The Pay Off

The activities we do with our little ones are most often about the benefits for them. The development, the social time, the exercise, but as we enter the holiday season I’m loving seeing the posts from parents whose holidays have been transformed by Water Babies sessions. Not only are there videos and photos from proud parents of their little fish jumping in, swimming along and … Continue reading The Pay Off

The Mum behind the wet-suit

Finding balance and feeling content is so difficult to achieve, we spend a lot of time being the person or listening to the person who complains about work or the kids, or both! So it was absolutely refreshing to meet Heather, mum of four and Water Babies instructor and hear her genuinely rave about her work and life as a mum.  The fascinating thing about … Continue reading The Mum behind the wet-suit

Phoebe is swimming for Tommy’s

It’s hard to believe that every day, across the UK, 684 women go through a miscarriage, 152 babies are born too early and 10 babies are stillborn. Baby loss is preventable, we know this because people who are cared for in Tommy’s clinics are more likely to leave with healthy babies. For this reason it is essential that we keep funding Tommy’s to develop their … Continue reading Phoebe is swimming for Tommy’s

5 things to consider when choosing your Water Babies class…

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…

A Quick Flash! Water babies week 3…

  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…

When Water Babies Cry…

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…

What you need to know before Week One of Water Babies…

The Dunk! So you’ve all seen the Nirvana-esque images of babes underwater, heading for the camera with eyes wide open and arms and legs spread wide. Capturing that very image might even be the reason you’ve signed up your brand new little babe for swimming lessons only weeks after they arrived. But what you may have failed to spend much time thinking about is that … Continue reading What you need to know before Week One of Water Babies…