Baby one-to-one time

Baby one-to-one time

I had been feeling like a guilty mum.

When we had our eldest daughter (now aged two) there was a lot of baby/mummy one-to-one time.  I joined my NCT friends in weekly baby sensory classes and we had frequent coffee dates while the babies rolled around amongst the brand new, brightly coloured Lamaze fireflies. Alice, like the rest of the population, had a brand new Sophie la giraffe - who looked fresh as a daisy and still had her squeak (alas, no longer).

Our second daughter Lara (now aged four months) is very much coming along for the ride, fitting in with our 2 year old's schedule. Of course she doesn't care, she loves the sound of her sister's voice, beaming when she sees her each morning.

Let's face it, there's a lot less one-to-one time with baby number two (aside from feeding). I have the two of them together for most of the week, so new baby classes and endless coffee sessions are a no-go.

One of the things I enjoyed the most with Alice when she was small was baby massage. Along with a few NCT friends, I attended a baby massage course and Alice really responded to it. It was a great bonding experience. I was determined to find the time to do the same with Lara and, a few weeks ago, managed it.



I called on our baby massage teacher from 2 years ago. Jo from Home Spa London was able to come to our house and do an hour's refresher session. Her sessions are very relaxed and very much geared around baby's needs/mood. There's no rushing and plenty of time to stop/feed/change.

As I hoped, Lara has really taken to baby massage. We manage a little bit of mainly leg and tummy massage after nappy changes. The smiles and giggles say it all.

Jo from Home Spa London provides baby massage to addresses in London and Surrey-  www.homespalondon.com

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