Swimming, yoga, massages for the little ones – Baby Wellness offers pampering programs for your children. These are measures in which parents participate together with their baby. They should increase the sense of well-being, stimulate the young senses, benefit the health and strengthen the attachment to the baby
Stimulating the senses through swimming, massages, and yoga
The offers range from small local groups to separate facilities in wellness resorts or hotels. Of course, you can massage your favorite but also at home in the usual environment gently or spoil otherwise.
Baby Wellness – different shapes
Baby swimming has been known for some time. The little ones can gently gather experience in the element of water, whereby there is always close contact with a caregiver. The other kind of movement and no firm reason, the motor skills are trained, the brain learns to adapt to new situations and the intense physical contact with the adult promotes confidence and strengthens the bond.
Baby yoga and baby massages are newer trends where parents are also closely involved. Whether it is more about money making or health-promoting, sensory stimulating measures for the well-being of the baby, depends primarily on the provider.
Effect for parents and child
Parents take an active role in all measures and have the opportunity to observe their child’s reactions. This as well as the close physical contact strengthens the bond with each other and leads to a more intensive acquaintance.
Through touches and movements, your baby gets different impressions. From staying in well-tempered water and the subsequent change to the air, of course, warmed up quickly and dried, the immune system benefits. The development is promoted regarding motor skills and sensory perception.
Gentle massages trigger reflexes – experiences that the brain would otherwise not or only later make. In yoga, parents move arms and legs in a gentle, flowing manner. They bring them into various positions that the offspring itself cannot yet control.
Sensitivity is a prerequisite in order not to overstretch or overburden the baby. The yoga exercises should also be stimulated, which strengthens the body feeling and promotes mobility and coordination skills. In combination with gentle touches and massages, the baby should also relax.
Is that necessary?
Touches, playful movements of the arms and legs and close physical contact should belong to the everyday life. There is always an opportunity when you have your baby in your arms, feed it, put it on and off, wrap it and bathe it.
To stimulate the senses, by the way, have intense body contact, can observe your darling and strengthen the bondage. Why should you visit a special baby wellness group?
Baby swimming is in the opinion of doctors and midwives quite a sensible measure, the unborn but has collected his first experiences over many months in the amniotic fluid. Held by the parents, they can feel the lightness of the water and pedal to their heart’s content, whereby in a large pool very different possibilities and impressions arise as in the domestic bathtub.
The movements underwater are less subject to gravity, which makes them much easier to fall.
Baby yoga and massage are offered individually or in combination. Loving pampering massages, you can certainly perform at any time without expert guidance alone, your baby will enjoy them. If you want to purposefully stimulate specific reflex zones of the body, visiting a supervised group may be useful.
Controlled movements and slight stretching exercises are to be carried out carefully. If you are unsure, a competent person at your side is helpful, but it is not necessary to attend a baby yoga class.
Baby wellness can be an asset to a parent who spends less time with the offspring in everyday life to strengthen the relationship and enjoy intense contact. Alternatively, this can also be done at home by feeding, wrapping and cuddling.
Stimulation, relaxation or effort?
It is unlikely that the health, physical and mental development of baby wellness will benefit and close contact will strengthen bonding. On the other hand, your baby is exposed daily to the most varied sensory and physical experiences that it has to process. Is not that exhausting enough?
Now Bay wellness should also serve relaxation. Babies can relax when they feel the safety and security of a familiar person. This is what they need especially when they are surrounded by many stimuli and new impressions that they have to digest later in their sleep.
Visit a baby wellness class, get dressed, set off for a strange environment and strangers. This experience must be your offspring, but it is undoubtedly exhausting. The subsequent measures are development-promoting stimulation, combined with physical contact and caresses.
If this happens through the caregiver, a sense of security can be established, which promotes a state of relaxation.
However, depending on the constitution and stage of development of your baby, the measures themselves can become quite tired. It then urgently needs his sleep at home to gather new strength. You should therefore actually watch your offspring closely so as not to overwhelm him and not overdo it with the baby wellness.
Parents and children thus benefit from the different measures, tailored to the needs of the baby, but a course visit is by no means a must. If you want to help relax your baby, relaxing on the sofa can be more effective and even completely free.
- Baby wellness can be applied correctly and not exaggerated …
- to stimulate the senses
- train the motor skills
- promote mental development
- contribute to the health of your child
- intensify the bond
MIDWIFE TIPS BY INA ELMER
Midwife & mother
- Baby swimming often pleases the dwarves very much, the element of water is known to them through the amniotic fluid, and they often feel comfortable in the warm water.
- I advise against fragrances and flavors. Care products that appear pleasant to us can cause allergies in the baby and lead to an over-odor. Your baby has a very fine nose; this is to recognize mom and dad by the smell and not to absorb different perfumes. Therefore, I also recommend the parents, initially only fragrance-neutral care products to use so as not to irritate the baby.
- For the guidance, a baby massage course is very useful, but also remember that your baby is not always ready for a fixed date “ready for a message”! If you are not disappointed if the baby does not want to be massaged just at the massage hour, take the lesson with you as a home guide.