By now, you’ve probably heard all the baby "advice" given by well meaning friends, neighbours, strangers...family members...medical professionals...
Yes, there is some advice that is welcomed, and useful. But a lot of the parenting stuff is really best approached with caution – learn to trust your instinct and you can rarely go wrong.
I know this because I’ve been there. And let me tell you, it was talking those questions and concerns through with those who are experiencing the same journey, at the same time, that makes all the difference.
Nobody is on your same path, but there is magic in a group of people coming together to support one another.
You CAN parent your own way. With confidence and knowledge. Feeling in control (at least some of the time!) and with several calming and soothing strategies under your belt.
So you can rock parenting and postnatal recovery, even if the going gets tough.
Jilly has a talent for creating a really welcoming, friendly and safe space which is great for mums and babies alike. The classes are informative and fun, yet relaxed, and centrered around the babies, so it’s fine if one is crying, another is asleep and one is having a nappy change!
Jilly is amazing at what she does and has such a nurturing and natural manner with the babies. I have made some fab friends. We have a WhatsApp group where we share all the great, gross, up and downs of parenting. As well as just being friends who are there for each other when we need it. It’s been an awesome place for us all to make new and lifelong friendships. Without Jilly, I don’t think that would of happened.
Do you want to make some friends in a really laidback, supportive, friendly class?
Do you want to learn about baby and their development, whilst having fun AND getting a bunch of really useful tools and techniques to use at home?
Do you want meet, and spend time with others who will support your decisions that you make for your own family. without judgement?
Why Choose CubCare?
I’m Jilly, founder of CubCare. I know the power of good postnatal support, and I have created this course to incorporate the best there is to offer.
I came into this business after not finding a support network locally when I had my first baby. I had to travel to another town to find a class that was open and supportive in the early days. Where everybody was an equal.
I discovered how amazing it is to combine postnatal support and baby classes together. To fulfill needs to parents and babies in one magical class.
What I learned is that when we focus on providing unconditional support for our clients, those clients provide that support to each other; and this cycle continues. And changes lives.
I dress the classes up as a baby massage class, but honestly, they are something incredibly special. And that is down to you, the clients.
FAQs about our CubCare Baby Massage Cubs class
When can I attend/How old does baby need to be?
Babies can attend from when they are 4-6 weeks until they are confidently rolling. Our bigger class will then be suitable from this point. You are welcome to continue to attend longer than 6 weeks too, as the class offers so much in terms of support and knowledge.
My baby needs to be held/rocked all the time - is this class suitable?
Absolutely! We completely understand that lots of babies need to be held or rocked a lot of the time. A lot of our class is “in arms”, with plenty of movement games and songs for this very reason. All our massage can be done in arms if baby is in the mood, but we also provide video massage so that you can do it in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.
- Getting access to a support network is a really amazing benefit of the class, and that can be done even if you need to move around the room constantly – everybody gets it!
Can I bring twins/multiples?
Yes absolutely! Twins and multiples are always welcome and there is no extra cost. If you wish to bring another adult then please let the teacher know when booking, as some classes have limited space. Otherwise the teacher can adapt activities, or work with you if desired.
What do I need to wear/bring?
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Comfy clothing that you would wear to be active in. For example leggings and a t-shirt/vest. Jeans can be a little restrictive.
Something comfortable for baby to lie on (a blanket or a yoga mat)
- You’ll need some organic cold pressed coconut oil, grape seed oil (food grade) or organic cold pressed sunflower oil. If you don’t have these – don’t worry you can do the massage over baby’s clothes
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Comfy clothing that they can move around in – ideally a separate top and bottoms to allow for easy access for massage
- Feeding/Changing supplies
What happens if we need to miss a class?
We totally understand that things happen and you may need to miss a class. If we know about it at the time of booking they we may be able to offer a credit towards the next term of class.
If it is a last minute thing then we may be able to offer a space in a different class subject to space.
It is likely though, that spaces will be full, and in that event then unfortunately there is no way to make up the missed class. You will have access to the WhatsApp group and still benefit from all of the online and in person support.
I had a c-section, do I need to wait longer to start?
It all depends how you are recovering, and this is the case for everyone. If you are feeling well then you are more than welcome to join us as soon as you are ready. Make a note of your delivery circumstances in the booking form and Jilly will ensure that if there is anything you need to be careful of, you’ll be given warning.
All of our postnatal movement is extremely gentle and designed to start knitting your core back together and connecting you with your pelvic floor again. There is some elements of moving around with baby, but nothing more strenuous that you will already be doing on a day-to-day basis.
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Can I bring my partner?
If you can avoid bringing anybody for the first week, and then check with the teacher, and then if ok, check with the class ahead of time. We need to be mindful that there will be some people attending who haven’t fed in public before and may feel self-conscious.
The class is primarily for one consistent caregiver (usually mum) and baby, so any extra visitors need to be carefully managed. Hypnobirthing class Welwyn, Hypnobirthing class Welwyn
Is this course good for making local "mummy" friends?
Absolutely! It is the most socialable and friendly class you will go to.
The course is a very laid back and friendly place to be, with plenty of time for discussions, getting to know others and forming connections.
Connecting others is a large part of the course and each group will have a Whatsapp group set up, and Jilly will recommend places for lunch or a coffee after the class.
You will also get an exclusive booking opportunity to book in for further terms of baby classes to extend your social group even further.