Baby classes aren’t for everyone….

For some people, attending a baby group or class is either not their idea of fun or just not possible. Being unable to drive, or not having access to a car can make it difficult to get to some class and group venues too.

Not everyone feels comfortable in groups of people and it can be quite daunting to get out on your own with a new baby.

I offer 1-1 sessions in the comfort of your own home or mine. I provide all the towels and oil and information so all you need to do is relax and enjoy some lovely bonding with your baby.

We can focus on any areas of concern such as constipation, wind or congestion or I can just share with you a general routine for helping both you and your Baby to relax and hopefully aid better sleep for both of you.

The session can involve just one person and Baby (or a doll if you’re looking to learn a few strokes before Baby arrives) or can include your partner, other children or family member or group of friends.

For more information or to book a session message chilledbeansbaby@outlook.com or message me via Facebook

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Christmas Baby Massage and Yoga Workshops – Joined by the fabulous Kay Oliver Photography

We’re very lucky to have the talented Kay Oliver with us during the Christmas Baby Massage and Yoga Workshops.

Kay will be providing a Winter Wonderland set up similar to the one shown in these images and will be providing the pictures as digital downloads. Brilliant for making Christmas cards to send to family and friends or just as a lovely keep sake.

Book tickets for the workshops here

Our newest little Chilled Bean

I realised that I hadn’t properly introduced my newest little Chilled Bean. Born 31st August weighing 8lb 4oz. and after much deliberation named Poppy Elizabeth Oates.

We’ve spent the last nine weeks soaking up baby cuddles, singing lullabies, sniffing sweet baby breath and stroking her fuzzy little head.

Her big sisters quite simply adore her and fight over who is going to help change her nappy or holder or sing to her.

Poppy certainly enjoys being massaged and we’ve all seen the benefits of Yoga and massage in soothing her windy tummy!

We feel soo very lucky to have her and are excited to watch her grow and flourish.

My towel cleaning kit..

It may not be the most thrilling conversation topic but if you have small kids or teach baby massage then you probably get through alot of towels.

I find that an average baby massage class gets though around about 30 towels. I’ve got a 9kg front load washing machine and 30 towels is about its limit.

I use and Eco Egg and Miofresh to wash my towels. My eldest daughter has very sensitive skin and we found that most detergents had a bit of perfume in or left residues on the laundry but the Eco Egg washes in a different way so nothing is left on the clothes or towels to irritate skin.

I add the Mio Fresh to ensure that there are no germs left on the towels. Having used cloth nappies with my children i’m quite familiar with getting baby solids and liquids out of fabrics and this combo is what works for me.

Demo session @ NCT Bumps and Babies

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I really enjoy doing demo sessions at the NCT Bumps and Babies group in Long Eaton. There are always lots of gorgeous babies to meet and often a few familiar faces which is lovely.

I attended this particular group waaay back when I was a bump with my first baby. It was lovely and welcoming and a great way to meet other parents and carers of babies of a similar age. In fact, my daughter went on to go to pre-school and now primary school with some of the little people that she met there. It made it soo much easier for her on her first few days of settling in at pre-school because she already had a little group of friends.

You don’t have to be an NCT member to attend the group and the recommended donation is only £2. The group organiser is really proactive and arranges for lots of people (like me!) to come and visit which can really help you to decide about activities to do with your baby.

So if you live locally why not drop in. 10:30-12:30 on Thursday mornings at St Johns church hall on College Street in Long Eaton, Nottingham.

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Me and my Chilled Beans Baby all ready to go!

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Mama Bean Summer Social

A few pictures from our lovely friendly social event. Thank you to everyone that came along  on the day and to our partner businesses The Bakery Cafe and Mi Tiempo for helping to make everyone feel welcome.

It was lovely to catch up with some former class members to see how the babies have gown and brilliant to meet some new little beans and their mummies too.

Daddies do massage too

It’s always lovely to have another family member come along to class but it’s especially nice to have a daddy come along.  

   

This super cute little baby gurgled and cooed his way through his massage from daddy until he got a bit tired out towards the end. 

Babies love to watch their parents’ faces and listen to their voices. Massage is a great way for daddies to bond with babies too. 

There is something soo adorable about a baby all wrapped up in a towel…😍

Book a Baby Massage or Yoga course for January 

Plan yourself some cosy relaxation time with your baby in a lovely warm room with a cuppa and friendly a chat included.

All classes are relaxed,supportive and welcoming. Only wooden, homemade and natural material toys are provided.

Why not give yourself something to look forward to?

Upcoming course dates:
Breaston Scout Hut

Yoga – Friday 8th January 12pm

Massage – Friday 8th January 1:30pm

To book your baby’s place email Chilledbeansbaby@outlook.com for details.

newborn, children and family photographer Shepshed

Gift Vouchers are available on request.