Baby Love, Baby Love for Dads, and Toddler Love

Hill Country Yoga - Austin Texas - Baby Love, Toddler Love, Baby Love for DadsBaby Love

Baby Love is a class designed for moms, dads, and caregivers with babies from newborn to 6 months of age. Baby Love is all about care topics for kids in this age range including baby massage but is also a great way to connect with other moms and build a community of people who understand both the good and maybe not-so-fun parts of being a parent of a little bitty! This class will teach you safe and effective massage techniques to use at home with your little one

This class is offered once a week at AABC South on William Cannon and is open to Austin Area Birthing Center clients only.

See DeLora’s schedule to find times and dates.

Benefits of Baby Massage

Baby massage is an excellent way to bond with your baby. DeLora teaches massage techniques, focused breathing and support techniques to help you develop a deeper attachment and closeness with your baby. Baby massage also helps your baby relax (and yes, they need it to) and reduce stress by stimulating the release of soothing hormones such as oxytocin and endorphins. Baby massage can help reduce crying and fussiness, aid in digestion, and improve circulation. The physical touch between your and your baby actually calms both of you and stimulates bonding.

Baby Love for Dads

Baby Love for Dads was created to give dads skills in bonding with and interacting with newborns and little ones. At the same time, Baby Love for Dads helps dads create a “dad network.” Dads learn baby massage for health and wellness and gain cool new tips about keeping the baby healthy and safe. DeLora’s classes provide a space for you to explore your role as a dad. She’s got a great sense of humor and you’ll enjoy the class as you get to know other dads.

Is your baby still nursing, no worry. Have the mom come along and they can hang out downstairs in the even the baby gets hungry. If your baby will take a bottle, let mom stay home and have time alone! She needs it!

The Baby Love for Dads class is offered at the Austin Area Birthing Center South once per month. The schedule varies, so call to find out when the next class will be.

Want a little sample of what you’ll get in her class? Check this out.

Toddler Love

Toddler Love is ann extension of Baby Love and is designed for mom/dad/caregiver and children from 6 months to 2 years of age. Toddlers share toys, sing songs, and learn some kid-appropriate yoga. This is a drop-in class offered by DeLora at AABC South on William Cannon and is open to Austin Area Birthing Center clients only.

See DeLora’s schedule to find times and dates.

Benefits of Play for Toddlers

Young ones need play to stimulate brain development, whether that is solitary play, playing with other kids, or playing with parents. Toddler love gives you an opportunity to play with your child with movement, songs, and fun. This can be a great opportunity for you, especially if you have more than one child at home and have limited time to play with your toddler.

There is a huge link between play and brain development, motor skills, and social skills. This is especially crucial in a child’s early years. Play is a critical component between the ages of 0 and 5 for the development of imagination, intelligence, and language skills. But the benefits don’t stop there! Play increases muscle strength, coordination, and bone density, and it lowers the risk of obesity. It also improves memory and the growth of the cerebral cortex. Because play triggers the secretion of hormones essential to brain cell growth, it can help with problem-solving skills, language skills, self-regulation, and reasoning.

Hang on, there’s more! Playing with your toddler is also good for you! It gives you space to calm and focus on yourself, generates stress relief by releasing endorphins and oxytocin, stimulates your own creativity and problem solving skills, and boosts your energy. And all the while, you are strengthening the bond between you and your child and you are having fun. So basically, when you’re mentally stuck during a work project, go play with your kids!