New nurturing classes for babies

Jess Higgins, Lazy Daisy County Antrim and Belfast. inbm31-14s
Jess Higgins, Lazy Daisy County Antrim and Belfast. inbm31-14s

A national brand, synonymous with pregnancy, childbirth and babies has spread its wings and baby classes are now available in Loughguile. These classes are suitable for babies from as young as six weeks up until they are mobile.

Daisy Tinies® is a ‘fourth trimester womb in a room’ soothing, calming class based on positive touch and elements of baby massage.

New baby massage and baby yoga classes are running in Loughguile in the Millennium Centre. inbm31-14s

New baby massage and baby yoga classes are running in Loughguile in the Millennium Centre. inbm31-14s

The class is entirely baby led and uses techniques to help parents settle new babies and provide some relief from conditions as colic and reflux.

When baby is a little older, they can move onto Daisy Wrigglers – a lively, bouncy class which takes elements from yoga incorporating soft stretch to help baby reach those important milestones. Both baby classes include postnatal movement for mum and social time for mum and baby.

The classes aim to create communities of new mums which is why Loughgiel Millennium Centre was chosen as an important hub for Daisy Baby Classes to unite mums in rural communities.

Jess Higgins who runs Lazy Daisy County Antrim is currently taking bookings for all classes, she explained: “I am very excited at being able to bring Lazy Daisy Baby back to the area where I grew up.

“I will be delighted to hear from anyone who is interested in Daisy classes so please get in touch via jess-higgins@lazydaisybirthing.co.uk, find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lazydaisycountyantrimandbelfast or call/text me on 07793727543.”

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She explained: “I was lucky enough to find Lazy Daisy while I was pregnant with my son in Scotland, and attended the Birthing classes to help prepare me for a confident & empowered birth, which I achieved. When my son was born, it felt natural to sign up to the Lazy Daisy Tinies massage classes as I found it could be quite isolating being at home with a baby all day when most of my friends & husband were all at work.

“Doing the Daisy Baby classes with Rory gave me a reason to get up & out of the house on the days of class, and I loved learning baby massage routines and songs / rhymes that I could do in the house. I taught my husband the massage routines so that he could bond with Rory after work. My confidence as a new mum quickly grew in class as he became more settled and I met a wonderful group of girls who were all going through the same things at the same time as me!

“Alongside our baby massage and soft stretch routines, we had tears, laughter, hugs, friendships made & cemented with ‘too much information’ stories that only another new mum can appreciate at that moment in time. More than just a weekly class, there is a lovely online community of class members too – for those silly questions in the middle of the night or ‘is this normal’ ponderings.

“I loved the classes dearly and made so many good friends to enjoy my maternity leave with that I felt strongly that this kind of provision should exist for Mums everywhere. Realising that I felt so passionately about new mums having support, structure and something fun to do while they get to know their baby, I decided to leave my high flying corporate career and become a Daisy Teacher which has also given me the wonderful opportunity to move back to where I grew up!

“I am looking forward to sharing the same wonderful classes that I loved so much; soothing, calming, confidence boosting classes in a peer to peer environment alongside the opportunity to meet new friends. I am very motivated to re-create that supportive community of new parents and I am honoured that new parents allow me to be part of their parenthood journey. It’s a very privileged position to be in and I am thrilled that Co Antrim is where I get to continue my Lazy Daisy journey.

“I will be delighted to hear from anyone who is interested in Daisy classes so please get in touch via jess-higgins@lazydaisybirthing.co.uk, find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lazydaisycountyantrimandbelfast or call/text me on 07793727543.”