Although most of our Float Babies love floating the first time, it may take a time or two for some friends to become adjusted. Just like swim lessons, it’s not all acquired in one session. Keep coming! Recommendations for visits are twice per week for ages 2-8 weeks to help with newborn gas, and once per week for ages 9 weeks – 6 months to build strength.
Everyone is worried that their baby will cry or soil the tub. It happens. A lot. We are more than capable of handling each situation, so rest assured that we are happy you and your baby are visiting, no matter what the day brings! Here is what to expect:
Weigh In & Suit Up: Everyone wants to know how much their baby weighs. Each week we will let you know! Freshly laundered (in chemical free ozone) swim diapers are provided after your weigh in, according to your baby’s lovie thigh size.
Go For A Float: Warm water awaits after being fitted with the proper size Float Baby device (not for sale). Kick, splash & twist about for up to 20-25 minutes. Enjoy playing with your baby during this time and OF COURSE, photos are always allowed. *Video taping the entire session is not allowed as it interferes with class flow, other guests privacy, and proprietary processes of Float Baby. You may video Floating, you may not video infant massage.
Warm Up & Rub Down: What’s a warm Float without a warm towel to follow? Made from organic Bohemian Bamboo that is both anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, your baby will be all smiles after being swaddled in one of these. These magical towels also block certain UV rays and are useful for trips to the beach or lake! Infant Massage instruction from our certified instructor will follow, 20-25 minutes. Complimentary Float Baby custom blended (smells fabulous) massage oil will be provided for your use (also available for purchase in store, $16).
Chat & Snack: Who’s hungry? Your baby, most likely. Relax and plan to feed your little one while socializing with the other parents before you head home. Complimentary coffee, tea, sparkling water and soft drinks available for you.
How Your Baby Benefits
- Muscular and skeletal strength are increased
- Subtle water pressure on chest increases lung capacity, strengthening respiratory system
- Regular sessions benefit the cardiovascular system and improve blood flow to the heart
- Cognitive development is increased with critical cross crawl patterns, allowed with our unique device
Children who have, but not limited to, the following diagnoses below can benefit from this form of exercise and massage. Physician release to participate may be required.
- Down syndrome
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Anomalies of the brain and spinal cord
- Movement disorders
- Cerebral palsy