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Little Sitters
Developmental Play Gym

Let's look at mini milestones between sitting and crawling...

I'm sure you've heard the usual, 'Are they sitting/ crawling/ walking yet?', but what if I told you that there are actually lots of stages between these that are often missed?

I would have loved to know all of these mini milestones when my little ones were babies - it would have given me a focus and a confidence boost to see them progressing through them. Imagine being able to see them achieve, knowing that you have been supporting them in getting there, through simple activities, all at the same time as building you bond and strengthening your relationship!


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


We all know how frustrated your baby can get when they want to move but they can't, they want to reach that toy but they just can't quite work out how to get their arms and legs moving at the same time.  I can show you some simple ways to encourage your baby to reach their next milestone, through fun, play activities that you will be able to recreate at home. 

My 6 week Little Sitters Developmental Play Gym course is the perfect class for those babies who are sitting confidently, but not yet crawling. 

We will be covering:

- Increasing strength when sitting

- Side sitting

- Tummy time

- 4 point position

- Exploration

- Hand eye coordination

- Cause and effect

- 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 crawling?

"Me and my daughter love going to The Mama Spring baby group we have had so many laughs and also both made some new friends 🧡 also my daughter has come on leaps and bounds since taking part in the group which is absolutely amazing as I was so worried she would fall behind also Danielle is so lovely and welcoming she puts you at ease straight away would definitely recommend."


Why do we still do tummy time?

So many parents stop doing tummy time once their baby is sitting confidently, but it is still SO important!

Your baby needs to reach a few mini milestones before they are crawling, these include:

- Pivoting around in a semi-circle during tummy time

- Moving their legs separately during tummy time 

- Pushing up on their arms during tummy time

If you don't put your baby on their tummy, they will struggle to achieve these mini milestones towards crawling!

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 are so many things that we can do to support these babies in achieving their goals! 

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 sitting, crawling, walking 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.

Why should we push the babies to the next step?

One thing I will never do it push to babies onto a step that they are simply not ready for. We will take everything at your baby's pace and work on strengthening the skills that they already have, as well as building the new ones. I'm very aware that we don't want to rush anything, I just want you to feel confident that you know how to support your baby in the best way possible.

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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