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These Adorable Photos from a Floating Baby Spa Will Make Your Day

{Image Credit: Instagram / @babyspaperth}

Between eating and sleeping all day, babies are lucky. And if you’re looking for a fun way to add more mommy and daddy time with your little one, this is certainly the spa for you! Baby Spa Perth in Australia lets parents enjoy a unique experience with their newborns (from two days to six months) that include infant baby massages and postnatal water floatation.

The flotation exercise, called hydrotherapy is said to be beneficial to babies as it can help them with their balance, coordination, strength and sleep.

As stated on their website, “As your baby kicks around in the water, the small rocking waves he/she creates will help to improve their balance and coordination and, ultimately, support their ability to crawl, walk and swim. Even if your baby falls asleep in the water the rocking will continue with his/her rhythmic breathing.”

Baby Spa Perth states that the hydrotherapy and baby massage treatments allow parents to better understand their baby’s cues, while building more confidence in first-time parents. As reported on their website, positive touch through massage helps children to feel loved, respected and secure. While the benefits for babies are endless in promoting the parent-child bond and secure attachment, it also helps to facilitate their emotional and cognitive development, as well as support stimulation of digestive and circulatory systems, that in turn reduce the discomfort of constipation and colic.

During the water floatation exercises, babies will something called a “bubby,” which helps keep them float. And if you hadn’t noticed already, they are absolutely adorable wearing them. With the combination of being in warm water alongside massage therapy, this helps to promote relaxation and the improvement of sleep patterns that lead to improved attention, working memory and emotional regulation in children.

Testimonials have shown from medical professionals that as psychologists now understand that quality of life is directly related to the primary attachment relationship between parents and children, Dr. Carmela Pestell verifies this kind of infant development is a positive strengthener in shaping a child’s capacity to regulate emotions and deal with stressful experiences later in life.

“A secure attachment can provide safety and nurturing that allows the child to process challenging experiences effectively, and returns to a sense of safety and well-being without becoming dysregulated,” she said. “Holding and treating a baby in a tranquil environment, as well as encouraging activity such as floating movements, can also stimulate the growth of brain networks and promote all aspects of the baby’s physical, cognitive and social/emotional development.”

Baby Spa Perth is the third “baby spa” in a global franchise that started in South Africa. It’s the first of its kind in Australia with sessions that start at $65 USD.

No word yet on whether the “baby spa” will make its way to the U.S., as one is already set up in Canada… or if the spa allows complimentary sessions for adult writers to test the facilities before babies do.

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Have you visited a baby spa or would like to with your tiny tot? Let us know your experience in the comments below.

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