FitRight Baby&Me classes aren’t just about exercise for Mums – many of them offer the option of attending a weekly ‘Baby Massage and Developmental Play’ routine with the physio instructor.
Mums sit in a circle together and the FitRight Physio takes them through a 20 minute sequence of baby massage and developmental play, with the aims of improving digestion, circulation and motor learning, as well as connection and bonding.
Traditional massage strokes are interspersed with play ideas to help babies find their feet, identify the midline and where their body parts are in space, and set the scene for learning to roll, sit and crawl.
This is best suited to 2-7-month-old babies.
If your baby is not awake at the time of baby massage, or needs to be held or fed at this time, mothers are still encouraged to come and join the circle and take part in the discussion and learning.