Baby Groups

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by Red Rose, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Red Rose

    Red Rose Well-Known Member

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    Just wondered what/how many baby groups you attend each week?

    I'm feeling a bit guilty. Should be at one now but decided to miss as LO has already been over stimulated at baby massage all morning & just wants to sleep. This one is more geared towards toddlers though so thinking of changing to 'baby to tots' which means 2 events a week (although baby massage finishes next week taking it down to 1).

    Is it that important at this young age (15 weeks) to worry about socialising babies? LO just tends to stare at the other babies inbetween sleeps/feeds.
     
  2. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Definitely no need to worry about your baby socialising at that age - or even much older, I don't believe my 20 month old 'needs' to socialise with other toddlers, in fact she ignores other toddlers but does pay some attention to young babies and loves older children.

    My understanding is that baby groups are primarily for the mums anyway...
     
  3. buttons1

    buttons1 Mummy to 2 gorgeous girls

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    I take LO to one every week and sometimes 2. I also often take her to coffee mornings round some of my other mummy friends to play so she sees other babies a lot. What you are doing sounds fine. I used to like going well LO was really young as it got me out of the house and it was a good opportunity to meet other mums. I have some really good friends i met at baby group now
     
  4. 2wantedpls

    2wantedpls Mommy to a little prince

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    We go to 2. Bumps to babies and bAby rhyme time. Sometimes he awake sometimes he's sleeping.

    I think it's about getting out as well though and seeing other people .
     
  5. Kitten-B

    Kitten-B Mum of 2 gorgeous boys :)

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    I think they are definitely for Mums more at this age too so I wouldn't worry!

    We go to two - Mum & baby yoga and starting a baby signing class this week. LO gets a bit fractious if stuck in the house all day so it's nice for both of us to go somewhere different.

    It's all I can find - Tbh I would just rather have a group where I can take LO and have a coffee with some other mums and chat about babies. Not sure how to find one of those - all around here seem to be more geared to toddlers playing.
     
  6. Red Rose

    Red Rose Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! Eased my guilt a little bit. Find it hard to get myself motivated to socialise but found a lovely group with like minded people.
     
  7. Mrs Mayhem

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    We don't go to any. But we do meet up with friends who have also had babies at a similar time so Holly does meet with other babies. though to be honest, I am quite sure she hasn't got a clue about it, she just sleeps, eats and occasionally has a look around at whats going on! Its more about me meeting with friends and getting out of the house!
     
  8. oliviarose

    oliviarose Well-Known Member

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    I have been to one Mum and Baby group.

    We have had a lot on these last few wks with xmas and we moved house over xmas/new yr.

    I have said that I want to start getting out a little more as we are always stuck in the house. So I would like to find the confidence to go to one group each wk.

    The mum and baby group I attended was not very welcoming, nobody spoke to me, so that has put me off a little as I am not that confident going to new places on my own xxx
     
  9. 2wantedpls

    2wantedpls Mommy to a little prince

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    I would try to keep going. My group seemed a bit clicky to start but it takes a few times of going. I made friends on baby massage (smaller group) who then also go to baby group.
     
  10. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    None, Gabriel is an only child and I work full time while his dad watches him at home. He's never been 'socialized' or to any kind of group. Most of the groups in the area are for moms and baby's and not welcoming of a male caregiver.
     
  11. Mummy2B21

    Mummy2B21 Mum of Two

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    When my baby's here i plan on taking him to 1 baby group a week and from 3months+ also baby swimming classes. I dont really have any friends with baby's so im hoping to be able to meet a few as i would like my baby to be quite social
     
  12. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    We go to one baby sensory class and 2 baby groups a week! I must admit, they are more for my benefit than Amber's :haha: It's been lovely meeting other new mummys! x
     
  13. anna matronic

    anna matronic Mummy to Evan :-)

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    I take Evan to Rhymetime on a Tuesday. We do baby massage on a Thursday but that finishes tomorrow. I have joined the list for aquababes classes but am going to take him once a week anyway starting next week as we have a swimming intro and I'd rather do that and get my confidence with him in the water first.

    We have tons of playgroups in my area everyday but I haven't been to one yet (went to some where I used to live) I agree it is more for the mums when they are little.

    My friend has also introduced me to her friends as I didn't know anyone where I live so hopefully will do more stuff as time goes on.
     
  14. ayh78

    ayh78 Mummy of 2!

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    We go to the weigh in clinic on Mondays, mainly to socialise (me!), Tiny Talk on Wednesdays and an NCT Bumps and Babies on Fridays. We've just signed up for Baby Massage on Thursdays and hope to do Water Babies on Tuesdays, so that will be one a day for a while! (baby massage is only 4 weeks).

    It's important for me to go to things at the moment, especially as DH has been working away M-F. I've been going to the Bumps and Babies group since I was a bump, and it's been interesting watching DS gradually pay more attention to others when we go.

    I don't think groups are necessary for young babies, but I reckon it must be nice for them to see other 'small people', whether socially or at a group.
     
  15. Heidi

    Heidi Mummy to two girls

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    The only thing i did with LO when she was younger was baby massage classes. we then started her on swimming lessons at 4 months and did baby yoga when she was 6 months and now we're still doing swimming lessons and go to a baby group once a week which we have only just started. also meet up with friends with babies.

    I found it allot easier going to structured groups like baby yoga/massage it gave me more confidence to go and do other things with my LO :thumbup:
     
  16. MrsT&Ben

    MrsT&Ben Well-Known Member

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    We went to one when Ben was really small but not now. He's started going to nursery when I went back to work. I believe that babies DO need to socailise. Not every single minute of the day but I think it's good for them to get used to others at a young age.
    Ben has come on so much since starting nursery it's amazing!
     
  17. mrsraggle

    mrsraggle Wifey & Mummy

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    I go to one baby club religiously which is Cradle Club at the local library. Ellie enjoys playing with the other toys for a change, and getting attention from the other mummies. I like that it introduces the library as part of her weekly routine (I love books and would love if she does too).

    Then we do swimming lessons once a week too.

    Sometimes we go to Soft Play and again that's just for a change of scenery rather than socialising.
     
  18. Ang1873

    Ang1873 Mum to amazing wee girl.

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    i went to rhyme time this morning for the first time and i wish i'd started weeks ago. she was awake and just stared at everything!

    again, it was more for me and i went with friends but it was so good to be out the house and socialising!

    now googling baby massage and swimming lessons in my area!

    i too have a hard time motivating myself but i've been for 3 long walks and one baby group this week and i feel so much happier!!
     
  19. pinklizzy

    pinklizzy Mummy to two little bears

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    You ladies are all so brave! I'm far too terrified to go to any baby groups-I get us both all ready then end up walking past and not going in! :cry:
     
  20. dani_tinks

    dani_tinks Mum to one of each

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    one baby group and water babies
     

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