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What to pack for a day trip with your baby

With summer finally here, you’ll no doubt be looking ahead to what the summer months will bring. One of the best things about spring and summer when you’re a parent is the time you’re able to spend outdoors with your little one. Taking a family day trip is a great way to make the most of the longer daylight hours, though knowing what to pack (particularly for the temperamental Irish weather) can be tricky. Travelling with an infant does involve… Read more

Posted 29th May 2018  Tags Water Babies family day trip

 

Sensory water play activities to aid your baby’s development

What is sensory play? Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates one or more of a child’s senses (touch, smell, taste, sight or sound). In recent years, the benefits of sensory play have been well-regarded by professionals. From the day they’re born, babies will naturally want to explore the world around them, and they do this by using their senses; that’s why they tend to touch everything or put things in their mouths. The benefits of sensory play Aside from… Read more

Posted 14th May 2018  Tags Water Babies sensory water play

 

Tips on how to holiday with your baby

With a chill in the air, you’re probably looking ahead to the summer; you may have even booked a family holiday abroad this year (lucky you!). If this is set to be your baby’s first holiday, it’s not unusual to feel a little anxious about travelling with an infant. Though you should expect less of a jam-packed schedule and a slightly slower pace, with proper preparation you’ll enjoy a more meaningful experience by sharing a holiday with your little one.… Read more

Posted 23rd April 2018  Tags baby swimming Water Babies

 

Games to make your baby's bath time fun!

Bath time is a great way to encourage your baby to love the water; read up on our bath time tips to discover the fundamentals of infant bathing, and the ways that you can make the experience easier, safer and more enjoyable for both you and your baby. Once you feel confident that your little one has gotten to grips with the basics of bath time, you can start to introduce toys and activities to make the experience more fun… Read more

Posted 3rd April 2018  Tags baby swimming Water Babies

 

Bonding with your baby through swimming

Infant swimming doesn’t just have benefits for your baby; it’s also a great way for you and your little one to bond. Given the hectic schedule that comes with modern parenting, spending one-on-one quality time with your baby during their swimming lessons is the perfect way to both simply ‘be’ in the moment. The giggles, smiles and skin-to-skin contact that you’ll have in the pool are evidence of this strengthening bond. The benefits of skin-to-skin contact The benefits of… Read more

Posted 29th March 2018  Tags baby swimming Water Babies