|Baby Sensory Selfie|
Ruari and I went for the trial together (he gets one week day and one weekend day off), then the following week I intended to go back by myself but we were 10 minutes late and I was in such a fluster that I decided not to go in and went to my mum's house instead. The week after that (last week), I went and managed to get there just 2 minutes late but the carpark was empty. I later found out that the tutor was on holiday so it wasn't on... Gahh. This week, I emailed the tutor in advance, filled out the registration form she sent me and transferred £19.50 (the cost of the remainder of the term) into her account, then today we magically arrived with two minutes to spare. I swear that Ruari dressing Joseph this morning before he went to work is what saved our Sensory bacon this week, allowing us to actually get there on time.
The class I go to is at 11.30am on a Wednesday but is on the other side of Canterbury, so the traffic is what can be an added pain if I'm already running a bit late after expressing, giving Joseph his second breakfast then cleaning up his morning poo and dressing him before wrestling with the
|Flashcards. Say 'Custard Pie'|
There is then a 10ish minute break of self directed play - the class is taken in a big village hall where half of the hall is just filled with all kinds of toys, play mats, fabrics and texture for the babies to play with and explore whilst the mothers have
|I try to make Joseph feel all the different textures.|
|He wasn't sure about the shiny inflatable and weird foily stuff.|
Joseph fell asleep the second he was put back in the car seat and the tutor did say that she's had reports of babies napping really well after the classes.
I'd totally recommend Baby Sensory classes as it gives babies access to loads of toys that you don't have, and you get loads of ideas for things to do with them at home... My fave is an alternative to tummy time where you lay on the floor with your legs bent in the air and you balance the baby on their tummies on your shins (if that makes sense?) I'll try to get Ruari to take a photo of it and I'll bung it on my Instagram. Joseph seems to enjoy the classes and all the different noises and things to do. He also likes eyeballing the other babies! Also, each week is different and has a theme. This week it was 'animals' whereas the other session I went to was 'dad' related so we did things like pretend to wash a car (dusting the babies with dusters whilst 'carwash' played and the bubble machine went on.)
Have you been to any classes or play groups? Let me know if you think they're any good!