Do you have a baby that is 20 weeks old – actively crawling?
Now that the newborn stage has passed and your confidence has grown as a new mother, you will see lots of smiles, hear lots of giggles and see your baby become more inquisitive with the world around them.
Baby may now be moving around more, either rolling or showing signs of wanting to sit up or maybe they are just quite happy to lie down and take everything in for a little while longer.
At around 20 weeks Daisy Wrigglers Baby Yoga is the natural progression for Daisy Tinies. In this class, you will still enjoy the safe haven of our small class sizes and most of the time you will transition up to Daisy Wrigglers with the same set of mums and babies from your Daisy Tinies class.
At this stage of your baby’s development, they may not be so happy to lie down on their back, therefore Daisy Wrigglers is a wonderful mixture of bigger and bouncier baby yoga movements, rhymes, songs and sensory exploration through the use of ‘What’s in the box’ and the ‘That’s not my’ series of baby books. You will enjoy further postnatal yoga to help recovery from birth through a series of yoga movements and breathing techniques to bring strength back to your core.
What happens in a Baby Yoga class?
Daisy Foundation Wrigglers baby yoga classes are specially designed to be perfectly suited to your child’s age and developmental requirements. Below are the five elements that are fundamental guiding principles for the baby yoga classes.
Baby Massage and Baby Yoga
Daisy believes in positive touch and movement through massage and yoga being a natural activity between mum and baby rather than a formal routine to be completed. These methods of verbal and non-verbal communication help mum to understand baby’s behaviors, cries and language so that baby feels loved, valued and respected. Positive touch and movement between mum and baby helps nurture positive attachment, bonding, closeness and confidence to respond to your baby’s cues and needs.
By combining baby massage AND yoga babies enjoy greater benefit from some of the more practical techniques such as relief from colic, wind, constipation and teething discomfort to the longer term benefits such as secure attachment, reducing emotional distress, improved coordination, physical development, body awareness and brain development.
Babies may be limited by their mobility and dexterity, but not their ability to interact with the world. Babies can enjoy the feeling and properties of different materials, take in the movement and motions of the parachutes,ribbons and scarves and track the journey of our bells, balls and bubbles.
A focal point in every class is our unique “What’s in the box?!” where babies discover our theme for the week and we begin our sensory journey. Babies enjoy plenty of opportunity for free play in our social baby time, to discover the sensory theme in their own way along with the opportunity to interact with all the other babies and of course for mums to chat too. Classes are designed to encourage the development of hand and eye co-ordination, fine and gross motor skills, speech, listening, visual development, play and laughter.
Rhythm, Rhyme and Story
In addition to the massage and yoga in each daisy wrigglers class you and your baby will also enjoy a multi-sensory story delivered through movement, rhythm and rhyme. The use of stories (through our collaboration with Usborne Books) and accompanying sounds in our classes are specifically designed to support your baby’s speech and brain development. Infants tune in to the rhythm and flow of our voices. While initially the rhythmic phrase, “That’s not my Duck”, for example, may not hold meaning; your baby is taking in the sounds of language and how they fit together. As babies see a picture of a yellow duck in the book and you name the duck, they begin to make the connection between what the teacher says and the picture of the yellow duck.
Through our use of rhythm and rhyme alongside movement your baby will be developing the skills they will use for language, literacy, coordination, concentration and building a strong relationship between brain and body.
Infant education and support
Daisy baby is unique in its methodology, offering the convenience of having multiple needs met in one multi-purpose class. Infant development education and demonstrations of techniques to calm, soothe, stimulate or respond to your baby are delivered effortlessly alongside the stretch, movement and relaxation for both of you. Over the course of your classes you will learn about the more common topics such as colic, reflux and calming methods, but Daisy takes this education one step further. You will learn evidence-based education in some of the more complex, often not touched on areas – for example weaning, sleeping and immunisations. All parenting choices and styles are discussed, with all being supported for a completely inclusive class. Educational themes will change weekly and will be age appropriate throughout the early fourth trimester stage of Tinies through to the developmental milestones of Wrigglers as you progress through the classes.
Meet New Mums
The transition to motherhood is a life changing experience that for some can prove challenging as you adopt to a new way of life. For many, Daisy classes are an opportunity to get out, meet other new mums, learn and share experiences and to ask questions. This element is fully supported by your Daisy teacher who has been though an extensive postnatal education training program. What makes Daisy unique is that we give this element of our classes’ real focus as we nurture the relationships and connections between each group via in class discussions, social time and our own social media community groups. From experience we know that Daisy Baby classes become a unique community of new friends, sharing with each other their own experiences, highs and lows, feelings and uncertainties. When we asked Daisy mums across the country to sum up Daisy Baby, in their words it is: ‘relaxing’, ‘inclusive’, ‘supportive’, ‘friendly’ and with ‘knowledgeable friendly teachers’. As our Tinies classes are focused on postnatal movement for mum and emotional support after birth, these classes are solely for mum and baby to attend, but as baby progresses to our Wrigglers classes Dads, Grandparents and other carers are welcome to come along and enjoy spending time with baby too
Your classes come in six week terms as a progressive course of education.
Each class is approximately one hour.
Much like other mum and baby classes, you will be floor based so please wear comfy clothes.
Your course of six weeks will be priced at £40.00 to £45.00 depending on location.
Classes are suitable for many baby ailments and conditions – and will be adapted to suit, but you should make your teacher aware of any concerns or conditions in advance.