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Baby Beginners
Developmental Play Gym

Tummy time is just one position for play!

If you're anything like me, you'll have heard about tummy time. I remember in those early days when the midwife or health visitor asked if I was doing tummy time with my baby, I nodded and said yes, but in all honestly, I was just about managing to keep the baby clean, fed and alive - tummy time hadn't even crossed my mind! And then the guilt kicked in and I felt like I'd already failed my baby. Little did I know, but I was actually doing loads of tummy time without even realising.


Do you want to feel confident that you are supporting your baby's development?


We can go one step further than just tummy time, learning exactly when and how you can use all four of the key positions for play - prepare to feel like a pro! You and your baby are going to become a dream team, playing and bonding in really new and exciting ways, all while learning the benefits of each activity. 

My 6 week Baby Beginners Developmental Play Gym course teaches you how to use the four positions for play, as well as a range of easy activities, that will build your baby's brain.


We will be covering:

- Tummy time

- Side lying

- Supine position (laying on their back)

- Supported sitting

- Visual tracking

- Balance

- Brain building

- Sensory play

- And so many other developmental areas

By having a block of classes, it will ensure each class is with the same set of friendly, local mamas, who you cam make friends with and chat in your secure WhatsApp group, between classes.   

Do you want to learn all of the benefits of playing with your baby?

Do you want to bond with your baby, learning more about them each week?

Do you want to focus on the mini milestones, that your baby can achieve quickly, rather than the bigger ones, like rolling or sitting?

"Really enjoyed our time at developmental play! As a first time mum I found it really useful learning new ways to play with my daughter that will also help her learn new skills and movements! Thank you mama spring your classes are always a warm welcome refuge for a mum with no clue!"


What on Earth is Side Lying?

One position for play that I had never heard of until I did my training was side lying! But is has quickly become one of my favourite things to teach.

Did you know that by laying your baby on their side, when they are awake and alert, can:

- Support their body awareness

- Encourage them to bring their hands to meet at the midline

-Supports their rib cage

- Helps them to focus their eyes 

And that's just for starters!! It has just as many benefits as tummy time, yet it isn't as widely talked about!

Meet Danielle...

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I am so passionate about children's development; I have spent 14 years as a teacher, linking every activity to the children's targets and next steps. When I started my business, teaching Baby Massage Classes, I started looking into babies development and how we can support them to reach their full potential. I completed my Diploma in Infant Developmental Play just a few months after studying my Tummy Time Practitioner course, as I realised that there was so much more for these babies to learn than just tummy time! 

Want to know what's included?

- A 6 week course with a different play based activities
- An insight into the different positions for play and how they can support your baby's development

- Personalised support and ideas of how to help your baby reach their next mini milestone
- Sensory play
- A WhatsApp group for support and to chat between classes
- Self service calibrated baby scales
- Gentle stretches for you to ease your tired muscles
- Hot and cold drinks, with snacks
- Ongoing support from a fully qualified Developmental Play Practitioner
- Only £50 for a 6 week block!


This term, you will also get a Spotify playlist sent directly to your inbox with some songs for you to enjoy with your baby!


Why can't I just play with my baby at home?
I am a fully trained infant developmental play practitioner, meaning that I know each of the mini milestones that your baby will move through in order to reach the bigger milestones of rolling, sitting etc. We will slowly introduce your baby to some different positions for play and discuss the importance of a varied play diet. 

What if my baby cries during the session?
To be honest, I’ll be surprised if they don’t cry at some point! Crying is your baby’s main way of communicating - all babies cry! One of the first things I say at each session is that our classes are all baby led, so if they need feedings, changing, a nap or a cuddle, that's ok, we go with the flow.

My baby hates tummy time, what if they don't like the positions?

It's so common for parents to say that their baby hates tummy time, but this is often because they haven't discovered any parent based tummy time positions - this is something we will discuss a great deal during week one. I also expect that not all babies will like every position, they are all individual little people with their own thoughts, feelings and preferences. But our main aim is for them to feel safe, secure and to enjoy playing with you.

What about those of you are anxious?


I’ll hold my hands up to this one, I’ve been sitting outside a baby group in the car in tears because my anxiety took over and I couldn’t face going in. I absolutely know how you feel and my inbox is always open, there’s even a box on my booking form for you to share any worries! I’m happy to meet you at the door, let you come 5 minutes early and any other way of helping you get in the door… it’s all about that first step, the rest are much easier!!   

Still unsure?

If you're still unsure whether this is the course for you, please get in touch. I am more than happy to discuss the different classes I offer and we can have a chat about how to most effectively meet your baby's needs.

You can drop me an email
or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

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