Physical Development – Water Babies

Ideally, the promotion of physical development for babies should begin immediately after birth, or as soon as possible because babies put on a lot of weight very quickly which works against them when trying to develop motor coordination.  In an earlier post, I lamented over the fact that I had missed the boat with GarethContinue reading “Physical Development – Water Babies”

How to Teach Your Baby to Swim

After I had Gavin, I heard about babies having a natural ability to swim from a group of mothers at Fitfor2.  The information I had was rather vague but essentially it was something along the lines of: Babies have a natural instinct for swimming because they have been floating around in amniotic fluid in theContinue reading “How to Teach Your Baby to Swim”

Post-Partum Health: Getting Back into Shape

With a toddler and a baby to contend with, I haven’t really had much time to think about getting back into shape until recently.  Every year, we have a tradition of buying new clothes for Chinese New Year.  Every year, I usually manage to find something decent to wear… …until this year. After delivering Gareth,Continue reading “Post-Partum Health: Getting Back into Shape”

Babies: Stimulating Physical Development – Part 3

For the earlier posts in this series: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3: The Grasp Reflex The grasp reflex is part of a newborn’s instinct to form a fist the moment an object comes into contact with his palm.  Any parent of a newborn baby will notice that baby’s fingers will automatically close around anyContinue reading “Babies: Stimulating Physical Development – Part 3”

Post-Natal: Getting Fit Again

Post-delivery there is a dicey period where you have to be careful about what you’re doing.  As eager as we all are to start exercising and shedding off all that excess post-baby weight, there are exercises that you should and shouldn’t be doing.  It is especially important to find out what you can and can’tContinue reading “Post-Natal: Getting Fit Again”

Babies: Stimulating Physical Development – Part 2

Read Part 1 According to How to Teach Your Baby to be Physically Superb, there are several things you have to take note with regards to “tummy time”. 1. Firstly, you need to start as soon as possible after birth.  In some cultures, baby’s first movement occurs immediately after birth when the baby is placedContinue reading “Babies: Stimulating Physical Development – Part 2”

Babies: Stimulating Physical Development – Part 1

Before Gavin was born, hubby and I always joked about how we were going to train him to become the world’s next golf sensation.  The intention was to introduce him to golf when he turned two.  Unfortunately, Gavin showed no inclination for golf, or other physical activities for that matter.  Hubby says it was becauseContinue reading “Babies: Stimulating Physical Development – Part 1”

How to Teach Your Baby to be Physically Superb

Having a second baby has made me ponder over all the things I wish I had done differently with Gavin.  It seems like there are so many things I want to do with Gareth that I never did with Gavin.  Going through it for the second time is good and bad, though.  On the oneContinue reading “How to Teach Your Baby to be Physically Superb”