On Tuesday a friend and I brought our babies to a baby gym, My Gym. It was a free trial class. If you have one in your area, check it out. I unfortunately cannot afford to become a member, especially with two babies. The registration fee itself is ridiculous. But, they let you try it out for free, so it’s a great outing.
I found the experience to be worth the trial because it gave me some ideas on how to help the babies with increasing their range of motion. A (as in baby A) is slightly behind when it comes to muscle strength and movement. She doesn’t have anything wrong with her per say, maybe some mild torticollis. So going to a baby gym was a fun way to help her tone her muscles.
Having two babies to play with was a little tricky. Especially since the age range for this particular class went to 15 months. One of the coaches assisted me for a majority of the time which was very kind of her. That’s another reason I wouldn’t join. For something like this it’d be easier if the babies were crawling and sitting up on their own. Having two can be tricky sometimes.
Here’s a pic:
To help A with her muscle tone and neck we brought her to physical therapy. In our opinion, it doesn’t seem to really be that great for the effort of juggling two babies to get there and participate. We will go one more time and make the decision if it’s really needed. T went with me last time.
Has anyone else tried out a baby gym? What are your thoughts on them? Anyone have suggestions for us for helping A at home with muscle tone?