In this fast-paced, manic modern world that we live in, it can be difficult to spend quality time with your child without any distractions. But don’t worry mums, we’ve rounded up 6 great mother and baby activities that will help you connect with your little ones on a deeper level, and strengthen that everlasting bond.
P.S. Dads are welcome to join all of the below activities too…
Mother and Baby Yoga
Via Facebook / @136.1yogastudiodubai
This class is a great way to bond with your tiny tots. Hosted by yoga instructor Livia Anzaldo, Mother and Baby yoga is a nurturing experience, where mothers are encouraged to bond with their little ones through yoga and meet their baby’s need as they arise. The class is a mix of core work and rejuventaing poses, as well as gentle massages and sensory stimulation for the babies. Livia also teaches a Mummylates (Mum and baby pilates) class on Tuesdays
When: Yoga on Sundays and Thursdays, 11am; Pilates on Tuesdays, 11am
Boogie Babies at Caboodle
Via Facebook / @caboodlepamperandplay
A place where both the kids and parents can play, bond, learn and create? Yup, Caboodle is basically a dream come true for all moms. This place is an indoor edutainment playground for the whole family, with different areas designed to inspire your kids to create, interact and let their imaginations run free. They also host weekly Boogie Babies classes (at Dubai Mall) – a music and movement class designed for babies and parents.
When: Daily; Boogie Babies class on Tuesdays, at 11am
Where: Caboodle, in Citywalk & Dubai Mall
Here’s a great way to get in an early morning workout, meet other mums and spend some time with your baby in the great outdoors. BuggEFit is basically a fun outdoor class where mums get together to walk around the park, while taking their baby strollers with them. Besides being a great workout, this will give you a chance to bond with fellow mothers, share baby stories and pick up some helpful tips!
When: Sunday and Wednesday, 9am
Little Signers Club
Via Facebook | @littlesignersclubdubai
Ever heard of babysigning? Since babies can’t communicate with words just yet, a great way to connect and communicate with your little one is through gestures – babysigning. The Little Signers Club, headed by Katie, aims to help young babies to become confident at communicating, even before they start using words. Mums can expect lots of signing, singing and rhyming at the classes.
Cost: AED 50
When: Check Facebook page for the next class
Where: Little Signers Club, multiple locations
Moms and Tots Dubai
Via Facebook |@momsandtotsdubai
Moms and Tots is a fun play-based workshop that is designed for toddlers aged 1 to 3.5 years old, organised by Marelize. Through a series of activities like messy play, making music, and playing with educational toys, the kids will have a strong foundation moving forward. This programme not only builds confidence and enhances your little one’s skills, but it also aims to enrich the mother and toddler relationship, which is often jeopardised by busy schedules.
Cost: AED 110 for a trial class, AED 1,430 for a 13-week term
When: Sundays to Thursdays, from 9am. Full schedule on Facebook page.
Where: Multiple locations, including Motor City, Marina Mall, Souk al Bahar and Palm Jumeirah
Via Facebook | @lsswim
Are your little ones water babies? If so, they’ll love this one. Every Saturday, Bonnington Hotel holds fun swimming classes for parents and toddlers! Experts are there to show parents a variety of activities and techniques used to develop their little one’s abilities in the pool, guiding them through each one. These classes are designed for kids who are old enough to walk.
When: Saturdays, at 11am
Where: L.S Swimming Academy, at Bonnington Hotel JLT
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