We have had a busy month at Babies On The MOVE! The studio that we have been hosting classes at - Open Arts - underwent major renovation and now has two wonderful large studios that we can use to host classes. In MINI MOVERS class, we learned a trick to enjoying tummy time from one of our little friends - just sleep through it! Disclaimer: tummy time is not a recommended sleeping position, but his awesome mom doesn't mind if he takes a little nap on his tummy as long as she is there to keep an eye on him. MINI MOVERS also learned ideas to try if your baby doesn't want to put weight on their arms when they are on their tummy or if they don't want to put weight on their legs in standing. MASTER MOVERS was a big party with lots of fun babies and parents. The babies were all working on something different developmentally, but still had fun playing together! We can't wait to see what everyone is up to next month!
Summer is in full swing and so are our Babies On The MOVE baby movement classes in Morrisville, North Carolina! Families are escaping the heat to get inside and learn about ways to play with their babies to help them build strength and progress to the next motor milestone. We love to do tummy time and teach parents ways to make it fun for everyone, but that's not the only thing you can do to help your little one build their muscles! All of the developmental positions are important for building your baby's foundation for future movement - lying on their back, lying on their tummy, lying on their side, sitting, and standing. Playing with your baby in all of these positions with the correct alignment will help them gain strength and master new skills.
We had a great weekend of classes at Babies On The MOVE! The groups were smaller than usual this month, so all the babies got lots of personalized attention. Once again we were reminded of the wide variation that exists in normal baby development. It is so fun to see babies that are the same age choosing to move in different ways based on their personalities, exposures, and interests! Our classes this weekend also reminded me of the differences in the way a dad interacts with baby as compared to mom. Mom tends to be the safe spot, the home base. Dad helps show baby the world outside of mom. I love seeing dads interacting with their baby in a more adventurous way - upside down baby, airplane baby, and football carry are all great ways for dad to play with baby! Looking forward to seeing new friends and old at our classes in July!
Thanks to all who came out for the MASTER MOVERS baby classes this weekend on Friday and Sunday in Morrisville, NC. We had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones! This class really highlights for me the wide range of typical development that happens from 7 months until babies start taking their first steps. It is truly amazing to see how much and how fast babies change! We offer the Babies On The MOVE classes monthly for this reason. The babies in the MASTER MOVERS classes this weekend were a prime example of the range of typical development. In one class, we had an almost 7 month old moving and grooving in tummy time while an 11 month old was taking some independent steps - oh how things can change in four short months!