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Water’s Touch: Nurturing Bath Babies course
Introducing our Nurturing Bath Babies course, this is a 60 minute parent and baby bonding experience. Classes are kept small to ensure we create an intimate sensory experience for parents and babies.
This is not your standard water class, we will bring the benefits of baby massage to baby bath time. We will create beautiful rituals and familiar routines together. We will enjoy holding space for you, signposting if you do have any individual needs, so you feel supported and empowered as a parent.
It is natural to feel a little cautious guiding your baby into the water for the first time, at home in the bath or in a swimming pool. What is the best way to hold, where and with how much support? How do I calm and settle them in the water or after their bath? These are sometimes the questions that are asked.
Remember it is OK to ask questions – we often forget that experiences are not only new for baby, they’re also new for us, too.
A full sensory experience in the beautiful Sensory Room, Rugeley where we create the perfect experience. We have the lights low to create a soothing environment filled with calming music. We will play lullabies at the end of their bath to relax, plus allow time to feed and time to support and talk.
What To Expect
Nurturing Bath Babies is a unique class where the focus is on nurturing touch, connection and wellbeing. This is neither a baby spa nor a hygiene bath. It is the perfect introduction to early water experiences for baby, a supportive experience for parents providing a deeper sensory water connection for babies.
When should we join
Perfect for babies from 6 weeks, these classes combine all the beauty and benefits of baby massage and baby swim holds and moves. If joining us pre-6 weeks, please check with your health professional.
During the class, each baby will have their own bath, and we will guide parents on how to relax and check-in with themselves and baby. Studies show that when their parents are calm and relaxed it creates a sense of peace for baby.
We will learn to read baby’s cues and guide you through our lovely Nurturing Touch holds and moves. During the four-week course, you and your baby will enjoy a new theme and sensory experience each week.
This will be followed by time for the babies to snuggle in our luxurious robes, get dried off and warmed ready for their massage. We will then move through a beautiful relaxing guided positive touch baby massage to help encourage parent baby bonding.
A special Graduation session
Time is then available at the end of the course to capture a unique Nurturing Bath Babies photo within our beautiful flower circle. You will receive a photo and certificate of attendance to take away with you to remember your experience.
Nurturing Bath Babies will be a joint, joyful experience, designed around babies first and special sense, touch. This class is also not just for parents – we welcome caregivers, family members and grandparents to share in the experience too.
This class is a new modality for the water, carefully researched and backed by neuroscience, and written by Aqua Sensory and experts in their fields in the areas of emotional wellbeing, infant massage, attachment, mindfulness and nurture coaching. It is fully approved and insured by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists.
How to book
We look forward to welcoming you to these special sessions which are booked as a 4 week course. The cost is just £45 for the course including your welcome pack and resources to use at home.
All you will need to bring is your changing bag with usual items (nappy, wipes, etc) a swim nappy (if you wish), a small towel and blanket and Nurture & Bloom will provide you with everything needed to immerse yourselves into your relaxing experience including a warm baby bath, a comfortable mat, organic massage oil, and baby robes for class use.
Please get in touch should you require any further information, and please note places are limited to five babies per session so early booking is recommended.
Our classes are held at The Sensory Room, Victory Church, Rugeley on Tuesday’s from 11.15am.
Before or after your session if you wish to you can enjoy refreshments in the wonderful Hub Cafe.
Coming soon… we are adding to our classes – more details about our Burntwood classes to follow soon!