Baby yoga

Practical info

The Baby Yoga sessions are intended for babies from 13 weeks until they can crawl. The supervisor is often the mother; but the other parent or a grandparent may also participate. Anyone can learn!

We follow the rhythm of your little one. It is quite normal that a child does not like certain activities, is hungry or just falls asleep. We watch for baby cues that indicate engagement or withdrawal. With each lesson, we repeat some movements and add other activities. Moreover, you always have the option to borrow a doll to practice with when your little one is sleeping. We do not massage a baby that is crying. We comfort them! In thesessions, tools are provided to relax. To avoid distraction, we silence our phones.

To avoid hurting baby's delicate skin, clean hands and short nails are recommended.

 

When should you skip a baby yoga class?

  • It is best for a child who is sick to recover at home before coming to class.
  • First 24 hours after a vaccination - avoid massaging the injection site for several days.
  • If your child has medical conditions, I recommend that you consult the pediatrician or physiotherapist before starting the Baby Yoga classes. But there are few real contraindications. Yoga and Massage are even recommended for children with special needs, provided we take some issues  into account.

 

What is provided?

  • No massage oil : In Baby Yoga we use "dry" massage. This means wedo not use oil to massage our baby. This is to prevent accidents when moving our children. With oil on their skin, they would be slippery.
  • Yoga mats : A yoga mat is provided for each parent-child couple. These are cleaned regularly.
  • Cushion : Cushions are provided for the comfort of the massaging parent. It can also be interesting for your baby to lie with the upper body on a pillow.
  • Small props : Sometimes I use sensory objects in the sessions such as scarves, balls or a safe bubble blower. The bubble blower does not contain glycerine and therefore does not stain clothing/material. Ultimately, you as a parent are the best “toy” for your baby!

 

What do parents bring to a Baby Yoga workshop?

  • Food for your little one: Exercise can make you thirsty and hungry!
  • Diapers: massage, movement and foot reflexology can stimulate bowel function
  • Baby blanket, towel or hammam towel with the scent of home to wrap baby in for relaxation.