We at Babies On The MOVE decided that we need to showcase these beautiful babies that are attending our classes as they grow and develop into expert movers! We are delighted to introduce you all to Caleb, our first feature baby! Caleb and his mother, Erin, have been attending our classes since our very first class in March 2016 when he was almost 5 months old. At that first class, Erin shared with us that she did not have any experience with babies before becoming a mom. In our classes, we provide ideas, tips, and hands-on practice of ways to position and play with your baby to promote their motor development. Our goal is to increase parents' confidence with handling their baby in this way. After that first class, Erin and Caleb signed up for a 3-class series. On his first of three classes, Caleb was already starting to roll and move around on his tummy! At the second class, he was sitting and starting to get up on his hands and knees and pull himself up to standing! By the third class, he was crawling over things and cruising (taking steps holding on to furniture)! It never ceases to amaze me how fast babies grow and change! Here is a shot of Caleb on the move at one of our classes:
I asked Erin if she would be willing to share her experience with attending the Babies On The MOVE classes, and here is what she had to say:
"I was so excited to see in my local moms group that two physical therapists were offering a ‘Babies on the Move’ class. As a first time mom I had tons of questions about my babies mobility and fears that he wouldn’t hit milestones in development. Like most babies, my son hated tummy time. After going to the first class, I learned that there are different ways to incorporate tummy time besides the traditional laying your baby on a play mat and listening to them cry. I learned how important it is for a baby to build a strong core. I returned to the next class and my son was already starting to roll over. Rachel and Rebecca taught me how to help my son roll if he got stuck half way through. The next class my son was already starting to sit up so I learned how to place some of the larger toys I had that made noise on the floor so I could sit him in front of them and he could lean in and reach for things. I really think that this class changed things for my baby. He loved sitting and playing with his activity center and 2-3 weeks after this class he was literally on the move…he started to crawl. I feel like the 4 classes I attended put him ahead of the curve, at 9 months and 6 days he is standing and walking with very little assistance. I am so appreciative for everything I learned and highly recommend these classes."
Thank you so much for your kind words Erin! We absolutely love teaching these classes, and it is because of the amazing parents and their sweet little babies that we get to work with! Also big thanks for sharing more 'On the MOVE' pics of Caleb at home! We are so proud of you and your little mover!! Enjoy chasing him around ;)