Aqua Yoga classes are designed for you to maintain your health & fitness, both emotionally & physically during this amazing journey to motherhood. Aqua Yoga helps prepare expectant mums for labour, relieves many of the discomforts of pregnancy and increases your energy levels in a supportive environment.
Author: Deirdre Casey, Aquababies
Aqua yoga is the perfect combination of the benefits that yoga and swimming can bring. Our Aqua Yoga classes are designed for you to maintain your health & fitness, both emotionally & physically during this amazing journey to motherhood. Water is a medium especially suited to postnatal women and wonderfully soothing to those who have just given … read more >
The core foundation of toddler swimming class is to teach key elements of learning to swim that relate to children’s stage of physical and social development, whilst having fun! Toddlers are a bit more aware of their surroundings so a different approach will be required and a responsive swim teacher to work at the child’s pace. Toddler classes are action packed, with nursery rhymes & games and word association and toys to make it as much fun as possible that will eventually lead to independent swimming.
There is no hard fast rule to this, it really is a case of whenever you the parent is ready to start. It is never too early or late to take swim lessons as you can begin from only a few weeks old in a hydrotherapy pool. Very young babies can get cold quickly as they do not have enough body fat so make sure that the pool is heated to a suitable temperature. The pool temperature should be a minimum of 32 degrees for babies under 3 months old or 30 degrees for babies over 12lbs.
Baby swimming is a lovely activity for Mum to do whilst on maternity leave. Swimming with your baby isn’t just fun, because of all the skin-to-skin contact, it’s also a terrific bonding activity to enhance the connection between you and your little one. It is an opportunity to meet and socialise and make new friends … read more >