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How to set a bedtime routine for your baby

Sleep is vital to your baby’s development, but setting a bedtime routine can be difficult for parents to introduce. After all, for someone so tiny, a baby will cause major upheaval! For the first few months of their life, your baby will sleep – and wake – at any time during the day or night. Newborns don’t develop their circadian rhythms (or internal timing mechanisms) until around 2-3 months old. In fact, it is believed that for the first 6-8… Read more

Posted 25th September 2018  Tags baby swimming Water Babies bedtime routine

 

Understanding your baby's first milestones

Taking your little one to the pool for the first time isn’t the only important event that you’ve got to look forward to; in their first year, your baby will reach many significant points in their development. Whether starting to smile, trying to walk on their own or saying their first words, your baby’s early milestones are precious moments to cherish forever. Baby milestone markers are wonderful things, equal parts adorable and emotional, but they’re also important developmental indicators, giving… Read more

Posted 18th September 2018  Tags baby swimming baby milestones

 

How to Keep Your Baby Safe in the Sun

Summer is the perfect season to spend quality time outdoors with your little one, but it’s important to make sure that they stay safe in the sun. A baby’s skin is much more sensitive than an adult’s, so protecting them from harmful UV rays is crucial for their health and wellbeing. In fact, evidence suggests that sun exposure and sunburns during childhood can multiply the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. In the UK, we’re not quite used… Read more

Posted 17th July 2018  Tags baby swimming Water Babies

 

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