Introducing Babies to Water

Introducing new babies to water: the risks of chlorinated swimming pools and the benefits of home tubs In the UK, parents do not need to wait until their babies have completed their immunization. The NHS gives the go ahead for babies to go swimming before vaccinations that generally start at two months […]

Cultural Fusion

The Science, Magic and Nurture of Planet-Wide Baby Holds I have only recently come across ‘The Hold’ promoted by Dr Hamilton, a paediatrician in Santa Monica, California. It has been seen by many people, but I missed it. The Hold is very similar to a practice I learnt from Amazonian […]

Submersion or no submersion?

Motor skills that help human adults enjoy sport and fitness begin in infancy. In the first two years of life, many of the primitive and postural reflexes that cause babies to move involuntarily are integrated and replaced by voluntary movements. In water, new babies’ salamander-like movements that create an illusion […]

The Transformative Power of Yoga

Once upon a time, not so long ago, yoga for pregnancy was considered to be dangerous. Birth preparation programs that included exercise were sensational media material. Fathers were still pacing in the corridors of maternity hospitals smoking proverbial cigars. If they were admitted on delivery units, they stood nervously behind […]