my mum, must kick in because lord knows being a mum is exhausting enough when the other parent … Continue reading Lipstick on the cheek
In the last post The Power of Praise we touched on language and how much our babies understand in their first weeks, months and years. Since then I have visited the Liverpool Language Lab which is set up to find out just that. The Liverpool Language Lab is based at the University of Liverpool and is made up of researchers and students interested in … Continue reading Liverpool Language Lab
Come on, admit it, you all love to be told you’ve done well. Whether you accept the praise graciously or lap it up it’s always nice to get a pat on the back. Some people thrive on it and it motivates their work, others need help to recognise it as they modestly underplay their achievements. I have to admit I can always work that little … Continue reading The Power of Praise
When it comes to babies the only constant is change. Just as you think you’ve nailed something the balls are back up in the air and you return to square one. As babies can start the classes from only a few weeks old it can be difficult to really work out what time of day is best for baby. Something that works one week may … Continue reading 5 things to consider when choosing your Water Babies class…
Only weeks into my maternity leave, as I became a regular on the baby clubs and classes circuit, one particular class kept popping up in conversation. Moo Music came highly recommended time and time again with new mums slipping each other the insider knowledge of when the next booking period went live. They tell you life changes when you become a mum but never had … Continue reading 3 reasons you and your baby need Moo Music in your life!
For over a year now the attention in our house has been on me, my bump and then our little babe. When we see friends and family they first inquire about Phoebe and generally follow this up with… ‘and how are you?’ While this is all to be expected and is certainly with good intentions it’s easy to see how in the early days of … Continue reading Dadventures in the Pool- Water Babies Week 4
Week 3 of Water Babies Chapter 1 and before the class has even started I am employing a few new tricks I’ve picked up to speed up the changing room situation. On the last nappy change before we leave the house I swap Phoebe’s regular nappy for her swim nappy and swap any complicated clothes (Pretty much all baby clothes are complicated! Whoever designed … Continue reading A Quick Flash! Water babies week 3…
In the early days of having a baby it’s easy to avoid doing certain things and going certain places in case baby cries. I’ve spoken to mums who have spent the first few months at home for this very reason, as the thought of a mini-meltdown in public just doesn’t bear thinking about. I definitely felt this way myself, but as someone who finds it … Continue reading When Water Babies Cry…
The Performing Arts Edition So, you made a little drama queen! You can’t imagine where they got it from, certainly not from you! Now you can go one of two ways, try desperately to shoe-horn this little ball of energy into an activity that will calm them and give them good solid focus, or embrace the drama by developing it at an activity designed to … Continue reading Choosing a Performing Arts class? Read this first!