Colds, coughs, snuffles, congested chests are so miserable for baby and carers alike! The beauty of practicing Baby Yoga not only brings relief to baby but empowers you to feel like you are doing something to help.
How does Baby Yoga help?
These movements and stretches really get the blood moving around the body. They get the circulation and lymphatic system going, activating the immune system and speeding up the healing response.
The actions and song are a fantastic distraction, gives you and baby some bonding time and communicates to baby that you know they feel unwell and understand.
Before you start
♡ Please make sure you have waited around 45 minutes after your babies last feed to practice this sequence of movements.
♡ Find a comfortable space on the floor, turn off the TV, your phone and feel free from any distractions.
♡ Feel confident that your baby is happy, well enough and ready to participate. Things to consider: Even though they are under the weather, are they making eye-contact, making happy cooing noises, do they seem playful?
Practicing the movements
♡ Make sure that you also feel happy and not stressed! Take a few deep breaths before you start. Shake out your arms and hands. Ask your baby if they are ready to try some fun yoga moves to help them feel better.
♡ Bring them close to you so they can see you and feel safe.
♡ Use a sing-song voice with lots of encouragement and praise. Try the song! They love to hear you singing.
♡ Only take the movements as far as baby wants to. If you come up against resistance, bounce the arms gently saying ‘relax’ and try again. All babies have different flexibility, if at any time they are uncomfortable please stop and try again another day!
Try this short baby yoga sequence and let me know how you get on ♡
I really hope this helps. Please let me know if you have had any success. Good luck!
Love Lucy ♡