A visit to Baby Spa
Each visit beings with a 10 to 30 minute immersion in a neonatal pod or larger unit, depending on the age of your baby. Your little one is supported by the Bubby ®, a patented flotation device and as a result, is able to move freely in water, unaffected by gravity, as he/she experiments with and develops a range of movements. When we recognise signals that your baby is ready to come out of the water, the Bubby is removed and your baby will be floated with gentle support before being wrapped in warm, soft towels.
All Baby Spa water used is purified and is heated to the appropriate temperature according to each baby's weight and age in weeks.
Once your baby is out of the water, he/she will be treated to a gentle massage by you or if you prefer – a professional demonstration where you may learn infant massage techniques.
One visit is of benefit but the more you attend, the more your baby will be able to derive benefits as he/she builds on what has been learnt before, because memory develops with the ability to predict. Routine and continuity are always beneficial in child development.
We are entirely baby focused. To derive maximum benefit from the visit, your baby should be fed and well rested.
We recommend that you arrive at the end of his/her sleeping time and that you feed your baby in our nursing room.
Please ensure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment to do this.
We try to ensure that your baby is never over stimulated but always remains within the enjoyment threshold.
You do not need to bring anything for the visit except if your baby is formula fed or is accustomed to a dummy. We will provide swimming nappies.
Although we indicate that the visits are for babies from birth to 6 months, we advise that you bring your baby as young as possible for the first visit as the programme has been designed to begin with newly born babies.
Note: we are able to accommodate babies up to eight months provided these babies have been attending regularly. Special circumstances will be taken into account.
If mother or baby are unwell, please do not attend.
Children under the age of 12 are not permitted at the Baby Spa.