Baby group. .. quick update.

So following on from my last baby group post, I have had some feedback, attended a baby group and Emma has arranged a buggy walk for anyone who wants to join in where we live and beyond!

I asked what you all look for in a baby group. Cost came out being the top concern (as it does with most things these days)
Then mums were saying that having to sign up per term was a bit of an off putting element. Like me some of the mums that gave me feedback suffer from either PND or anxiety, so therefore there WILL without doubt be weeks getting up is a struggle let alone dragging your butt  to a baby group.

So Emma took the above into consideration when thinking of how we arrange a group. She threw some ideas in the air and came up with a Buggy Walk.
Seeing that the weather is starting to be a bit kinder to us, a walk would do us all good. It will get us out and about. It means NO COST or hiring of a hall to start when pennies are so tight.
Nobody is tied down then to how often they join us or if they stick to their word and come at all.

To find out what interest there would be Emma posted on our local village Facebook page. To say the response was amazing is an understatement. We tagged friends, who in turn tagged their friends. We have mummies (and daddies) coming to join in not just from our local village but neighbouring areas too.
We have agreed to meet at our local Tesco superstore at 10:30 am on Monday 23rd March 2015.
The route is still to be confirmed, however there are a few options as we do have some great local country parks close by.
I have this fantastic vision of 30 plus buggy’s and who knows how many people walking down past the main road to get to the park. What a sight it will be for the drivers on the A1306. Hahahahaha
So if you are in the area and fancy a walk why not join us?

As I stated at the start we also attended our local baby group (free) last week. It is held at our brand new library and is called  baby bounce. It runs for approx 30 minutes. Im not sure why but i was suprised it was so busy. We all sat round in a circle of sorts.  Toddler’s all danced in the middle rattling their shakers and we sang numerous nursery rhymes. Emma and I wished we had taken a bottle of water. Who knew singing nursery rhymes for that long would be such thirsty work. Baby D and baby J loved it. (Especially row row).
Baby D was fixated on a little girl singing and dancing next to us, occasionally laughing as she did the actions to the rhymes.
I’m so glad we went. It took D and myself out if our four walls and along to meet other mummies and their small ones.
We will go again tomorrow. Let’s hope it’s as much fun as it was last week. And I will remember a drink too.

Really excited and looking forward to the buggy walk in a couple of weeks.
Watch this space for a post on how it went and where we take our baby group ideas.


One thought on “Baby group. .. quick update.

  1. You’ve definitely hit the nail on the head, I don’t want to sign up for weeks on end for groups. What if I don’t fancy it (I’m suffered from PND & have IBS so sometimes I feel low or anxious) what if one of us is ill etc but what I’ve found is they ask you to sign up for 6 weeks so you then get a discounted rate but that’s still no good if you can’t make it for any reason. Also my 3 year old costs £4 per session (£3 if I sign up) but babies are charged the same amount! But they can’t get full use of the facilities that a 3 year old can with snack and painting…
    The buggy walk sounds like a great achievement already, roll on 23rd March be lovely to see.


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