Becoming Mumsy

My journey through motherhood and everything in between.

Why We Love Baby Relax

Welcome back!

Edith and I often go to one of my local playgroups, so I thought I'd write a post about why we love it and why it's a good idea to try and go to them. 



How did we find out about Baby Relax?

When I was pregnant, I'd be told about lots of different baby groups by various people. I was told about Baby Relax by one of my friends. I was keen to look into some playgroups that we could go to because it had been drummed into me that that's what I should be doing as a new mum - meeting new people. 

Nerves

As a first-time mum, your world flips upside down, for the better of course. It can be hard to get out on your own, what with all of the many, many things you need to remember to take with you or yourself and your tiny person. Another thing that can stand in your way of venturing out is nerves

Going to a playgroup, on your own, can be really daunting, especially if you're like me and don't particularly enjoy social situations like that. However, after being told about the group, I knew that I wanted to at least try it. 

Sensory and play



If you've read one of my previous posts about our playgroup adventures, you'll see that we've been going to Baby Relax for a while now. Edith loves it. She loves the lights, the variety of toys and she enjoys being able to see other babies. 

We often start our time at the group by the fish bubble tube because Edith just loves being able to try and grab the fish and just watch the bubbles floating around. We tend to then move about the room to the various stations where she has a play and takes in all of her surroundings.

I love being able to watch Edith enjoy all of the different toys around her, and have that sensory play that she enjoys. 


My favourite

One of the best things, for me, is the relaxed environment of the group. There's calming music that plays in the background, and the group is strictly for pre-walkers. The rule for having no pre-walkers just makes the atmosphere more relaxing. I like that I don't have to worry about Edith being stepped on by an older child or being pushed out of the way whilst she's still so small. 

As much as it's nice to be inclusive of young children and babies, it certainly relieves some pressure off of me. There aren't many groups that offer this rule, at least not in my area which is why I make the effort to go back to this one. 

Socialising

As I've said, nerves can really get in the way of some mums wanting to get out and go to playgroups. However, if you've read one of my previous posts on being the stay at home parent, then you'll know that it often gets lonely.  Another thing that I love about Baby Relax, is that there is never anyone sitting on their own. I think that's the worst thought isn't it? Going to a baby group and no one talking to you, and just sitting there on your own with your baby. Well, that doesn't happen at Baby Relax. Everyone is welcoming and no one is ever on their own, which I think is so important. 

As for socialising, I've mentioned that Edith enjoys being around other babies too. She has taken part in some hand holding with some baby friends, or will flap her arms around in excitement of being near another child. So, when I see Edith enjoying herself, I enjoy myself. It's a win win!

Do you have any baby groups that you enjoy going to?

Thanks, lovelies.

A.x

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