Baby Sensory Northern Gold Coast

Baby Sensory Northern Gold Coast

Babies learn more in the first year of life than at any other time. Never again will there be such an extraordinary pace of development. They are totally attentive and absolutely fascinated by everything that they can see, hear, touch, taste and smell. In fact, the most miraculous advances in a baby’s brain structure occur in the first 3 months of life. During this period, an astonishing 2 million new connections are created every second!  By the end of the first year, a baby’s brain will have doubled in volume as a direct result of learning from birth.

“A sensory environment rich in sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures promotes brain growth, increases the capacity for intellectual development, and forms the foundation for all future learning.” Dr. Lin Day (PhD. M. Phil. PGCE. BSc. Dip. Ed. SRN) – founder of Baby Sensory.

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At Baby Sensory your baby will be introduced to a world of sensory exploration. Specifically designed to aid your baby’s development from birth to 13 months, the programme is packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage as well as fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles, parachutes and so much more! Each activity is supported by the provision of developmental information, so that parents can discover how to lead their baby’s learning forwards, both within the class and at home.

What makes Baby Sensory so unique? There are over 40 themed lesson plans which means you’ll never experience the same

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lesson twice and every element of the programme has been meticulously designed with your baby’s development in mind. While each session is different, the class is structured to follow the natural rest-play-rest cycle of babies to provide predictability, comfort and security. The routine avoids over or under-stimulation and is useful because you know what to expect each week. However, if your baby needs to feed half-way through or sleep, that’s fine too!

Each week you’ll have the opportunity to chat with other carers in a relaxed manner. Which is brilliant for forging friendships as the weeks go on, sharing tips and experiences at a time when you’ll probably really appreciate the support. You can join Baby Sensory at any point in the term, all you really need to do is come along. Baby Sensory has done all the research so that you and your baby can spend time focusing on each other and having huge amounts of fun!

Baby Sensory are proud and honoured to have been named as the ‘BEST NATIONAL BABY AND TODDLER ACTIVITY 0-2 YRS’ at the What’s On for Junior Australia Awards for the last 2 years. 

TERM 4 Enrolments NOW OPEN for classes at Nerang and Pacific Pines (classes commence week beginning 2 October 2017). Lesson themes in term 4 include Baby Pirates, Magic Garden, Train Journey, Jungle Jitters and more! BOOK NOW and receive an early bird discount. 10 weeks of classes for just $170 on payments made before 15 September 2017.  baby sensory

Postnatal Exercise: Is it safe to exercise after having a baby?

Postnatal Exercise: Is it safe to exercise after having a baby?

We are bombarded with so much information during our pregnancy about what to eat, what not to eat, how to give birth, how to breastfeed, how to wrap your baby… but what about the importance of safe and effective recovery postpartum?

Growing a tiny human inside our bodies is truly incredible and amazing. To think of what the human body can do blows my mind. With this all said and done, the moment we deliver our baby we are pretty much left on our own to recover from 9 months of dramatic changes and child birth.

After the birth of my first baby, all that I knew was that I had to wait until my 6 week check up and I was good to go. The guidelines are there but they are very broad and you will only find these if you really search for them.

I waited until I was 12 weeks postpartum to go for a slow jog. I ended up injuring my hip which required months of physiotherapy and rest (not ideal with a newborn!) just to walk without being in pain.

I was determined to make sure that this wouldn’t happen again with my second baby.

From day one postpartum, I started slowly with pelvic floor and deep core abdominal bracing exercises. I progressed slowly with short walks, core stabilisation, low impact cardio, light weights and then finally to running. I am stronger and fitter than I have ever felt, even before having kids, and best of all no injuries!

So the answer to my question, “Is it safe to exercise after having a baby?” is yes! As long as it is the right type of exercise and that your pelvic floor and core have been assessed to check for signs of prolapse and abdominal separation. Also keep in mind that the hormone responsible for loosening the ligaments in your pelvis to prepare for child birth (Relaxin) can still be present 3-4 months after birth.

My biggest piece of advice is to progress slowly, see a Women’s Health Physiotherapist and find yourself a Postnatal Personal Trainer who can guide you through the correct exercises that are safe to commence for your individual circumstances.

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Sarah Male, from Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast is mummy to Jordy 3 and Ella 7 months. A Personal Trainer certified inEarly and Advanced Postnatal Programming, Sarah is passionate about helping mums return to exercise with safe and effective training.

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