Published: Wednesday 25 November 2020
This question was asked at our November live Q&A session for To Baby and Beyond students past and present. Other questions that were asked are listed below.
The general consensus is that babies tend to stop attending groups due to not being static enough for baby massage around the 7-8 month mark as this is when they start to roll, crawl or otherwise move themselves around the place! Obviously this can be sooner or later depending on a child’s mobility or desire to move around. Some babies can be kept to their mat with the use of a distracting toy or similar. Parents often continue to massage at home on into the early years.
For baby yoga, 18 months is usually the age at which sessions end, although this is then an ideal time for the transition to a toddler yoga class. However we find in practice baby yoga usually suitable up to pre -walking (around 1 year). Toddler yoga is suitable for children from around 18 months to 5 years old, with most toddlers participating better from around 2.5 years. Prior to this they need quite a lot of support from parents to get into the poses.
Last month we discussed the age at which babies can start either baby massage or baby yoga and you can read the blog post about that here.
Other questions asked at our November Q&A session include:
- Do you know of any insurance providers in South Africa for a baby massage instructor?
- Have people tried story-themed baby yoga sessions?
- Where do people buy their oil for baby massage classes?
- How have people made their online/Zoom baby massage and baby yoga classes more fun?
Check out the links above for the answers. If you’re a past or current student of To Baby and Beyond look out for next month’s live Q&A session!
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