Today – Notting Hill Baby Spa – Hydrotherapy for babies with a pool and massage experience using an infant neck float.
Once you have children there’s decidedly less time to spend on lovely indulgent activities like going to a spa or so I thought before I was invited to an event being organised by the Huggies Wipes team to celebrate the release of their new ‘Pure’ wipes. It was to be held in a spa in Notting Hill but not just any old spa, a baby spa. What a lovely idea!
Notting Hill Baby Spa
Designed with the new born baby in mind, the world’s first Baby Spa lulls your baby to sleep in the real sanctuary of neonatal development. The Baby Spa combines a hydrotherapy for babies (with a special infant neck float making it suitable for babies from birth) with massage to provide a really relaxing experience for both mum and baby. The Spa’s expert staff pamper children with the therapeutic benefits of the Spa’s sensory experience.
Using the infant neck float during a session:
Grounded by the most recent research in postnatal growth studies, the Spa’s hydrotherapy pool and dynamic movement allow babies as young as two days to quietly explore their muscles’ strength and gently form their bone structure. The swimming session takes place in individual pods for the youngest babies up to 8 weeks or a larger spa pool for babies who have had their vaccinations and ‘provide a structured, yet natural sensory experience that supports brain and physical development and helps build an even stronger bond between parent and child’.
The massage uses pure, high quality, unscented oil which is absorbed by and moisturises your baby’s skin and provides quality time for parent and baby interaction, relaxation, observation and communication.
Huggies Pure Wipes
The Spa really was a perfect environment to find out more about the newly released Huggies Pure Wipes. Like the rest of the Huggies range, the Pure wipes are made with natural absorbent fibres, are free from parabens, alcohol and phenoxyethanol and are kind to baby’s skin leaving it feeling naturally clean with no oily residue (you can find out more about the range at huggieswipes.co.uk). The great additional benefit of Pure Wipes is that they are as gentle as cleaning with cotton wool and water so unlike many wipes they are suitable for newborns. This means they would be a great addition for your hospital bag and will save new mums having to faff around with top and tail bowls and cotton wool balls in those early sleep deprived days.
I *may* have tried them out on myself (I’m not the only one who does that, right?) and Huggies Pure Wipes do leave your skin feeling lovely and fresh rather than greasy which is much nicer. If I haven’t managed to convert you to Huggies Wipes yet then you should definitely give these a go. They are available now in all the usual chemists and supermarkets.
If you enjoyed finding out about hydrotherapy for babies check out my review of the Pacapod Jura designer changing bag.